Glitter Creeps is tearing 2017 UP! This Rock/Punk/New Wave queer night has been throwing some of the best damn parties around since bringing their party to the Bottle. Hosted and co-curated by siblings Donnie & Madison Moore of ABSOLUTELY NOT, the monthly showcase was declared Best punk-rock LGBTQ night in Chicago Reader's 2015 Best Of issue and was included in Chicagoist's Best Queer Nightlife In Chicago. Each month brings new and exciting bands from Chicago and beyond to perform on our stage and we're stoked for the lineup that they've put together tonight, which will double as a benefit for Mary Lou's Place, a homeless shelter for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
Headlining this GC is PANDA RIOT, returning after opening for RINGO DEATHSTAR last July. This four-piece plus drum machine formed in Philadelphia while Brian and Rebecca were working on some short films. Soundtracks turned into songs and PANDA RIOT was born. After moving to Chicago, they expanded the band to include Cory and José. Their newest record, 2013's Northern Automatic Music is a collage of ghostly vocals, dance-y drums, dub-y bass lines and blurry guitars. It evokes nighttime, UFOs, and pyramids in the sky.IMPULSIVE HEARTS played our stage in January, forever stealing our hearts with their sunny, summertime beach-party pop. Influenced and inspired by heroes like THE SMITHS, THE BEACH BOYS and BEST COAST, this trio takes crunchy guitars, sultry female vocals and a tight-butt rhythm section to create noisy-but-feel-good indie-rock that’s good any time of year. Grab a fresh marg from your friendly bartender and shake your head around, Sally – these vibes always go down smooth. Opening for their Empty Bottle debut is WYYS, Chicago new wave/pop rock quartet.