Quasar Wut-Wut, an Ann Arbor basement phenomenon, has recently relocated to the not-as-windy-as-they-were-told-to-expect city of Chicago. They are known for their energetic vaudevillian shows from Schaumburg to Keego Harbor. They have amassed a small following of brainwashed accountants whom the band owes an apology to. Quasar Wut-Wut released two CDs that have won the admiration of three critics, two short-order cooks, and the fictional state of Alabaska. They are hard at work on their third disc as you read this, so please come to their shows and throw money at them. And cans of tuna.
Formed in the fall of 2012, the band El Texano is new at playing music together but not new to the Chicago stage. In bassist Anthony Ferretti of Mawcrest, drummer Sean Burke of Tenki and wunderkid guitarist Marko Casso, songwriter Andy Rader found the co-conspirators needed to experiment with his songs. Influenced equally by 60’s pop, psych and honky tonk, El Texano doesn’t know how to define their songs about break ups and break downs. It’s just rock and roll and they like it.
THE SINGLEMAN AFFAIR (Solo)
"Staring into tears of heartbreak, loss, mythological hallucinations, and war torn landscapes, the Singleman Affair continues upon their path of downer folk and psychedelic melancholy, preying upon their familiar cohort of influences, Fred Neil, Nick Drake, Skip Spence and John Martyn, crafting their very own sonic landscapes and vision. Unveiling a dynamic shift from the Alan Mcgee released “Let’s Kill the Summer” and its lo-fi bedroom recordings, “Silhouettes at Dawn” is a lush orchestrated arrangement, accented by diverse instrumentation bringing to mind Love's "Forever Changes", Leonard Cohen’s “New Skin For The Old Ceremony”, Fairport convention’s “Liege and Lief” or Nick Drake's "5 Leaves Left.”