In search of the right music to set the haunted holiday tone this Halloween? Look no further than Chop Suey, where Crypts will perform with Ononos, Haunted Horses and Battle Stations. If you want to experience what it might feel like to live inside a horror movie, this show is for you. Fresh off a stint opening for Omar Rodriguez Lopez and a performance at City Arts Fest, Crypts play in support of their self-titled LP (Sargent House Records) engineered by Eric Blood (Shabazz Palaces). The eight-song album sees Crypts embrace a desolate, dark, and dingy sound with vocalist Steve Snere (formerly of These Arms are Snakes) snarling and screaming lines on tracks with titles like “Completely Fucked,” “Smut,” and “Bloods.” As can be heard on “Territories,” Crypts do occasionally move in a softer direction but they seem most comfortable navigating the bleaker realm of industrial noise and witch house.
Seattle electro-pop three piece Ononos open for Crypts. Composed of singer Nono Ono, Why, and Yes, the Ononos incorporate spooky theatrics into their show to create nightmarish visual effects. The mechanical stop start rhythms of Onono’s material is at times reminiscent of electro-pop pioneers Devo while their stage aesthetic draws more visually from shock rock. The band take the stage in face-concealing visors, with Nono Ono in the forefront, Yes on drums, and Why handling keyboards, each positioned in front of a screen with projections of abstract words and images.
Haunted Horses and Battle Stations will also perform.