El Mejor and The Hanging Gardens Tonight!

REALLY excited for tonight’s show! Definitely dig the sounds of both bands on the bill, and I invite you to join me for a night of some solid psych-rock and roll experiences.

 

El Mejor’s noise comes from a mutual love for bands like Black Sabbath, The Stooges and Fugazi, as well as early hardcore, punk and noise-rock. They create a sound that is heavy and chaotic while maintaining precision and melody. Check ‘em out!

 

 

 

The Hanging Gardens are one of my favorite local bands, and you definitely want to come early to see ‘em (9:30). They previously played looking glass’ first showcase at The Burlington, and you can catch part of that set below.

 

Saturday, 9/27 at the Green Room

El Mejor and The Hanging Gardens

21+ | $5 | Doors at 9, Show at 9:30

Get tickets HERE

Fight With Monsters, The Smoking Revolvers and Snaggletooth play TONIGHT!

There’s a rock and roll cocktail happening tonight at the Abbey Pub’s Green Room, and you should definitely come check it out!

 

Headlining the night is Fight With Monsters with their blues/punk/ska-laced indie rock. They put out a few albums earlier this year, Blue Pt I & II, and plan to release another EP by year’s end. You can click play below to hear Part I, or watch the video for their song “Resting My Eyes” off that same album. Check ‘em out!

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

So each of us have different musical influences; for example our bass player Brian Sutton is really into Black Sabbath and Sublime, Ryan Caldwell our lead vocalist really likes the Streetlight Manifesto, Cake, and The Front Bottoms, Ryan Worthy our lead guitarist really really likes Queens of the Stone Age, but also shares a strong affinity for Sublime and Streetlight Manifesto, and our drummer Aaron Cada, currently listens to a lot of Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys, and Tom Petty! So all over the place, but a lot of punk and ska influence.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

Some music worth sharing would be Era Vulgaris by Queens of the Stone Age, Magic Touch by Stanley Jordan, & Omnivium by Obscura. Some of our local favorites include Lever from Crystal Lake, Irvin Harris and the Gospel from Decatur, Dana Destefano & Dollparts out of Naperville, Original Mechanical Mouse from Rockford, and Awe Howler from Grayslake. All of these bands are amazing live and work really hard to make the local music scene thrive.

 

 

 

 

The Smoking Revolvers bridge the night with some garage/punk alternative rock. You can hear their debut EP, Broken Hearts Club, below. Click play to hear ‘em, and keep reading to learn more!

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Our biggest influences are Nirvana, Local H, The Vines and The White Stripes.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

We’re really digging a band called Ume from Texas. A couple of local favorites are Tens, Rapids, and Madame Ruby.

 

 

 

Snaggletooth open the show with some fluffy scuzz punk pop, which you can check out below. They also recorded a live performance at Young Camelot earlier this year, which you can hear here. They took a few minutes to talk influences and favorites, so keep readin’.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

As a group I’d say our biggest influences are Dinosaur Jr. and Blue-Pinkerton Weezer. We’re not all stuck in the 90s though.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

A couple bands I’d personally like to go up to bat for are Yoko and the Oh No’s a Chicago area group, ex-The Irenes. We played with the Irenes at Schubas and they’re really talented, really nice, and really really young kids with a lot of potential. Also my personal favorite band that everyone should know about is Tricot, this Japanese mathy rock band. They’re just the best.

 

 

 

Thursday, 9/25 at the Green Room

Fight With Monsters, The Smoking Revolvers and Snaggletooth

21+ | $5 | Doors at 8:30, Show at 9

Get tickets HERE