The Canes

Double Door Welcomes

The Canes

The Black Tape, Empire State Express, The Locals (Record Release!!!)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

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The Canes
The Canes
The Canes: A band from Chicago that is shaping up to be an anomaly to remind us why we all fell in love with music in the first place [Anomaly: Something that deviates away from what is standard, normal, or expected]. All four members of the four-man band have brought a wide variety of influences to the stage and have together developed a sound that intermingles, what seemed to be, juxtaposing musical ideas. With compelling live experiences that are littered with references of U2, The Killers, Mutemath, and Coldplay, it's understandable why The Canes have appealed to such a large demographic and why, in the first year of the band's existence, their fan base has grown exponentially. The growth is expected to continue with the release of their first EP, "Cupid and The Atomic Bomb (exhibit b)", in late August 2012. Earlier in the year, The Canes signed a development contract with Medallion Music Group that would allow them to spend some of May and June recording with Baltimore-based producer, Paul Leavitt. Their debut EP has been far more anticipated than most freshman releases and the projected trajectory for its success is unprecedented [Projected Trajectory: Epoch making]. In May 2012, The Canes put responsibility into the hands of their small, but ever-growing, fan base and launched a Kickstarter Campaign to fund a fall tour. Needless to say, supporters met the challenge with vigor and the ambitious eleven thousand dollar goal was reached. In response, the band launched national tour dates for both August and October of 2012 to promote the release of their EP. This fall, the band will begin writing for, what they hope to be, a full-length album with an unconfirmed release date in the Spring of 2013. Meanwhile, the occult momentum The Canes have generated thus far will presumably rise as empathetic lyrics and fuzzy, shimmering melodies win the hearts of everyone with an ear to listen.
The Black Tape
The Black Tape
The Black Tape has been taking Chicago by storm with their unique mix of sixties influenced rock, Motown sound and power-pop flare. Brooklyn native Rashid Lamarre (guitar, vocals) began the Black Tape as a way to bring new life to musical influences of the past (The Zombies, The Crystals and the Clash to name a few), while adding a modern kick to the mix. With the addition of Oregon native Kyle Hartman on guitar, U.P. transplant Ryan Staples on bass, and Iowa born powerhouse drummer Nic Dell, the band’s sound has come together and what continues to develop is a series of addictively catchy songs that fans are happy to have stuck in their heads. As a reviewer from The UnCool.com wrote, the Black Tape is “delivering music that is as accessible as a high-five, as bright as the sunlight reflecting off of rolling waves”. The Black Tape is eager to keep the waves rolling as they continue to make their mark in Chicago and beyond.
Empire State Express
Empire State Express
Empire State Express is a rock power trio hailing from Chicago, with Chris Steele on vocals and guitars, Tim O’Donnell on bass and Derrick Martens on drums. Their music combines whipsmart songwriting with high-energy, neo-classic rock & roll in a series of controlled explosions. ESE’s first EP, “Land Speed Record” harnesses the band’s core momentum, taking the listener on a joyride through the city’s darker quarters.
ESE has recently been featured on Radio One Chicago (WLUW 88.7FM), reviewed by SouthSide Chicago and appeared on Rock Chicago (CANTV, Channel 19)
The Locals (Record Release!!!)
The Locals (Record Release!!!)
"The Locals are an alt-pop, indie-rock trio from Chicago. Think The Breeders meets Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Whigs, with some Pixies sprinkled in.

Fronted by singer and songwriter Yvonne Doll, The Locals have been a part of the Chicago music scene for the last decade. They have played extensively in the Midwest, and just returned from their first UK tour (2011).

"SALT" the Locals' fifth studio effort is unapologetically guitar heavy alt-pop. Doll's distinct and powerful vocals cut confidently through the band, becoming the perfect compliment to the always solid, sometimes frenzied rhythm section of Nunes and Snedeker. The music has it's root in powerful 90's alt-pop like early No Doubt and Foo Fighters, but is heavily influenced by modern brit pop like The Joy Formidable.

"SALT" was produced, recorded and mixed by Steven Gillis (Filter).

What people are saying about The Locals:

"Unlike some current indie rock girls that scream to get our attention, lead singer, Yvonne Doll, grinds with the melody much like Gwen Stefani did in her early days with No Doubt. Doll’s powerful, but not overbearing, sound gives [The Locals] a pop feel without losing its rock edge." -Time Out Chicago

"The chorus to 'Away From Here' is epic" - MTV

"“The EP ‘SALT’ will have listeners craving more than four exceptionally crafted songs….” Rock Wired Magazine"


"SALT" is the Locals' fifth studio effort is unapologetically guitar heavy alt-pop. Think meet The Pixies meet the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Breeders. Doll's distinct an
d powerful vocals cut confidently through the band, becoming the perfect compliment to the always solid, sometimes frenzied rhythm section of Nunes and Snedeker.

"SALT" was produced, recorded and mixed by Steven Gillis (Filter).

Yvonne Doll grew up in Cincinnati, OH but made her way to Chicago to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. Her photographs of people sleeping on the el train has garnered international recognition. Sleepyurbanite.com was featured on the Today Show, Newstalk Radio (Ireland), VoxPop Magazine (France) and more. She is also an accomplished painter.

Christy Nunes began playing professionally at the age of 14. She hails from San Diego, from where people still hail. She has played in a diverse assortment of bands over the years and brings an element of each to The Locals(R) - funk, rock, punk, acoustic and classical/jazz. Nunes is also a photographer and knife wielding maniac. She once shoved a kid during a job as the Chuck E. Cheese mascot.

Kirk Snedeker (originally from Connecticut) started playing drums at the age of 8. He was in an Elvis cover band at age 14 and, in addition to many local bands, put himself through college by playing music. Snedeker enjoys cooking, has a Fear of Public Vomiting (FPV) and has mostly outgrown a childhood fear of pinecones. His voice can be heard on a Space Shuttle flashlight toy circa 1992.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com