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Friday, October 22

A Gories Double Feature - 10/22 & 10/23 @ The Empty Bottle

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"The existence of the underground garage rock trio The Gories was a rock and roll paragon: dirty, loud, fast and with an early demise. The Detroit-based band came together in the mid-'80s, building a steady cult following in the metro area before their cassette-only releases landed them a deal with Crypt Records, a Hamburg-based imprint specializing in '60s underground rock. Three official LPs on Crypt followed, and some single releases and a European tour later, the band called it quits by the early '90s. [...] 

Post-breakup, members of trio were active in different bands, though all in the same vein as the one they had just dissolved: guitarist Mick Collins turned his side project, The Dirtbombs, into his primary gig, while guitarist Dan Kroha picked up the moniker "Danny Dollrod" for his stint in the Demolition Dollrods and drummer Peggy O'Neill joined the Memphis-based '68 Comeback.

Friday at the Empty Bottle marks the first time that the officially reunited Gories have played Chicago in nearly two decades. Their two-night engagement will appropriately feature younger Chicago bands (who have likely taken a page or two from the scuzzy, grinding garage rockers), with White Mystery opening the first night, andHollows and CoCoComa opening Saturday's show."  read the whole thing from the Chicagoist.com


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