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Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 9:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM Doors)
/ Sore Subjects / The Hairlips / The Promdates
Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
- Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
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It's simple - The Parasites are one of the longest running and most influential Pop Punk bands ever. They helped define the genre, and never changed their sound to fit the latest trend. They've released 8 albums, 20 singles, and have songs on more compilations than you can count. They've done 16 tours, and played nearly 1000 shows all over the US, Europe and Japan. Pop Punk bands from all over the US, Europe, and Japan have recorded covers of Parasites songs. The Parasites have done a lot, however, here's two things the Parasites haven't done: sell out, or give up.
Sore Subjects are hominid cryptid beings said to inhabit the Midwestern United States, although sightings outside this region are particularly common. They are named for the unpleasant attitude that is said to accompany them. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) the Sore Subjects exist only as a local myth. Reports of creatures similar to the Sore Subjects were particularly common in the late 1970s and mid to late 1990s. In the fall of 2009, numerous sightings were reported in the urban neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois of large, foul-smelling, ape-like creatures, which ran upright on two legs, carrying low quality musical instruments and bottles of beer.
Straight out of Chicago Illinois! The Hairlips! Heavily infuenced by 50’s and 60’s rock, surf, doo wop, and of course the mighty Ramones. This group is bringing the feel of the 50’s and 60’s back to the pop punk scene with powerfull songs that will be sure to make you stomp, twist, and shake the night away. Guys grab your girls, and hold on to your hats because here come the Hairlips!
Two guys with common taste in music talked for years about starting a pop-punk band, but they didn't cause they lived too far from eachother. Einar finally got some sense, and moved to the city. Kick ass drummer, Lars, got on board, and the Promdates were ready to spread cheer and joy. The Promdates sing songs about the same things as everybody else. Girls, alcohol, party, movies, boredom, etc. In April '08 they recorded their first CD - Pretty In Punk. They don't have a label, but you can find the record on Interpunk. Who would have thought that three bastards growing up in the cold north, riding polarbears and reindeers in their youth, could come up with music that makes you think of summer and good times?