dog/days: Jeff Parker & the New Breed, Ava Mendoza Unnatural Ways

dog/days: Jeff Parker & the New Breed

Ava Mendoza Unnatural Ways

Wed, August 28, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Ava Mendoza Unnatural Ways
Ava Mendoza Unnatural Ways
The Facts: Unnatural Ways is a three piece American band formed in 2012 by guitarist/vocalist Ava Mendoza. The group calls Brooklyn, NY home, where it plays many local shows each year. UW also keeps busy on the road and has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe, often surrounding festival performances such as the Moers Festival (Germany), Victoriaville/FIMAV (Canada), and Jazz em Agosto (Portugal). The band has two full length albums on labels Tzadik and New Atlantis, and a third pending release on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia.

Over their years of playing together the group has developed a deeply personal sound; raw, heavy and never far from an absurd nervous breakdown. Drawing from their backgrounds in noise rock, free jazz, and metal the band pushes the boundaries of written music to put on powerful and unpredictable live shows. Consistent lyrical themes include: political paranoia, inclusion/exclusion, alter egos and alternate realities. A funny and blunt celebration of the best and worst of the modern American landscape.

dog/days
/ˈdôɡ ˈˌdāz/
noun
1. The ancient Romans noticed that the hottest days of the year, that is, in late July and August, coincided with the appearance of Sirius - the Dog Star, in the same part of the sky as the Sun. Sirius is the largest and brightest star in the Canis Major constellation, in fact it is the brightest star in the sky. Roman astrology connected the celestial event with increased heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever mad dogs and bad luck.
2. One week of performances pre and post the Chicago Jazz festival. Generally hosted in the Bricktown Neighborhood of Chicago at the venues; Constellation, Links Hall & The Hungry Brain
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618