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, June 1 The POWER Project Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Tuesday, June 20 UrbanTheater Company Presents Water & Power Batey Urbano, Chicago
Monday, June 26 The POWER Project: ¡Tiempo de historias para niñ Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Monday, June 26 Spread Love PT. IV: Villapalooza 2017 Fundraiser Lagunitas Brewing Company, Chicago
Monday, June 26 Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Marquez Instituto Cervantes Chicago, Chicago
Monday, June 26 The POWER Project: Why you should be reading a few bad hombres and mujeres Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Tuesday, June 27 Protecting Pilsen’s Identity La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Tuesday, June 27 Rammstein Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago, Tinley Park
Wednesday, June 28 OPEN EYES Exhibition & OPEN Center for the Arts Anniversary Celebration OPEN Center for the Arts, Chicago
Wednesday, June 28 The POWER Project Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Thursday, June 29 Diáspora, la resistencia de una lengua La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Thursday, June 29 The Stoop – Lit – Supporting CHIRP Rosa’s Lounge, Chicago
Friday, June 30 India Joe’s Live Rosemont, Rosemont
Saturday, July 1 2017 Chosen Few Picnic & Music Festival Jackson Park Chicago Il, Chicago
Saturday, July 1 Live On Lincoln 2017 [Official] 3200 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-1106, United States,
Saturday, July 1 Lila Downs en Ravinia Festival, Illinois Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Wednesday, July 5 LatIndie feat. Los Gold Fires / Rai / Mán Cub / Décima Emporium Chicago – Arcade Bar Venue, Chicago
Thursday, July 6 The Luna Blues Machine at the Taste Taste of Chicago, Chicago
Thursday, July 6 Café Tacvba & ¡Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat with Los Vicios de Papá Grant Park, Chicago
Thursday, July 6 Orquesta el Macabeo Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Friday, July 7 Anime Midwest 2017 Anime Midwest, Des Plaines