General Patton and His Privates

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General Patton and His Privates

V is for Villians, We Killed The Lion

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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General Patton and His Privates
General Patton and His Privates
General Patton & His Privates are the kind of unit in the service that would stand the same odds of being promoted, or courtmarshalled, courtmarshalled for all the wrong reasons. What puts them in the brig isn't their performance, all excellent musicians, the album crisply displays their skills. It's that I didn't get it at first--they're about their neighborhood, bars, haunts, and what their hard pop says and does with it.

A quick lyrical run through this disc leaves you with the impression these guys have 9-5 or graveyard jobs, who, after a burrito and some trash T.V., will help save the world like Superman by 1) kicking the neighborhood bully's ass because they care, and 2) jamming rock's liberation at their local bar.

Musically, they are all over the place, refreshingly so, the songs' styles are diverse. "Twilight" falls heavy, "Groove" tinges blues, "Wasted" pulls a slow steady draught out of the tap. Half the songs are about drinking. Not crying in your beer, but laughing with it. To these soldiers, the pain of reality is for people who can't handle the joys of alcohol. Then they throw a line at you like "Water"s drifting:

"I finally realized I'm just a water sign
I was born a cancer in the middle of July"

You notice other clever things: In incestuous "Gypsy", The Munster's theme riffs through what can only be a family of inbred monsters. "Aye, I am high" replaces "Aiee, ya, ya, yaiee" for "Arturo's". And if you don't watch out, you'll learn a little music theory in "Seven" which nicely closes the album.

And it's a good album, one that will strike you immediately with performance, then later with content--again and again and again...
V is for Villians
V is for Villians
V is for Villains was started in October 2010 by Nicholas Santiago the initial creator of Digital Mindy. Feeling that it was time to begin a new project he created V is for Villains. Jonathon Santiago, Nick’s brother and Mindy co creator, put his mask on shortly after. Now allied with the delicious Carrie Hegenderfer and the tumultuous Richard Nash these Villains are ready to light the world on fire!
We Killed The Lion
We Killed The Lion
We are a band...a good one.

We play hard and fast,sometimes we play slow.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622