The Black Shades / Cougar Island / Totally Wrecked
Sunday, Dec 09, 2012 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Bowling Green, Kentucky three-piece THE BLACK SHADES sound like a band that came from the mean streets of New York's 70s protopunk explosion. Equally influenced by the likes of TELEVISION and THE NEW YORK DOLLS as they are by contemporaries like THE WHITE STRIPES and BLACK LIPS, THE BLACK SHADES are fun as hell, straight up rock'n'rollers that will get all the kids pogoing and shaking their butts into next Tuesday. Chicago's COUGAR ISLAND make their Empty Bottle debut tonight with their twisted, cynical take on two-man garage rock, steeped in reverb-heavy vocals and chalk full of rage. Though they seem to expect a lot of hatred to be dished their way, we fully embrace the dirty, sexy and noisy jingle jangle music that comes from their guitars and drums. Chicago’s TOTALLY WRECKED open the show with their noisy garbage-rock that hits you in the gut with a punk fist of fury.