What better way to celebrate summer than with ska? We're throwing a party and everyone (of legal drinking age) is invited.
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Born from a Slapstick show back in 1995, 5 surviving members embarked on a ludicrous exhibition to play music, together, again. This time, with less youthful energy and more wiley eyed cynicism. Fresh Women were added vocally and 3 part horn harmonies help sooth the ears while a dense, thumping bass whiles the days away oh so discreetly.
OnYourMarx has enjoyed many compliments and wants you to know why that is. See for your self, and leave the pragmatic optimism at home.
Run and Punch is a female-fronted 6 piece ska band from Chicago, Illinois. Their unique blend of aggressive pop punk hooks, soulful vocals, and catchy horn lines push the boundaries of third wave ska. Influences range from Catch-22 and Alkaline Trio to Ella Fitzgerald and even music from Little Shop of Horrors.
Run and Punch is on a mission to create and perform music they love while bringing as many people along for the ride as possible. Their live performances practically demand crowd interaction, whether in the form of dancing or call and response sing-alongs. Their much anticipated full length album No Loose Ends will be available August 2013.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel chose the album, "Music for Fine Dining" by Milwaukee based horn-driven rock band "Something To Do" (S2D) as one of the top 10 Milwaukee albums of 2012. Something To Do is currently nominated for "Album of the Year" and "Best Rock/Pop Act" for the 2013 the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards.
"Music for Fine Dining" is the fifth album by Something To Do. All S2D albums are available on itunes, Amazon and over 100 other download sites and streaming radio stations. To date the band has sold tens of thousands of CD's and downloads and played over 600 of their high-energy shows during their career. Something To Do has opened for bands such as; Reel Big Fish, The Beach Boys, The Offspring, Less Than Jake, The Spin Doctors, Goldfinger, G Love and Special Sauce, Old 97's, The BoDeans, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and The Skatalites.
Blasting forth from Chi-Town is Waste Basket, the ska punk super heroes coming to save you from bland and boring music. People everywhere have been talking about Waste Basket, and their crazy antics. With their ridiculously energetic live shows; they have opened the door for their new style of ska punk mayhem.
Driven insane by the boredom of Chicago's suburbia and the music on the radio, a group of young lads have gathered together to unleash their madness in a flurry of off-beat guitar grooves, dance beats, and funky horn lines in what is now called the Skalalitabs! "The Skalalitabs" is a name formed from a pun with "ska" and the Qur'anic phrase for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, all of which are represented in the band's lineup. Bringing together ska, reggae, and dance-punk into a combination never before heard, the Skalalitabs will get even the most firmly rooted of wall flowers skanking and jumping!
The Public Divide is a politically charged ska punk band from Chicago, IL. They are passionate about creating and performing original music. Earlier this year they teamed up with Unknown Records (Canada), releasing a 4 song EP (DIY) in July. They were recently included on the benefit compilation "Punk Aid Boston/OKC Strong," which is available for purchase at punkaid.org (all proceeds go to the victims). The Public Divide is currently working on their first full-length album (DIY), writing new songs, and playing shows throughout the Midwest.
Rock Lounge in the heart of Logan Square with a sweet outdoor patio. Summer drinks include Bloody Mary's, Mojito's, Long Island's, Margaritas, and more!