Lee Ranaldo

Kickstand Productions Presents

Lee Ranaldo

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Subterranean

Chicago, IL

$15.00 - $17.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Lee Ranaldo
Lee Ranaldo
Singer, guitarist and producer born at the 3rd of February 1956 in Glen Cove, Long Island (NY, USA). He co-founded Sonic Youth in 1981 and has been/is active in lots of different projects. He's also a writer and visual artist.
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Since 2010 Joshua Abrams has toured North America & Europe with a shifting-line up of musicians as 'Natural Information Society’. The group uses traditional & electric instrumentation to build long-form intricately psychedelic environments, composed & improvised, joining the hypnotic qualities of the Gnawan guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock. The band's album, Magnetoception (eremite), was selected by The Wire Magazine as the #3 record of 2015 & by Pitchfork as the #2 experimental record of the year. Current & former band members include Lisa Alvarado, Jason Adasiewicz, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay, Emmett Kelly, Norberto Lobo, Artur Majewski, Nick Mazzarella, Jeff Parker, Frank Rosaly, Jason Stein, Kuba Suchar, Nori Tanaka & Chad Taylor. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas collaborated on Automaginary, (Drag City). Their latest album, Simultonality continues NIS's exploration of stasis, continuity, repetition and layering. Simultonality is released by eremite records & Glitterbeat/Tak:Til in Europe.


“it’s patient, layered music that’s always heading somewhere, sometimes spare and sometimes complex and shimmering.”
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

“Abrams discovers new levels of mood and tone; his pieces seem to escape time completely. “
— Marc Masters, Pitchfork


“It feels startlingly new, in terms of how the music is extrapolated, how the players relate, even as it feels like an ur-music, primal, body-centered, essential.”
- David Keenan, The Wire
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://subt.net/