A Benefit for Gilda’s Club
As a followup to their debut 4-song EP, “Superconductors,” this new album captures the electric energy of a Local Motive performance, bursting with lyrical messages, irresistible soulful melodies, and the spirit of old-school rhythm & blues. The “Grams” LP is bookended by “Twig” & “Symbiosis” to begin & end on a hopeful note, lyrically & musically, but the album also delves into darker tones, commenting on universal struggles of identity on tracks like “Killer” & “High Life.”
Influences of soul legends are apparent in both the singing of Chilean vocalist, Daniella Rojas & Chicago-native, Mike Vinopal, along with their contemporaries like Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, & Gary Clark Jr. This powerful new record from Local Motive is a fully-realized statement of new songs from the band that flows from start to finish, with loads of hooks that you’ll be whistling to yourself the next morning.
SHE’S CRAFTY (covering the Beastie Boys)
Founding members Amy Sumpter, Kendra Stevens and Maggie Jenkins first met through the Chicago comedy scene, and soon discovered their shared love of the Beastie Boys. For two years, they kicked around the idea of starting an all-female B-Boys tribute, but after the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch on May 4, 2012, they knew it was time to make it happen. Erica Reid a.k.a. DJ ENRG joined the band in 2014.
With their records reaping platinum and their concert tours packing ‘em in all across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas, Blink 182 has become a worldwide phenomenon. After a decade-plus career, the band announced they were going on an “indefinite hiatus.”
Because of this hiatus, three Blink fans united to form Blank 281 – A tribute to Blink 182.
Maybe you never had the chance to see the Blink ‘rock show’ live?
Now you can, as Blank 281 recreates the live shows that Blink fans have come to love! Blank 281 plays all the catchy but angsty radio hits, imitates the goofball videos, as well as the stand-up comedy stage banter, ultimately capturing Blink’s energetic live shows!
Blank 281 is the ULTIMATE Blink 182 Tribute Band!