BETTA PROMOTIONS CELEBRATES 3RD ANNIVERSARY AT METRO MAY 15
Betta Promotions has been bringing Chicago quality shows of varying genres, showcasing everyone from Chicago’s best kept secrets, to the more established, and playing match maker for touring bands and venues, as well as finding opening acts when they pass through town. Saturday May 15 will mark their 3 year anniversary with a bill worthy of celebration, headlined by An Aesthetic Anaesthetic. They’re nothing short of an aesthetic melting pot of instrumental late nineties post hardcore and the best of contemporizes like Explosions in the Sky, Pelican, and Russian Circles. An Aesthetic Anaesthetic is a sound that will undoubtedly fill the Metro with equal portions of party worthy percussion, and classy art rock melodies, perfect for the setting and occasion.
Take the best parts of bands like American Football and Minus the Bear, minus the vocals, and you’ve got the main support for the evening, Or So It Goes. They’ve been steadily gaining a following and garnering acclaim for their memorable live performances throughout Chicagoland with the likes of the Appleseed Cast, Tera Melos, and Moneen. Their intensity and obvious virtuoso abilities will help solidify the evening as the landmark it will be remembered as.
Loose Lips Sink Ships are a match made in music heaven for this bill. They are much in the same vein as the previous two bands, but with a personality and vitality all their own. They have managed to peak their heads above the majority of local bands in their genre and open for national acts like the Fall of Troy, Don Caballero, and fellow Chicago art rockers Maps & Atlases. Their blend of swirling tapped guitar melodies and impatient percussion that waits for no one will act as an appropriate transition from openers Mountains For Clouds (the only band on the bill with vocals) into the rest of the instrumental evening.
Openers Mountains for Clouds are currently working on their debut, Some People Buy Scenery like This, for Count Your Lucky Stars records. Their MySpace features mostly live recordings and demos that are a prelude to a highly anticipated album by critics and fans alike. For a relatively new band without an official release under their belt are Mountains For Clouds are boldly making their with way to the Metro stage with faces as fresh to the scene as the sounds their making.
Saturday, May 15:
Betta Promotions 3rd Anniversary Party…
AN AESTHETIC ANAESTHETIC * OR SO IT GOES * LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS * MOUNTAINS FOR CLOUDS
$11 / All Ages / Doors: 6PM / Show: 6:30PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
The Metro Box Office in the Official Metro Store (no service fee)
Internet sales at www.metrochicago.com <http://www.metrochicago.com>
Metro is one of the country’s most renowned independent concert venues. Established in July 1982, Metro has become a playground for new and developing local artists as well as showcasing the best cutting edge bands from around the globe for twenty-five years. For more information, visit www.metrochicago.com http://www.metrochicago.com
Betta Promotions was founded in 2007 by Rebecca Lopez. In the past three years Betta has curated shows at venues throughout Chicagoland including Schubas, Subterranean, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Beat Kitchen, Empty Bottle and many others. More information at http://bettapromotions.tumblr.com/