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(July, 8th '09) We are awake! And playing a new show: Aug 28th @ The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave). $5 presale tickets (limited) available now HERE.
(Jan, 24th '09) Bang! Bang! is taking a break from playing shows for awhile....we sleep now.
(Nov, 2nd '08) We want everyone in Chicago to come see our next show at the all-new Bottom Lounge on Nov.8th. It may be your last chance for some months to see a Bang! Bang! show. The show will be with Unicycle Loves You, Brilliant Pebbles and Pool Of Frogs.
(Oct, 8th '08) Thanks to everyone who came to the Double Door for the Rock The Vote benefit we did in conjunction with Salonblonde. It was a blast! Next up we play Otto's in Dekalb on Oct. 16 and Cactus Club in Milwaukee on Oct. 18th. Our next Chicago show will be at the all-new Bottom Lounge on Nov.8th. See more details at the sidebar to the right of this page.
(July, 15th '08) Lots of updates. First up: our new EP, "The Industry EP" will be released both as a CD and in digital form on Aug 23rd. AND in addition to the EP, Morphius Records is releasing a Bang! Bang! BOXED set dubbed "The Industry BOX" that will include our previous three releases ("Electric Sex", "Decked Out" and "The Dirt That Makes You Drown") along with the new EP and a slew of previously unreleased tracks and remixes, including a remix of "Something More" by Armani XXXchange of Spank Rock. We will be celebrating these releases in Chicago at The Empty Bottle on Aug 23rd with our good friends Walking Bicycles and The Strange Young Lovers. This show will also, sadly, be current drummer and friend Nick Kraska's LAST show with us. Nick has decided to move on and we want to send him off in style....so please come celebrate the last Nick release show with us! Stay tuned for more...
(May, 27th '08) Our track: "Let's Ride The Blue Line" has been mixed with a vocal by Chicago rapper Common on the awesome mixtape blog: The Hood Internet as part of their VS Chicago mixtape. You can download this sweet mixtape HERE. We're on track 21. I Used To Love The Blue Line (Common vs Bang! Bang!)
(May, 26th '08) Our show with The Long Blondes and Drug Rug was a ton of fun. Thanks to everyone who came to the show. We have a lot more shows to announce, so check back soon.
(May, 6th '08) Thanks so much to everyone who watched us at the Daley Center for Looptopia! It was a thrill for us to play outside in downtown Chicago with about a thousand people watching. You can see us in a clip about Looptopia that was on Fox News Chicago HERE.
(May, 2nd '08) Check out these kind words about us from the wonderful Chicago Blog, Gapers Block.
(Apr, 23rd '08) Come see us play outdoors in downtown Chicago (Fri, May 2nd) at the Daley Center for the Looptopia fest. We go on right at 5pm, more details at: Looptopia.com.
(Mar, 20th '08) We are currently working on our fifth (!) studio release. It is an, as yet untitled, 5 song ep. More details as they come.
(Feb,24 '08) Wow! What a blast of a weekend we just had in Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI!! Big thanks to our friends The Dials, Cyn Cyn And The Pons, Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop and Ouija Radio! And a double BIG thanks to Chad from The Strange Young Loversfor joining us on drums while Nick was away. Now we're going to take a break from shows, as we have a new recording in the works! More details soon.
(Jan, 23rd '08) Check out these pics and interview from www.thedeadhub.com!
(Jan, 22nd '08) Our upcoming show in Madison WI has changed locations.....check the sidebar on this page for details. Also BIG thanks to all who came out to our Jan 19th show at The Empty Bottle here in Chicago. You braved negative 20 degree weather!! It was a pleasure to play with our friends La Scala and Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop!
(Dec, 15th '07) Read all about our show at the Darkroom on the KEXP blog here. Don't skip to the end!
(Nov, 30th '07) Come to our next Chicago show on 12/06/2007! KEXP and The Chicago Reader Presents: Bang! Bang!, Arks, Walking Bicycles @ Darkroom - (2210 W. Chicago ave). The First 100 people get... a FREE 180 gram Bang! Bang! vinyl "The Dirt That Makes You Drown", a FREE 180 gram Walking Bicycles Vinyl" Disconnected," a FREE Arks "The International" cd, Buttons, Stickers...ALL IN A HIGHWHEEL TOTE BAG to take home with you. Don't miss this one! Happy Holidaze.
(Nov, 01 '07) We hit the road in less than a week!
(Oct, 10th '07) Thanks to all who made our Oct. 4th show w/ Imperial Teen. It was a blast! Dates are still coming in for our little Fall "South / East Coast" tour. We've also added a new Chicago date in Dec. It is at Darkroom and presented by KEXP. We will be giving away FREE copies of our vinyl that night! Keep up to date on all of our shows here.
(Sep 26th '07) You can buy tickets to our Abbey Pub show with Imperial Teen HERE.
