Hand Practices are a four piece psychedelic rock band from Chicago, IL. None of the members are particularly virtuosic at their instruments, nor do any of them look particularly cool. However, they do have some redeeming qualities. For starters, they are relatively punctual for a band whose only unofficial endorsement is from an anonymous weed farmer. Oh yeah, and they write songs that have killer melodies, catchy hooks, and sneakily complex arrangements. From groovy, swinging, meter-bending, poppy tunes to sprawling, droning sonic monoliths, Hand Practices carves out albums and live sets that pull the listener along some somehow cohesive journey that detours at every strange roadside attraction along the way.
The Peeves, a technical punk rock band in Chicago.
Other Suns’ music echoes a Midwestern landscape where pastoral farmsteads belie an undercurrent of angst and boredom. Possessed by a romanticism of loneliness they, like their heroes, cloak their vulnerability in aggression, overdriven amps and melodic chaos.
Tom Counihan and Dave Lysien were the dual songwriters in the Addison, IL band Not Rebecca, who were part of the seminal 90's Chicago punk scene alongside The Smoking Popes, The Bollweevils, Blue Meanies, Oblivion, No Empathy, Apocalypse Hoboken and more.