Charming People

Charming People

Absoutely Not, Uh Bones

Thu, March 1, 2012

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

Charming People
Charming People
Charming People are a Chicago band that want to play your psychedelic high school sock hop, but only if they can first play at least three numbers from the musical "Cabaret."

Started by singer–songwriter Emilie Jaeger (the Deccas), her voice was soon joined by the lush, haunting keyboards of Joseph Mietus (Jon Drake & The Shakes), bouncy bass of Kelly Coffey, Ben Fairbanks’ so-on-time drumming (K.K. Rampage) and the sweet guitaring of secret hesher Tim Burden.

The 60s girl group scene, British invasion, classic soul, songwriters like Laura Nyro and Carole King, and good old fashioned glam give Charming People the inspiration to write original songs that can only be described as ROCK MUSIC (or as we like to say, “Petula Clark and Phil Spector interpret the Doors”).
Absoutely Not
Absoutely Not
"It's always nice when you stumble across an overlooked yet supremely promising local act. Absolutely Not hit my radar in December, when I was looking for bright spots in the bleak live-music landscape of the holidays. Led by do-it-all front man Donnie Moore, the band plays poppy, infectious quick-hit garage punk with a charmingly snottyz "nyah-nyah-nyah" sneer. The new eight-song Extended EP is easily the band's best release, endearingly dorky and loaded with minute-and-a-half pileups of hooks upon hooks. Moore, who moved here from Orlando just over four years ago, admits that he's been plugging along ever since, waiting for any sort of attention from the Chicago scene. With any luck this EP will do it.

The self-released album was recorded in a couple of days, and it's the first to feature other members of the Absolutely Not live band. "I wanted it to be truer to the live set," Moore says. "So Jenna [Horwath] played drums and my sister [Madison Moore] played some keyboard lines. With older stuff, I'd throw a lot of distortion in and make it sound more lo-fi and crunchy." Absolutely Not plays a release show for Extended on Fri 2/17 at the Burlington with Vamos and Dumpster Babies. Moore will be hawking CDs for five bucks." - CHICAGO READER

"Fans of punk that’s fast and dirty with a bit of dance rock flavor will drool over Chicago trio Absolutely Not. Let the band’s chugging riffs, radiating keys and bouncing beats swirl around while you kick up some dust dancing. Bonus: It’s also Absolutely Not’s record release show!" - LOUD LOOP PRESS

"Absolutely Not is the brainchild of Donnie Moore and generates infectious one-two beat punk chords. It's an Iggy Pop meets Kevin Barnes approach to jagged garage-rock." - TIMEOUT Chicago

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com