Ivy Spokes, The Balconies, & Midwest Death Rattle
9 pm, $6, 21+
The Balconies stand before you – teeth barred, eyelashes batting, clothing and hair drenched in sweat. In the blink of an eye, the group has grown from a humble indie pop band to a leather-clad four-headed rock and roll monster, punctuated by 80s hair metal flair.
With Jacquie at the helm, backed by the rippling rhythms of Liam, Stephen, and new drummer Theo, The Balconies continue to steamroll unsuspecting crowds throughout Europe and continental North America – doing it heavier and sweatier each and every night (go ahead, try to outdo Jacquie’s deep rock lunges and swirling hair).
They’ve shared the stage with Cold War Kids, Mother Mother, Devo, Sloan, Stars, Wide Mouth Mason, Big Sugar, Tokyo Police Club, and the Sam Roberts Band.
But The Balconies aren’t satisfied.
They’re out for blood and hungry for fresh ears– as indicated by the video for the single “Do it in the Dark”, a cut from the new album which garnered the band extensive media attention after premiering on MuchMusic.
So far in 2013, The Balconies have taken Europe by storm; touring with Rival Sons, playing packed showcases at MIDEM in Cannes, Liverpool Sound City (UK), and Brighton’s The Great Escape as well as playing North American dates at South By Southwest, Canadian Music Week, and North By Northeast. With a new full-length album on the horizon recorded with legendary producer Arnold Lanni (Finger Eleven, Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace), and a summer packed full of festival dates, the future looks bright.
So, if you fancy a riot of gargantuan rhythmic proportions, swing by. Oh, and be prepared – this will get loud.
Ivy Spokes Links
"In Dreams" Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/
The Balconies Links
Covering Death From Above 1979 for Toronto's NOW Magazine: http://vimeo.com/68390280
Midwest Death Rattle Links
Milwaukee Artist of the Week at Breaking and Entering: http://