The cover band Boy Band Critique will carry out at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bluebird Nightclub.
The group covers boy band music spanning from the ‘90s to now, performing songs from bands such as ‘NSync, the Backstreet Boys, New Little ones on the Block, Boyz II Males, 1 Path and the Jonas Brothers.
The 4 singers in the band are Brian Bender, Jan Torres, Zachary Krugman and Lucas DiCatta. The band members are drummer David Extended, bass guitarist Jordan Dismuke and lead guitarist TJ Belek.
Some of the songs featured contain “Bye Bye Bye” by ‘NSync, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by the Backstreet Boys and “MMMBop” by Hanson.
The band also carry out a handful of songs from solo artists such as Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber.
In addition to music, the show also contains interview clips from band members from the actual boy bands and unique dance moves that coincide with the songs, which includes the renowned wave in the course of “Bye Bye Bye.”
Boy Band Critique was formed immediately after Bender realized how substantially individuals loved that music. In August 2006, Bender and a handful of of his close friends formed the ‘90s tribute band the Hot Sauce Committee, a name primarily based on the Beastie Boys’ final album.
In the midst of its set, the group would carry out 5 boy band songs. Each time, the band knew that the crowd would appreciate that 5-song interval, Bender mentioned.
“People would go crazy for it,” Bender mentioned. “We knew it would be a barn burner and absolutely everyone would like it.”
1 evening, the band truly played a boy band-themed show.
The band sold out a space meant for 1,000 individuals.
“The PA wasn’t loud adequate due to the fact individuals had been singing so loud with the songs,” Bender mentioned.
Just after that evening, the band performed a handful of far more shows like these prior to deciding to go complete boy band, Bender mentioned.
“There was a demand in the industry for boy band music, and we had been gonna give it to them,” Bender mentioned.
The group changed its name to Boy Band Critique in January 2016 and signed a deal to carry out at the Sin City Theatre for the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas that exact same month. Just after spending 5 months traveling about the nation and workshopping theshow, the group arrived in Vegas.
The residency in Las Vegas lasted six months.
The group returned to Chicago in 2017 with the program to continue and develop its show. Though a lot of of the original members left immediately after the Vegas run, the group continued to expand its attain about the nation with new members in spot.
Currently, the group travel about the nation, performing 3 to 4 nights a week at distinct festivals, amphitheaters, casinos and efficiency venues.
For Saturday’s show at the Bluebird, Bender mentioned the audience really should anticipate a enjoyable throwback to a time when issues had been easier and enjoyable.
“It’s just a enjoyable throwback of songs that you could have forgotten about or had been anthems when you had been a teenager or just beginning in college,” Bender mentioned. “It’s like reliving the very best years of your life.”
Tickets for the show are out there on line for $eight. The doors open at eight p.m.
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