Thursday, September 20, 2012
Bellini - Live in Chicago - 2012
Bellini is a band "from Catania, Sicily, Dallas, Texas & New York City, New York." They were in town to record their newest LP with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, so they played two shows at Quenchers. Opening each show were a wide array of friends including Coffin Pricks, Ifihadahifi, and Fake Limbs. Technical difficulties of night one aside, we thought it was still a damn fine show.
Some info from their site Snowing Sun : "Bellini is a rhythmic, tight, beautifully aggressive quartet consisting of Agostino Tilotta, his wife Giovanna Cacciola (both also of Italy's famed Uzeda), bassist Matthew Taylor (the Romulans) and drummer Alexis Fleisig (Girls Against Boys). Though retaining some of the basic elements of their former selves, Bellini are more focused, more structured and more rhythmic than ever before. They embody the true spirit of perseverance and punk rock, making uncompromising, honest music strictly for the brutal love of it."
Damn straight. Look for that new record soon.