Heaters / Basement Family / mtvghosts
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 9:00 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
HEATERS returns to The Empty Bottle stage for the first time since March 2016. HEATERS is composed of old high school chums Tamlyn and Krebsm who moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2013 to start a project together. The two met Korf, their next door neighbor, soon after and began writing and recording tunes in their home studio. HEATERS has drawn acclaim across the webosphere for their spacey, driving take on West Coast psych rock and powerful live shows. Tapping into both the twang of their ‘60s garage compatriots and building their own brand of expansive, cosmic swells, Pitchfork calls the band “catchy and kinetic,” noting their “energy and hook writing are clearly on point.” Local rock/graze/pop trio BASEMENT FAMILY manage to be catchy as hell with musical moments of garage rock, fuzz distortion. Their like, the band version of the really popular water polo player who wears button ups but also smokes weed and thrashes on the electric guitar. Get it? You can bop your skull along to their catchy beats, but also feel edgy and relevant! SCORE. Opening this evening is MTVGHOSTS. Shifting stylistically from song to song, this tubular band melds glam, garage and indie-pop in a delightfully deranged way that's hard not to like. It's kind of dreamy in a haunting way, kind of poppy in a hip-shaking way, and it has that "glammy punk vibe" the kids are going ga-ga for.