Vic's DRUM SHOP PRESENTS
Vic's Happy Hour w/ The Handcuffs
235 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL, 60607
This event is 21 and over
Vic's Happy Hour
Vic’s Drum Shop is proud to present a monthly music event designed to showcase and support local bands & drummers. On the last Thursday of each month, Vic hosts “Vic’s Happy Hour!” and invites one band to perform from 8-9pm at Cobra Lounge in Chicago. Bands can be from any musical genre and the cover charge for admission is nominal – only $5 with 100% of the money collected at the door going directly to the band performing that evening. This is Vic’s way of giving back to the music community that supports our shop.
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. Inhabiting some of the same musical domain as T-Rex, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers and Spiders from Mars era Bowie, The Handcuffs 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 on Showtime, the CW, NBC, Showtime, MTV, VH1, PBS, HBO, A&E and more. The band has released three full-length albums and is currently working on the fourth. "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 New Jersey-based rock critic Phil Rainone. "There's a sexy, swaggering street vibe throughout," adds North Carolina-based critic Bill Kopp, and the Chicago Sun-Times exclaims that The Handcuffs are simply "effervescent." Music fans and drum aficionados may recognize co-leader Elvis from a few major label go-arounds during his career and an underground (and, often, not so underground) following of fans of his drumming. Completing The Handcuffs powerhouse garage-glam lineup are bassist Emily Togni, lead guitarist Susie Q and keyboardist Alison Hinderliter.