Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Blameless Lake

Thursday 11.9.17

9:00 pm

$7.00 - $9.00

This event is 21 and over

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons
Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons
Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision.

Like the band’s debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect.

It’s also the work of a genuine band. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that’s spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.
Blameless Lake
Blameless Lake
Blameless Lake is the outlet for the songwriting of Matt Wilke. Wilke writes songs that fit both a solo acoustic and a full band setting. The band lineup is fluid with terrific musicians that come in and out as their schedules allow. The sound varies around electric guitar-based power pop similar to The Replacements, Elvis Costello, and The Who to duet-oriented alt-country similar to Neko Case and Patsy Cline when accompanied by the beautiful voice of his wife, Ruth.

In 2015, Wilke brought the band into Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago to work with Steve Albini for a session before finishing the recording with Mike McGovern under the previous name of Matt Wilke's Ghost. Blameless Lake then followed up by releasing 2 EPs titled 'Chirp' and 'Off the Coast' digitally through bandcamp.com and CD in August 2017. Their 2015 release is available on bandcamp.com as well as Spotify, iTunes, and other major streaming services.
Venue Information:
Brauerhouse
1000 N Rohlwing Road #13
Lombard, IL, 60148