(Aug 22nd '07) We want to give MUCH love to our new friends Von Iva. We had a great time playing with them at Beat Kitchen on Aug 17th. They are a fantastic band and great people too! Aleks And The Drummer were simply stunning as well. It was a fun night from the first band (The New Loud) to the last (Us!). Thanks to everyone who came out, danced with us and really took the night to another level. XOX
(Aug 1st '07) Dates are being confirmed for a Fall tour. Stay updated on all our shows here.
(July 8th) Our show with Marnie Stern on July 3rd was just awesome.....thanks so much to all who came out! You can check out photos from the show on our Myspace profile here. In other news.....we are looking at Fall tour plans and we're sure you all know by now that you can buy our new Bang! Bang! ties, right!? Check out this article about the ties from the Chicago Reader here.
(June 7th)Due to so many requests we made Jack's lightning bolt tie now available to everyone! While we were on tour, we had sooo many requests. Well here's your chance. Check them out NOW at: myspace.com/bangbangties
(May 10th) Read all of Gretta's tour blog entries!! part 1, part 2, part 3,part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10. Especially don't miss the last few entries about tacos! Thanks to everyone who made this tour the best yet!
(April 22nd) Tour is going good!! We love you all! New dates are being added, as well as a new Chicago show. Also, check out the tons of new press we've been recieving about our album "The Dirt That Makes You Drown"!!
(Apr 7th) Read the new Gretta Fine interview in CHILL Magazine and Gretta's awesome tour blog on Left Of The Dial Mag, they update it frequently. And while you're at it, check out a new album review on Stay Thirsty Media!
(Mar 30th '07) Our new video is up!! Check it out now at Youtube!
(Mar 25th '07) Our song, "What We Need" has been featured as the soundtrack for this awesome Jackass / Wildboyz / Orbit girl video! Check it out now on Youtube!
(Mar 23rd '07) SPIN has posted an exclusive mp3 from our upcoming cd "The Dirt That Makes You Drown", plus a review of the song "Prefab Nation". Go check it out now!
(Mar 18th '07) >Highwheel Records in conjunction with Morphius Records will be releasing a vinyl version of our new album, "The Dirt That Makes You Drown". We're hoping to have the vinyl in our hands at our cd release show April 14th.AND now you can listen to our upcoming album in it's ENTIRETY under the "About Bang! Bang!" section of our MySpace profile There's a streaming version of the album....check it out and let us know what you think!
(Feb 21st '07) Our music page has now been updated with two free mp3's from our upcoming album, "The Dirt That Makes You Drown". Go check them out! The album will be released in stores everywhere and on Itunes April 10th. Also, tour dates keep pouring in. Check them out by clicking on the "view all upcoming shows" link, located on the right sidebar.
(Jan 30th '07) You can listen to a preview song, of our upcoming album, right now at our MySpace profile
(Jan 10th '07) Happy Belated New Year! We have started posting tour dates with more to come as dates are confirmed. You can always see a full list of shows by clicking the "View All Upcoming Shows" link on the right sidebar of this page. This tour will be in support of our next full length: "The Dirt That Makes You Drown". Recorded by Greg Norman at Chicago's famous Electrical Audio studios, it hits stores and Itunes on April 10. We feel the band has really grown on this recording and we can't wait for you all to hear it. And if we're playing your town, please support us and come out to the shows, we can't tell you how much of a differance it makes! More soon and much love.
(Dec 5th '06) Thanks to everyone who came to our show here in Chicago this past weekend at The Darkroom. You all made the extra effort by braving the beginnings of a snowstorm to see us! We hibernate now during December, but we will be planning out tours and getting ready for the release of our new album. We are very excited for you to hear it. In the meantime, watch this video of us on YouTube
from a past tour and pretend we're playing your town right now!
(Nov 20th '06) Gretta and Jack recently got to see outfits designed for B!B! by the very talented Leighanne Bush. They will be featured in the artwork of our next album. The album is in the mastering and artwork stages....so it's moving along nicely. Plans are being made for our next U.S. and European tours as well. Thanks to everyone who came out to see our recent shows in Kansas City MO, Springfield MO, and Bloomington IN. We have a show coming up Nov 30th here in Chicago, so we'd love to see you there!
(Oct 7th '06) Some updates! We will be going back to Electrical Audio this month to finish up mixing our next record. We've also been doing overdubs at Nick's house and we're very excited about what's happening here. Thanks to everyone who came to see us at The Abbey Pub here in Chicago on Sept 27th. You all got a preview of our new songs. Playing with You Say Party! We Say Die! was a real treat. A fantastic band and fantastic people. In other news, our European tour has now been pushed back to coincide with the release of our next record. We just all felt that was the right thing to do timing wise. We will be getting over there for sure, soon enough. In the meantime, we've decided to take a little venture into the South, so we'll be posting some tour dates soon. Stay tuned.
