with The Uncouth, Hymen Moments
Sniper 66 cultivates a brash, hard hitting brand of punk from their home soil in Austin, Texas. Sniper 66 was formed in 2009, by singer/guitarist Dylan Close and bassist Jeff Ellis, later rounded out by guitarist Jeremy Brister and drummer April Schupmann. They play punk, tight and crisp with bullet paced drums. While giving a nod to the forefathers, they also blend in the fury of 90's punk. For over four years, Sniper 66 has been putting a modern spin on a classic genre of music.Incendiary, invigorating sounds have been distilled to ensure maximum delivery. You can hear bands like Oxymoron, One Way System, Abrasive Wheels, The Booked, The Pug Uglies and The Virus weave in and out of these still original sounds. They have shared the stage with Krum Bums, The Krays, Lower Class Brats, DOA, Hudson Falcons, and Bishops Green, among others.Rock and roll grit fuels tunes like "Firecracker", "I Know It' True" and "All Dressed Up" from their breakout self-titled album. Mostly, Sniper 66 sets a course straight ahead and finds the fastest way to get there. Charging through most songs in under two minutes, Sniper 66 get to the point and fire up anyone within range.They blazed a path of new fans after a midwest tour last year where they burned down the stage at Tulsa's F-You We Rule OK Fest. Sniper 66 has a 22 date US tour centered around Chicago's Midwest Live & Loud Festival this May to promote their sophomore full length album, 'Caput Lupinum'. Featuring tracks like "Another War" and "Society", it is evident that this band is showing no signs of slowing down.Clench your teeth, raise a pint, and prepare to scream!
at Reggies Music Joint
2105 South State Street
Chicago, United States