THE WALKING SHADOWS
These songs are a knife in your heart; irrational revolution and crumbling ruins. Gothic-art rock rebels from neo-depression era Chicago: The Walking Shadows. Obsessed with Shakespeare, Ovid, and ex-lovers, the Walking Shadows scream their abashed poetics with a dark mythos that haunts you like doomy guitars and all your favorite demons. Their abrasive verse—“This is not poetry, because you’re not that pretty”—will scare you to uneasiness and move you to sing along.
The band play their collection of horror stories and love songs with high energy and high gain. Craig Winston, the band’s gaunt and towering axe-man, with his brooding bass voice, is already being hailed by bloggers as a guitar hero and captivating front-man. Across the stage he is mirrored by his identical twin and keyboardist, Mark Winston, who rocks and sways with the sound of his synths. John Sturm’s drums thunder with Adam Hubbell’s bass giving the Walking Shadows their tightly knit live sound.
The Shadows have performed throughout the midwest and into New England; in Chicago at Goose Island Brew Pub, Schuba’s, Reggie’s, Elbo Room, Red Line Tap, the Abbey Pub, and Martyrs’; Kitty Cat Klub and Cause in Minneapolis; Cicero’s in St. Louis; Club Garibaldi in Milwaukee; and Tommy Doyle’s in Boston. Craig Was interviewed by Loud Loop Press for their “take five” feature with The Walking Shadows. Chicago music blog “Southside on the town” says the band is “dramatically beautiful within its symphonic-toned metal rock sound.”
A BLURRED CITY SIGHT
Saline is an American rock band from the south suburbs of Chicago, IL, who formed in the summer of 2010. Saline is Connie Dizonno as lead vocals, Adam Noreen as lead vocals and rhythm guitarist, Tim Olejnik as lead guitarist, Derrick Mayes as bassist, and Tyler Caprio as the Drummer. Saline is a band of friends who became a family. Writing songs about the ups and downs in life with powerful vocals, melodic guitar and bass lines and strong backbone drums. Saline recently released full length album, “The Day You Came to Me,” featuring Black Heart | Black Lungs and Setting the Pace.