Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Listen : Bomb Banks - Beauty is the Beast

Jenna Caravello

When you go to shows obsessively, seek out noise, you watch a lot of bands grow.  You get to enjoy when a familiar potent live moment comes to those uninitiated.  The energy and volume making people physically react, even if they don't want to.  For well over the last year, a band called Bomb Banks has been terrorizing Chicago's cramped basements and unique all-ages spaces.  More than once making everyone uncomfortable, making them yell and scream back, impatiently shift, or start a circle pit.  However, there's no schtick here.  Just energy.

Together, a consistently entertaining three piece that's constantly evolving after dozens of shows, yet you could probably count the times they've played a "normal venue" on one hand.  They'd like to play your all ages show, please

Not People is out now on cassette via Love Lion. If you're in Chicago on Wednesday, RSVP to their Empty Bottle show for free entrance and spend that money supporting a great local tape label.