Mon August 3, 2015 9:00 pm Free Monday
We're kicking off August's Free Mondays with an sonic onslaught of some of Chicago's best, brightest and filthiest bands, courtesy of the fine folks at Maximum Pelt Records. It's been seven long months since VAMOS last graced our stage and we're Jonesing for their gritty, in-your-face rock & roll to push us over the edge once again. The brain-rattling three-piece do Rock & Roll serious justice, playing as hard and raw as any other jokers you may come across without ever taking shit too seriously. Tonight VAMOS is celebrating the release of their newest LP, Spiderbait, out on Maximum Pelt, and the ten tracks continue the band's brutal attack on raw, energetic rock & roll. Combining a lot of cymbal work, distorted guitar and heavy bass lines (with some tambo thrown in for good measure, duh), VAMOS create an unholy cacophony that’s gaining ground all across the land. E G O, formerly known as MASSIVE EGO and E | G | O, combines unapologetic punk swagger, naturally psychedelic brainwaves, folk-lovinglyness, and killer pop sensibility into one gleaming badass package. These multi-instrumentalist madmen are notorious for their madcap instrument switching and white-hot, high-energy live music. E G O has been on a tear throughout all of 2015, releasing one limited run cassette based around the signs of the zodiac and themes in classical literature pertaining to the number 12, all on their own Maximum Pelt label. Their sonic assault and delightfully spastic rock tendencies are fully realized in their newest LP, Economy, which is the band's first divergence from the zodiac cassette series. Hailing from Memphis but now calling Nashville home, MODERN CONVENIENCE started as the bedroom project of young punk rock & roller MIKEY B. It’s since evolved into a Sci-Fi punk rock outfit combining 70s & 80s underground influences with 50s & 60s rock & roll swagger. Known to perform raging live shows featuring a rotating cast of bass players & drummers, MODERN CONVENIENCE’s blown out, lo-fi recordings come to life with that Memphis quality of dread. Be sure to pick up that new cassette, courtesy of – you guessed it – Maximum Pelt. Kicking things off tonight is FOUL TIP, the fuzzed-out punk rock project of drummer/vocalist ED BORNSTEIN and bassist/vocalist ADAM LUKSETICH. This excessively rad drum/bass duo returns to the Bottle tonight for their first show since last November and we're ready to catch the madness with them once more. Give thanks and show up early.