The Ladies and Gentlemen
/ The Dead Girls / Life At Sea / Textbook
Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (ex members of Material Issue, Verbow)
Formed out of the ashes of venerable Chicago stalwarts Box-o-car, Material Issue, and Verbow, The Ladies and Gentlemen play hook-filled new wave power pop songs that clock in under 3 minutes. Think The Cars, Adam and the Ants, Weezer, etc and you are on the right track. They're a rock band that makes people wanna shake their ass.
THE DEAD GIRLS (ex Ultimate Fakebook)
The Dead Girls (formerly Dead Girls Ruin Everything) is the white-hot super group formed from the molten ashes of Ultimate Fakebook and Podstar, bands that were once staples of the Lawrence and Kansas City power-pop sound. Guitarists/singers Longbottom and Hawk, of Podstar, combine dual-guitar driven attack and blissful vocal harmonies with the precise rhythmic assault of drummer Melin and bassist Colby, of UFB, creating an infectious rock sound.
Life at Sea is a Chicago based quartet dedicated to crafting edgy pop with a flair for mood and texture. Their influences range from The Police to Jane’s Addiction to Archers of Loaf. These influences and their unique style of playing come together to create an interesting and familiar sound reminiscent of some of these bands, as well as other bands that created their own style - like Radiohead, The Cure, and REM. The lyrics deal with themes of isolation, redemption and veracity, and their live set employs the use of samplers and film footage. These boys can captivate both new and old rock, indie rock, and punk fans alike.
TEXTBOOK (ex Not Rebecca)
Textbook are a band out of time, sounding like they fell through a wormhole conjured in the midst of the mid-90's American alternative scene that embraced the likes of Buffalo Tom and The Lemonheads to come crash-landing into the present with their hooks intact. But, whilst evoking the spirit of yesteryear, they have the charm and songwriting suss to elevate them above being a mere nostalgia trip. With jangling guitar and monster vocal melodies enlivening every chorus, there's a strong late-summer feel to the whole thing that brings a smile and draws you back for more.