Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

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We recently told you about a great rock band from Chicago, Emperors and Elephants, who we ran into earlier this year at NAMM 2014. Well, they have just released a new music video for their song, Man of God which is off their debut album, Devil in the Lake.  Check out the video here:

This is the second single of their new album and Emperors and Elephants are currently out on tour in support of Devil in the Lake which is out on Pavement Entertainment. In case you haven’t picked it up yet, head over to Itunes here. Check out their upcoming tour dates:

  • Fri 8/1 – Afterlife Lounge-Algona Iowa – with Surrender The Fall
  • Sat 8/2 – InkSpot Block Party – Lincoln County Fairgrounds,MO
  • Thu 8/7  – Oddbody’s Music Room – Dayton, OH – with TANTRIC
  • Fri 8/8 – Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN – with TANTRIC
  • Sun 8/10 – Zero Tolerance – Lincoln, IL – with TANTRIC
  • Wed 8/13 – Erie, PA- TBA – with TANTRIC
  • Fri 8/15 – Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA – with TANTRIC
  • Sat 8/16 – Uli’s Haus of Rock- Lansing MI – with SXX
  • Fri 8/22 – Sickies Garage – Fargo, ND – with  Psychostick/TANTRIC
  • Sat 8/23- Bismarck, ND Missouri Valley Fair Grounds
  • Sun 8/24 – DK’s Lounge – Williston, ND – with  Psychostick/TANTRIC
  • Mon 8/25 – O’Riginal Bar – Minot, ND – with  Psychostick/TANTRIC
  • Wed 8/27 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD – with TANTRIC
  • Thu 8/28 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI – with TANTRIC
  • Fri 8/29 – Another Hall In The Wall – Steger, IL- with TANTRIC
  • Fri 9/5 –  Gas Lite Tavern -Ellsworth, WI with Matrakis
  • Sat 9/6 – Busters – Mankato Minn- with Matrakis, Cold Kingdom
  • Sat 9/20– The Rail Club -Fort Worth Texas -with Great White

Here is our repost of our quick interview with Jason Meudt and Randy Cooper at NAMM 2014:

Emperors and Elephants

 

Band Members:

  • Jesse Andrews : Vocals
  • Jason Meudt : drums
  • Jeph Stiph :Guitars
  • Randy “The Arsonist” Cooper: Guitars
  • Ron “Stoppable” Vanders : Bass

Check the tour dates and see if they are coming to a city near you! Emperors and Elephants are here to deliver what we all  need more of; pure rock with heavy guitars and penetrating vocals built on a sold rock foundation delivering BAD ASS MUSIC!

~ Marisol

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We told you about the fantastic and amazingly talented all girl teen rock band, Bloody Mary which we met at NAMM. You can read that feature story here.  We have some more great news about this young fast rising band! Bloody Mary are set to open for legendary rocker Lita Ford and Vixen at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Il on September 12th, 2014. You can pick up your tickets at www.extremetix.com.

Bloody Mary is:

  • Rickee Divine, age 16, rhythm guitar and lead vocals – Carol Stream, IL
  • Kat Cannons, age 17, drums and vocals – Downers Grove, IL
  • Ana Apollo, age 17, lead guitar and vocals – Elmhurst, IL
  • Hollie Wood, age 14, bass and vocals – Elmhurst, IL

Bloody Mary have been taking the Chicago and the surrounding Midwest area by storm since 2010. They have become known for their high energy rockin sets that include originals and fan favorite covers. They are definitely a band you don’t want to miss and will be hearing a lot from this year.

Bloody Mary released their first CD “Coming of Age” on the Dark Star Records/Sony label in February 2013 and is hard at work on an EP, which is scheduled for a late 2014 release.  So stay tuned and get ready for some great new rock by Bloody Mary.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. I will leave you with an interview we did with Bloody Mary during their NAMM appearance.

