Fourth & Coast consists of longtime friends Stephen Ordoñez and James Colla. The duo released several demos over the course of 2012, unveiling their debut EP, 'Feels Like Summer', produced by Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine, Lydia, This Century), in May 2013.
For any band, it's terrifyingly easy to get lost in the shuffle, especially in a city as vast as Chicago. Setting yourself apart, or even finding kinship with other like-minded acts, are tough tasks with all the booking and promotion that needs to be done. But from the start, it seems The Fox & The Hounds have never had such issues.
Made in Illinois, Gabriel Wallace aka Manuals is a drummer and producer.
Stickwork with Gorillaz, De La Soul, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Celia Faussart (Les Nubians), Maurice Brown, Peven Everett, Jesse Fischer (Soul Cycle), Margot B, and more has quietly evolved his precise x gritty beats, fueled by an enigmatic 312 fire.
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer and Amish excommunicate Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery headdresses and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and—at last—into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.
Get Up & Go: When their band of 10 years, Rule 22, came to an end, Tom and Todd decided to start planning their next project. After a few weeks of trying out bass players, they came across Gary (formerly of Cut And Run) and he was a solid fit. Then Todd was called back into service with the Peace Corps to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa. After four days he returned, stating that he'd be able to help more people by playing drums in a punk band. So anyways.
Down the well-traveled highways of America comes Lily and the Tigers, rambling from town to town, infecting hamlets and cities alike with their arresting indie folk. Each song spins an intricate web of love and friendship while betraying a dark, pastoral Southern Gothic undercurrent.
Has bemused cynicism and ennui ever been so fun? Archie Powell & the Exports have made a career of grafting prismatic power pop and sardonic, dark looks at the world outside into guileless songs with hooks galore. Archie Powell makes it look simple; he is incapable of writing an un-danceable tune, whether he turns a jaundiced eye on the culture of self-medication or whipping up a 3 minute heist story.
New York-based Ariana & the Rose is on a mission to ‘make pop girls cool again.’ Though fully embraced by the fashion world, DiLorenzo keeps the music unquestionably on top. While attending and even loaning music to score the New York, London and Paris Fashion Week runways, DiLorenzo turned the whirlwind into a tour of her own, performing over 10 shows in the three week span.
Honey & The 45s - Sultry Chicago-bluesy meets hard-hitting harmonic invasion. Honey & the 45s, a Chicago based five-piece band, tosses it up in the air and what lands is an eclectic collection of soulful surprises. Providing new sounds, provocative lyrics, and can't-stop-listening tunes, Honey combines elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, americana and soul. With powerful vocals, pocket grooves and a sometimes playful, sometimes somber, but always rockin' sound, Honey & the 45s will leave you swooning for more.