Bandwidth strikes again! This time we are invading the HIDEOUT to bring the FUN back to Monday night! Forget football, come join us for a carnival of sound when we welcome fresh from a string of shows at CMJ and all the way from Australia before that, THE PANDA BAND with special guests (who have released an album early this year that will be on many top 20 best of 2007 lists) from Madison, WI PALE YOUNG GENTLEMEN!! Tickets are only $7 and will be available in advance on Ticketweb.com.
SO, MARK YOUR CALENDARIOS FOR: NOVEMBER 5TH, 2007!
THE PANDA BAND with PALE YOUNG GENTLEMEN!
Hideout Chicago - 1354 W. Wabansia Chicago, IL
Doors at 9:00 PM * 21 & Over * Tickets Only $7
More About the Bands after the Jump!!
ABOUT THE BANDS:
THE PANDA BAND (Perth, Australia)
"A surreal, swirling and eclectic mix of instrumentation and melodies. Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse eccentricity blended with the classic harmonies and quirk of Sgt Peppers-era Beatles". (Rolling Stone Magazine named as #1 in Top 10 Artists to Watch)
"The Panda Band has really set the bar high with this album. It’s fun, powerful, expansive and easily lives up to expectations. I’ve been hearing a lot of people compare this album to Sgt Peppers and I’d have to agree. If you throw in a bit of Flaming Lips and Sleepy Jackson then you’ll start to get an idea of how they sound. They go beyond what you’d expect from your average four piece, incorporating pianos, horns, a range of wind instruments and quite a bit more. All of this adds that extra dimension to what they create. I’ve gone for the obvious picks in download offerings but if you’ve heard and loved these songs before, than you should need no more convincing from me that this is a great album, an aptly named vital chapter in Australian music." - Open Your Eyes
DOWNLOAD: The Panda Band - "Eyelashes" (MP3)
PALE YOUNG GENTLEMEN (Madison, WI)
"At a time when so many indie bands seem to sound so similar, Pale Young Gentlemen dare to be a little different. The album incorporates the sounds of the Balkans as well as bouncing showtunes and ends up sounding something like the best Bulgarian-American bar band of all time. Guitars peek their heads out from behind the mini orchestrations from time to time, but this is by no means guitar rock. Instead, the music is driven by simple piano melodies, warm cello accompaniments, and the dramatic Brandon Flowers-esqe vocals of Mike Reisenauer. It is sophisticated and celebratory music that doesn't take itself too seriously." - Can You See the Sunset...
DOWNLOAD: Pale Young Gentlemen "Fraulein" (MP3)