Das gut techno
RFC favorite Apparat returns to Chicago this week for a blitzkrieg of Berlin techno on SmartBar Tuesday night. A co-owner of the uber-hip Shitkatapult label with T. Raumschmiere, Apparat’s music sensibilities fall somewhere in-between the smoothness of his Orchestra of Bubbles collaborator Ellen Allien and the monster truck stomp of Raumschmiere. On record, Apparat can even be a bit atmospheric and moody, but as his MySpace bio states, "his live performances are known for kicking some ass!" And that's not just some hyperbolic publicist BS either...You know when a show is so good that you immediately go out and buy the record the next day? Apparat’s opening set a couple years ago at the Empty Bottle actually inspired this cynical author to do just that. Festivities begin Tuesday at 10pm, with openers Chris Widman, Yard, Miles Tilman and M50. Price at the door is a stupidly cheap 5 bucks. Orchestra of Bubbles will be out next month on Allien's BpitchControl imprint.