January 8th, 2016, a special Chicago band came to Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus to hang out and play a song or two, while the first two bands were concluding a tour they did together, and this happened to be a 2-day event. Opening up the show was Wildhoney. If you’re trying to get your fix of modern day poppy shoegaze, then they’re your band. Filled with dreamy landscapes within their music and lots of reverb, they were a great opener. Following was Wildhoney’s tour-mates, Cloakroom. They kept the shoegaze vibe going, but with a heavier twist, which was cool. Finally, Russian Circles ended the show with a phenomenal set (that’s an understatement, really). There’s a reason why this band is special, and it’s because they, although like many other post-rock bands, will send you off on an emotional rollercoaster whether you like it or not (which you will, it’s worth it). Enjoy the photos below!

Wildhoney

Cloakroom

Russian Circles

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