Music: Meat Wave

Chicago threesome Meat Wave’s name apparently causes giggles and results in a lot of questions. But the group’s name isn’t (or at least shouldn’t be) as head-turning as its vibrant take on modern Post Punk.

Oct 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

Chicago threesome Meat Wave’s name apparently causes giggles and results in a lot of questions (fair enough, as it was reportedly taken from the headline of a 12-year-old story from The Onion: “

Dozens Dead In Chicago-Area Meatwave”). But the group’s name isn’t (or at least shouldn’t be) as head-turning as its vibrant take on modern Post Punk, displayed magnificently on Meat Wave’s recent full-length (and debut for the esteemed SideOneDummy Records), Delusion Moon.


The trio — singer/guitarist Chris Sutter, bassist Joe Gac and drummer Ryan Wizniak — came together in 2011 in an effort to start a project that was a bit more of an aggressive outlet than the members’ other bands at the time.

As evidenced by the following year’s great self-titled/self-released nine-track album, the chemistry between the three musicians was instant. Read more about Meat Wave in this week's Sound Advice.


See Meat Wave with The Dirty Nil

Sunday at MOTR Pub. More info/tickets: motrpub.com.