Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Show preview: Republic of Lights, Suns, Mutts, and more tonight at Double Door

Posted by Sasha

Republic of Lights
If you love the midwestern sound, that particular brand of rock that could only be born in the center of America, Double Door has got you covered. Tonight, the Wicker Park club will host five bands from the middle strip of the States. Here's what they've got for you.

Glittermouse will start things off. If you've never seen Glittermouse in the wild, please be warned that they are highly energetic and often hilarious. You may be forced into good times. There are a total of seven folks in Glittermouse, making them a veritable cabinet of snappy rock music. You've been warned. The Youngston, Ohio group Asleep will follow, boasting a wide variety of influence in the sheets of noise they churn out. They've been recording and performing since the mid-aughts, and are evidently pros at the live show. After that, Mike Maimone's Mutts will play the gritty piano rock that has been filling Chicago venues for years. Also repping the monosyllabic band names, Suns will play next. This six-piece just put out a record this summer in double-EP format, and it sounds fantastic. If Suns are as epic on stage as they are on tape, they're fully worth your while. You can download both EPs for free here. Finally, Republic of Lights will headline as they celebrate the release of their new record, Go Rococo. You can listen to and download a three-track teaser of the album at their bandcamp.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $8 and the evening is 21 and over.

1 comment:

  1. Actually... Republic of Lights has their whole record up for free here: