Belleisle's Indie-Rock Dance Party featuring Mooner
Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 8:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Belleisle Launches Live-Band Indie Rock Dance Party with 12-piece Lineup at Empty Bottle
The 12-piece pop/rock band BELLEISLE will be kicking off their Live-Band Indie Rock Dance Party series with a special show at The Empty Bottle. The band features multiple singers, a full brass section, keyboards, and auxiliary percussion. “Every big band plays the same Earth, Wind and Fire or Whitney Houston songs, which can certainly be fun,” says bandleader Brett Bakshis. “But no band like this plays TV ON THE RADIO, VELVET UNDERGROUND, NICK CAVE or PJ HARVEY. That stuff is even more fun to dance to because you don’t get to hear it all the time.”
BELLEISLE will play multiple sets of dance music, mixing their upbeat originals with a wide variety of songs from modern and classic indie rock bands. The band is comprised of literally a dozen Chicago music veterans with a huge range of experience.
Joining BELLEISLE at The Empty Bottle will be MOONER, who recently released their new EP, Unpronounceable Name.