/ The Stranger / The Wanton Looks / Stickfight
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Think Ramones with more and better jokes. Of course, punk music is more known for its rebellion and political stances than its comedy. M.O.T.O just might not fly with some of the more humorless in the punk crowd. And certainly not with commercial radio.
Featuring members of venerable Chicago bands Deal’s Gone Bad and The Peelers, The Stranger’s mix of rockabilly musicianship with punk energy and soul melodies has garnered them favorable reviews at venues such as the Bottom Lounge, Subterranean, and The Note, among others. Mike Hobson’s thumping upright bass and Alex Gourse’s powerful drumming form a solid backbone onto which Jason Larsen’s riff heavy guitar lines are woven together with Aaron Hammes’ soul shattering vocals.
Bad-girl harmonies (think Shangri-La’s) meet fuzzed-up guitar and relentless tempos. Sure it’s been done countless times before, but when it’s done well – with fizzy hooks and towering sing-along choruses – who can complain? “Electromagnetic Force” is aptly named, “Demons” stomps like Motorhead, the first chord on “Worst Side of Me” sounds like a bomb detonating. . . .-Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
A five piece punk rock and roll band from Chicago, IL. Do their tunes sound familiar? That's honest music for ya. Accept no substitutes.