Mind Spiders / The Novice / Dumpster Babies
Saturday, Dec 29, 2012 9:00 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Y’all know how much we love the MARKED MEN here at the Bottle – hell, they’re headlining our NYE show this year – and we couldn’t be happier to host leader MARK RYAN’s solo-turned-six-piece project MIND SPIDERS for a pre-NYE garage-punk explosion. This year’s Dirtnap Records released Meltdown chugs and churns through a fiery eleven songs and features members of Denton, TX’s stellar punk scene, including HIGH TENSION WIRES, WAX MUSEUMS, BAD SPORTS, UPTOWN BUMS and VIDEO. Blending synths with a songwriting approach lying somewhere between the MARKED MEN’s melodicism and JAY REATARD’s more refined solo work, MIND SPIDERS’ menacing, brash attack makes them one of the most exciting not-so-new bands of 2012. Speaking of Denton and the MARKED MEN and side projects, THE NOVICE is the new band fronted by JEFF BURKE, the other lead singer from Denton’s punk heroes, and they’re making their Chicago debut tonight! Opening the show is local garage-punk rockers THE DUMPSTER BABIES, whose music is perhaps best expressed through their own wise words: "We like to sing, we like to dance, sometimes we make pee-pee in our pants." These surfin’ power poppers love it when you chuck your empty beer cans at em, so get here early and hurl away!