Go see The Livers tonight, August 22nd at Quenchers Saloon. When you do, don’t make the mistake of trying to have a conversation during their set because you might just miss something. Let your curiosity guide your view to their big screen as a four piece band reveals itself as two live guys, Scot and Luke, the same two guys projected life sized and providing the rhythm. Sounds gimmicky? Not in the slightest. Scot and Luke, two indie musicians, sought a way to be a two-man, 4 piece band without compromising a live show. “We started talking about pre-recording the rhythm and playing over it. But that didn’t seem like a band to us. Part of a seeing a band is seeing them play their instruments. If only there was a way that we could show us playing…all…the…instruments.” Video production was initially the guys. “Our limited knowledge of video production was born out of necessity really. Someone would have to do it. They’d have to be patient, unpaid, barely acknowledged, and get along with Scot and myself. That narrowed it down to Scot and myself.” Soon they were joined by a talented counterpart, Andrew, who brought with him a background and experience in production. Together they all created a very polished show.
It’s not just a show of two guys and their filmed images either. The Livers are a band that delivers not only a solid, tight set (they play remarkably well with themselves), but also fully entertain their audience with a clever, witty show that has some hysterical surprises. Surprises like a guest appearance of their cat, Fruitbat, and quick mid-set break for whiskey shots. It’s just too entertaining to properly explain – this show is a must-see. The Livers are truly one of the most entertaining bands to visit Chicago this summer.