Monday, May 16, 2005

Free Monday Madness Continues at the Bottle

Headlining tonight's free show at the Empty Bottle is local trio Tight Phantomz, who are celebrating the release of their first full-length album, Crazy When Wet. The band formed in 2003 and features former Lustre King members Mike Lust (guitars/vocals) Jay Dandurand (drums). If you like your rock classic and southern fried with a touch of indie-rock irony, you'll want to check this out. Well, actually there's probably a bit more than just a touch of irony here... While not nearly as over-the-top as England's The Darkness, the Tight Phantomz definitely aren't shy in celebrating their tongue-in-cheek love of 70's arena rock. The artwork to their new album probably sums up their M.O. best...the front cover features a rather stoic shot of a Marshall (guitar amplifier) stack in a wooded area. However, the back cover is a cheeky shot of a dude diving head first into the stack using a slip-n'-slide. Yes, Tight Phantomz like to rawk, but they certainly don't take themselves too seriously. Also on the bill are Bible of the Devil, Call Me Lightning and tornavalanche. I don't know anything about these bands, but with names like those, you know the amps are going to be turned up to '11' all night long. Danielle from Southern Records says this show is "guaranteed to knock your lights out." The metal madness starts 9:30p at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western. Again the show is FREE, but as always you must be 21+


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