Yvette, Geffika, Wishgift, Lazy Magnet, Father Finger | Township | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Yvette, Geffika, Wishgift, Lazy Magnet, Father Finger 

When: Mon., June 6, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $5
A lot of horror directors could learn a thing or two from Yvette. The Brooklyn-based duo of Noah Kardos-Fein (guitar, vocals, effects) and Rick Daniel (drums, synth, vocals, effects) make poppy, noisy postpunk that can be downright creepy—and they're efficient at it too, delivering several tension-and-shock cycles in just over ten minutes on last year's self-titled, self-released debut EP. Yvette starts with a relatively familiar atmosphere—rumbling, brutally tom-heavy drumming, squalling guitar, wordless chanting, erratically deployed sound effects that sound like a knife scraping across plate glass—and adds unpredictable bursts of almost animalistic violence. It's their restraint in using these explosive pockets of noise that makes them effective—once the first one hits, it's hard to keep your equilibrium or guess what will happen next. It's as if these dudes have spent the better part of their days in a cave that's haunted by the spirits of an Indian burial ground. Their music is dark and a little grim, for sure, but it still sounds like a lot more fun than the latest iteration of Final Destination. —Leor Galil


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