Wolf Ram Heart Opening For Tim Larson & The Owner Operators Record Release Show, Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Wolf Ram Heart opened April 15th's record release show for Tim Larson & The Owner Operators at Beat Kitchen. Yeah, the pictures would probably be of them if I hadn't taken pictures of them a few weeks ago. What can I say? I am not very bright. Wolf Ram Heart are. They are part of a very welcome return to "roots shoegaze," a term I plan to trademark. I am not good at describing music most of the time but I'd say it has a tinge of lo-fi rock that has a dreamy quality. But this isn't achieved with piles of foot pedals and rack mounted gear humming and buzzing away. It is more organic than that.. They have a new record out, Betrayal of Hearts, so you can buy it and decide what they sound like yourself.
I would have likes this band even if their music sucked (I assure you it does not). They are named after the evil law firm from the show Angel? If they name a song after a Doctor Who episode I may become their roadie. Yeah, I am dork but I can probably still kick YOUR ass.
The band also have a 7 inch of their track Vampire (bw Sing). David James sings plays guitars and keyboards. Jessica Barnes sings, plays bass and keyboards, Sawyer Shepard is the man with the telecaster (he likewise sings). Eric Buford is the guy who hits things with sticks. There was another keyboard player, a mysterious, unnamed and presence lurking at the back of the stage, defying all efforts to get a clean, unblurry shot of him. I figure he must be in the witness protection program.
Tim Larson & The Owner Operators
Yes, it was their show and their new record, A New Deal, is out now. You can find out more at the band website. You can also hear the audio from their truly awesome show, HERE.
photos by Patrick Ogle (excepting where noted)
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