/ The Cell Phones / Bricklayers Foundation
Friday, May 04, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, May 05, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
"If you take one part '60s soul and two parts '70s attitude, that will give you the makings of Chicago band, Charming People."
"Local quintet Charming People have a swinging throwback sound. In another day and age, they’d fit in nicely with 60s girl groups who specialize in sugary sweet pop with a hint of darkness behind the veil."
We are a three-piece that formed in Chicago in 2008 and have since been playing various venues in the city proper. Our live performance is honest and straightforward; where excess vocals and effects lack we make up for in technicality and intensity. Most of our influences draw from 60's and 80's rock, but our sound lies on a foundation of Metal, Punk and New Wave; all of which Ryan and Justin have been experimenting with since middle-school. Lindsey on the other hand provides a dramatic pop element that brings accessibility to the overall sound, striking an essential contrast that most noise and grind bands tend to neglect.
Bricklayers Foundation are blazing a new trail, incorporating even more elements of prog rock, modern classical, polyrhythms, and erstwhile favorite chance into their hypermelodic sound. Be on the lookout for this surprisingly versatile crew.