Blueline Club Car Presents
Run And Punch
Old Black and Blue Eyes, Palmer Squares, The Janitor and the Bum, We Don't Need Roads
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmDouble Door
$5.00 - $7.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/181441/
The musicians in the band have been friends since high school, and over the years they developed an interest from several music genres, from jazz and soul to funk and punk rock... all elements that when mixed together help define the explosive, eclectic and uptempo sound of the band!
Let the music do the talking and listen for yourself!
Old Black and Blue Eyes is a Chicago-based trio that harnesses elements of its members’ diverse musical backgrounds to deliver a powerful and unpredictable listening experience. They claim allegiance to no scene. Instead, they describe their sound as rock and roll infused with a small something harmoniously out of place — an aspect of their music that strikes a balance between consonance and dissonance that is both eerie and uplifting. Their approach to composition and performance is simply this: get the audience on its feet and keep it moving.
OBBE was formed in late 2006 as a Rat Pack cover band whose energy was largely spent drinking 30 packs of cheap beer and plowing through rock and pop punk arranDSC_0868gements of Frank Sinatra tunes. It has maintained the same line-up of musicians since its inception: guitarist and lead vocalist Jeff Dauksch, bassist and vocalist Brad Bischoff, and drummer Michael Mace. The band was created in the spirit of conviviality and designed as entertainment for the pub and party crowds. As time moved forward, however, the guys grew restless with the limitations that working within the structure someone else’s songs imposes, so they started over and built a catalog of their own music. (It should be noted that they still work a cover or two into their sets with the same unique flavor as the early days, but no longer limit themselves to the crooners; most recently, they’ve performed songs by The Temptations, George Michael, and Billy Joel.)
halloween 2006 023The band has played some of the best venues in Chicago (Double Door, Subterranean, Empty Bottle) as well as a number of the city’s more intimate locales (Elbo Room, Ultra Lounge, The Mutiny). They have performed at parties and festivals (Ravenswood Remix in 2011 and 2012) and have taken to touring in Southeastern Wisconsin and Downstate Illinois.
The band released its debut studio album, Beat the Clock in October 2014. This 11 song collection, which effectively represents the band’s evolution from booze-fueled pop punk pranksters to a cohort of focused musicians and serious songwriters, will be available in fall 2014.
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622