Future Rock / Inflect / Basshoven
- Categories: Electronic
- Event posted: Sept. 12, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 8 p.m.
- The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence
- Cost: $11
- Age limit: All ages
Mickey Kellerman and Felix Moreno, alongside drummer Darren Heitz, are the driving force behind Future Rock. During their explosive live show, all three mibers wield synthesizers, live loops and samples-Kellerman on the keys, Moreno on the bass, Heitz on drums-to form an amalgamation of excitient, constructed completely live onstage. The Chicago trio has been perfecting its brand of live-instrument dance music since 2004 and-just like Future Rock’s pulsating and escalating anthis-their momentum is about to explode. Their live riixes of Black Moth Super Rainbow and Death from Above 1979 are sweeping proof of Future Rock’s riarkable riix skills. But that’s not all.
Recorded on July 25, 2009 in their hometown of Chicago, Live in Wicker Park captures the raw energy of a performance that packed Milwaukee Avenue, turning rooftops into dance floors and fans into maniacs hanging out of open windows. According to Moreno, the atmosphere and the songs-six of which have never officially been released-are the best representation of Future Rock ever recorded. Live in Wicker Park is a 52 minute wall of sound that’ll leave listeners wondering how three people create the rhythmic textures that sei to come from a small army, rather than just a trio. The album saunters in with the airy-house of Understand the Sky and sprints towards hyperspeed down a rabbit hole for Pedal Metal-finding a way to go everywhere in between without losing the band’s identity.