 

~ Marisol

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We recently told you about a great rock band from Chicago, Emperors and Elephants, who we ran into last month at NAMM 2014. Well, this week the high energy, hard driven rockers are going to start their “Devil in the Lake Tour” on February 20th in Pontiac, Illinois at Freakster’s Roadhouse. Their tour dates include the following:

 

DATE CITY STATE VENUE
Thursday February 20 Pontiac IL Freakster’s Roadhouse
Friday February 28 Lansing MI Uli’s House of Rock
Saturday March 1 Chicago IL The Chicago Loop
Wednesday March 5 Tulsa OK Downtown Lounge
Thursday March 6 Oklahoma City OK The Chameleon Room
Friday March 7 San Antonio TX Fitzgerald’s Bar
Saturday March 8 Houston TX BFE Rock Club
Sunday March 9 San Leon TX 18th St Pier
Thursday March 13 Libertyville IL Austin’s Fuel Room
Friday March 21 Crest Hill IL Bada Brew
Friday April 18 Lombard IL Brauerhouse
Saturday April 19 St. Paul MN Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Sunday April 20 Mankato MN Buster’s
Friday April 25 Pittsburg PA Hard Rock Café
Saturday April 26 Milford OH Bocca Billiards
Saturday June 28 Cincinnatti OH w/Days of the New
Saturday July 5 Lake Alcova WY METAL FEST

 

We are excited to see these bad ass rockers out on the road in support of their new debut album, ‘Devil in the Lake’ through Pavement Entertainment. In case you haven’t picked it up yet, head over to Itunes here.

Emperors and Elephants

As promised, here is our repost of our quick interview with Jason Meudt and Randy Cooper at NAMM 2014:

Emperors and Elephants new single Who You Are is intense. The guitars start right in with some attitude and the vocals grab a hold of you and you are hooked. It  really is a killer song! Check out the lyric video that they have released for Who You Are here:

 

Check the tour dates and see if they are coming to a city near you! Emperors and Elephants are here to deliver what we all  need more of; pure rock with heavy guitars and penetrating vocals built on a sold rock foundation delivering BAD ASS MUSIC!

 

~ Marisol

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One thing that I really love about attending NAMM is finding a lot of great new bands. One of those bands we found this year was Bloody Mary from Chicago. This is an all girl teenage rock band that has a big sound filled with lots of talent. It is amazing to hear them and then find out they are young teens. They have a solid sound that will definitely impress you! They have been rockin the Chicago scene but are also garnering National attention with their high energy performances.

So who is Bloody Mary? You have Ana Apollo on Lead Guitar/Vocals, Kat Cannons on Drums/Vocals, Rickee Divine on Guitar/Vocals and Hollie Wood on Bass/Vocals. Together these guys deliver true rock n roll sound reminiscent of the Runaways or todays’ Cheri Bomb.  One of the songs I really love of theirs is Where Do We Go and you can head over to their Facebook page and take a listen here.

We ran into Bloody Mary at one of the most rockin booths of NAMM, the Dean Guitars booth and we chatted with them for a bit. We are pleased to bring you that interview here:

 

The girls are currently working on their second album and we can’t wait to get them to return back to Los Angeles and play at the Whisky in Hollywood. I am sure they would feel right at home and their music will have everyone rockin!  We will see if we can bring you an in depth interview so you can get to know this fast rising rock band, Bloody Mary.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest  news, request them at your local radio station. Let’s get everyone to know more about Bloody Mary!!!!

~ Marisol

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Emperors and Elephants

Bad Ass Rockers Emperors and Elephants from Chicago have been quiet busy. Just only a couple weeks ago, they released their debut album, ‘Devil in the Lake’ through Pavement Entertainment. Now available on Itunes here. It is a great hard rock album and we will be bringing to you a complete review. At NAMM 2014 we were lucky enough to run into Jason Meudt and Randy Cooper and we were able to chat with them for a few. Here is that quick video:

 

Emperors and Elephants new single Who You Are is intense. The guitars start right in with some attitude and the vocals grab a hold of you and you are hooked. It  really is a killer song! Check out the lyric video that they have released for Who You Are here:

 

Emperors and Elephants are here to deliver what we all  need more of; pure rock with heavy guitars and penetrating vocals built on a sold rock foundation delivering BAD ASS MUSIC! So get ready to listen to your new favorite rock band, Emperors and Elephants!

