Fri, April 13, 2012
Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
$8.00 – $10.00
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Tall Chris' 30th Birthday Bash with music by:
$8 advance tickets. $10 day of show. Doors at 9pm. Show time 10pm.
Bottomless Pit is an indie rock band from Chicago. Guitarist Andy Cohen and baritone guitarist Tim Midgett, both formerly of Silkworm, formed the band with drummer Chris Manfrin of Seam and bassist Brian Orchard of .22 in 2005. Since inception the group has issued two critically acclaimed records and toured in the United States and Canada. The band also played one show in Paris to open the Villette Sonique Festival in June 2008 at the invitation of fellow Chicago-based rock trio Shellac.
Their debut album Hammer of the Gods earned favorable reviews from various music publications. The album was in part recorded at Electrical Audio studios by Greg Norman and initially self-released on 45rpm vinyl. Notably, the vinyl record also included a copy of the album on compact disc for convenience. The following EP, entitled Congress, was also released in this format. Both releases are available for digital download from New Jersey based label Comedy Minus One.
On January 26, 2010, the band announced via their Facebook page that their next LP, Blood Under the Bridge, had been completed and would be mastered in March and released August 10, 2010. In March, four songs from the album, "38 Souls", "Q.E.D.", "Winterwind" and "Summerwind" were uploaded to the Internet (the former two songs on Facebook and the latter two songs on their Myspace).
"This is post-working class punk right on the verge of smashing the shit out of the cubicle and heading down to the way too full welfare office... Police Teeth are careful creators of aggressive, fun music." - threeimaginarygirls.com
"Real Size Monster Series embodies the best of indie rock, post-punk, and modern rock in one package." - East Bay Express
"Real Size Monster Series gets straight to the point and proceeds to drive it into your skull for a good and highly satisfying forty minutes." - Built On A Weak Spot
"Police Teeth is more like perspiry basement party where the amps rattle the mildew off the ceiling, some form of squirmy rock ’n’ roll dancing takes place, and melodies rise out of the din to stick in your head like cigarette smoke clinging to your hair." - SF Weekly
"Almost annoyingly infectious songs ripe with fist-pumping choruses... deserves to be recognized as one thing and one thing only: righteous." - Seattle Sound
The Bismarck is a rock band that plays rock music. Playing shows and making records is just part of the deal and they do these things, too. Referring to themselves in the third person is strictly a web site thing though Nate does this from time to time.
The band is comprised of four long-time friends from Grand Forks, North Dakota (well, Jury’s from Bismarck originally, but who’s counting?) who have slowly migrated out to the west coast.
The Bismarck is a big fan of the Midwest work ethic and independent spirit. They book their own shows, engineer and release their own records, silkscreen their own shirts, load their own gear, drive their own van and - grudgingly - write their own promotional spew.
Since 2002, they’ve managed to rack up three EPs, two LPs, two compilation tracks, three trans-Midwest tours and a nice swath of damaged hearing and confused stares. Their new record - Blood of Patriots - was released in April 2007, a joint venture of Pride of Dakota Records and Beep Repaired Inc.