You can’t discuss the garage-punk rock scene of Chicago without mentioning the Flesh Panthers. They’ve been participating non-stop as a DIY band all over Chicago, performing intimate shows, with mosh pits right in front. They started out with a loud punk rock style to fit the spaces they played in, but over the years they have developed their sound into a more mellow rock and roll, sometimes peppered with a little country for fun, but excitement in their tunes absolutely remains. They perform fan favorite covers, but also have a wide range of their own original music.
The band first started around 2014, with their self titled album. Then in 2015 they came out with their next album, Ngc 2632, full of their quintessential loud punk style, and featuring their song Teethe. In 2016 they produced their album, Willows Weep, which saw their move to more mellow rock, and featured their song Last I Heard, which had a slight country twang. Their newest album, Holy Roller came out just this year, which continues the ideas of their adapted sound.
Flesh Panthers is an essential part of the culture of Chicago’s music scene. If you’re a Chicago resident, or even from out of town, you’ll want to initiate yourself into their sound.
Friday, August 7, 2020
$10 general admission, $13 at the door
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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