Shy Guy Says
/ 10 Paces, Fire / The Gnarwaals / The New Diet
Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 6:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 10:00 PM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
Shy Guy Says have been playing their unique experimental rock around the midwest since 2008. Their set-up of two guitars, synth/sampler, and drums make for a full, captivating sound. Their focus on nostalgic, heartfelt riffs and luscious vocals is equally met with abrasive, sludgy turns. After all, they did choose their name from an N64 game...
10 Paces, Fire is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin band that has been rooted in the importance of camaraderie. This group of musicians has based its foundation on working and creating as a unit. What's more, they have taken extremely varied musical influences to coalesce them into a new, re-invigorating brand of Emo-influenced indie rock. Up-and-coming bands like Look Mexico and Native as well as established acts like Minus the Bear, Anathallo, and Foals have all played a role in crafting the style that 10 Paces, Fire has adapted. The band has been able to interweave these sounds into a rousing creation.
Originally a 2 piece drum and synth duo, The Gnarwaals are now a trio with the addition of the bass, who are likely to be found playing a show in your parent's bathroom at a suburban house party or in the kitchen at a city apartment shindig. With tones ranging from psychedelic pop to garage synth rock, these rad dudes have been labeled hipster-thrash by their growing fan base. - Corey Jordan (Local Journalist / Music Reviewer)
This Chicago band takes their cues from some of the better power-pop-punk from the 90s. Nice and catchy, and none of that self-conciously nerdy obnoxiousness you think of when someone says "think Weezer and Cheap Trick".