Frisbie / Eric Chial (The Bon Mots, Decoy PM) at Montrose Saloon

Event Information

Date & Time:Sun, 10/21/2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

SUNDAY, October 21st; 8-11 pm; NO COVER / 21+

Legendary - and beloved - Chicago pop/rock maestros
FRISBIE grace the Montrose Saloon for a special acoustic-based performance on Sunday, October 21st.

Frisbie is one of Chicago's most popular acts, selling out venues on their own and opening for the likes of Wilco, Matthew Sweet, Cheap Trick and Big Star.
Frisbie's debut, The Subversive Sounds of Love, was hailed as 'the power-pop album of the year."

With New Debut, Frisbie makes good on it's promise as "one of the best and most ambitious pop bands in America."

Frisbie is a power pop quintet based out of Chicago, Illinois. The band is named after Steve Frisbie, one of the band's three singer-songwriters. Beside Frisbie (guitarist and vocalist), the group is made up of Gerald Dowd (drummer), Liam Davis (guitarist and vocalist), Matt Thompson (bassist), and Marcin Fahmy (keyboardist). They released three albums, Subversive Sounds of Love (2000), period. (2003) and New Debut (2007).

The band independently released its debut album, The Subversive Sounds of Love, in 2000 on the Hear Diagonally label. Songs from the album garnered a following among fans of underground music and related radio stations as well as musical journalists in that field. The band toured with power pop stalwarts such as CHEAP TRICK, MATTHEW SWEET and WILCO.

John Metzger of THE MUSIC BOX praised the album, saying that "the group's songs combine the melodic pop of The Beatles with the heavy-handed thunder of The Who and the tight-knit harmonic luster of The Byrds."

ALL MUSIC GUIDE's Matt Fink says: "few bands have displayed such a mastery of pop song-craft on a debut," and "Frisbie gives hope to the power pop true believers."

In 2003 they released the acoustic album "period.," featuring compositions by Zack Kantor, their former drummer. In 2007, Frisbie released "New Debut."

ERIC CHIAL of The Bon Mots / Decoy Prayer Meeting (acoustic)

The Bon Mots have made three albums that received ace reviews in: SPIN (A-), Chicago Reader, AllMusic (5 stars), Chicago Tribune, Amplifier, Jack Rabid's Big Takeover, The Chicago Reader, Sun-Times, Chicagoist, New City, and many others.

The Bon Mots have shared bills with Son Volt, Nada Surf, Cracker, Bob Mould, The Church, The Minders, and many others, and played at Lollapalooza ('06).

SPIN: "Bon Mots are one of the most promising new bands out there." (A-)

JIM DEROGATIS (Chicago Sun-Times): "Jangly psychedelic/power-pop draws on Byrds and Zombies but rises to the top of this always-overcrowded genre by virtue of strong songwriting, swirling production."

AMPLIFIER: "Understated irony frequently underscores bittersweet melodies. "

ALL MUSIC GUIDE: "Bon Mots just may be Chicago's best-kept secret." (Four Stars)

Mike Coy - vocals, guitar, bass
Eric Chial - vocals, guitar, bass
Chris Frantisak - bass, keyboards, vocals
Neal Ostrovsky - drums, percussion, vocals

(1) le Main Drag
(2) Forty Days and Forty Nights with The Bon Mots
(3) Best Revenge

Thomas James Durkin, regarding Best Revenge: "After too many years without new Bon Mots material, they grace us with this excellent album! All I could hope for, and a definite positive logical progression from their previous masterpiece, 40 Days & 40 Nights with The Bon Mots. Hope that the band keeps going, and releases more great music and playing great shows."
DPM has been playing around Chicago since 2004, doing a variety of tunes from the 40's through 70's by such as: Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Carl Perkins, Gene Watson, Ray Price, Gram Parsons, Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, Bob Dylan, Charlie Pride, Flatlanders and others of that ilk. We opened for Fabulous Thunderbirds a couple years ago and that was a lot of fun. We have an album of originals, “west of California, south of North” (, and an album of classic country covers we recorded live at WBEZ ( Dancers and musicians seem to like us, maybe you will as well.

Venue Information

Name:Montrose Saloon
Address:2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
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