Kickstand Productions Presents!
Panda Riot, Sat. Nite Duets, Cassettes on Tape
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 17 and over
Though new, WRAY’s involvement in the music community starts over a decade ago with such bands as Last Flight In, Comrade, Nightmare Waterfall, and a handful of other projects you might not have had the chance to see if “punk rock” just isn’t your scene.
Their self-titled release was recorded in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama at Ol Elegante Studio and engineer Daniel Farris (Man Or Astro-man?, St. Vincent) managed to capture the atmospheric beauty that comes with every live show. This three piece demands the attention of a real rock show.
Wray isn’t afraid to revel in repetition, churning (like butter) confident, seamless grooves firmly in the tradition of NEU!, Faust, or Can. Their shimmering, headphone-ready tones owe much to Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, and even The Cure, but without the crippling self-absorption of chillwave, dreampop, or whatever all the sad bastards are listening to this week.
Panda Riot formed in Philadelphia while Brian Cook and Rebecca Scott were working on some short films. Soundtracks turned into songs and Panda Riot was born. They picked up a drum machine, a couple of guitars, and the result was She Dares All Things, a collection of bedroom recorded songs. A move to Chicago saw the addition of Justin Cheng on Bass and Jose Rodriguez on Aux percussion. Last year they dropped the Far and Near Ep. This year they are currently working on a new record entitled Northern Automatic Music.