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

Tuesday, June 20 UrbanTheater Company Presents Water & Power Batey Urbano, Chicago
Saturday, July 22 Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival Marquette Touist Park, Marquette MI,
Saturday, July 22 SummerDance-Off: Footwork Hamilton Park Cultural Center, Chicago
Saturday, July 22 Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha: Charanga Tropical and Mixed Motion Art Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Thursday, July 27 SummerDance at Humboldt with DJ Agúzate Humboldt Park, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 BANTU FEST Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL 60637, United States,
Saturday, July 29 Peruvian Festival Chicago Kosciuszko Park, Chicago, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Pilsen raise up – Big community march Plaza Tenochtitlan, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Salsa: Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros and Arthur Murray Dance Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Monday, July 31 Juan Díes: Beyond the Music Mather’s—More Than a Café, Chicago
Tuesday, August 1 Bend it Like Beckham Millennium Park, Chicago
Thursday, August 3 2017 Lollapalooza Lollapalooza, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 Quetzal Art Fest 2017! Sga Youth Family Services, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 50 Years of Verde Luz: Chicago Tribute to El Topo Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Sunday, August 6 Slow & Low: Community Lowrider Festival 600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1820, United States,
Friday, August 11 Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan
Friday, August 11 Festival Cubano 2017 6100 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639-2705, United States,
Friday, August 11 Santana at Ravinia Festival Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Saturday, August 12 My House Music Festival 2017 18Th St. & Blue Island Ave., Chicago
Monday, August 14 Broadway In Chicago Free Summer Concert Millennium Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago