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«Marina City is THE Chicago band to watch out for.»* Fusing the aggressive instrumentals found in hard rock with the catchy vocal melodies and harmonies found in top 40 pop, Marina City has set out to create something that has never been heard before. Classifying the genre as Aggressive Pop-Rock, the quintet has released 2 Eps, toured heavily from the Midwest to the East Coast, and has shared the stage with well known and established acts such as Go Radio, Amanda Palmer, State Champs, Cartel, and Real Friends. Since debuting at a sold out House of Blues show, Marina City has taken a strictly DIY approach to their booking and management,. This year their newest EP (Chimera) and the music video for their first single («The Lost Boys») was exclusively premiered on AbsolutePunk.net, featured on Pup Fresh, and Property of Zack.
Relying on «poignant lyrics, three-part harmonies, and one hell of a drummer». The band features lead vocalist Ryan Argast, guitarist and vocalist Brian Johnson, keyboardist and vocalist Matt Gaudiano, drummer Eric Somers-Urrea, and bassist Aaron Heiy. In 2012 the band ventured away from being a solo act behind singer Ryan Argast and become more of a collaborative group walking away from a production deal in the process. With a degree in music performance, drummer Eric Somers-Urrea creates a strong rhythmic backbone for bassist Aaron Heiy's deep pocket to groove over. Hammond artist Matthew Gaudiano on keys teams up with guitarist Brian Johnson to create the hard-hitting and aggressive center of the band. However, the biggest standout factor for Marina City is that it features 3 lead vocalists. Gaudiano's smooth R&B style and Johnson's raw punk sound compliment the power and emotion of frontman Ryan Argast. Said Chris Triebes owner and talent buyer of Mojoes In Joliet, IL «Marina City puts on one of the most energetic & passionate live shows I have seen from a local-area band in a long time»
PHANGS is the dream pop notion of Nashville's Jake Germany.
Blanketed in layers of synthesizers, steady pulsing percussion, and the memories of growing up in the early 90's, PHANGS stirs up familiarity and innovation under the umbrella of honesty.
«Music has been the only constant throughout my life. I can only hope that I can make music that will be a constant in someone else's.»
This is the mindset that Grayson has embraced since he was barely a teenager. Paired with his hard worth ethnic and anthemic songwriting, at the age of 19 he's managed independent US tours under his belt while with his previous band Time Atlas, over 200,000 Youtube views on his personal channel, and hosts a madly dedicated following across the Midwest.
At the age of 14, DeWolfe recorded his first EP «Someday Before Yesterday”, putting the songs online and getting his foot in the door at clubs and venues in the Twin Cities. „I didn't really know what I was doing back then, but I played a show each month, and every time another 20 people showed up. I just kept playing until we had 400 kids coming out and it was like, whoa, this is cool.“
DeWolfe released singles „Lose You Now“ in May 2014 and „Temporary“ in November, respectively. Quickly gaining steam, the song propelled DeWolfe to becoming one of the biggest names in the Twin Cities. Grayson formed a live band and was quickly asked to open for national and international acts such as PVRIS, Tonight Alive, Hollywood Ending, Paradise Fears, & QuietDrive in the following months. He headlined his own show at Mill City Nights in support of „Hunger and Homelessness“ Awareness week in November, meanwhile raising over 300 pounds for the local food shelf. The event was sponsored by the popular and respected radio station Cities 97.
After taking time to focus on school, Grayson released the EP „Clarity“ under his new band „Time Atlas“. DeWolfe began writing new material under a new name with his live band. Releasing their first ever music video for „Falling“, the video gained more than 1,000 in less than 24 hours. The group toured the midwest and east coast, giving Grayson a taste of the road at 17 years old. Since then, the group released the single „Scarlet Fever“, gaining them 60,000 combined views/streams.
Now at the age of 19, Grayson is diving headfirst into his solo career once more. The newly released single „Gone“ walks a humble line of fun indie pop, getting over 12,000 Spotify streams in it's first month of release. DeWolfe plans to have his first official solo EP out by the end of 2017.
Matt, Jon, and Stephen (Formally of An Honest Year)
Acoustic set by members of An Honest Year! Awesome!
Creep Records Store
Tuesday Apr 17, 2018
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 6:30 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)
$10 — $12