Ringo Deathstarr, Lazyeyes, Tiny Fireflies, Panda Riot

Sun Jul 26 2015

9:00 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Ages 21+

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Coming to us for tonight's ridiculously awesome Sunday night treat is RINGO DEATHSTARR, the alternative rock band from Austin, Texas, not the recent science experiment combining the Fab Four's famed drummer and The Empire's galactic superweapon. Channeling such diverse influences as FUGAZI, THE CURE, THE SMITHS< MBV and VELVET UNDERGROUND, the band was originally formed by singer/songwriter ELLIOTT FRAZIER in 2007, the same year they released their eponymous EP. A string of singles and a series of international tours have followed, not to mention three excellent full-lengths on Cub AC30. The band's most recent record, Mauve, was released almost three years ago and Consequence of Sound said the band "may have created a monster - in a good way of course - for themselves. The challenging part is where they go next." Hopefully tonight we'll see where they've gone with that monster they created. New York's LAZYEYES specializes in a muscular, riff-happy brand of guitar-based dream-pop, as seen on the recent New Year EP. Above the layers of reverb, their songs burst with angular hooks and polished melodies and there is exploration and variation throughout. There are driving, propulsive post-punk rockers, while the title track is a hazy daydream supported by lovely, chiming guitars. Needless to say, the EP is damn good, so pick one up before you hit the bricks, sucka. Local dream-poppers TINY FIREFLIES packed lighthearted dream-pop tracks and bouncy, innocent tunes on their EP, Change, and make their way to our stage for the first time in damn near three years. The band's been hard at work on their debut full length, out later this year, and we expect the wee duo to get the night warmed up right. Opening the show is PANDA RIOT, a 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.

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Ringo Deathstarr / Lazyeyes / Tiny Fireflies / Panda Riot

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  • Ringo Deathstarr

    Ringo Deathstarr

    Pop

    RINGO DEATHSTARR formed in 2007 in their native Austin, Texas channeling influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground. They initially released a batch of singles on both sides of the Atlantic and in Japan – a self-titled EP in 2007 and in 2009, a brace of 7”s in the States, You Don’t Listen & In Love.Their critically acclaimed debut album, Colour Trip, was released in March 2011 and a compilation of their early singles, Sparkler, which had initially been available in Japan only, was released in the autumn of 2011.2011 saw them play across the globe, including a rapturously received show at this summer’s Fuji Rock Festival and a European support slot on last autumn’s SMASHING PUMPKINS tour.

    (Sonic Unyon Records

  • Lazyeyes

    Lazyeyes

    Shoegaze

    LAZYEYES specializes in a muscular, riff-happy brand of guitar-based dream-pop. Above the layers of reverb, their songs burst with angular hooks and polished melodies. New Year is only their second EP, and there is exploration and variation throughout; singles “Islip” and “Adaptation” are driven and propulsive post-punk rockers, while the title track is a hazy daydream supported by lovely, chiming guitar tones. But their sound seems cohesive and fully-formed already, unsurprising for a band composed of three veterans of the Brooklyn scene. The New Year EP is out next week, and Lazyeyes will be following it with a brief East Coast tour ending in a release show in Brooklyn. Stream New Year in advance and check out tour dates below.

    (Stereogum) (Noisey)

  • Tiny Fireflies

    Tiny Fireflies

    Music

    Tiny Fireflies are an electronic dream pop band that layer vintage synthesizers and drum machines underneath the airy vocals of songwriter, Kristine Capua. Although based in Chicago, their debut record, 'The Space Between' was produced with the Transatlantic assistance of Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, The Field Mice) in London. The result is a collection of lush, kinetic songs that represent where Tiny Fireflies are now as musicians and as people.

  • Panda Riot

    Panda Riot

    Pop

    Panda Riot formed in Philadelphia while Brian Cook and Rebecca Scott were working on some short films. Soundtracks turned into songs and Panda Riot was born. They picked up a drum machine, a couple of guitars, and the result was She Dares All Things, a collection of bedroom recorded songs. A move to Chicago saw the addition of Justin Cheng on Bass and Jose Rodriguez on Aux percussion. Last year they dropped the Far and Near Ep. This year they are currently working on a new record entitled Northern Automatic Music.

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Ringo Deathstarr / Lazyeyes / Tiny Fireflies / Panda Riot

Sun Jul 26 2015 9:00 PM

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Ringo Deathstarr, Lazyeyes, Tiny Fireflies, Panda Riot
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Ages 21+

Coming to us for tonight's ridiculously awesome Sunday night treat is RINGO DEATHSTARR, the alternative rock band from Austin, Texas, not the recent science experiment combining the Fab Four's famed drummer and The Empire's galactic superweapon. Channeling such diverse influences as FUGAZI, THE CURE, THE SMITHS< MBV and VELVET UNDERGROUND, the band was originally formed by singer/songwriter ELLIOTT FRAZIER in 2007, the same year they released their eponymous EP. A string of singles and a series of international tours have followed, not to mention three excellent full-lengths on Cub AC30. The band's most recent record, Mauve, was released almost three years ago and Consequence of Sound said the band "may have created a monster - in a good way of course - for themselves. The challenging part is where they go next." Hopefully tonight we'll see where they've gone with that monster they created. New York's LAZYEYES specializes in a muscular, riff-happy brand of guitar-based dream-pop, as seen on the recent New Year EP. Above the layers of reverb, their songs burst with angular hooks and polished melodies and there is exploration and variation throughout. There are driving, propulsive post-punk rockers, while the title track is a hazy daydream supported by lovely, chiming guitars. Needless to say, the EP is damn good, so pick one up before you hit the bricks, sucka. Local dream-poppers TINY FIREFLIES packed lighthearted dream-pop tracks and bouncy, innocent tunes on their EP, Change, and make their way to our stage for the first time in damn near three years. The band's been hard at work on their debut full length, out later this year, and we expect the wee duo to get the night warmed up right. Opening the show is PANDA RIOT, a 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.