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Saturday, March 15 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Tub Ring

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When you ask someone what type of music they listen to, the answer is most often, "I listen to everything". You then go over to their apartment or peruse their IPOD to find a bland collection that deviates little from a single genre. When you ask a band what type of music they play, you invariably get a confused look and an awkward reply along the lines of, "Well... it's really hard to describe". Of course, then you hear them and you giggle at how untrue that sentence was. Tub Ring may actually have a legitimate reason to say both, but won't. Tub Ring is a tornado of genres mixing punk, classical, surf, a-capella, hard-core, pop, and whatever else crosses their path into one cohesive blend of rock. Forging this sound in 2001, Tub Ring has been a force of nature in the left-of-center world of music, building momentum and inertia with every day that passes. The band's first album of avant-garde pop, Drake Equation, was produced by Mr. Bungle's Trey Spruance. Since, Tub Ring has released a total of 3 albums and a DVD/B-Side double pack. With each album charting into double digits on the CMJ Top 200, Tub Ring's music has also been featured on Fox Sports, Xbox 360's "Amp Snow Boarder 3", various MTV/MTV2 programs, Spike and Mike's Twisted Animation films, and several Mt. Dew commercials. Most recently, Tub Ring played live in the TRL room on MTV2, and was featured in the MTV reality based contest show "Dew Circuit Breakout". Tub Ring has created an enormous underground market with their bizarre genre of spazzed pop rock, with no financial help, no manager, NOTHING... except hard work, non-stop touring, and inventive song writing with intellegent lyrics. Clocking in at over 150 shows per year from 2001 to 2006 thoughout North America, Europe and Japan, there are few bands that can match Tub Ring's determination and commitment to music. Touring partners include Mindless Self Indulgence, The Fully Down, Estradasphere, The Girly Freak Show, Kill Hannah, Wesley Willis, Dog Fashion Disco, Look What I Did, and many more. ----------------------------------------------------------- "In this day in age, you've got to respect a band that throws caution to the wind and lives to take chances musically, and ‘The Great Filter' shows that Tub Ring certainlyqualify in the whackoid rock sweepstakes - ALL MUSIC GUIDE "Although Tub Ring approaches their fourth album with the wildly unfocused enthusiasm of ADD-riddled kids, the Chicago band has been around long enough to know just when to exercise some self-discipline here and there... The Great Filter has hooks aplenty." - DECIBEL "Energetic to the core! TUB RING have flawlessly merged manic energy and pop melodies with an abundant amount of charisma. Don't miss them live!" - UNRESTRAINED! "...continually evolving and changing...TUB RING's sound is always difficult to pinpoint..." - OUTBURN "...animated and energetic...a cool hyrbid of show tunes and pop rock..." - EXCLAIM Sure, lots of underground bands attempt noisy stylistic collages at breakneck tempos. But few manage to inject as much melody as Tub Ring. - Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun Times They definitely are the most experimental punk band of all time. - Cash Box Magazine

Saturday March 15, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
The Ale House 310 E 6th St (Alley Entrance)

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