by Bill Pearis (part 1 of this week in Indie)

Panda Riot

Tonight (August 7) at Rehab (formerly Club Midway) is Chicago's Panda Riot whose name might lead you to believe they are punky but in actuality they are very lovely dreampop with swirly guitars, hushed vocals and laptop-provided beats. I don't know how they'll be live but their debut, She Dares All Things, is quite lovely. Seattle blog The Finest Kiss put up a track last week, which is where I learned of them. They also recorded a session for WOXY. All dates below...

Panda Riot 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 7 - Rehab (formerly Club Midway) NY, New York
Aug 8 - Metro gallery Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 10 - M Room Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 13 - Athens Popfest August 13-16 Athens, Georgia
Aug 21 - The Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Aug 23 - KALAMASHOEGAZE Kalamazoo, Michigan

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