WNUR Power Pop Showcase

WNUR Power Pop Showcase

Fri · October 20, 2017

8:00 pm

$9.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
Formed in 2009, the Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club is a tight-knit band family with a loyal, supportive fan base.

The Chicago-area band has a catalog of "roughed-up power pop" with a quantity that is only outdone by its quality.
Mark Watson Band
Mark Watson Band
Mark Watson Band's sound can be traced back to the suburbs of Chicago when Mark Watson would sit in his basement and play his favorite albums on his parents’ stereo. The guitar rock of Kiss and Cheap Trick competed for airplay with the pure melodies and harmonies of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.

Mark Watson Band showcases these influences to create the modern power pop sound that earned the band critical raves for “coulda…shoulda…woulda”, their full-length album on Big Blast Records. The single, “The King Of Big Mistakes” received airplay on over 80 college, public, and international radio stations from as far away as Australia, Portugal, and Turkey. The Buffalo Beat said, "’The King Of Big Mistakes’ should be on power pop compilations for years to come.”


The band consistently wins over fans with their energetic and irresistible guitar pop. Audiences can relate to the sharp, intelligent lyrics about everyday life. Shake It Up adds, “Watson may turn out to be one of the more underrated writers in pop today – the man has remarkable pop instincts.”
The Addisons
The Addisons
Tom Counihan and Dave Lysien were the co-songwriters in the Addison, IL band Not Rebecca who were part of the seminal 90's Chicago punk scene alongside Smoking Popes, The Bollweevils, Blue Meanies, Oblivion, No Empathy, Apocalypse Hoboken and many more. After the band broke up in 1998, Lysien did a stint in the band Woolworthy before forming the long running group Textbook. Counihan moved on as a touring member of The Smoking Popes and later launched a solo career as Tom Daily. The duo hadn't collaborated in well over a decade until they started working on new music under the name "The Addisons". The band is now rounded out by their old friends Daisun Derijk on drums (The Sonnets) and Rick Uncapher on bass (Textbook, Dan Vapid & the Cheats, Noise By Numbers).
The Peeves
The Peeves
The Peeves, a technical punk rock band in Chicago
Venue Information:
The Elbo Room
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, 60657
http://www.elboroomlive.com/