Atlas Kept His Gripes To Himself and Did His Job: Heavy Minnesota Music – Show Announcement: Weeping Icon (NY), Comets Ov Cupid, Mahngüs|Saturday, Nov. 16nd @ The House By the Witch’s Tower
Deconstructing the status quo has been a function of art since who-knows-when, and the longest-standing sacred cow within rock-n-roll has been its patriarchy. New York’s Weeping Icon don’t quite tip that cow so much as they call it a sheep. Guitarist Sara Fantry, bassist Sarah Reinhold, drummer Lani Combier-Kapel, and noise artist Sarah Lutkenhaus may use conventional means to produce their art, but the result is uniquely a sum of its parts.
Timely and defiant, Weeping Icon’s debut full-length (Fire Talk Records/Kanine Records) is just the kind of delousing an individual needs in these most dubious of times. When the static starts to make more sense than the regular scheduled programming, one can find their groove in the even the harshest of noise.
“The songs on this album deliver a brutal defiance of the modern status quo that to so many of us has felt stale in the genre for too long,” reads the group’s mission statement. “Confronting a generation undergoing perplexing, exponentiated change, Weeping Icon doses their listeners with such a controlled sense of horror and humor that they test our very comprehension of the world we participate in.”
Rejoice, you lucky people, because Weeping Icon are bypassing the commercial venue scene altogether in our part of the Midwest. While the 7th St Entry or even Eagles Club may seem like the most accommodating of weirdo welcomes, beloved local recondite hotspot the House By the Witch’s Tower will be hosting a bevy of heavy this Saturday, November 16th. Minneapolis’s own macro-metal magicians Comets Ov Cupid will be summoning an old god or two, opening up the loose folds of the universe for their guests. Experimental improvisation act Mahngüs will set the mantra for the evening.
Follow this link right here in order to message the event organizer for directions. Attendants are welcome at 7:00 PM and the music will start around 8:00 PM. This is a BYOB event, intimate as it is, and the hosts ask for a $5-$10 donation in order to keep Weeping Icon on the road. A little birdie even told me there would be a taco bar.
Adam Johnson lives in Minneapolis with his wife, cats, and guitars.