Man or Astro-Man? / Dumpster Babies / Stagnant Pools
Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 10:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
The sonic space cadets in MAN OR ASTROMAN? mashed surf, sci-fi, punk, samples and Tesla coils into a jagged rock juggernaut, touring nonstop in the 90s before burning out at the dawn of the 00s. But the Alabama-based band has rebooted for the 10s, and returns to interface live with us here tonight. After their compellingly fun and wacky active years on Touch and Go, the group took nearly a decade of hibernation and now return to the “not-too-distant future,” they once sang about. Joining them tonight are local garage punk rockers DUMPSTER BABIES, whose music is perhaps best expressed through their own wise words: "We like to sing, we like to dance, sometimes we make pee-pee in our pants." Bloomington duo STAGNANT POOLS recently announced their signing to Polyvinyl and their first release for the label, next month’s Temporary Room, continues to heap tracks on the mud pile of their previous catalogue – soaked in reverb and distortion and exploding with noisy post-punk and shoegaze, the brothers make their Bottle debut here tonight.