(Sept 10 '06) We just completed 5 days at Electrical Audio with Greg Norman at the helm. We tracked 13 new songs, 12 of which will make it to our next full length album. We will now add some overdubs at Nick's house and then we go back to Electrical in October for mixing before we leave for our European tour. We're very excited about the new songs. This one will be a bit of a change for our older fans but we think it's a good one. We have always been interested in being the kind of band that evolves and grows with time and we're a revitalized band with new ideas. That said, you're all gonna have to wait till about March 07' to hear it :)
(Aug 17 '06) Rolling Stone France will be featuring "Days Are #'d" on a comp CD in their September issue!
(Aug 16 '06) We are going to do an online radio show TODAY (8/16/06) at: www.fearlessradio.com It's the New Music Binge show that airs 4-6 pm (Central Time Zone) Gretta and Jack will spin some tracks from Decked Out and Electric Sex plus do an interview. We will be on air at about 5 but you should tune in to the whole show as it really is fantastic! Hope you can all check it out!
(Aug 11 '06) Europe / New Album!! That's right. We've been taking a break from touring this summer to work on our second full length album (Already!). It will be recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio with Greg Norman. We've been spending time writing and doing demos. It will have a March '07 release. That dosen't mean we will be doing no touring till then since we are also planning a three week European tour! It will be the first time we've ever been there. We will start posting dates as they come in, so check back soon.
(July 7th '06) Some quick updates! We are in the midst of writing new material for a future release. So far, it sounds great and judging by the response we got on the road with the few new songs we played you'll think so as well! In the meantime, we want to thank everyone that has been purchasing a copy of our full length, "Decked Out". We really appreciate the support and the cd is doing well because of you! If you haven't bought your copy yet, click the link on this page to buy now and see what everyone is talking about! Really! Also, go to: www.myspace.com/bangbangband for a slide show of our last nationwide tour as well as tracks from "Decked Out" that you can't hear on this site. That's all for now, but we are also planning our next tour and it looks like we'll be covering much more ground this time. Check back for more soon. xoxo B!B!
(June 2nd '06) The final stretch of our tour in support of our new CD "Decked Out" is upon us. It's been fun, crazy, and an experiance. Thanks to those who came to the shows. It's more appreciated than you know! Future plans are: getting overseas, recording some new songs with Nick on drums and sleeping in our own beds! For a little while at least.....
(May 10th '06) Almost done with the first leg of this tour. Now Rachel Shindelman joins us on keyboards for three shows including our Chicago CD release party @ Schubas May 12th!! Then we get ready for the second half...whew. Check out: www.myspace.com/bangbangband for tour journal!
(April 21st '06) Tour has begun. We played our first show last night, with about 40 more to go. Please click on our "view all upcoming shows" link above and see if we're visiting your town. We'd love to see you. And if you are in Chicago, don't miss our CD release show for Decked Out on May 12th @ Schubas w/ The Dials! You can also order Decked Out straight from Morphius Records by clicking the cover image on this very page. xoxo, we really appreciate all who come to the shows, you are all sexy ;)
(March. 23rd '06) Item! Buy our new full length right NOW! It hits stores May 9th but you can buy it early through Morphius Records by simply clicking the cover image for "Decked Out" located on the upper right hand side of this site!!!!
(March. 22nd '06) Item! "Decked Out" drops May 9th. But it will be for sale sooner than that through this site. We will be on tour April 20th through June 5th, dates are being added often so stay tuned.
Item! Tour dates are flowing in, including the date of our cd release, with much more to come! Click the "view all upcoming shows" link above and check back soon for more.
(Feb. 25th '06) For those of you in Chicago, the show on March 14th at The Logan Square Auditorium has been cancelled because Test Icicles have broken up. We'll set up another Chicago show in March so check back. Also, we'll have some tour dates up in the next few days as well.
Item! (Feb. 10th '06) The full length is called Decked Out . It will be released in May. Many thanks to those of you who have waited for this. We are very happy with how it has turned out. We will have new tour dates posted by the end of next week as well.
Item! (Jan.26th '06) For those of you in Chicago our Double Door show on Jan 28th(SAT.)is going to be EXTRA special as not only will Nick Kraska, best known as the drummer extrodinaire of New Black, be joining us but so will Rachel Shindelman on keyboards for the last few songs of our set! There will be brand new songs and old favorites as well. See ya there.
Item! (Jan.12th '06) Just a reminder that our full length will be coming out May 2006 and we are planning a six-week nationwide tour around it. Check back as we will start posting dates soon!
Item! (Jan.10th '06) It's the New Year, yay! Wanted to just say thanks to IfIHadAHiFi for a couple of kick ass shows in Milwaukee and Madison WI, it was tons o' fun! Also, thanks to Nick Kraska of New Black fame, for filling in on drums for us that weekend. It's amazing what can be done in two practices! The after party when we met up with fellow Chicagoans The Dials, who were also rocking Madison on the 7th, was nothing to sneeze at either. Thanks to Dan The Fan for putting that shindig together! Don't you all wish you were there?