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Drilling For Blasting
Sat · June 8, 2019
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
This event is 18 and over
Chicago's post-punk blues-infused duo Drilling for Blasting are releasing their much-anticipated first full length record since starting almost six years ago. A joint release by Underground Communique Records (Chicago) and Let's Pretend Records (Bloomington, Indiana), the Electrical Audio-recorded "Fingers Are The Best Eyes" contains ten tracks, and features art by Ian Floetl. To kick off the vinyl release, Drilling for Blasting will be joined by scene veterans Chicken Happen, The Brokedowns, and WIG - an eclectic mix of true Chicago underground / indy / punk / post-punk talent - in a truly unique show experience. The show's format features all four bands set up with four sound systems. Each band will play a song in turn, with the audience ”in the round”, providing two hours of continuous music - a FOUR WAY SHOW - the likes of which Chicago showgoers have never experienced before.
Drilling For Blasting
Drilling for Blasting is a two piece band that sounds like a three and a half piece, with drummer Kammy Lee and guitarist Douglas Ward, both members of 97-shiki, formerly Fourth Rotor, and a score of other bands, going far back into Chicago’s underground punk rock music scene in the 00s, 90s, & 80s. It's the sort of loud, weird, odd, but grooving tunes that fans might or might not expect from these two old fucking dogs.
The Brokedowns are a humble and oft-dormant quartet from right outside Chicago that somehow stole the punk rock spotlight in the last year. (And that’s where opportunist jackoffs like us come in, wink wink) They toured with Dillinger Four, landed on the cover of Razorcake Magazine, and released a killer 7″ on No Idea Records. Their new 13-song full length, Species Bender, is proof of all the great progress they’ve made as a band and will firmly plant ’em alongside the genre’s best. We’re talking about a truly rockin’ record, and The Brokedowns are one of the few bands still playing traditional punk rock and playing it well. On top of all that, they package it with hilarious, biting lyrics: songs that reference the Octo-Mom, wizards, Jersey Shore, Kid Rock, etc. That’s what I call a good fuckin’ time.
Chicken Happen is a four piece rock and roll group. We play faster songs and slower songs, some loud songs and some quiet songs, all great songs, songs.