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Sons of Ra

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Sons of Ra, w/:

  • Id-o
  • Tautologic

Saturday, May 12
8:00 pm
Ages = 21+
tickets = $8 ($10 at the door)

Sons of Ra

Sons of Ra formed in Chicago in 2000 as an experimental instrumental ensemble. The identity and lineup of the band morphed considerably during the early 2000s playing around the midwest, experimenting with mixing electronic music with modal and hard-bop jazz influences. The current trio line-up embraces their roots in jazz fusion, heavier progressive music with a bend for experimentation in their newest compositions, drawing from Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, avant-garde composition inspired by Glenn Branca, and post metal/math acts such as Russian Circles, Cynic, and Blotted Science.

Sons of Ra is currently performing around Chicago and the midwest. Their latest EP release, “Anthropology” came out in December 2016. (Source)


Tautologic is an eclectic progressive rock band based in Chicago. The band was formed in 1997 as a vehicle for founding members Ethan Sellers’ and Pat Buzby’s eclectic musical compositions and off-beat lyrics. The group’s richly orchestrated recordings have garnered the band praise for its inventive arrangements, performed by some of Chicago’s best musicians.

Tautologic has released two CDs to international critical acclaim and radio airplay, making at least one critic’s year-end best-of list. The band has performed on the stage at various clubs, radio stations, and television shows in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and the Minneapolis-area.

Tautologic writes lyrics and constructs rock operas about things drawn from life like burnout roommates and their psychotic crack-whore girlfriends, tube socks, crazy homeless people, indie hipsters, quasi-terroristic rants against totalitarian utility companies, and anything else that entertains and/or irritates Sellers and Buzby in real life.


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