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. I am sure they will be announcing a tour in support of this album soon, so don’t miss it!

~ Marisol

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chicago

* * * * UPDATE OCTOBER 2013 * * * *

Chicago has released an amazing lyric video for their new song, America. Check it out here:

* * *ORIGINAL POST * * *

Many people can’t name a pop/rock band that has survived six consecutive decades… Well, that honor can be bestowed upon Chicago. Chicago has continuously captured the hearts of many and today they did it again as they released their new song, “America”. The band currently consists of Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, Jimmy Pankow, and Walt Parazaider (who have been with the band since its origins in 1967); Jason Scheff (since 1985); Tris Imboden (since 1990); Keith Howland (since 1995); Lou Pardini (since 2009, though he toured with the band in 1999 and 2007);and Walfredo Reyes (since 2012).

As band co-founder Lee Loughnane explains, “America is a song that has been waiting to be written for many yearsThe core message of “America is you and me”, intuitively resonates with people. Chicago‘s grass-roots message, far from being polarizing, is crafted to inspire people of all political perspectives, who, though disagreeing vehemently on many points, still share common fears and hopes for the future of the nation – we are truly all in this together.”

When you first listen to the song, you will be drawn into the great Chicago style of music but even more so, as an American you are drawn into the lyrics and can’t help but become proud to be an American. Hope is alive today and is growing stronger in our country.

You can download “America”  at the following locations:

Chicago has been considered one of  the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history. You can’t deny that as they are the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, coming in at #13.

We will be catching Chicago as they come to Santa Rosa early next year but make sure to visit their social  media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news. I leave you with my top 10 favorite Chicago Songs:

10. Let’s Take A Lifetime

9. Wishing You Were Here

8. Hard Habit to Break

7. 25 or 6 to 4

6. Just You n Me

5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry

4. Does Anybody Know What Time it Really is?

3. I Don’t Want to Live Without Your Love

2. Colour My World

1. Saturday in the Park

~ Marisol

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chicago

Many people can’t name a pop/rock band that has survived six consecutive decades… Well, that honor can be bestowed upon Chicago. Chicago has continuously captured the hearts of many and today they did it again as they released their new song, “America”. The band currently consists of Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, Jimmy Pankow, and Walt Parazaider (who have been with the band since its origins in 1967); Jason Scheff (since 1985); Tris Imboden (since 1990); Keith Howland (since 1995); Lou Pardini (since 2009, though he toured with the band in 1999 and 2007);and Walfredo Reyes (since 2012).

As band co-founder Lee Loughnane explains, “America is a song that has been waiting to be written for many yearsThe core message of “America is you and me”, intuitively resonates with people. Chicago‘s grass-roots message, far from being polarizing, is crafted to inspire people of all political perspectives, who, though disagreeing vehemently on many points, still share common fears and hopes for the future of the nation – we are truly all in this together.”

When you first listen to the song, you will be drawn into the great Chicago style of music but even more so, as an American you are drawn into the lyrics and can’t help but become proud to be an American. Hope is alive today and is growing stronger in our country.

You can download “America”  at the following locations:

Chicago has been considered one of  the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history. You can’t deny that as they are the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, coming in at #13.

We will be catching Chicago as they come to Santa Rosa early next year but make sure to visit their social  media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news. I leave you with my top 10 favorite Chicago Songs:

10. Let’s Take A Lifetime

9. Wishing You Were Here

8. Hard Habit to Break

7. 25 or 6 to 4

6. Just You n Me

5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry

4. Does Anybody Know What Time it Really is?

3. I Don’t Want to Live Without Your Love

2. Colour My World

1. Saturday in the Park

~ Marisol

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