Here's more from the Sonotheque website:
Apparat, aka Sascha Ring, is co-owner (with t.raumschmiere) of the Shitkatapult label. Since 1999, Shitkatapult has chronicled the DIY-sound of Berlin's techno renegades and refugees. Their self-described sound: "Every release is different. Digital high-speed attacks, groovy lownoise-loops, rocking shuffle-techno, funky micro-house tunes -- Shitkatapult has everything your electronically polluted heart wants and, if we have our way, everything your electronically polluted heart needs."
Apparat's partner, T.Raumschmiere, has whipped up a stateside hipster frenzy thanks to a stage show packed with punk rock antics ala destroying keyboards and stripping down to his underwear while diving head-first into the stage monitors. Apparat directs a similar intensity inward, chopping conventional techno, electro and experimental genres to bits andre-assembling them into a surprisingly warm and potent glitch-funk-headnod stew. with three LPs; multiple EPs, singles and remixes (on Shitkatapult and Ellen Allien's Berlin-based bpitchcontrol); and a prestigious BBC Peel Session to his name, it's no surprise that Apparat has been selected as a featured artist for both this year's Detroit and Mutek festivals.
Apparat is well known for live shows, utilizing a custom software package (programmed by Sascha himself) to rock the laptop with a maximum amount of sound and spontaneity. Don't miss this rare performance by one Berlin's most daring impresarios.
This headlining live PA performance is a part of the monthly "Funk the Mental" series at Sonotheque presented by WLUW's Abstract Science and (recently added to the series) WNUR's Clinically Inclined. Also featured on this night's "post-Detroit/pre-Mutek Shitkatapult strike!" will be a live PA from Chicago's Matt Mercer and DJ sets from M50, Dave Siska and Chris Widman.
Festivities begin at 9p, must be 21+...Sonotheque is located at 1444 W. Chicago.