/ Draft Week / Baristacide / The Avantist
Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Monday, Sep 17, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
The Flips are an indie/alternative rock band from the south side of Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago is home to some of alternative rock's most acclaimed artists including the Smashing Pumpkins and Wilco. In recent years however, the Second City has given rise to substantially fewer artists. Draft Week is the solution to the city's quandary.
"Baristacide is a retrogoth punk pop project based in Madison, WI. We specialize in mind-numbingly painful pop melodies and bizarre-yet-catchy lyrics inspired by Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Cheap Trick, Devo and other less respectable artists. Our sound is danceable yet a little bit disturbing. We will leave audiences begging for more and perhaps also in need of open-heart surgery. We are artsy yet thuggish. We are sunshine and rain. We are Heaven and Hell. Capes and boots. Peanuts and allergies. Rocks and rolls."
In the fall of 2008, a group was formed that would challenge the average listener to rethink their idea of what a “rock band” can be. What started off as a furious sessions of “Rock Band” and rants against the current state of popular music, quickly blossomed into an epiphany. Instead of just talking about the lack of variety society is presented with musically, four brothers collectively made it their mission to write universal music without the frills. Thus THE AVANTIST was created.