The Safes

Kickstand Productions Presents

The Safes

The Differents, Little Boy Jr, The Hustle

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

The Safes
The Safes
No list of America's best current rock n' roll bands is complete without mention of Chicago's Safes. The brothers O'Malley tear it up live and put out fabulous recordings to boot. The excellent 2003 debut Family Jewels was definitely a hard one to top, but The Safes have truly outdone themselves with their second long player Well, Well, Well. Completely free of filler and featuring some of the best pop songs of recent memory, Well, Well, Well rates a place in the collection of every power pop fan. And when I say "power pop", I'm talking the traditional sense of the term: songwriting and vocal harmonies redolent of the Beatles and Kinks, with the driving energy and thunderous punch of Cheap Trick and the early Who. It's an approach that's been done to death by numerous bands, but few execute it better than The Safes.
The Differents
Maximum Chicago Rock n Roll!
Little Boy Jr
Chicago powerpop with sax
The Hustle
The Hustle is a young Chicago area rock’n’roll quartet in their teens. The band features Ted Ansani on
bass & vocals, Tommy Hinds on guitar & lead vocals, Alex O’Malley on the drums, and Andrew Pridmore
on keyboard and guitar. Growing up surrounded by great music and touring musicians, Teddy’s dad, Ted
Ansani plays in Material Issue, and Alex’s dad, Sean O’Malley plays in The Safes, these kids had no
choice but to follow in their footsteps of playing fun, catchy, rock’n’roll. These boys have rocked
basements, house parties, talent shows, and probably would even play hydrant flushings if asked; they
love to rock’n’roll. Now, The Hustle has bursted onto the Chicago music scene, playing shows at
Township and Chop Shop, as well as being featured on the Chicago Vibe’s showcase, “Dishin’ at Dimos”.

The Hustle are influenced by the great classic rock bands (The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling
Stones, The Who), modern garage-rockers (The Black Keys, the Arcs, Cage the Elephant, Twin Peaks,
White Reaper) as well as some hip-hop (Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Dr Dre).

These boys not only write their own songs; they also record their own records. Their debut “I’m From
Sharks” EP is the first example the raw, melodic rock you can expect from The Hustle. Currently, they
have finished their new full length LP with 11 songs on it, which will be out by the end of 2017.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618