80's Prom Party!
Bow Wow Wow
Gene Loves Jezebel, The Handcuffs, DJ Tim Mix
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 17 and over
Bow Wow Wow
Bow Wow Wow are an English 1980s New Wave band, created by Malcolm McLaren to promote his and business partner Vivienne Westwood's New Romantic fashion lines. The group's music is rooted in African-derived drum sounds ala Adam & the Ants.
Gene Loves Jezebel
Michael Aston, born August 22, 1964, is the founder and current leader of Gene Loves Jezebel.
In 1989 he left Gene Loves Jezebel due to his unhappiness with the direction of the band and strained relations with his twin brother, Jay.
Moving to California, Michael started The Immigrants which eventually became Edith Grove. Edith Grove released ?.
Michael reformed Gene Loves Jezebel instead of writing and recording a new Edith Grove album; the band's debut album was its only album.
Between 1993 and 1997 Michael and Jay were working together on various projects and recordings, including an album that would eventually become VII.
Both brothers did a reunion tour from February 1997 to October 1997 as Gene Loves Jezebel, however that ended with the recording and subsequent tour for VII. Another bitter falling out ensued. According to Michael, he refused to be pushed out of the band after all of the work he had put into the reunion and reformed GLJ with the backing band used on the first '97 Pre-Raphaelite Brothers tour. This caused much confusion amongst the fans as to who had the rights to the band name.
Jay sued Michael to stop him from using Gene Loves Jezebel. Judge O'Brien in LA Superior Court denied twice the injunctions intended to stop Michael from using the Gene Loves Jezebel name.
Jay withdrew the case with prejudice meaning that he could never sue Michael again. Jay released VII in 1998. Jay erased all of Michael's vocals and credits off the album however, a copy of this album with Michael's vocals was released as The Doghouse Sessions.
Michael owns the exclusive rights to Gene Loves Jezebel in the US and continues to perform and release new material as Gene Loves jezebel throughout the world. The exception being the UK where Michael will perform and release material as Michael Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel.
In September, 2002, ICANN awarded Michael the www.genelovesjezebel.com domain name.
Gene Loves Jezebel if nothing else, might well be the most fascinating, grossly underated and endearing duo that popular music has ever thrown.
Gene Loves Jezebel is now as it was in the beginning, lead by Michael Aston and a return to challenging themes and artistic vision... as illustrated by Exploding Girls
Led by acclaimed drummer Brad Elvis and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chloe F. Orwell, Chicago's The Handcuffs explore broad sonic territory while believing in the power of a great radio hook. The Handcuffs inhabit some of the same musical domain as T-Rex, Spiders from Mars Era Bowie, Franz Ferdinand and early Blondie - all filtered through a modern lens - and deliver bold, sexy songs with memorable melodies and unexpected twists. Known as much for their dynamic live shows as for being prolific writers and producers, their songs have been featured in dozens of films and television shows. The band has released three full-length albums and is currently working on the fourth. They recently jumped on the analog/nostalgia bandwagon by releasing a special Cassette Store Day album called "All the Way from Chicago," featuring a "best of" style remastered sampling of their modern garage-glam songs, plus a never-before released nod to one of their influences, Mott the Hoople. "The Handcuffs are one of the few bands capable of effectively combining the spontaneity and musicianship of glam/punk with the urgency and rough-edged sound of garage rock," says Jersey Beat's Phil Rainone. “There's a sexy, swaggering street vibe throughout,” added Musoscribe's Bill Kopp. And the Chicago Sun-Times exclaims that The Handcuffs are simply "effervescent." Completing The Handcuffs powerhouse lineup are bassist Emily Togni, lead guitarist Susie Q. Winn and keyboardist Alison Hinderliter.
DJ Tim Mix
DJ Tim Mix: Filling Holes You Did Not Know Existed, and Filling Them With Goodness.