The screamcore reputation of Jake Dibeler, the gutter drag performance artist, lyricist and lead singer of Bottoms, totally precedes him. If the gritty photos of this unique vocalist—writhing and singing on venue floors in pumps and a red wig like a drugged-up mermaid—don’t entice you, then maybe the dreary dance vibes of this electroclash-inspired trio will. In the short amount of time since their “Goodbye” EP release in January, this rather bent art-punk trio has completely swept the Internet and all of New York off their feet. With JD Samson’s stamp of approval and a quick signing to budding label Atlas Chair, the band seems to have adamantly set their pulsating and playful agit-noise toward global domination. Well, maybe that’s an overstatement, but some form of sub-dom subversions will definitely be aroused if you check out Bottoms for Chances Dances’ ten-year anniversary month of festivities and exhibits. But that’s all clout and a little bit of affect, you’re saying to yourself. What do these bottom-boys really sound like? At first, the dance-punk or synth-punk appeal might jar your senses, or even grate on the nerves. If you’re not into complex music that simultaneously makes you want to fight and dance then maybe you should steer clear of the angsty world of these bottom bunkers. The music ranges from depressing anthems to suicide, body issues and all-out hedonism. And if the mystifying high notes of self-proclaimed “lead screamer” Dibeler don’t allure you, the more local, down-tempo hip-hop flow of The Rapper Chicks and Roy Kinsey should pull you to this show. (Jose Luis Benavides)
October 3 at The Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, (773)227-4433, hideoutchicago.com, $10.