Speedy Ortiz / Geronimo! / Brontosaurus
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 8:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
What started as a combination of summer teaching at summer camp and lap top recordings, SPEEDY ORTIZ has evolved from SADIE DUPUIS's solo project to a full-on noise-pop attack of epic proportion. With a love for 1990’s alt-rock and the undeniable ability to own their weirdness, SPEEDY ORTIZ is creating a sound that makes them an oasis in a sea of redundant indie-rockers. The band received the much-coveted Best New Music tag from Pitchfork, who praised their lyrical content as something “actually worth pouring over.” The longer SPEEDY ORTIZ is around the "louder, gnarlier, and more compositionally ambitious” they become, proving they aren’t just another flash-in-the-pan flavor-of-the-week jerk-off-sesh. GERONIMO! is a Chicago-based punk band that slams you with jack-knifing guitar riffs and an explosive sound drenched in endless layers of fuzz. Their new LP, Cheap Trick, is set to release in May, and if you have any idea what’s good for you, pre-order it now cause it rips like none other. Weird and melodic duo BRONTOSAURUS returns to the Bottle tonight and there might not be a pair of musicians - in Chicago or elsewhere - who are making as much noise as the two Nicholases (Kelley and Papaleo). They've opened for the likes of MASERATI in the past here and their eerie, powerful pop constructions use all eight limbs when creating their unique and and entertaining live show.