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It Looks Sad., Bottom Bracket, Nectar, Shinzon 2/27

It Looks Sad. (Charlotte, NC) - Indie, Experimental

This exquisite Indie Rock outfit is going to cruise into nightshop just ahead of their new LP on Tiny Engines! Come thru!


It Looks Sad. originally began playing shows in early 2012 under the name It Looks Sad, That's Why I Said It's You. After a few line-up shifts the band emerged in late 2013 under the shortened name, It Looks Sad. In the Winter of 2013 the band recorded a handful of shimmering, sharp guitar pop / post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils. Along with the shortened moniker, It Looks Sad. professes a leaner, more straight-forward approach with their new material. The band's live show is also something to behold as their songs are given a bit more power and room to breathe. Hometown label, Tiny Engines, will release the band's proper Self-Titled debut in the Summer of 2014.

Bottom Bracket (Springfield, IL) - Emo, Indie Rock

This power trio has energy and groove for days! Taps, twinkles, truffles, turtles? From their FB page: "Band Interests - Bird watching, hentai socks, knives, bike chains, Fake Taxi, Cake Farts, Youtube Haiku. Personal Interests - Uhh did you not read the last section?"

Nectar (Champaign, IL) - Indie Rock, Pop Punk

Nectar released one of Central IL's best recordings with last year's "Knocking At The Door" on Infinity Cat Records! We're stoked to welcome them back to our stage!

Shinzon (Normal/Chicago, IL) - Progressive Rock, Neo Radical

Shinzon are all-time 309-ers! It's been a hot minute, we're glad they're returning! Also: "Shinzon is a three-headed Midwestern slugger that never settles. Raucous and riffy one moment, agile and bopping the next. Turtleneck-rock."

Doors: 6PM
Music: 7:30PM
Cover: $10 Day of
All Ages Until 10PM