9pm // $5 // 21+
Chicago four-piece FITNESS headline tonight's banger with a beefed-up blend of punk, grunge, NOT garage rock and twin guitars. Push-ups? Rarely. Whiskey pulls? Regularly. Their self-titled EP, Fitness, on Weiner Records (a subsidiary label of Burger Records) was released in Summer 2015 to much acclaim and they're following it up with the Puppet Show 7-inch, out on Don't Panic Records. It continues their path of destruction and expands on what the Chicago Reader describes as «forward-charging rock melody with the help of two guitars shooting off bottle-rocket riffs.”
Another four person rock band, HARVEY DENTURES, makes their way to the Bottle stage tonight, but it's their first time, so play nice. The band's debut release, a collection of material they call Guilt Trip, combines crunchy guitars with heart-on-sleeve songwriting and pummeling rhythms. As Midwest Action points out in their lengthy feature, „HARVEY DENTURES made a great record that kind of flew under the radar in 2016, but this album is a very pretty testament to the power of bummer pop… and their songwriting quite economically demonstrates that they know how to get their hearts broken and make the best of it.“
SONNY FALLS is the moniker of fuzzed-out DIY Chicago rocker Ryan Ensley. With three other musicians helping to make his filthy rock & roll dreams a reality, Ensley released the powerful debut, There's No Magic Left In This World, at the end of 2016 and celebrated its release at our final Glitter Creeps showcase of the year (that's December, y'all). Help us welcome Sonny and co. back to our stage.