/Melts in your ears, not in your hands
Photo Credit: JR Clubb

Melts in your ears, not in your hands

Dale Merrill
Staff Writer

Sounds from Sarnia will fill a downtown Port Huron Saturday evening, Jan 28th, as the Chocolate Robots bring their gooey and spicy tunes to the Roche Bar.
Working in their family’s pizza parlor by day and making peculiar pop songs at night, the band, consisting of the Giresi brothers Mike, Matt and Marcus know, that like serving up a tasty pie, music takes many different ingredients and toppings to make it stand out and be something special.

Photo Credit: JR Clubb
Photo Credit: JR Clubb

From their cupboard Brian Eno era Roxy Music and the prime of choices of 80’s avant pop such as XTC serve as a base for their sound. Add generous toppings of the Pixies, the Strokes and Arcade Fire and lightly sprinkle it unexpected flavors ranging from the murder blues of Son House to the whimsical sing-a-longs of young children’s TV show “Yo Gabba Gabba” and it shows the band brings something familiar to lots yet distinctive to itself.
Also scheduled to appear on the bill are the fuzzy noise pop sounds of Detroit’s Instant Party and the moody, brooding alternative folk/blues of Sarnia’s Dorothy’s Hazarai.
The Roche Bar is located at 405 Quay Street in downtown Port Huron. Shows starts at 10 p.m. with dj’s spinning strictly vinyl record before and between bands. No cover. 21 and over.
The Chocolate Robots latest release, Pizza Face, can be found at Cheeky Monkey and Red Vinyl in Sarnia or by connecting with the band through their website.  http://www. chocolaterobots .com/