Blue Dream playing the songs of Cream
Daisychain playing the songs of Pink Floyd
“The Ricky Liontones Revue” as Led Zeppelin
Blue Dream is a rock & roll experiment from Chicago, Illinois; containing Danny Awisha on drums, Anthony Cook on guitar, Jimmy Russell on bass, & Justin Sanetra on guitar/vocals. Inspired by the elements of psychedelia, Blue Dream has been described as, “A calm euphoria wrapped in an energetic noise rock exterior, a feeling of intensity delivered in a laid back fashion” (Paste Magazine). In December 2017, the band released their first 7″ single thru Chicago label Treehouse Records. This was quickly followed by a vinyl release of their first album, Volume Won, by European label Kozmik Artifactz in January 2018. And in September of 2018 the band wrapped up the year by releasing their second album, Volume Blue. “Neo-Psych-Mit-Der-Funky-Grooves cut chic enough to be urbane but fuzzed out enough to make the freakouts more than just a come on. I’ll take the dream-tone shimmer any day in a kind of self-aware reflection of British folk, but the dense roll that immediately follows re-imagines grunge as more than just an influence from 3 popular bands and something that could genuinely move forward from the perspective of a new generation” (The Obelisk).
Daisychain is a 4-piece, female-fronted blues rock band based out of Chicago. Drawing from influences like Patti Smith, Melvins, The Velvet Underground, and Jack White, audiences can expect soaring guitar solos, a dynamic rhythm section, and smokey vocal harmonies covered in that all too familiar honey thick sadness born out of the blues.
THE RICKY LIONTONES REVUE (as Led Zeppelin)
Ricky Liontones is the musical project of the Chicago-based musician by the same name. A band that mixes the funky pop-rock sensibilities of David Bowie, Prince, Unknown Mortal Orchestra with the psychedelic grit akin to Queens of the Stone Age, T-Rex, and Soundgarden. We’ve shared the stages with Joanna Connor, Blacktop Mojo, Blue Dream, Lavisher, Boulevards, Mike Zito, Cuevo, Krantz, Local Motive, Kelroy, Shi la Rosa, Fundamental Kink, The Kings Rising, Groovy Louie and the Time Capsules, Goose Corp., The Lunar Ticks, Matt Hendricks, Bailey Dee, Daisychain and even thrown after-parties for White Denim. Stages we’ve played include Reggies, Liar’s Club, Cobra Lounge, Emporium, The Empty Bottle, Livewire, The Burlington, The Exit, HVAC Pub, Honky Tonk BBQ, The Virgin Hotel, G-Man Tavern, Cheer Up Charlies, and The Owl. We’ve also been a part of Ruido Fest and Pilsen Fest. Links to the tunes and social media can be found below: