Cave (Chicago/Drag City), Come Holy Spirit, Silver Car Crash


Cave (Chicago/Drag City), Come Holy Spirit, Silver Car Crash

Sun, December 2, 2018

8:00 pm


Pittsburgh, PA

$10 ADV/$12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Cave (Chicago/Drag City), Come Holy Spirit, Silver Car Crash
Cave (Chicago/Drag City), Come Holy Spirit, Silver Car Crash
Instrumental psychedelic drone-rockers from Chicago
on Drag City Records

with special guests
Come Holy Spirit
and Silver Car Crash

Tickets on sale Oct 2 at: Juke Records (Bloomfield), Caliban Books (Oakland), Dave's Music Mine (S Side), and Jerry's Records (Sq Hill) and online at [URL tba]

Cave is an American primarily instrumental psychedelic drone band based in Chicago, Illinois: guitarist/organist Cooper Crain, guitarist Jeremy Freeze, bassist Dan Browning, drummer Rex McMurry, and multi-instrumentalist Rob Frye. The band, which formed in 2006 in Columbia, MO, has released four full-length albums: Hunt Like Devil/Jamz (2008), Psychic Psummer (2009), Neverendless (2011), and Threace (2013). Cave has toured widely in North America and Europe, and played the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2010.

As described by Dusted Magazine, "Cave is primarily an instrumental band, but its members use their voices as an additional rhythmic element." Often referred to as psychedelic drone or "psych collective," the band's style is also heavily influenced by Krautrock. Cave are considered part of the "Columbia Diaspora", a group of bands with members from Columbia, Missouri who now reside in Chicago, including Mahjongg and Lazer Crystal.

In 2008 Cave released their first full-length album Hunt Like Devil/Jamz on Permanent Records. The following year they released an album on Important Records, Psychic Psummer, which received a positive review from Pitchfork Media and was described as "near-perfect" by AV Club. In 2010 they released an EP on Drag City Records, Pure Moods, which was reviewed favorably by Pop Matters and garnered mixed reviews from Tiny Mix Tapes and Pitchfork.

Cave's Pure Moods EP was followed in 2011 by their third full-length album, Neverendless, which was also very well-received, with Pitchfork stating that the album introduced a new "feeling of focus and structure in [Cave's] music”. Shortly before the album's release, the band played a show from the back of a flatbed truck while driving through Chicago, garnering a glowing feature in the Chicago Reader. Video of the Chicago flatbed truck show can be seen online.

Guitarist/organist Cooper Crain has also released material from his solo project, Bitchin’ Bajas, on Permanent Records, and works with other Chicago bands as an analog recording engineer. Since their 2013 release Threace, keyboardist Rotten Milk has been replaced by multi-instrumentalist Rob Frye, and guitarist Jeremy Freeze has been added to the lineup.
Venue Information:
146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15201