Thursday, March 12th at Emporium Wicker Park

Doors 8pm / Show 9p / Free / 21+

Indie Rock / Pop

Garrison Krotz & The Free Press – Following an indefinite hiatus of Jean Claude & the Eclairs, then bassist, Garrison Krotz, has honed in on a new project that pulls from the same indie-pop tendencies of the former band but ditches the 80’s synths and soaring guitar solos for a wurlitzer and singer/songwriter sensibilities. His backing band, The Free Press, adds a rock element to the set that aligns the band’s sound more uniformly with bands like The Jayhawks, early Wilco, and The Fruit Bats.

Otter Petter – Hailing from Chicago, Otter Petter delivers “big, bright, hooky tunes with their hearts pinned proudly on their sleeves” (Chicago Reader). The indie pop quintet features brothers Michael (guitar, vocals) and William Pritchard (drums), Raphael Dussaussoy (guitars, keyboards), Amy Anderson (bass, vocals), and Jeremy Tromburg (keyboards). Recent highlights for the band include a CMJ showcase in New York and a featured role in an NBC TV show pilot entitled “State of Romance.” Director Peter Sollet (“Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist”) chose the band to appear in segments filmed at the Double Door and Millennium Park in Chicago.

Coby & The Prisoners

**RSVP is not required for entry, but does get you 10 Free Game Tokens**