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Cobalt & the Hired Guns

Cobalt & the Hired Guns is an Americana-punk pop-rock band based in Chicago. They have been interviewed in The Deli Magazine, where they were named Chicagos Artist of the Month. In May 2009, they were finalists for MetroMixs Rock n Vote competiti ...

                                               

The Coctails

The Coctails were a musical group from Chicago, who formed while its members were attending the Kansas City Art Institute. The group was active from about 1988 to 1995 with the reunification in 2000 as the very last band to play on stage, in the ...

                                               

Conway Brothers

The Conway Brothers were an American vocal and instrumental group from Chicago, Illinois, made up of brothers Frederick, Hiawatha, Huston, and James. They are best known for their single "Turn It Up", which reached no. 11 on the UK Singles Chart ...

                                               

Los Creadorez

In 2006, alongside co-founder Ismael Mijarez, Corral put together one of the very first stateside duranguense bands, and achieved great success. Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense was created when Alfredo Ramirez Corral and Ismael Mijares left ...

                                               

Deals Gone Bad

Deals Gone Bad is a band from Chicago, Illinois. Their sound mixes reggae, rocksteady, and ska music with American soul. They have been together since 1994, with numerous lineup changes over the years. The current incarnation has been mostly stab ...

                                               

Del Rey (band)

Del Rey was founded in 1997 after two of its members, Eben English and Damien Burke, moved from Maine to Chicago. The group added drummer Mike Johnson in 1998 and bassist Chris Cowgill in 2003, and began playing instrumental music partly because ...

                                               

Disappears

Disappears is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, United States, which formed in 2008. The band played a mixture of shoegaze, krautrock and garage rock. The band was formed by Brian case of the ex-90 day men, ponies and Graeme Gibson an ...

                                               

The Dog and Everything

The Dog and Everything was a power pop rock band from Chicago, IL. They hailed from the same scene as bands such as Lucky Boys Confusion and The Plain White Ts.

                                               

Even in Blackouts

Even in Blackouts, known occasionally by the acronym EiB, are an acoustic pop-punk band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 2002 by veteran pop-punk guitarist John Jughead Pierson following the demise of the pop-punk band Screeching We ...

                                               

Fingers Inc.

Fingers, Inc. was a Chicago house music group consisting of producer and arranger Larry Heard, and vocalists Robert Owens and Ron Wilson.

                                               

The Flock (band)

The Flock was a Chicago-based jazz rock band, that released two albums on Columbia records in 1969 and 1970. The Flock did not achieve the commercial success of other Columbia jazz-rock groups of the era such as Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears, b ...

                                               

Fondly

Fondly was originally a Chicago-based trio that produced two albums of indie punk in the mid to late 90s. Brian Burkhard, Andy Grzenia, and Dick Simpson were the three original members. They released a self-titled CD - recorded in Brian Decks bas ...

                                               

Frisbie (band)

Frisbie is a power pop quintet based out of Chicago, Illinois. The band is named after Steve Frisbie, one of the bands three singer-songwriters. Beside Frisbie, the group is made up of Gerald Dowd, Liam Davis, Matt Thompson, and Marcin Fahmy. The ...

                                               

Gaza Strippers

Gaza Strippers were an American garage punk band from Chicago formed by Rick Sims, who had previously played guitar with The Supersuckers and was the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Didjits. The band released its first single in 1997 on Bam ...

                                               

The Ghost (American band)

The Ghost was a punk rock band from Chicago, with its roots based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Members were Brian Moss, Randall Bleichner, Jordan Schalich, Shane Stevens, and Paul Lask. From 2001 to 2005 The Ghost toured with bands ...

                                               

Grapetooth

Twin Peaks member Clay Frankel and Chris Bailoni, also known as Chicago producer Home-sick, met in 2012 through mutual friends. Three years later in 2015, the two bonded over similar musical tastes while out a bar and made a resolution to create ...

                                               

Greenskeepers

Greenskeepers are an indie rock/new wave band from Chicago. Their song "Lotion" is a tribute to the character Buffalo Bill, the fictional serial killer featured in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. "Lotion" also came in at #90 in the 2004 T ...

                                               

Grupo Montez de Durango

Grupo Montez de Durango or Montez de Durango is a Duranguense band currently based in Chicago. This group is well known in the United States, Mexico and Central America. Although Grupo Montez de Durangos sound is deeply rooted in the music of tra ...

                                               

Haymarket Square (band)

Haymarket Square was a Chicago-based psychedelic rock band in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their album, Magic Lantern, released in 1968, was pressed in an edition of 80 - 100 copies, and despite its rarity is well considered by fans of psyched ...

                                               

Hello Dave

Hello Dave is a classic rock band from Chicago, Illinois. They have released a total of six albums. Hello Dave was the debut album featuring songs such as "Melissa", "No Way", and "Gracie". 16 Tons was their next album featuring the songs "16 Ton ...

                                               

HiFi Superstar

HiFi Superstar is a Chicago, Illinois-based rock band known for their 1970s look and original music. Mike Patterson is a vocalist and songwriter began playing with drummer Glenn mikes in the 1980s hair band little Venus, opening for bands like ZN ...

                                               

High Rule

High Rule is an American music duo from Chicago that gained popularity in March 2015 after reaching the #2 spot on the Spotify Global Viral chart with their song "Touch". "Touch" was featured on Spotifys popular New Music Tuesday playlist, as wel ...

                                               

Hope in Ghosts

Hope in Ghosts is the post-rock or indie rock project of Ted Flynn. Early reviews of Hope in Ghosts first release, EP garnered immediate comparisons with Slint and Seam, while the 2007 release of All your Departures placed Flynn on the same label ...

                                               

House of Whales

House of Whales, formerly Treehouse, is an American electronic hip hop band originating from Chicago, Illinois. The trios current line-up consists of Rico Sisney, Aunnoy Badruzzaman, and Danny Varela. The group is known for their unique approach ...

                                               

Hushdrops

Hushdrops are a three-piece rock band from Chicago featuring current and former members of Veruca Salt, Liam Hayes and Plush, The Waco Brothers, The Webb Brothers and NRBQ. The bands 2004 debut album Volume One was followed in 2014 by the double ...

                                               

The Imports

The Imports were a Chicago punk rock band that formed in 1980. In a response to a solicitation for information on influential people, bands, clubs, zines, etc., for a Chicago Punk History Radio Documentary in 2006, Steve Albini of Big Black liste ...

                                               

Insiders (band)

Insiders were an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band played locally in Chicago in the mid-1980s and was initially courted by Warner Bros records before signing with Epic and releasing a debut album in 1987. This album, Ghost on th ...

                                               

Jump n the Saddle Band

Jump N the Saddle Band was a country pop group from Chicago, Illinois. They scored a regional hit with the novelty song "The Curly Shuffle" in 1983, a tribute to The Three Stooges. As the tune gained popularity on radio, the group signed to Atlan ...

                                               

Kelly Brothers

The Kelly Brothers were a 1960s Chicago gospel quartet, which also sang R&amp,B as the King Pins. The group comprised brothers Curtis, Robert and Andrew Kelly with the fourth part sung by Charles Lee or Offe Reece. The group gave King Records the ...

                                               

The Knaves

The Knaves were an American garage rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1964. The band released two singles during their existence, including the song "Leave Me Alone", which is now considered a classic of the musical genre of garage rock. I ...

                                               

Knockout Kid

Knockout Kid formed in 2010. They signed to THC music in 2011 and released their debut EP, Your Name All Over It, the same year. In 2013, the band released their second EP, The Callback, via THC music and Ingrooves Fontana. The band released thei ...

                                               

LAltra

LAltra is an indie rock/electronic band consisting of principle songwriters Joseph Desler Costa and Lindsay Anderson joined by drummer Charles Rumback and guitarist Alessandro Baris. The band is currently split between Chicago, IL and Brooklyn, NY.

                                               

The Last Vegas

The Last Vegas are a hard rock band from Chicago whose style draws from glam, punk, and sleaze metal. Composed of Chad Cherry, John Wator, Adam Arling, Danny Smash, and Nate Arling, the band released the album Whatever Gets You Off, in April 2009 ...

                                               

The Layaways (band)

The Layaways are an American indie rock band, based in Chicago. The group was founded by David Harrell who released "More Than Happy" as a solo album in 2003. Mike Porter and Nathan Burleson joined the lineup in 2004 for "Weve Been Lost," the ban ...

                                               

The Lonesome Organist

The Lonesome Organist is the one-man band project of Jeremy Jacobsen, keyboardist for Chicago Post-rock combo, 5ive Style. He has released three albums on Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey, a fourth album, Ashes. Alas was self-released in 2015.

                                               

The Lost Generation (band)

The Lost Generation was an American soul group from Chicago, Illinois. The members began singing together in 1969 and shortly after forming, Lowrell Simons childhood friend, Gus Redmond, had the group record with producer Carl Davis. The result o ...

                                               

Low Skies

Low Skies formed in 2000 after a chance meeting between Creps and Salveter. After deciding to record together, they played with a number of local musicians before settling on a permanent lineup. After signing with Flameshovel Records in 2002, the ...

                                               

The Ms

The Ms were formed in 2000 by Josh Chicoine, Joey King, Steve Versaw and Robert Hicks. Chicoine, King and Versaw met in the winter of 1999 and began collaborating in a makeshift studio in Chicagos Bucktown neighborhood in which the short lived gr ...

                                               

Make Believe (band)

Make Believe was an indie rock band, initially formed as a touring version of Joan of Arc. The band was initially composed of eccentric voiced singer Tim Kinsella, guitarist Sam Zurick, bassist Bobby Burg, and drummer/keyboardist Nate Kinsella. A ...

                                               

Manishevitz

Manishevitz is an American indie rock band originally from Virginia and later based in Chicago. They released material on Jagjaguwar Records and Catbird Records.

                                               

Marbin

Markovitch and Rabin met shortly after Markovitch completed his military service as an infantry sergeant and Rabin had graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2007, Marbin was founded by saxophonist Danny Markovich and guitarist Dan ...

                                               

Marvelkind

Marvelkind is an eclectic electronic rock band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Their music is described by rock critic Jim Derogatis as "Gonzo Electro Noise Pop" and they have been compared to bands such as Devo, The Faint, Brainiac, and Mercury Rev ...

                                               

The Marvelows

The Marvelows were an American soul group from Chicago, formed in 1959. After contacting arranger / producer Johnny Pate, the group signed to the ABC-Paramount label, and recorded four sides: "A Friend", "My Heart", "Hey Baby", and "I Do". Origin ...

                                               

Mike Golden and Friends

Mike Golden and Friends is an American independent band from Chicago, Illinois, United States, fronted by singer-songwriter Mike Golden. They started in 2009 when Mike Golden dropped out of Purdue University to pursue music on a full-time basis. ...

                                               

Motorhome (band)

Motorhome was formed in the early 1990s by Josiah Mazzaschi after he moved from Boston to Chicago to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Josiah met Kristen Thiele at art school. They were joined by Laura Masura on drums. They were ...

                                               

The Moviegoers

The Moviegoers were a power pop/rock group from Chicago who were active from 1992 to 1998. Through the course of their career, they released 2 EPs, 2 full-length CDs, and one 45.

                                               

Mr Russia

Mr Russia is a garage rock band from Chicago, Illinois on Lens Records. The band is made up of Ivan and Josh. Excluding guitar from the bands instrumentation, Mr Russia has a unique sound notably drawing inspiration from Bob Haggarts Big Noise Fr ...

                                               

The National Trust (band)

While only officially formed in the late 90s, The National Trust can trace its history back to 1990 through band leader, composer and guitarist Neil Rosarios previous bands Dolomite and Fifteen Couples. After the breakup of fifteen couples in 199 ...

                                               

The Notations

The group recorded for Tad Records early in their career, at a point in their career, Syl Johnson brought The Notations to Twinight Based in Chicago. The 1st million dollar seller was a song produced by Syl Johnson entitled "Im Still Here". The f ...

                                               

Number One Cup

Number One Cup was founded, in a manner of speaking, by Seth Cohen, who had previously played in Eliot. He was interviewed by the alternative weekly magazine Newcity in 1993, and told the interviewer that he was planning to see a concert featurin ...