Get Up With the Get Downs / Black Bear Combo / The Cell Phones
Monday, Aug 06, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
GET UP WITH THE GET DOWNS began as a band covering mostly golden era JAMES BROWN and have evolved to include classics from other funk artists thrown in for good measure. Think full on high energy funk mixed with garage rock leanings and you’ll begin to understand what they mean by getting down. BLACK BEAR COMBO is a brass/reed band that fuses traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, with their own noise, free jazz and rock backgrounds. They have performed at everything from parties and street corners to weddings and parades throughout the United States and they return tonight with their sound that the Reader describes as having “a velocity and drive that would satisfy a MINUTEMEN fan.” THE CELL PHONES were named by Loud Loop Press as one of their Chicago bands to watch in 2012 because “some bands just plant a smile on your face so big, it needs to be slapped off. THE CELL PHONES are that band.” Their recent EPs Hospital Spaceship and Argyle are brimming with abrasive, bass-heavy punk and bitch’ll cut you attitude and we’re excited to have them return to open tonight’s FREE Monday.