REPLICANT w/ FEE LION / VISCERAL ANATOMY
with FEE LION, VISCERAL ANATOMY, COMFORT CURE
along with DJ’S SCARY LADY SARAH AND PHILLY PEROXIDE
Empty Bottle Chicago
A splendid show to start the New Year: Replicant with Fee Lion and Visceral Anatomy and also Comfort Cure.
And at the renowned Empty Bottle, with two awesome DJ’s to set the mood throughout the show: Scary Lady Sarah along with Philly Peroxide.
Replicant, consisting of Garrett Vernon on Vocals, Guitar and Synth, along with Justin DeLay on synths as well, and Jordan DeLay on bass, provide a dark and seductive sound of seduction and punishment, as they describe themselves on their Facebook account, which is actually quite accurate.
They have their trusted “R” neon sign based at the back wall, and it cuts through the fog during their performance to set the mood of seductive sounds and vocal from these three musicians.
Have to say seeing Replicant play quite a few times now, their sound is always intoxicating, and the mood is dreamy throughout their performance.
Same can be said for Justina Kairyte, who goes by the name Fee Lion, and her wickedly splendid set that had mood lighting front and center courtesy of Spenny Love, Lighting Director for Thalia Hall Chicago.
For her being a one woman act, the style, the mood, the samples, the synths, the lyric, the vocal, the fashion sense…Justina holds fort and seriously commands your attention.
Always love photographing Justina performing live- you can’t help but witness a performer commanding attention and her audience, even with a brief 30 minute set.
And same holds true for Visceral Anatomy, a side project with Wingtips members Vincent Vndgrm and Hannah Nolava, who seriously know and understand what EBM is all about.
Vincent told me before their set how much he likes to just bang the shit out of the drums for this partnership- a complete 180 from all things Wingtips, with Hannah front and center, contorting to the beats and providing vocal that leaves you wanting more.
A perfect combination of bringing on the dark and sexy, with serious angst.
Openers Comfort Cure, have a distinctive sound and style, although a rather barren stage with not much wiggle room because of all the other bands gear on the stage- no matter. They had a cool set to start off the show.
Again- to start the year 2020 photographing Garrett, Justin and Jordan of Replicant, along with Fee Lion and Visceral Anatomy- in my opinion – that’s always a good thing.
Cheers – Bobby Talamine – Music Photographer