Preview: Protomartyr Returns to Chicago

From playing a record release show on the notorious Michigan riverboat the Detroit Princess to working on their 2018 EP Consolation with The Breeders’ Kelley Deal, the Detroit-based post-punk band Protomartyr has been on a steady push over the past year to gain notoriety throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Formerly on Seattle-based label Hardly Art, the band released their fourth studio album Relatives in Descent in 2017 through their current, England-based record label Domino. After nearly seven months in Europe they’ve made their way back to the U.S. to continue supporting their 2017 album and 2018 EP. Tagging along with them this winter are Canadian post-punks Preoccupations (FKA Viet Cong). The pair recently covered each other’s songs for a 7-inch, now sold out, that was released through Domino. Protomartyr covered “Forbidden” and Preoccupations covered “Pontiac 87.” They’ll be making their way to the windy city on December 6 at Thalia Hall if you’re looking for a show to temper or suppress your thoughts on the weather. Grab tickets to the show here!
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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is a freelance writer, frequent concert attendee, and occasional Twitch streamer. He’s usually at the nearest taqueria or attending the concert of an artist he discovered while surfing the internet.