Formed in 2020, Sixty Lumens is an up and coming electronic alt-rock band from Chicago, IL. Combining catchy anthemic rock choruses with refreshing modern synth and beat production, the band showed off their musical prowess with their first single “It Is Where You Are”. Singing about the dread of having an invisible horror-film monster follow you mixed with upbeat and energetic pop-punk songwriting proved to be an effective combination. Their follow up single “INSIDE” shows off a completely different side of the band, utilizing a darker, moodier and more dynamic sound. Bringing into play a splash of heavy breakdowns, a tear jerking piano interlude, and a final soaring chorus makes for a listening experience that feels totally unique. They will have more to come, teasing a new EP in early 2021.
Northwest Indiana-based progressive-powerpop band stop.drop.rewind has never shied away from innovation. The Midwest power trio combines the energy and spirit of pop-punk with the colors and improvisational elements of jazz and soaring intricacies of progressive rock to bring forth a sound that is as unique as it is listenable, and as likely to produce a thoughtful discussion as it is a raucous sing-along. They have brought their energetic live show to venues across the Midwest and beyond, playing in 13 US states and completing multiple tours to Texas to play SXSW, all while sharing the stage with the likes of Real Friends, Hawthorne Heights, Secondhand Serenade, The Misfits, The Spill Canvas, and many others. The band has received regional radio play across Chicagoland and surrounding areas with their 2019 singles “Words in Scary Stories” and “Floating Stone,” and the music video for their latest release “Space Force” gained over 100k views on Facebook. Stop.drop.rewind is currently in the studio working on self-releasing an EP that includes the singles they released last year. FFO: Say Anything, Motion City Soundtrack, Ludo, Weezer
Mark Halminiak, Tim Rogner, Chris Rogner, and Chris Pagnani are the rock and roll band Hot Alice from Chicago.
THE BURNING LIGHTS
The Burning Lights are a supernova of catchy hooks and heartfelt anthems for the lost and lonely. Their honest and relatable songs are bursting with pop sensibility and laced with punk-rock urgency, making this band the soundtrack you have been looking for and the feeling you have been missing. Currently based out of Chicago, The Burning Lights put on high energy live performances that have rock and roll spirit and undeniable charisma. They have shared stages with large touring acts such as The Dirty Nil, Castlecomer, and more, and have played legendary venues including The Middle East Club and Bottom Lounge, among others. After releasing a series of singles produced by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer), The Burning Lights entered the studio to record their debut full-length album with Arun Bali (Saves The Day, Bayside), releasing “Hello Anxiety” in 2022. The group is currently writing their second studio album. 🔥💡