The Burlington

02.15.15| 8:00pm

Chicago, IL US

Sunday, February 15th at The Burlington Bar Doors 8pm Music 9pm $5 Tarnation is an experimental quintet of multi-instrumentalists. Originally formed to create a film score, the collective continues to take a cinematic approach to music. Ambient soundscapes are punctuated by sound effects and sampled voices. Cultural references and suggested narrative emerge and dissolve in the ethereal sound. The familiar gives way to the uncanny. Rasplyn is the solo project of Carolyn O’Neill who uses her experience with classical composition to create mystical and visual landscapes with her music. Her style is dark, but beautifully filled with textured layers influenced by world culture and mysterious natural forces. Her compositions bear moments of writhing intensity and flowing release bathed in haunting vocals. Cheval is a duo including Tara Noonan (of the Chicago post-punk group 'Nones') on Piano, Vocals, and bass, and Erik Sowa on drums. The songwriting style resembles early Cocteau Twins and the Raincoats combined with a free-jazz inspired drum sound. Well Yells is the solo darkwave project of Patrick Holbrook, who plays music in Laughing Eye Weeping Eye and co-runs the label Hairy Spider Legs, both with his wife Rebecca Schoenecker. Well Yells is a way to do something with the fragments of music he hears while dreaming, to support his touring friends when they come to Chicago, and reconnecting with the way he learned to play music by ear by playing along to Bauhaus and Joy Division albums when he was a teenager.


The Burlington Bar 3425 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647