Twerps / Alex Bleeker and the Freaks [Real Estate] / Bare Mutants
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
ALEX BLEEKER and THE FREAKS
Related: Real Estate
Cheeky, charming and touchingly direct, Melbourne-based foursome TWERPS are rising from humble beginnings to become international lo-fi pop champions. Having formed in 2008, the group has risen steadily in its home Australia while gaining ground herein the states for their unabashedly simple-yet-catchy and hooky tunes. After playing to packed rooms at CMJ last weekend, we’re stoked to have these dreamy rockers hit our stage as they tour around the states before heading home to release their second LP. ALEX BLEEKER is a member of the massively-popular (in the “indie” world sense) mellow-rockers REAL ESTATE, and his FREAKS join the TWERPS for the majority of this tour. Honing in on a more rustic sound that recalls and has been compared to NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE, we’re stoked to welcome ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS for some old-timey meets new-timey rock n’ roll. Some of our favorite locals, BARE MUTANTS’ have already opened for the likes of ROKY ERICKSON, TY SEGALL and THEE OH SEES, AFGHAN WHIGS and DIVINE FITS – you might say they’re the go-to opener, though we think they’re damn strong on their own. Featuring members of THE PONYS, MANNEQUIN MEN, THE 1900s and LIKE PIONEERS, The MUTANTS return with their gorgeously laid back sound and smoke machine obsession to kick off tonight in tightly-wound, tense-yet-tranquil wall of sound.