The Ataris are four friends creating words and music in the basements and dive bars of the world, while young souls pile into the microphone and spill beer into our effects pedals. Honest stories and organic sounds, chock full of heart, sincerity and beautiful mistakes. Played loud and recorded to analog tape.
Sixteen years of traveling the world, several broken down vans and five full length studio albums. The Ataris album “So Long, Astoria” included the tracks “In This Diary” and “The Saddest Song” and sold upwards of 850,000 copies earning the band it’s first gold record.
The Ataris’ singer/songwriter Kristopher Roe released his first full length solo acoustic album “Hang Your Head in Hope” in November 2011.
All songs were recorded in one take, no edits, no overdubs, using vintage 1940’s ribbon microphones and a 1948 Gibson J-45 guitar.
The album contains familiar tracks stripped down as well as a several brand new songs which will later appear on The Ataris forthcoming album “The Graveyard of the Atlantic” in actual full band arrangements.
DAN VAPID AND THE CHEATS
Dan Vapid & the Cheats is an exciting new Chicago punk rock quartet, formed several months after The Methadones’ breakup and fronted by the legendary Dan Vapid of Screeching Weasel, Riverdales, Methadones, Sludgeworth, Noise By Numbers, Mopes and Queers fame. The lineup features Dan Vapid (vocals/guitar), Mike Byrne (ex-Methadones/guitar), Simon Lamb (ex-Screeching Weasel/bass) and Mike Soucy (The Bomb/ex-Methadones/drums). After friends and fans from all over the world urged Vapid, he took to the stage May 27th at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge, performing a variety of songs he wrote in the last 20 years. The crowd had an overwhelmingly positive reaction and Dan Vapid & the Cheats had a ton of fun playing the songs. and have since been planning more shows. Dan Vapid & the Cheats will be recording a full length record in October. The Cheats’ debut album is too fresh for a title, but will be available to the world in 2012. Stay tuned to Dan Vapid & the Cheats’ Facebook page for up-to-date info and while you’re there, become a fan if you haven’t already. You will not want to miss hearing the arsenal of defining anthems we all know and dearly love that only Dan Vapid can deliver, as well as what they have in store.
Musician/Songwriter. Lead singer of Smoking Popes. Worship Leader at Village Church of Barrington IL.
$50 VIP Meet and Greet Package + Dinner + Drink
$50 includes Meet N Greet with The Ataris, private request only acoustic show w/ Kristopher Roe, special limited edition poster, dinner at Reggies, 2 drink tickets (alcohol 21+ only), sound recording of the show. *NOTE: VIP Meet and Greet/Acoustic Show will be approximately 2-3 hours before doors at Reggies. All VIP tickets include admission to the show that evening.
$35 VIP Meet and Greet Package + Above Stage access
$35 includes Meet N Greet w/ The Ataris, private request only acoustic show w/ Kristopher Roe, special limited edition poster, and above stage access during the show. *NOTE: VIP Meet and Greet/Acoustic Show will be approximately 2-3 hours before doors at Reggies. All VIP tickets include admission to the show that evening.