The Handcuffs / The JetBeats - Return to Montrose Saloon · Hosted by The JetBeats and Montrose Saloon

Event Information

Date & Time:Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:00pm - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 12:00am

Saturday, February 8, 2019; 9 pm to midnight.
$5 Five Dollars cash money / 21+


Led by acclaimed drummer Brad Elvis and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chloe F. Orwell, Chicago's The Handcuffs explore broad sonic territory while believing in the power of a great radio hook. Inhabiting some of the same musical domain as T-Rex, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers and Spiders from Mars era Bowie, The Handcuffs deliver bold, sexy songs with memorable melodies and unexpected twists. Known as much for their dynamic live shows as for being prolific writers and producers, their songs have been featured in dozens of films and television shows on Showtime, the CW, NBC, Showtime, MTV, VH1, PBS, HBO, A&E and more. The band has released three full-length albums and is currently working on the fourth. "The Handcuffs are one of the few bands capable of effectively combining the spontaneity and musicianship of glam/punk with the urgency and rough-edged sound of garage rock," says New Jersey-based rock critic Phil Rainone. "There's a sexy, swaggering street vibe throughout," adds North Carolina-based critic Bill Kopp, and the Chicago Sun-Times exclaims that The Handcuffs are simply "effervescent." Music fans and drum aficionados may recognize co-leader Elvis from a few major label go-arounds during his career and an underground (and, often, not so underground) following of fans of his drumming. Completing The Handcuffs powerhouse garage-glam lineup are bassist Emily Togni, lead guitarist Jeff Kmieciak and keyboardist Alison Hinderliter.


The JetBeats are a vintage Rock & Roll combo from Grand Rapids. The members were brought together over a common obsession with the savage early 60’s Rock&Roll sound, incubated in the British beat sound of the early 60’s and into the British Invasion. The group features Guitarist/Vocalist Morgan May Moallemian (The Deans), Bassist/Vocalist Ben Erhart (The Official Theives, Glen Danles), Guitarist/Vocalist AJ Dunning (The Verve Pipe, The Cones), and Drummer DJ McCoy (Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys). The group's mission is to reintroduce the world to the raw excitement of early 60’s style.

The JetBeats also perform original compositions in the period style. The JetBeats sound utilizes driving guitars, a solid backbeat, thumping bass and vocal harmonies that harken to a bygone era, but with a fresh approach. The group also handles a variety of cover material spanning a period from roughly 1957 to 1965. Primordial Rock&Roll, played with precision and high energy.

The JetBeats sound is captured in all it’s analog, tube-saturated glory on The JetBeats debut record, Sonic boom Boom and the 2016 follow up, Mach’64. Experience the head-shaking vibe. Feel THE BEAT!

Venue Information

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