Panda Riot / Bark Bark Disco / Star Tropics

@ The Empty Bottle

Thursday, March 15 ~~ 8:30PM

&30PM // $7 // 21+

Panda Riot
bark bark disco
Star Tropics

PANDA RIOT formed in Philadelphia while Brian Cook and Rebecca Scott were working on some short films. The soundtrack from their cinematic collab, Dolphins and Porpoises, inspired the two to fully fledge their score into songs and thus, PANDA RIOT was born. After moving to Chicago, they expanded the band and in 2011 dropped the Far and Near Ep. They recently released a limited edition Serious Radical Girls 7” in May of 2012. Their new record Northern Automatic Music (2013) is available on Vinyl and CD via Saint Marie Records (US).

BARK BARK DISCO comes from the island state of Malta (Europe). They performed their debut concert supporting Bonnie Prince Billy (Will Oldham) in a masonic cemetery in 2014 so... they'll fit right in here. Their debut single "Song for the Lovers" which was a tribute to 70s cult actress Brigitte Lahaie received half a million views on YouTube in under two weeks, prompting the band to be invited to tour Japan, France, Germany etc. A regular fixture on BBC6 for DJs such as Tom Robinsons, BARK BARK DISCO is commonly referred to as "new wave lo-fi".

STAR TROPICS began as a bass & guitar duo huddled around a drum machine and has since evolved into a four-piece indie-pop band determined to write carefree, primary-colored pop songs. Blending boy/girl vocals on top of jangly Rickenbacker leads, a healthy dose of fuzzy rhythms and the pulse of a driving beat, their songs can be described as equal parts celebratory and introspective.