When you go to shows obsessively, seek out noise, you watch a lot of bands grow. You get to enjoy when a familiar potent live moment comes to those uninitiated. The energy and volume making people physically react, even if they don't want to.
For well over the last year, a band called Bomb Banks has been terrorizing Chicago's cramped basements and unique all-ages spaces. Jon Ziemba, ex-Coughs drummer, prowling around, yelling at everyone in the room. More than once making everyone uncomfortable, making them yell and scream back, impatiently shift, or start a circle pit. However, there's no schtick here. Just energy. Bret Koontz (Cool Memories) laying in weird guitar somewhere between Brainiac and Bowie. Did I mention Ziemba is a performer? Part woman, part hurricane Rhonda Lowry seals together a consistently entertaining three piece that's constantly evolving after dozens of shows. Yet you could probably count the times they've played a “normal venue” on one hand. They'd like to play your all ages show, please.