Lifted Bells, Giants Chair
Ex Acrobat, Wet Tropics, Brandon L. Butler
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Though Overreactor isn’t the first release from Chicago’s Lifted Bells, the four song EP serves as a perfect introduction to the band for all of those unacquainted. The band’s first EP on Run For Cover Records is the third in their small-yet-impressive catalog. Over- reactor is a demonstration of carefully crafted mathy-emo instrumentals, paired with the familiar emotion & insight that vocalist Bob Nanna has been working through for decades in various projects like Braid, Hey Mercedes & The City on Film.
Giant's Chair was a band from fall of 1993 to the summer of 1997. Scott Hobart played guitar, wrote words and melodies, sang, and booked shows. Byron Collum wrote and played Bass Lines and fixed stuff. Paul Ackerman wrote and played drum parts and Drove a lot. Giant's Chair was instrumental in creating the type of midwestern post hardcore/emo sound that bands like Traindodge, Riddle of Steel, The Life and Times, and Shiner have and continue to play (shiner even had a song named after the band). The Giant's Chair discography includes 2 full lengths and 4 seven inches, most of the stuff was released on Caulfield Records. About 7 years after the band broke up a posthumous release of vinyl only material was released on Caulfield Records. The CD was untitled. The Band Cave In released a cover of the song The Callus on their CDEP Tides of Tomorrow that is extremely well done, however it fails to reach the level of the original. This is the only Known Giant's Chair cover. All Giant's Chair releases except Red and Clear (the vinyl version is out of print) are out of print. If you are a hardcore fan and are looking to find some stuff thats out of print your best bet is Ebay, sometimes you can get lucky with Amazon or Half.com as well. If you check ebay periodically you are sure to find the non-Caulfield 7 inches (splits with Boy's Life an Ethel Meserve). They are the easiest out of print release to find. However if you can find Red and Clear or Purity and Control (both the 7 in. and LP)on vinyl consider yourself lucky. If you find the Purity and Control CD consider yourself extremely lucky, I have never seen it on Ebay or amazon, and I have only seen it once on half. Another alternative is to email Bernie Mcginn at Caulfield Records, he may still have a copy or two lying around of some of the Rare stuff. RELEASES: Hotboy 7 inch record on Caulfield Records Cassette Single on Caulfield from Red and Clear Red and Clear Full Length CD/LP on Caulfield Records Split Seven inch with Boy's Life on Hit It! Records Split Seven inch with Ethel Meserve on Tree Records Purity and Control Seven Inch Record on Caulfield Records Purity and Control Full Length CD/LP on Caulfield Records Seven Inch B side Collection CD on Caulfield Records Selections (like a greatest hits CD compiling stuff from both LPs. Made just for the reunion show)
Heavy indie rock in the style of Jawbox, from Kansas City, Missouri.
Wet Tropics is, John Rejba (Boys Life, The Farewell Bend, and Rare Animals) Dustin Currier (The Felix Culpa, and Cut Teeth) and Joe Gerdeman (Rare Animals). John Rejba goes it alone with a little bit help from his friends. A sonic twist in rock-n-roll with an emphasis on noise and post punk guitar hooks.