The Smith Street Band, Signals Midwest and The Gunshy at Beat Kitchen

Apr 9, 2016
The Smith Street Band, Throw Me in the River

Time: 6:00 pm

Tickets: Get’Em

Venue: Beat Kitchen

The Smith Street Band are a self-described “shitty band from Melbourne, Australia who enjoy mock meat and alcohol.” Don’t let this claim fool you. They’re anything but shit judging from their fan following and their energetic, wild live shows. Forming in 2010, the band released their debut EP South East Facing Wall the same year. Their full length studio effort No One Gets Lost Anymore came the following year. This was followed by two more albums and another EP. Their latest bit of music came out in 2015 in the form of a seven-inch singles “Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face” and “I Scare Myself Sometimes.” They’ve been on tour since mid-March and are bringing their brand of pub rock to Chicago on April 9th at Beat Kitchen. Signals Midwest, Hardgirls, and The Gunshy are also on the bill.

Check out the music video for “I Scare Myself Sometimes” featuring Lucy Wilson:

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.