7PM ✖ Hall ✖ $8/$10 ✖ 21+
White Mystery: Meet the redheaded brother/sister rock’n’roll duo White Mystery from Chicago founded on April 20, 2008. Miss Alex White, known for her work in Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra, sings and is a ”Top Ten Female Guitarist to Look Out For” according to Guitar World. Francis Scott Key White sings too, and drums like a frenetic madman.
White Mystery self-released two full length albums that earned high scores from Pitchfork, LA Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, and Austin Chronicle, along with music videos named in the “Top 5 Weirdest Video Premieres” by MTV Hive. The high energy duo kicks out the jams with relentless touring, explosive sets, and what The Chicago Reader calls the “Best Band Merch.”
Fuck Knights: After a stint in New York City as drummer for Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue, GD Mills (aka Sir Gregory Fuck Knight) packed up two drums, a cymbal, two sticks and a microphone and headed west to Minneapolis on an art school scholarship. In the aftermath of a violent ‘destruction of school property’ performance which ultimately lead to his expulsion, Mills formed Fuck Knights in 2007 on the very same day as the I-35W bridge collapse.
Basement keggers soon became crowded bar gigs, word-of-mouth became press coverage, self-made cassettes became 7″ records released on regional and then European labels (including an EP recorded by Gary Burger from The Monks), and shared bills with the likes of King Khan and BBQ Show, Greenhornes, Fleshtones, Black Diamond Heavies, Nobunny, Brimstone Howl, Human Eye, Jacuzzi Boys, Lover!, and Monotonix became tours throughout the U.S. Great Lakes/Rust Belt region, and continental Europe.
“Fully endorsed” by Maximumrocknroll and described by Mongrel Zine as “way cool psychedelic garage punk”, Fuck Knights’ raging, ragged rock and roll, according to Detroit-based Smashin’ Transistors, “pays homage to the 60s but doesn’t care to sit around and play dress up because it’s been proven that jumping in a time machine is corny. They just wanna play loud, probably get drunk and maybe get laid (or get arrested trying).”
The band released its first full-length, “Let It Bleed”, on the Italian label, Boss Hoss Records, in June of 2011 and followed it up with their 3-song “Real Love” EP, on the Chicago label, Cold Slice Cassettes.
Goondas: As bandleaders go, Brenden Green is the real deal: irreverent, scoffing, seemingly possessed. He wraps his mic chord around his neck, causing it to come unplugged more than once and distorting his vocal melodies; breaks his mic stand in half and swings it around, nearly knocking out an audience member’s teeth; and spends half the time singing on his knees or his back, like he’s channeling something from beneath him. Meanwhile, his band burns through short post-punk and gritty rock songs, their mutilated cords and strings creating a crackling, lo-fi sound.