• Lexi Terrian

KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

8/24/2019, ARAGON BALLROOM, CHICAGO

On August 24th, I trekked out to Chicago to go see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard perform at the Aragon Ballroom on their tour following their newest release of their second album of the year Infest the Rat’s Nest. Along with them they brought Stonefield and O.R.B. While I’ve only listened to Gizz in the past year, this show was the best I had been to in a long time, for a lot of reasons that I will dive into in this post.

Stonefield

The opening band was Stonefield, a four piece girl band from Australia. Not only are they a girl band, but they are all sisters. They have been a band since 2006, and recently released their newest album, Bent. There are so many aspects of this band that I fell in love with from the beginning of their set. First, Amy Findlay is their lead singer and drummer, and that alone was a treat to watch and listen to. Adding to that, the keyboardist, Sarah Findlay, provided hypnotic organ lines throughout all of the tunes they played. As I was watching them perform I was constantly reminded of a lot of other bands that I love and grew up listening to like Rush, The Cranberries, and even a little bit of Ghost. I ran into two of the sisters after the gig, Hannah and Sarah, and they were both very sweet to talk to. I am very excited to see what this band does in the future and will be following their music closely.