FRISBIE (GOES ACOUSTIC)
@ MONTROSE SALOON:
SUNDAY, February 17th; 8-11 pm;
NO COVER / 21+
Legendary - and beloved - Chicago pop/rock maestros
FRISBIE grace the Montrose Saloon for a special acoustic-based performance on Sunday, October 17th.
Frisbie is one of Chicago's most popular acts, selling out venues on their own and opening for the likes of Wilco, Matthew Sweet, Cheap Trick and Big Star.
Frisbie's debut, The Subversive Sounds of Love, was hailed as 'the power-pop album of the year."
GREG KOT, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
With New Debut, Frisbie makes good on it's promise as "one of the best and most ambitious pop bands in America."
Frisbie is a power pop quintet based out of Chicago, Illinois. The band is named after Steve Frisbie, one of the band's three singer-songwriters. Beside Frisbie (guitarist and vocalist), the group is made up of Gerald Dowd (drummer), Liam Davis (guitarist and vocalist), Matt Thompson (bassist), and Marcin Fahmy (keyboardist). They released three albums, Subversive Sounds of Love (2000), period. (2003) and New Debut (2007).
The band independently released its debut album, The Subversive Sounds of Love, in 2000 on the Hear Diagonally label. Songs from the album garnered a following among fans of underground music and related radio stations as well as musical journalists in that field. The band toured with power pop stalwarts such as CHEAP TRICK, MATTHEW SWEET and WILCO.
John Metzger of THE MUSIC BOX praised the album, saying that "the group's songs combine the melodic pop of The Beatles with the heavy-handed thunder of The Who and the tight-knit harmonic luster of The Byrds."
ALL MUSIC GUIDE's Matt Fink says: "few bands have displayed such a mastery of pop song-craft on a debut," and "Frisbie gives hope to the power pop true believers."
In 2003 they released the acoustic album "period.," featuring compositions by Zack Kantor, their former drummer. In 2007, Frisbie released "New Debut."