Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With their high-energy performance and unique sound, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops are a must see.
Hoodoo Brown is a concoction of two brothers, Chris Castelli on Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals and Pauly Castelli on Drums/Vox. They are accompanied by Ian Kahrilas on Bass/Vox and Ryan Wayne Tedder on Keys/Sax/Vox. Hoodoo Brown plays an assortment of classic rock, blues, soul, and funk covers, along with a sprinkling of original music. The Castelli brothers have been playing their whole lives together and have shared the stage with such acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, The Original Wailers, and Rusted Root. They have also had the honor of recording with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, who has produced epic records for bands such as Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Phish and countless others. Working for months with one of the greatest producers in rock history and present took the brothers to a new level in their approach towards music. Since that time, Chris and Paul have done much touring, writing and recording; their original music has been played on Chicago’s 93.1 WXRT, WGN 720 AM, Fearless Radio and they have performed live in the studio on Chicago’s Q101 radio and WGN TV/Radio. The Castelli brother’s latest musical endeavor, Hoodoo Brown, takes pride in putting on a top tier live musical experience for festivals, clubs, private events, etc. One does not truly experience Hoodoo Brown until their sound is pulsing through one’s heart and soul, providing a moving musical experience.
With their latest release "Singer In a Country Band”, South City Revival continues to refine what the South Side band is referring to as "Chicago Country". The new single is a quintessential blend of country and rock and roll that demonstrates their diverse influences: from Red Dirt artists such as Reckless Kelly and Randy Rogers Band to Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.
Songwriters Joe Pacelli (vocals, guitar) and John Quinn (guitar) met in Chicago while playing in various bands around the city, as did bassist and drummer Mike Fitzgerald and Jose “Pino” Perez, respectively. Brendan Linnane (pedal steel) and John Quinn have known each other for years — Linnane being childhood friends with Quinn’s brother. Fate finally brought the quintet together on a snowy, Chicago night in the parking lot of a Western Ave. bar. Since forming in 2016, the band has spent their time crafting songs and sharpening up their live show — opening up for bands like Reckless Kelly, A Thousand Horses, Little Texas, and The Black Lillies.
In 2017, South City Revival teamed up with Chicago engineer/producer Mike Hagler (Wilco, Waco Brothers, OK Go) to record their self-titled, debut EP at his Humboldt Park Studio. The release features a captivating blend of story driven songwriting and high energy studio performances.
Alabaster is a jam band at their roots. They flaunt a style that is very passionate and energetic. Their emotions are poured into every lick and riff they play. Alabaster is not bound by genre but draws influence by Rock, Blues, Psychedelic, Reggae, to name a few, with a more old school take, similar to Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. Alabaster consistently challenges themselves to push their creativity and musicianship to a new level through improvisation and exploring their music, and to make sure the crowd really gets down.
Flow is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus and enjoyment in the process of the act. Flowtation is a funk band out of western Chicagoland who strives to spend as much time on stage in such a state as possible.
Raised on a healthy diet of Garage Rock, Power-Pop, Roots, Red-Hot Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk and Soul – John Michael Ford (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Alonzo (drums, vocals) and Tyler Kock (bass guitar, vocals) came together during the early months of 2011 and presented a simple, clear-cut mission statement: Make people feel good. And when presented with such a task, we believe there's nothing quite like Rock & Roll music. We also firmly believe that if you're gonna do this work, you’d better do it right and give the audience MORE than what they paid for. Spring of 2015 saw the addition of Joe Nocchi on guitar, whose song-savvy sensibilities have proven invaluable to the group.