Double Door Welcomes
White Mystery, Muddy Udders, The Hop DJs
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Chicago-based trio, The Dyes, infuse 60s inspired garage-rock with infectious 50s rockabilly undertones to create a punchy and melodic, yet raw rock n' roll sound. By digging up the roots of influences such as: Hank Williams, The Cramps, Wanda Jackson, and The Flat Duo Jets, this female-fronted trio is sure to catch the ears of a wide-spectrum of music lovers as they toss hints of punk, surf, blues, and country into the mix, and stir it up with their own unique twist.
White Mystery is brother-sister rock'n'roll duo Miss Alex White & Francis Scott White from Chicago, founded on April 20, 2008. The ginger sibling duo have written, recorded and played non-stop since their inception, releasing 7”s with Hozac and Whistler Records, self-releasing two LPs, pogoing with the kids on Chic-A-Go-Go, touring round the world, and earning rave reviews from national and local publications – MTV, WBEZ, VICE, the Onion – and the list goes on. The WHITES released their third full-length, Telepathic, on April 20th, 2013 and continue their domination of old-school, ass kickin' rock'n'roll.
Muddy Udders is a slipp’ry little band from Green Bay, WI. Matty, Augie and Roelke flipped the switch in 2006 and the mud’s been dripping since. They technically haven’t underachieved; they didn’t set out to do much more than make albums (they've made 3), tour (they've done 4), and party (they've overachieved).
MU has played hundreds of shows, most of them 4 hours, and fancies itself one heck of a bar band, but they love cherry-picking songs for half-hour sprints as well. This flexibility has led to headlining festivals like the Symco Shakedown and Steelbridge Songfest, and opening for acts such as ? and the Mysterians and Bob Log III. They've played in basements, backyards, bowling alleys, even an AA party!
It's not that they necessarily shoot themselves in the foot, but the band probably could market itself a little better by narrowing its playlist, sticking to one genre, or even by not switching instruments, though most people enjoy the variety. The short answer is “rock’n’roll,” but the band will likely brush off questions of its style with the non-sequitur “toe-slappin’ grease rock," which apparently includes anything from garage rock, rockabilly, surf rock, punk rock, psychedelic, blues rock, country, bluegrass, ragtime, doo wop, funk, prog rock, tropicalia, maybe even metal. Instruments are swapped often enough that it's been deemed too tedious to give credit on the albums, which include not only the usual suspects of guitar, bass, and drums, but also piano, keyboard, harmonica, banjo, upright bass, accordion, and whatever else is around.
So long as the encouragement's there, Muddy Udders will keep doing their best to entertain without pandering and challenge without alienating. Talent and teeth, heart and brain, familiarity and creativity, rock AND roll! It’s a slipp’ry tightrope, but these guys are either too dumb to look down or too smart to look back. Or they’ve all been in bands since they were 13 and don’t really know any different. Go see ‘em, book ‘em, or just listen to their albums. Germs and nutrition, fertilizer and calcium! HOOOOOOO!!!
The Hop DJs
50's 60's Doo Wop, Rock n' Roll, Garage, and Soul dance party!