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

Saturday, April 29 BLOOM: A Community Project The Port Ministries, Chicago
Sunday, April 30 Beyond Monosexuality! (Vives Q Lab) Calor, Chicago
Sunday, April 30 Pilsen launch of 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance La Catrina Cafe, Chicago
Monday, May 1 Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert Des Moines Performing Arts, Des Moines
Monday, May 1 1° de Mayo: #ChiStrikesBack | May Day – Dia Sin Inmigrantes Union Park, Chicago
Monday, May 1 Día Sin Inmigrantes – 1º de Mayo⎮May Day Union Park, Chicago
Monday, May 1 May Day Rally! Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Chicago
Monday, May 1 A Love Song to the Zapatistas 18th (CTA station), Chicago
Monday, May 1 Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Des Moines IA,
Tuesday, May 2 Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert Des Moines Performing Arts, Des Moines
Wednesday, May 3 Racing the International: “American Empire” Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Chicago
Thursday, May 4 Trump and the New Politics of Immigration Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago
Thursday, May 4 Public Newsroom #16: The TRiiBE—Another Life Build Coffee, Chicago
Thursday, May 4 Star Wars Night: May the 4th Be With You The Whistler, Chicago
Friday, May 5 Nasty Women Art Chicago Moonlight Studios, Chicago
Friday, May 5 Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Beyond the Music. Millennium Plaza, Aurora, Aurora
Friday, May 5 I Love Logan Square Fundraiser Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Saturday, May 6 International Female Ride Day Save the Date Illinois Harley-Davidson, Countryside
Saturday, May 6 Global Cannabis March 2017! Chicago Picasso, Chicago
Saturday, May 6 Honor Thy Mother Luncheon with Sandra Cisneros Bryn Mawr Country Club, Lincolnwood
Saturday, May 6 HNA General Meeting: TIF Illumination Chicago Park District Kelvyn, Chicago