Crocodiles / AJ Davila
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 9:00 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Since 2008, CROCODILES have evolved from their genesis as the duo of BRANDON WELCHEZ and guitarist CHARLES ROWELL into a revolving cast of artistic heathens. Though the group has seen members come and go, their efforts are centered around the core members, BRANDON and CHARLES, best friends who've have been writing and recording together since they were 18 years old. Following in the footsteps of the raw, anthemic psychedelia and art-punk of years past, the duo's first five records were released on the likes of Fat Possum and Frenchkiss, each tweaking their sound ever so slightly without ever losing their pop sensibilities. On 2016's Dreamless, out via Zoo Music, CROCODILES ditched the guitars in favor of a more spacious, synthesizer and piano-driven sound to create their most exploratory yet focused release yet. It's their first time at the Bottle since 2014 and we can't wait to rage with 'em once again.
Backed by critical acclaim as one-sixth of breakout Latino garage band Dávila 666, AJ DAVILA is back with a solo project that’s earned positive reviews from Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR and Brooklyn Vegan. Known for his projects’ impeccable mix of Spanish lyrics and scuzzy lo-fi production, the Puerto Rico-based musician’s solo songwriting ranges from the Stooges-inspired garage feel his fans know and love to a foray into Bowie-territory glam rock.