Follow Friday is an interview series in which each Chicago artist we talk to recommends a fellow local act.
This week's guest: The Homoticons
Recommended by: Actor Slash Model
Everyone loves the idea of a threesome, but few can actually complete the triple play successfully. Madsen Minax (Actor Slash Model) appears to be one of those few; his new-ish side project, The Homoticons, enlists the powers of two fellow transsexual artists (Jesse Alexander of Cobalt & the Hired Guns and Elias Krell) to create incisive pop that isn't afraid to take you on a "homotional rollercoaster" ride. Minax prepared us for what to expect at the trio's next Chicago show, July 23 at the Hideout.
Describe your sound in 140 characters or less.
Dramatic indie folk pop with epic tendencies and gritty roof raising harmonies. Heavy on the climax and the decay, and neither will let you down.
Where and when was your first show - and what was it like?
Our first show was at the Red Line Tap in Rogers Park on September 24, '09. We weren't officially a band but from that night on we would be. Everyone in the room felt our connection: The show was intimate and well-supported, much like a high-end bra. On the way home, Jesse, our drummer, asked, "So, do you guys, like, wanna be in a band or something ... ?"
Name three of your favorite Chicago spots (bars, restaurants, venues, parks - whatever).
Hollywood Beach, Big Chicks, Schubas.
What Chicago artist/band should we interview next and why?
Elias Dylan Krell.