Any Chicagoan will tell you the city truly only has two seasons; winter, and construction. Perhaps it's fitting that the gals behind Summer Girlfriends would come together during the most unseasonably warm winter Chicago has seen in the past 80 years. Built on the bedrock of a mutual love of pizza and punk this all-girl garage pop band caught the city’s attention long before they'd put the finishing touches on their Shockwave sound - instantly mythical early shows featured ill-advised attempts at shotgunning cheap beer, bloody trips to the ER, and lawsuit threats (for starters). Despite these seemingly tough girl antics, these girls aren’t your worn out “leader of the pack” types, instead they write catchy, nostalgic songs about “Lost Boys” and “PG-13 Sex Scenes,” talking animals, and “Pop Rocks.” They’re the kind of femme fatales you spot across the lake at summer camp but never muster up the courage to meet. Sure, you tell all your friends at school about them next year, maybe even pretending you had the guts to say hello and sneak a kiss. Of course, it wasn't real; you just did it for the Shockwave.