Though the weather has finally started to cool off, it’s still the midst of summer. You need beach music. You need back porch music. You need music to party to. You need music to chillax to. We’ve got it for you. Remember to comment on what you like so we know, and share this page too to support the local scene! See those Facebook buttons at the bottom of the page? Yep, those…Thanks in advance! ROCK!)
Any Kind – With the addition of an electric edge, Any Kind put a great new spin on folk rock and prove the genre is more than a bunch of bearded, old hippies with acoustic guitars.
You like? You’ll like: Elliott Smith, Spoon, Radiohead, Neil Young
If your band was a drink, what would it be: “If we were a drink it would be weird pop.” – Dan Duszynski, writing, guitar and vox
Mark it on your calendar: Download Any Kind’s self-titled album for free…right now. It’s free music. What’s stopping you?
The 92s – The melodies are poppy. The production style is grungy. The musicianship is a real treat.
You like? You’ll like: Manchester Orchestra, Wilco, Butch Walker, Weezer
If your band was a drink, what would it be: “If we were a beverage we would be Dr. Pepper because we try to mix in as many flavors as possible into our sound.” – Dan Durley, guitar and vox
Mark it on your calendar: Check out The 92s at Taste of Chicago this weekend! They play on the Bud Light Stage at 5:20 on Sunday, July 15th. Check out their first EP Don’t Bury Me and keep your eyes peeled for their new record coming out this September.
About the Mess – About the Mess do pop punk anthems so well that at first listen you’ll feel like you already have a thousand memories tied to each track.
You like? You’ll like: Off With Their Heads, The Lawrence Arms, The Methadones, The Descendents
If your band was a drink, what would it be: “Whiskey…neat.” – Joe Mizzi, guitar and vox
Mark it on your calendar: Keep an eye out for some upcoming tour dates but in the mean time pick up About the Mess’s 7″ split record with Detroit-based band Seized Up at Reckless Records, Bucket o’ Blood, Gramophone Records or right here.
Live in Chicago? Have a band? Submit your tunes on our “Local 101″ page.