Red Bull Sound Select and Empty Bottle bring Tim Hecker to town tomorrow
I'm not sure how many of you follow Formula 1 racing, but here's the short of it: The Red Bull team is kicking everyone's ass. The brand, though mostly associate with extreme sports, is also doing a bang up job of booking its one-off concerts, the Red Bull Sound Select. In July, series coupled Metric with My Gold Mask at the House of Blues. Tomorrow, Chicago gets another pairing of ace Canadian and local act, when minimalist electronic artist Tim Hecker plays the Co-Prosperity Sphere with The-Drum, October 12 at 9pm.
In December, Hecker will headline one of the Kranky 20th Anniversary concerts at Constellation. That will set you back $18. You can see the dude work his digital magic for $3 on Saturday. R.S.V.P. at redbullsoundselect.com.
Hecker releases his latest batch of ear-tickling ambient compositions and field recordings, Virgins, on Tuesday. You can stream it now at NPR.