/ Big Sur / The Party Downers / Caligari
Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 11:00 PM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Silver Abuse was one of the original punk bands in Chicago, forming in 1977. There were various versions of Silver Abuse, but the original version starred lifetime member Bill Meehan, along with Santiago Durango and Camilo Gonzalez, early members of Naked Raygun.
Screaming out of the suburbs of Chicago,power trio Big Sur continues the great tradition of the Mid-West underground in the vain of Naked Raygun Husker Du, and The Replacements. Blending infectious hooks with old time punk bravado and acrobatics, their whiplash performances are "blink and you'll miss it" explosions of temper tantrum pop songs, spitting out stun gun guitar riffs backed by pulsating rhythms that demand attention . If this band doesn't steal your soul they will break your heart: Big Sur is a Speed Pop band for the modern age . If you dig Rock N Roll , you'll dig Big Sur.
Four guys that ride skateboards, play music and exaggerate.
Lucas Valdez and Zach Burt started out as roommates, but shortly became a singer/songwriter duo making music in their spare time. Initially going back and forth between bands, they finally paired up with the dynamic lead guitar of John Bremner and the powerful drumming of David Roudebush to form the proto-band, Satellite. After Aidan Head took over on bass duties, the group changed their name to Caligari, taking it from an old German expressionist film. Combining a Nirvana-esque grunge with heavy noise, Caligari produces an interesting, yet driving sound