Strobe Sessions #43: Brokeback and Electric Hawk December 15, 2011.

Please RSVP to to guarantee your seat, see below for more information on the artists and our next session.

Strobe Recording is located at  2631 W. Division Chicago, IL Doors open at 7:30,  Electric Hawk: 8:15 pm,  Brokeback : 9:30 pm.

This is a  BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Both sets will be recorded live in front of a studio audience.  Please plan to arrive on time.



Doug BrokebackBROKEBACK (Thrill Jockey Records) originally began as a one-person affair by Douglas McCombs to create music in a more open and less structured environment than his other bands, Tortoise, Pullman, and Eleventh Dream Day. Brokeback’s most recent reincarnation includes Chris Hansen (Head of Skulls!) Pete Croke (Tight Phantomz) and Jim Elkington (The Zinks, The Horse’s Ha). Over the course of 5 records, Brokeback has been almost entirely Douglas’ vision. He handpicked for each record a number of guest musicians and collaborators such as Rob Mazurek, Tim Folijahn, Alan Licht, John McEntire and James McNew. While Field Recordings was full of simple melodies accented by a unique combination of twang and low tones, Morse Code was more of collaborative process including various members of Yo La Tengo, Calexico, Two Dollar Guitar, Stereolab, the Chicago Underground and Tortoise.

Electric Hawk: Official Record Release Show

Electric HawkELECTRIC HAWK is an instrumental power trio from Chicago. Guitarist Michael Burns, bassist Graham Mclachlan and drummer Noah Leger all met while working as the live band at Blue Man Group and discovered they had a mutual appreciation for all things rock. If you’ve been in Chicago for at least a little while then you already know that Leger is easily one of the best rock drummers in the city and along with Mclachlan, they combine for a impressive rhythm section. Michael Burns has an arsenal of guitar tones with a style both rhythmic and atmospheric. The songs are complex and technical hard rockin’ instrumentals with a metallic edge. They’ve recently opened for Helmet and Fu Manchu.

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