Rollin Hunt’s name should be familiar to readers who love Chicago musicians with a flair for experimenting with pop. His name first appeared in the Reader in 2007 when Jessica Hopper decided to forgo attending the massive summer festivals that fill Chicago’s summers in favor of checking…
Maybe? Last time I returned was fairly fleeting, and it’s been nearly a year since my last update. So let’s see what happens this time…
Rent America are responsible for the most absurd performance I saw of this era. They took awhile to set up, then they literally played a blast beat for like two seconds, and then they were all on the floor crying and rolling and crawling around. No more music was played. Also, the singer made a speech about refusing to use a microphone because it was elitist and placed him above the crowd before they played, so for the two seconds they played he was just yelling into the air. They were just lying on the floor crying for awhile, and then one of them started yelling “the worms…the worms..oh my god…the worms” and made this teary eyed speech about how because of the human race putting concrete and asphalt all over the earth when it rains the worms come out and can’t find their way back to the earth and die in the sun on the concrete. At this point, people just started laughing and the rest of the set was spent by Rent America yelling at the crowd for not taking them seriously and about how it took so much guts to show that emotion in front of a crowd.
After that, Agnes Moraine’s Autobiography played and took forever to set up. The guitarist tuned for 20 minutes, then they played half a song, and he threw his guitar across the room and fell on the floor crying. I walked out at that point."
Story from a message board, where people were talking about mid 90’s hardcore. This story makes me laugh so hard everytime. The whole world of ubersincere D.I.Y. hardcore was so ridiculous some times. And now those dudes are in a band called Facedowninshit (via garlock)
Just listened to something about this on a D.C. radio show. So odd.