Experimental & Avant-Garde

Zeek Sheck

When: Sat., April 4, 4 p.m. 2015

Zeek Sheck’s 2014 double album, Joinus, is a rather maddening statement. It proceeds in little leaps — with chants, caustic synth-scree, and busted little percussive bursts — each idea toyed with and quickly discarded. It evokes The Residents, sans some of the campiness and pop-culture fixation. A veteran of Chicago’s scrappy experimental scene, Zeek Sheck has put out a suite of conceptual albums, the newest of which is Joinus, for which there are several paragraphs online offering a “short version” of the full explanation. It appeared on Resipiscent Records, a local anti-profit label that gravitates toward the best of suitably noncommercial material. On Saturday, Resipiscent and the likeminded local label Ratskin present Zeek Sheck, along with Noyzelab and 404 Not Found, at Vamp Music (331 19th St., Oakland).

Sam Lefebvre

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