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Go Betty Go

Go Betty Go

Mystery Actions, October Bird Of Death, Krayola

Tue · May 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Go Betty Go
Go Betty Go
When sisters Aixa and Nicolette Vilar attended Glendale High School circa 1999, they were just another pair of bored local teens who dreamed of achieving fame as rock stars. The result was their extraordinary all-Latina pop-punk band Go Betty Go, an outfit whose classic, stripped-down '77-style songs quickly established them as a popular force on the local rock circuit.

With Aixa on drums, Nicolette on the mic, the powerhouse guitar of Glendale's Betty Cisneros and bassist Michelle Rangel, Go Betty Go began a Tuesday night residency at Highland Park's Mr.T's Bowl that regularly packed in a horde of faithful fans. It was just the beginning.

Within a few short years, Go Betty Go had built a national reputation, were the subject of extremely favorable articles in numerous newspapers and magazines, did television and radio spots, earned a prominent spot on coast-to-coast punk rock road show the Warped Tour, had placed a song on the soundtrack of a Fantastic Four video game and, in 2005, released “Nothing is More,” their second album. Those Go Betty Go gals were making it, big time, and just as it seemed the band's explosive success was going to take them to the very height of the business, Nicolette did the unthinkable, right in the middle of their tour with MxPx: She quit the band.

Seven years later, and almost as abruptly, comes the equally stunning news that Nicolette and the band are reuniting once again. While Go Betty Go continued performing, with vocalist Emily Wynne-Hughes and bassist Phil Buckman, the group has been on informal hiatus for two years.

It's safe to assume that quite a few local music fans remember Go Betty Go, and this reunion should be pure pleasure. The band's creative, passionate, bilingual pop punk is loaded with appeal, and their reunion to the music scene gives them the chance to pick up where they left off.
Mystery Actions
Four mysterious ladies from chicago that kill for rock n roll.
October Bird Of Death
October Bird of Death is full tilt Chicago punk rock. A sound grounded in old school punk but with modern twists and turns. The vocals are passionate and raw, grinding and soaring. Singing and shouting in equal turns with lyrics that reflect the blissful highs and crushing lows of lives lived on the margins. Lives struggling to remain true. It is their lives and it is bleeding through on every track…
Krayola
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://www.1stwardevents.com