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Antony and the Tramps, Glad Rags

Saturday, March 07
Show | 9pm // Doors | 8pm
$10 ADV | $12 DOS

Brothers Robert and Davor Palos decided to name their Chicago-based band Ode, Bosnian for “to leave,” as a way to memorialize their roots. They grew up in Bosnia, but sought a new life in Chicago, and this five-piece rock band decidedly embraces the sound of America in its smoldering grooves and moody atmosphere, with deft propulsion offered by drummer Daniel Crane, bassist Elliot Taggart and rhythm guitarist Nikola Dokic. As heard on the band’s recent debut album Hotel Bristol, Ode draws influences from a variety of alt-rock icons such as Alice in Chains and Nick Cave, but there’s no missing the fact that the Palos brothers retain the strong flavor of their homeland, particularly in the nimble melodic guitar patterns played by Robert, which tap directly into a rich legacy of Balkan folk, while singer Davor mines a theatrical style somewhere between vintage Scott Walker and Bono. Together the quintet moves seamlessly between shimmering balladry and muscular hard rock, as a dynamic lattice of guitar work pivots between airy arpeggios, beefy power chords, and elaborate unison runs in unusual time signatures. Ode doesn’t wear its Eastern European influence brazenly, but enfolds those ideas naturally within its highly tuneful, unapologetically dramatic attack.

 

 

Antony and the Tramps:

DIY from CHI — We call it American Gypsy.


“…fun, grounded, joyful, rural, honest, hilarious and foot-stompingly catchy” – Bandcamp’s Album of the Week

 

 

Glad Rags is psychedelic orchestral dance pop from Chicago.

3734 W. BELMONT AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60618

773.654.3971

21+

Hours
MON - FRI: 3PM - 2AM
SAT: 12PM - 3AM
SUN: 12PM - 2AM