Dum Dum Girls / Blouse / Radar Eyes
Monday, Mar 31, 2014 9:00 PM CDT
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Tights-loving DUM DUM GIRLS return to the Empty Bottle tonight with a brand new LP, Tue True, out via Sub Pop and it seems the world just can't get enough of their uniquely sexified dark-pop tendencies. This time around, leading lady DEE DEE PENNY ditches the 60s girl-group sounds in favor of British early-alternative sounds, a la SIOUXSIE, THE CURE, STONE ROSES, with truly gutpunching songs that are guided by her killer pipes. Online music magazine Pitchfork hailed the album as "sparkling and beautiful, a glittering glaze of guitars and keyboards," but don't think the GIRLS held back from employing their aggressive punk roots to suck the air out of those chilly sails. It's no surprise to us, or anyone else (probably), that the show here sold out damn quickly - hopefully you were able to grab some tickets! Critically lauded Portland three-piece BLOUSE are on tour with DDG for this tour and tonight they make their Empty Bottle debut. The band first caught critics and fans ears with their self-titled debut in 2011, a lush, melodic and dreamy affair spiked with whoozy synths and delicate vocals. For Imperium, their 2nd LP for Captured Tracks, BLOUSE shed the synths and ditched the drum machines to write and recorded an "unplugged" album that's warm-but-spooky, delicate-but-imposing. Drown in it. Chicago favorites RADAR EYES released their debut self-titled LP on HoZac early in 2012 and the effort blisters with their version of heavily layered noisy garage coated in several inches of distortion, reverb, echo and feedback. The band's sound has evolved over the past two years, veering in the darker, noisier directions of post-punk without losing any of their pop accessibility. They're one of Chicago's best live bands and if you're not a fan already, you will be after their set here tonight.