/ Nones / Tijuana Hercules
Friday, Jun 01, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Drawing comparisons to THE DICKS, FEAR, and the punchline to a fart joke Chicago's GALACTIC INMATE have fed their fans of dozens their rarely updated set of "power punk" since 2005. Formed by members of 36 INVISIBLES, RABID RABBIT and THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, "The Inmate" play sporadically but always with the unrelenting power of drummer Brett Whitacre, guitarist Keith Herzik's spastic, dive bomb guitar playing and bassist Arman Mabry's knuckle punch to the throat bass and drill sergeant-like vocal delivery. They are loud, kids. Very, very loud.
Nones is a 4-piece band from Chicago featuring Brandon Bayles on vocals, sax and guitar, newest member, Patti Gran, on vocals and guitar, Tara Noonan on bass, and Sara Jean on drums. Their genre-bending sound has been compared to the Stooges, Big Black, Flipper and the Jesus Lizard. The rawness of the music combined with a high-energy live performance makes this band a local favorite.
Tijuana Hercules are a positively unhinged rock band, a deep impact, off-the-rails bullseye, that sound moments away from shearing off into shrapnel under the ramshackle hedonism of every song. Singer and guitarist John Vernon Forbes performs with a revolving gypsy band of drummers, horn players, keyboard players, percussionists, and assorted other noisemakers. The band's primary emphasis is pounding out bare-bones blues rattles that make it easy to understand why holy rollers viscerally understood rock and roll's threat to God. With a band like Tijuana Hercules, the phrase "stolen thunder" takes on an entirely new meaning.