The Island of Misfit Toys

Island of Misfit Toys burlesque show

The Island of Misfit Toys

Sat. December 16, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm (event ends at 1:45 am)


The Island of Misfit Toys
The Island of Misfit Toys
The Island of Misfit Toys may be the most aptly named band in Chicago. A ragtag bunch of munchkins and creepers, they'll beat you in a game of Strip Red Rover and then blast you in the face with a trumpet solo. Their sound is a grab bag of amalgamated indie pop styles and hurt feelings. Some music is described as being, "bipolar," because it contains dramatic dynamic changes. The Island of Misfit Toys might actually be medicated.

Ranging in age from 17 to 20 something, The Island of Misfit Toys feature a van-busting lineup of players and instruments. Every sound smashes up against another and virtuosic playing is shrugged off with the casual air of someone who only cooks microwavable food. TIoMT are independent music's answer to The Lost Boys in Hook (though with slightly better style and fewer skateboards). Tootles lost his marbles and Anthony Sanders might have too. There's no other way to explain the head spinning mix of sounds, styles, and cathartic release. The Island of Misfit Toys are what it would sound like if Max Bemis (of Say Anything fame) started an orphanage for wayward band geeks. That's a good thing.
Venue Information:
608 E. Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS, 67202