Onyou, Lark's Tongue, Alma Negra, Kundalini | Township | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Onyou, Lark's Tongue, Alma Negra, Kundalini 

When: Fri., June 3, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $6
This local band began in the mid-aughts as a basement project for engineer Stan Wood and bassist and guitarist Jamie Drier (Planes Mistaken for Stars, the Swan King), and their early four-track explorations have since lured aboard a steady lineup that includes one of Drier's former Planes compatriots. Onyou's music has the trance and pulse of Kraftwerk and Neu! and Can, an eerie stalking burble that's a little bit Goblin and a little bit Throbbing Gristle, and a touch of the creepy free-form unpredictability of the long drones of Angus MacLise, where what could be taken at first for a safe, womblike hippie jam is in fact leading you down a dark tunnel toward a potentially very bloody birth. (When you hear the voices, you will shit bricks.) So far the band has released an album, 2009's Poltergeist, and a 12-inch, White Waste, both on the Captcha label; the latter came out in January in a tiny edition with hand-decorated covers. In case you're not into embracing scarcity and just want to hear the smooth, serpentine beauty of Onyou's work, a comprehensive download-only collection became available from Midheaven Mailorder last week. Also on the bill are Alma Negra, a brand-new female-fronted band featuring members of Nones, Yakuza, Telenovela, and Blasted Diplomats. —Monica Kendrick


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