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Double Door - Sonics Celebrate 20 Years in Wicker Park

Iconic Garage Rockers Help Double Door Celebrate 20 Years


Anyone who remotely associates themselves with the garage rock genre had better find themselves at this show on February 27th.  The Sonics, arguably the founders of the style will be hitting the stage at Double Door along with the Cynics and DJ Todd from Hozac Records. 

The Sonics' music has traveled the underground airwaves and become some of the most influential of our time.  The White Stripes cite The Sonics as one of the bands that influenced them most, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana called the band's drums his favorite drum sound of all time.  The list goes on and on including The Black Keys, Mudhoney, and The Flaming Lips. 
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The Sonics, from "The Sonics Boom" era.  Click for a video of their recent live show.
According to CMJ, The Sonics are utterly searing eyebrows with their recently revived live show.  They'll be performing classic songs like "The Witch," and "He's Waiting" with their kick-in-the-face guitar riffs that have only cultivated brilliance over the years. 

The Cynics will be performing just before The Sonics.  To say this band knows their way around the garage rock circuit would be an extreme understatement.  Hailing from Pittsburgh, their live shows are legendary.  By the time The Sonics hit the stage, the crowd will be more than warmed up to slick guitar licks, and up-tempo wildness. 
 
The Cynics' Michael Kastelic. The Cynics will be direct support for The Sonics.
The crazy glue that holds this whole event together comes in the form of a DJ Todd from Hozac Records.  The record label, based in Chicago, boasts they are "THE MOST HATED RECORD LABEL ON EARTH."  No one will be hating on Todd, a founding member, who has an unfathomably deep record crate of rare garage rock vinyls to set the scene for an historic night at Double Door. 

The Sonics are one of the few bands in the history of modern music that have legitimately staked a long-lasting claim on the scene.  The forefathers of garage rock are bringing history straight into the heart of Wicker Park to give a lesson to the kids and a breath of fresh air to those who remember the days.

Show Details


Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Concert Entrance: Double Door 1551 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, Il, 60622
Time: Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Price: $25 General Admission - $35 Seated VIP

Event:


The Sonics: thesonicsboom.com
The Cynics: https://www.facebook.com/thecynics
DJ Todd from Hozac Records: https://www.facebook.com/hozacrecords

 

1551 N. Damen Avenue - Wicker Park

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