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Local 101: Weekly Threesome

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Since Q101 has rebooted our Local 101 presence over the past six months, we’re pleased to have been contacted by hundreds of awesome Chicago musicians. It’s about time we put those inquiries to use!

We’re combing through our submissions and giving you three new local bands to jam out to every week. Really, who doesn’t love a good threesome? In fact, it’s our considered opinion that aside from the much balleyhooed “death trilogy,” almost every simple pleasure in life comes in a set of three. Except eggrolls. That bugs us.

This week, in honor of the holiday, we’re giving you some good, old-fashioned Americana rock. If you like what you hear, please comment and let us know!

Vaudevileins – Falling somewhere in between oldschool emo and arena rock, this sassy, suit-wearing four piece combines classic Midwestern guitar melodies with soaring choruses.
You like? You’ll like: Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbox
If your band was a drink, what would it be: “Vaudevileins would be a Two Brothers Domaine Dupage and a shot of Michael Collins Irish whiskey (substitute with Powers if necessary).” — Jeff Julian, guitar and vox
Mark it on your calendar: Vaudevileins new EP SWP drops July 17 but you can hear some of the new tunes tonight (July 5) at Grandbar.

 
 
 
Cuddle Riot – Punk rock with enough sun-kissed West Coast influence to pass a summer day with.
You like? You’ll like: Naked Raygun, Weezer, Bad Religion
If your band was a drink, what would it be: “If we were a beverage it would be PBR with a shot of Crown Royal.” — Joanne Spyridakos, manager
Mark it on your calendar: Today, tomorrow, ASAP, whenever. “Like” CR’s Facebook page and keep an eye out for updates regarding their first release.

 
 
 
William Steffey – Born and bred with a true sense of middle America rock…with a slightly twangy Southern touch…and some synth. It works, trust me.
 
 
 
You like? You’ll like: (Later-era) Thomas Dolby, The Smiths, New Order, Everything But The Girl
If your music was a drink, what would it be: “Good whiskey. Complex and intoxicating.” — Steffey
Mark it on your calendar: On Saturday, August 4th at 9pm Steffey is holding a release party for his two-DVD set “The Silver Collection” which features 160 of his songs and 16 music videos. It’s all going down at Lizards Liquid Lounge at 3058 W. Irving Park Road. All guests will receive a free copy of my “Romance of the Spaceways” compact disc.

 
 
 
Live in Chicago? Have a band? Submit your tunes on our “Local 101″ page.

 

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