Thursday, January 20, 2011

Free show tonight: Delmar & the Dedications, Gypsyblood, Andy Marchel & the Cocaine Rainbow

Posted by Frank

Delmar and the Dedications
Here are a couple compelling reasons to head to Liar's Club (1665 W. Fullerton) starting at 9 p.m. tonight:  1) you'll be able to catch sets from three great Chicago bands - Delmar and the Dedications, Gypsyblood and Andy Marchel and the Cocaine Rainbow, 2) it's free. You can't beat that. Should you need any more convincing, read on to find out more about each band and sample some tracks.

Delmar and the Dedications
These guys have a very cool, soulful ‘60s thing going on. Think girl-group except without any girls. And more rocking. Frontman Zach Weinberg formed the group after years playing in punk bands, and they recently recorded a five-song introduction called Mansion Sessions. Hints of past punk tendencies marry with poppy Motown vibes for a sound that you can dance to and rock out to at the same time. Check out this week's Sun-Times writeup to get better acquainted.

Gypsyblood's great big sound grabs hold immediately with a hard-hitting combination of shoegaze, alternative rock and post-punk. Listening to "2-4-6 inthedark" off their recent EP makes me think of The Jesus and Mary Chain on steroids, which is a very good thing.

Andy Marchel & the Cocaine Rainbow
Could any band with "cocaine rainbow" in their name and an “About Me” that reads “Technical guitar pop created by drug addicted street criminals" fail to put on a debaucherously entertaining show? AMCR’s rock and roll is loud, fast and thoroughly scrappy. Perfect for jumping around mindlessly to with beer in hand on a Thursday night.

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