Ideamen, from Chicago’s south side, are an intense musical experience, best seen live to appreciate. This piano driven act has toured throughout much of the U.S., growing their fan base & putting on a show that turns 1st time spectators into instant fans. Their first two releases, the currently out of print EP “Progress” & “May You Live In Interesting Times” are considered staples in the experimental post rock scene.
PORK ‘N BEANS
Pork ‘n Beans is an acoustic mix of indie and prog rock. With firey vocals of bassist Shanna Berry combined with Shane Wallace on guitar, Pork ‘n Beans offers a unique sound and plenty of extended solos.
SONS OF THE WEST
A rock and roll band from Columbus, Ohio; the heart of it all.
“Started in 2005 by Josh Ortiz and Zech Pluister, Hometown Heroes is a Pop Punk band from the south suburbs of Chicago, IL. Today they consist of Zech Pluister, Josh Ortiz, Brad Harvey, Kyle Grzejka, and Chase Lombard. They like to play shows, hang out, talk about themselves in third person, and they’re currently writing/recording their upcoming EP! So stay tuned!”
“We are from the southside of chicago. The band was started in feb of 2009. Original members are Tony, Mikey, and Danny. The newer members are the greats Sam and Justin. We all met in high school and now we slap ur face off with our music.”
ZERO TO END
Zero To End is a Chicago base hard rock/metal band.
Punk Rock band formed out in the suburbs of Chicago heavily influenced by bands such as Blink 182, Green Day and Sum 41.
Straight out of Chicago Illinois! The Hairlips! Heavily infuenced by 50’s and 60’s rock, surf, doo wop, and of course the mighty Ramones. This group is bringing the feel of the 50’s and 60’s back to the pop punk scene with powerfull songs that will be sure to make you stomp, twist, and shake the night away. Guys grab your girls, and hold on to your hats because here come the Hairlips!
FISTS OF RAGE
Fists of Rage officially began in the summer of 2008 after vocalist Sean joined the band. With a complete change in direction we have been writing hardcore tunes for three years now. After a brief hiatus in 2009/2010, F.O.R has just finished recording their first full length album, self titled “Fists of Rage”. The album and newly recorded songs will be available for download on Reverbnation, Facebook, Myspace, and soon to come iTunes. These 12 songs will be featured at all of our upcoming shows. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your continued support!
Many years ago a group of Chicago-area musicians came together to talk about music. They talked about thrash and soul, punk and funk, hardcore and jazz. Not content with playing the same old heavy music, they threw together all that noise into the sonic explosion that is STUCK UNDERWATER – music made with no rules at all.
After toiling on stages in the Chicagoland area (Metro, Double Door, Beat Kitchen, Logan Square Auditorium, Mutiny, Abbey Pub, etc.) as well as road shows throughout the Midwest, STUCK UNDERWATER has seen their fan-base grow with each high energy live show. No stage, no line-up, and no crowds have been too far out of reach for the band to connect with. The 2009 addition of drummer Jim Svoboda to the already solid line-up of Chris Shern (lead vocal, trumpet, harmonica), Chris Teter (bass, backing vocal), and John A Beavers (guitar, backing vocal) has further enhanced the already diverse sound STUCK UNDERWATER has to offer.
STUCK UNDERWATER’s newly released sophomore album, An Audible Embrace Of Subtle Insanity, has brought the band’s sound to an all new level. The self produced Insanity invites listeners in with the sweet grooves of “The Crooked Face Of Redemption” and “Recognizing The Saints,” while still keeping it heavy with the title track, and rounding it out with the eclectically trippy epic “Left Right Black White.” An Audible Embrace Of Subtle Insanity combines intelligent lyrics with aggression, smooth grooves, vast sonic landscapes, and instrumentation not normally associated with heavy music.
Future plans for STUCK UNDERWATER include further touring in the Midwest as well as the creation of more noise that will crush the rules even further.
BACK ALLEY RIOT
After toiling away for years on the Northwest side of Chicago, Back Alley Riot busted down the doors of the punk rock scene, when original members, Mike Nakis (vocals/guitar), Matt Jankiewizc (drums), and Danny Starks (guitar/vocals), hooked up with bassist Russell Katzenmaier. Their sound unites blue-collar story telling with stage-shaking power chords, creating punk rock songs with a down-home twist. Back Alley Riot blends punk, rock, and southern boogie with an explosive live show that will leave you breathless and begging for more. With standout tracks like “Gasoline On The Fire” and “Gunfight”, fueled by Russell Katzenmaiers
jaw-dropping bass lines, Danny Starks’ raunchy chord attacks, and Matt Jankiewicz’s relentless drumming, look for Back Alley Riot to cause a ruckus in the rock landscape for years to come.
“We’re here to fuck shit up! Gonna blow a ten inch whole in your chest and possibly your ear pussies…”