Happyness / Parent / Secret Bad Boy
Friday, May 26, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
When HAPPYNESS first burst into the public conscience with 2013’s debut single "It’s On You", which was a spirited take on US college rock. Their debut full length, Weird Little Birthday, went on to feature in many of 2014’s End of Year lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, and a re-issue on the much-loved labels Bar/None in US & Moshi Moshi Recordings in UK, with anticipation the band finally reveal the full details of the follow-up. Their sophomore album Write In was released on April 7th through Bar/None in US. It features artwork from the band’s own Jon EE Allan. Write In sets its stall out as an outward looking, inventive, and thoughtful progression from their debut. Ahead of the album release, new UK single “Falling Down” now has an official video, a disorientating and retro 7-minute spectacle.
Chicago's PARENT will delight indefinitely with their warped guitar-pop ditties. No matter what they try to tell you, this ain't no fuckin' kids music, brahj -- it's lysergic rock & roll that only the most twisted minds can appreciate. PARENT continues to grow with each set, so you can bet they'll leave you with your jaw on the floor once they take the stage.
Opening the show is SECRET BAD BOY, a fresh new rock band conceived and fronted by Ben Joseph, a boy who lives in Chicago and is a continuing member of EZRA FURMAN AND THE BOYFRIENDS.