Wed July 2, 2014 9:00 pm $8 (advance), $10
DEAD STARS was formed in 2009 by Jeff Moore (guitar, vocals), his cousin Jaye Moore (drums) and John Watterberg (bass). This Brooklyn, NY three piece came together to create their own brand of indie pop, with fuzzed out guitars, hook-laden riffs and melodic sensibilities. During the first few years the band self released three EP’s before gaining the attention of local label Uninhabitable Mansions, who released 2013's five song High Gain EP. Building on the positive response of that record, DEAD STARS went back into the studio to record their first full length, Slumber, which is being released by Old Flame Records. Returning to the Bottle for the first time in almost two years is local quartet YAWN, who's enchanting breed of lush and inventive dream-pop has been heating up Chicago quite some time. Complex layers of percussion, electronic trans and whimsical vocals marry dance, electro and psychedelic leanings into the band's uniquely trippy sound. Brooklyn three-piece SHARKMUFFIN crafts catchy pop music with jagged, garage-aged fangs. With lyrical subjects including incest, mythical bestiality, and homicidal heroin-using femebots, gutsy vocals jump between gentle moans and rough, forceful screams. Admiration for 90s alternative girl band hooks are paired with crushing rhythms, scorching guitars and thudding bass lines to craft the raw new sound of these three punk rocking debutants. ALL EYES WEST came together in the summer of 2010 and has since made a strong impression on Chicago's vibrant rock community. The trio released their debut, self-titled LP on Jump Start Records in mid-2011, a blazing album of melodic punk rock that pays homage to the 80s and 90s underground and has since seen the band open for legends like BOB MOULD, OFF!, BRAID, and more. ALL EYES WEST split 7" w/ Philadelphia's EASY CREATURES is out now on Jump Start and features a new song, "Stumble," that was recorded last Fall with J. Robbins as they recorded their new full length record (due out later this year).