New album coming this fall.
(Fredericton) – They take traditional instrumentation, wrap it around a folk skeleton, and make it dance with 70s Brit punk energy. Not shyly whispered for artists, but bounced off the walls for people from a broke province who deserve a day off. Because the blues are about hard times, punk is about standing your ground, and Kill Chicago is about having a hard time standing your ground.
“When I was young, my brother accidentally knocked the radio off the window ledge in our rural New Brunswick home,” said Kill Chicago’s Greg Webber. “Once reassembled, a college radio station puked out punk rock songs, peppered with inside jokes and dead air, since then song have been the most important thing in my life. A few years later, my mother dated a mute farmer who lent her the money to buy me a guitar for Christmas. I thanked him … he said nothing.”
With songs that have been played by jazz musicians, folk purists, electro fiends, and hardcore enthusiasts, Kill Chicago has always been a changing beast.
Kill Chicago brings together all the influences of its changing membership, resulting in an eclectic new sound. Now calling New Brunswick home, Webber solidified a line up with drummer Zach Atkinson, bassist Matt Bowie, and multi-instrumentalist Dillon Anthony.
With their first full length album to be released in September (sneak peek), festival slots at FollyFest, Dooryard Arts Festival and Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, it’s nothing but fun times this summer for this new and upcoming group.
Catch them in person:
FRI MAY 22 – Tide & Boar, Moncton NB w. The Writers | 10pm | $5
SAT MAY23 – Seahorse Tavern, Halifax NS w. Like A Motorcycle | 8pm | $8
FRI MAY 29 – Peppers Pub, Saint John NB w. Motherhood | 11pm | $5
SAT MAY 30 – Capital Bar, Fredericton NB w. Mauno & David In The Dark | 11pm | $5