The Canes: A band from Chicago that is shaping up to be an anomaly to remind us why we all fell in love with music in the first place [Anomaly: Something that deviates away from what is standard, normal, or expected]. All four members of the four-man band have brought a wide variety of influences to the stage and have together developed a sound that intermingles, what seemed to be, juxtaposing musical ideas. With compelling live experiences that are littered with references of U2, The Killers, Mutemath, and Coldplay, it's understandable why The Canes have appealed to such a large demographic and why, in the first year of the band's existence, their fan base has grown exponentially. The growth is expected to continue with the release of their first EP, "Cupid and The Atomic Bomb (exhibit b)", in late August 2012. Earlier in the year, The Canes signed a development contract with Medallion Music Group that would allow them to spend some of May and June recording with Baltimore-based producer, Paul Leavitt. Their debut EP has been far more anticipated than most freshman releases and the projected trajectory for its success is unprecedented [Projected Trajectory: Epoch making]. In May 2012, The Canes put responsibility into the hands of their small, but ever-growing, fan base and launched a Kickstarter Campaign to fund a fall tour. Needless to say, supporters met the challenge with vigor and the ambitious eleven thousand dollar goal was reached. In response, the band launched national tour dates for both August and October of 2012 to promote the release of their EP. This fall, the band will begin writing for, what they hope to be, a full-length album with an unconfirmed release date in the Spring of 2013. Meanwhile, the occult momentum The Canes have generated thus far will presumably rise as empathetic lyrics and fuzzy, shimmering melodies win the hearts of everyone with an ear to listen.
Simpleton and Cityfolk
Folk/rock band: Geoff Glenn, vocals N guitar; Chris Bennett, vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion; John Conlon, vocals, guitar, mandolin; Foo, bass, vocals.
The Van Goghs (EP Release)
The Van Goghs are a Chicago band. American laundry washed in British detergent. Influences range from a love of 60's rock & pop, to experimental, to analog-synth electronica.
If we were on a band dating site, our interests would include single malt scotches, Nintendo, and not having to classify ourselves with a specific genre.
The Blue Sky Mind
The Blue Sky Mind is an ideal. Insomnia is a symptom of altitude sickness.
In autumn of 2011, four men came together with a purpose. To rock? Yes, but not just to rock. Also, to change the world. Lofty? Hardly. Rock music is sustainable with three chords and the world is quite impressionable.
The kids these days with their rap music, with the hippin' and the hoppin' and the bippin' to the boppin' and they don't know what the jazz music is all about.