Double Door Welcomes


Darcy Lynn, Belmondos, The Crooked Mouth

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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ElvisBride is a weird 7 piece rock and roll band with a difficulty defining itself. Combining surprising and playful arrangements, complex vocal harmonies, theatrical charisma, and a devotion to cleverly erudite lyrics, ElvisBride has forged a unique and vibrant voice in the Chicago musical community. Formed in 2009, the band has played everywhere from coffee shops and theatre festivals to full throttle, high energy rock shows, demonstrating tremendous versatility and experimentation. Imagine a whirlwind of Frank Zappa, They Might Be Giants, and the B52s. Add a little Weimar era cabaret, a little Yo La Tengo, and a little Samuel Beckett. Imagine they all wrote the weirdest Broadway show you’ve ever seen. Imagine it was really catchy. PERSONNEL: Julian Berke – Piano, Keyboard, Melodica, Vocals; Taylor Bibat – Vocals, Jaw Harp, Spoons; Casey Cunningham – Vocals, Percussion; Cat Jarboe – Bass, Theremin, Vocals; Troy Martin – Ukulele, Trombone, Vocals; Suzanne Osman – Drums, Oud, Flute, Vocals; Matt Test – Banjo, Vocals
Darcy Lynn
Darcy Lynn
Belmondos' members originate from England, France, Michigan, and Chicago, but they're a Chicago band with rock, indie, folk, and world music influences. They have been playing live shows since 2004 all around the Windy City and the Midwest.
The Crooked Mouth
The Crooked Mouth
A band for the times, both good and bad. Purveyors of original music with roots in vaudeville, The Crooked Mouth gives songwriters their due, pretends to the folksy but leans on the Brechtsy, and harmonizes on themes of loss and forbearance.

We are:
Beau O’Reilly – lead vocals and good cheer

Jenny Magnus – drums, vocals

Troy Martin – guitar, ukelele, vocals

Matt Test – banjo, accordion, piano, vocals

Vicki Walden – bass, vocals

Playwright Barrie Cole has this to say:
“Okay, The Crooked Mouth is just…I mean…Really, there is just no other band like The Crooked Mouth. The only other bands anything like The Crooked mouth are with people who are already in the Crooked Mouth or existed with people in The Crooked Mouth before there was a Crooked Mouth. What a mouth is this Crooked Mouth. Yes. The truth is, this Crooked mouth is probably crooked not for lack of orthodontia or criminal activity, but is probably that way from stretching so far in the singing of songs. What other band has songs about belonging and not showing up, the heartbreak of professionalism, and having interesting middle-age problems? Furthermore, there are stories in between about enunciation and Bruce Willis, not to mention dynamic air-cane playing, acoustic guitar played in an insane electric way among other silky, stringed things and drums to piano and back and forth and back again with a percussion in the percussion of percussion.”

The Crooked Mouth is based in Chicago, on the uvulittle record label.
Download our eponymous CD at uvulittle or CDbaby.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622