The ball is the most important part of the game, and the ball is now finding its way into the realm of fine art

“Hi kids! Do you like violence? Wanna see me stick Nine Inch Nails through each one of my eyelids?” -My Name Is

Violently smooth riffs and beautifully melodic hooks from the core of The Mars Volta, singer/songwriter Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitar virtuoso Omar Rodriguez-Lopez  just can’t get enough of each other and their drummer Dave Elitch. Their musical genius keeps bringing them back into each others’ projects, which currently means a new full-time collaboration with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist, Flea, that, from the initial rehearsal sessions sounds like fans of punk, The Mars Volta, and RHCP are in for a treat. Hell, those who just love a tasty jam will get into it. Flea’s custom magical bass from Damien Hirst gives Antemasque a new edge.

Long gone are the days of At the Drive-In (and apparently The Mars Volta), but as long as these guys have a musical pulse on the scene, we’ll keep getting new names. But the core remains the same while the songs push the boundaries of psychedelia, experimentation, noise, and good old rock and/or roll.

New song has already been leaked to several radio stations, and we can probably expect an album and tour in the coming year…

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 25 Latinísimo Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 CHTF Bronzeville | Tempestt Hazel + Sixty Inches From Center Chicago, IL, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 The Stoop – CATCH THESE HANDS – Clarence’s BDAY SHOW. Rosa’s Lounge, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 Zuluzuluu with Thelonious Martin at Subterranean Subterranean, Chicago
Thursday, May 25 A Flor de Piel @ Honky Tonk BBQ Honky Tonk BBQ, Chicago
Friday, May 26 Festival Mole de Mayo 2017 Pilsen 18th Street, Chicago
Friday, May 26 Comparsa de Carnaval! Mask and Puppet-Making with Y no habia luz Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Friday, May 26 Queer Prom 2017 National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Running Street Art Tour National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Ecuador Cooking Class Latinicity, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Chicago House Party with Promo Code SkyDANCE Millennium Park, Chicago
Saturday, May 27 Sabroson! w/ ¡Aparato!, Decima, Mancub, Emerg & Souphonetics ,
Sunday, May 28 ChitChat: Hack Your Period East Room, Chicago
Sunday, May 28 Mujeres Chingonas/ Women Who Kick Ass TBD,
Sunday, May 28 Mole de Mayo Festival 18th Street, Pilsen, Chicago, IL
Sunday, May 28 Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota w/ special guests Dos Santos and Sonido Vie… Thalia Hall, Chicago
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day – feat. SOULPHONETICS Sportsman’s Club, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 Angela Jackson – ” A Surprised Queenhood” – CSRPC The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago
Tuesday, May 30 LAST Chance to TRACK ICE! Nontechies & Coders Needed! Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Wednesday, May 31 Loose Ends Dance Party! ,
Thursday, June 1 Community Limpias Tonantzin “Community Arts and Cultural Gallery”, Chicago