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Art + Science Presents Art + Soul
Scott Lucas & The Married Men, Purple Apple
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmDouble Door
$75.00 - $150.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/158027/
What: ART + SOUL Night Out makes its Chicago debut this November, and as you might imagine, the lineup is immense and varied. Art + Science releases its original collection of abstract hairdressing trends in a runway show with short film opener at a public launch party at the Double Door situated in the heart of Wicker Park, conveniently located just two doors down from the salon. Guests will experience something new with abstract hair designs and fashion that go to extremes immediately followed by a live rock show. Fresh off of their performance at lollapalooza, Purple Apple performs along with Scott Lucas & The Married Men.
Fashion Runway Lineup: an Art + Science video opener leads four segments beginning with the new women's editorial collection. Classic and trend collide with two men’s collections. The commercial statement of the season will be on display in a women’s cut/color collection. Clothing provided by Chicago retailers and local designers.
More: Small bites, cocktails, wine and beer. Art + Science Silent Auction. VIP STYLING LOUNGE sponsored by SHU UEMURA offering complimentary hair styling with gift bag, private lounge, top shelf cocktails, beer and wine, and specialty appetizers. Styling station lounge in main bar, with Art + Science stylists utilizing MENS DEPT, American Crew, Shu Uemura, and Bumble and Bumble and products. A 'client for life' raffle (winner never again pays for hair services).
When: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2012, at 7:00pm - cocktails & small bites served. Styling lounges in action and silent auction opens as DJ spins; 8:15pm– Paul Wilson and David Raccuglia of Art + Science welcome and introduce designated speaker from NADS (presentation and video) 8:30 - Paul introduces video and fashion show. Purple Apple and Scott Lucas & The Married Men perform live. Party ends at 11 pm.
"The more we played live, the louder the amps got. The louder the amps got....you get the idea. After a certain point, we quit fighting it and decided to get chocolate all over our peanut butter,” Lucas explains, describing how he merged the force and volume of Local H with the sensitive twang of the Married Men for the band’s second album. “It's not like we've turned into Slayer or anything - we've just decided to embrace our dark side. And that goes for the lyrics, as well."
Blood Half Moon (The End Records - June 2012), is distinctively darker, yet ultimately more optimistic than Scott Lucas & the Married Men’s previous records, which were often described as quiet and sad. From the searing violin and haunting organ on the opening track “Lover the Lullaby,” which Lucas cites as the song that marked the band’s turn toward a more commanding sound; to “Heavy Lidded Love,” an upbeat song about cancer and ODing; to the closing, scorching eight-minute rendition of the traditional “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down),” this album is HEAVY -- figuratively and sonically. Its songs touch on endings, disappointment, betrayal, confusion, love, uncertainty and death.
"Even on, what you might call, the prettier songs - we let that darkness creep into the lyrics,” Lucas says. “‘There You Are’ has these delicate three-part harmonies, singing about graves and maggots. It's like ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ meets the Grim Reaper. For ‘Blood Half Moons’ - which is the closest I've ever gotten to a beautiful piece of music - I drove around in the desert for a couple of days and came back with lyrics full of blood, crows, and whiskey. And that dichotomy - the light of the music vs. the darkness of the lyrics - only serves to reinforce each other. It makes the songs seem MORE hopeful than if it was all flowers and babies. At least, to me."
As they did with their first two releases, the Married Men engaged Andy Gerber (Smoking Popes, the Tossers, the Effigies) to produce Blood Half Moon and recorded it in their native Chicago. But instead of working exclusively in Gerber’s Million Yen Studios, they laid down the bulk of the record at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio, bringing in engineer Greg Norman (Neurosis, Pinebender, Russian Circles) to assist. And, to infuse just the right amount of heaviness, they turned to metal guru Sanford Parker (Yakuza, Pelican, Bloodiest) to mix it.
Scott Lucas formed the Married Men in early 2009 out of a desire to record a batch of intensely personal songs he had written that didn’t feel like they belonged on a Local H album. Shortly after culling his backing band from a host of local indie acts -- most notably the Tossers, Caviar and the Joy Poppers -- Lucas and the Married Men recorded their first album, with fewer than a dozen live shows to their name. Their debut, George Lassos the Moon, was released in February 2010 and was followed by several tours. To showcase the band’s evolution after more time spent together playing live, they hit the studio again that summer, releasing The Absolute Beginners EP in October 2010. Though he has no intention of abandoning Local H, Lucas has also never considered the Married Men a one-off, side project. He plans to keep them both going simultaneously.
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/scottlucasmusic#ixzz12uiQRuY1
"There is something just so fun about playing this show," says Olivia Eigel, Purple Apple lead singer and guitarist. "Last year was amazing! Everyone was in the holiday spirit - the whole audience was singing along. My favorite part was when we joined forces with the Married Men for a double-band cover of 'Christmas Time is Here.' We've got a few surprises up our sleeves this time around."
Purple Apple are spending 2011 writing, recording and playing gigs around Chicago and the surrounding area.
Video of Scott Lucas & the Married Men performing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" can be found here:
Video of Scott Lucas & the Married Men and Purple Apple performing "Christmas Time Is Here" can be found here:
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