Once hailing from East Lansing, MI, Mason's Case now based out of Chicago, IL has an eclectic sound and a live energetic stage show that has won over audiences wherever they happen to take the stage. Blending elements of hard rock, acoustic folk, punk, and blues, Mason's Case has broken out of the typical college-rock mold where they first began to transforming themselves into a band that has been lucky and grateful enough to play the House of Blues in Chicago as part of I AM FEST headlining that event two times in a row as well as countless shows, tours, and three studio releases. What is Greatest in Life, The Gloom, Trust Me, and their most recent release Looking for Escapes. All three releases can be found on iTunes, Spotify, & all other digital platforms.
As a followup to "Superconductors," their debut 4-song EP, this new album captures the electric energy of a Local Motive performance, bursting with lyrical messages, irresistible soulful melodies, and the spirit of old-school rhythm & blues. The “Grams” LP is bookended by “Twig” & "Symbiosis" to begin & end on a hopeful note, lyrically & musically, but the album also delves into darker tones, commenting on universal struggles of identity on tracks like “Killer” & “High Life.” Influences of soul legends are apparent in both the singing of Chilean vocalist, Daniella Rojas & Chicago-native, Mike Vinopal, along with their contemporaries like Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, & Gary Clark Jr. This powerful new record from Local Motive is a fully-realized statement of new songs from the band that flows from start to finish, with loads of hooks that you’ll be whistling to yourself the next morning.
Charlie Otto is the front (and back) man of This Must be the Band, DJ noDJ, and Grood Music. Sometimes he plays acoustically, and for that he requires no extra band name. His songs are colorful, emotional, and short.