Purple Apple isn't your average Lollapalooza pre-show act. The Chicago-based indie pop quartet Purple Apple is made up of three 13 and 14-year-old girls: Nonie Andersen, Olivia Eigel, Madi O'Brienand their twenty-something former babysitter, Devin, on drums.
The three schoolmates at the core of the band write their own songs and have a serious mentality when it comes to performing. While their high school counterparts spend lazy summers in say, a pool working on their tans or driving around the neighborhood blasting angstful music, Purple Apple is busy writing those tunes, capturing the complexity of being a teenager without the melodrama.
Armed with a handful of original material, the band released their debut EP, Sweet Wolverine, in 2010. For the past couple of years, the girls have worked hard to perfect their live sound, initially at venerable venues like Schubas and the Hideout, eventually graduating to become the youngest band to ever headline Chicago's legendary rock venue, The Metro.
Purple Apple are spending 2011 writing, recording and playing gigs around Chicago and the surrounding area. They enter high school this fall.
Purple Apple will do an early pre-Lolla show at the Hideout tonight, August 4th at 6:30p.m.