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Friday, March 18 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Bearsuit are an art-rock/dance/punk band from Norwich, UK. Comparisons include Architecture in Helsinki, Everything Everything, The Go! Team, Sonic Youth, Deerhoof, Huggy Bear, and Black Kids. They are due to release a new album "The Phantom Forest", recorded by Gareth Parton (The Go Team, Foals, Breeders) in March 2011 on Fortuna Pop (Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Crystal Stilts). They will be touring the UK in February and March, before heading to SXSW to play a showcase slot curated by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1). Bearsuit have previously played various festivals including Latitude, Bestival, The Great Escape and Offset, as well as several abroad including Emmaboda (Sweden) and CMJ in New York, where they were voted 'Best Breakthrough Act' in a New York Times poll of badge-holders and received shining reviews, including Pitchfork. They have also supported the likes of Crystal Castles, Melt Banana, Future of the Left, Lightspeed Champion, and Hot Chip. The band have been championed by BBC radio DJs including John Peel, Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank, Phill Jupitus, Marc Riley, Tom Ravenscroft, Tom Robinson, Colin Murray, Gideon Coe and John Kennedy on XFM. Accolades include scooping 'Vinyl of the Week' in the NME, 'Pick of the Week' in The Guardian, and 'Album of the Fortnight' in Artrocker. As well as touring extensively in the UK, the band have completed a 16-date tour of the US taking in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Grand Rapids, St Louis and Pittsburgh. Bearsuit are Iain Ross on guitar and keyboards, Lisa Horton on keyboards, Jan Robertson on guitar and keyboards, Charlene Katuwawala on bass and Joe Naylor or drums. All five sing.

Friday March 18, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
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