Tonight at Door #3, the newest basement party spot in the puke-stained heart of your good times, Wicker Park, join the VoT staff for another skull-softening evening of raw realism, presented in musical form, especially not for the faint of groin or heart. The Chicago label collective BOCRL has assembled another night of heady goodness for only a measly $5 cover and complete with a $3 beer special, and you thought this was Wrigleyville? Don't miss the incredible "SEX ROOM" as well, which used to be the backstage area when The Rolling Stones played DD in 1996, now converted into a Twin Peaks-esque setting, complete with merch from Gary Records, Tall Pat Records and massive amounts of lascivious lubrication, not to mention music between bands from the Grabbing Clouds' Matt Riley.
First up are a brand new band, Gravity Waves, featuring Schuyler from party-pop purveyours, The Sleepovers, (who sound like The Lemons' older brothers & sisters) along with Emily and Shimby from Bird Talk, and should bring the bright pop sound directly into your frontal lobe with ease. Up next are super-soakers The Wet who mercilessly shove the easiest/sleaziest rock'n roll slime right up to your face, and pull it back at the last minute, teasing your pleasure receptors into overdrive. You won't be able to keep any part of your body dry, don't even try. Featuring members of The Man, you won't want to miss even a second of their raunchy drippings, and grab their debut 7" on Tall Pat Records for further proof.
And knocking your teeth back into your throat, we have Son of A Gun blasting forth to seal the night off. One of Chicago's most pulverizing new bands, breaking hearts and minds simultaneously doesn't even make them break a sweat, and as the backing band for last month's showcase with The Rubs, you'll know these boys can deliver. Don't get stuck in a dumb routine of repeating yourself and be sure to get to the secret Door #3 (underneath the Damen Blue Line EL tracks, just south of the Damen entrance to Double Door) when it creaks open at 9PM tonight, and if you've "still got enough jam" be sure to head to Cole's Bar until 2AM for HoZac Records DJ night, all part of your balanced punk lifestyle.