Rakunk — Localvores — Brian Webb (of Nice Motor)
8pm — $7 — 21+
Nearing the end of 2014, a song demo titled “Writing With A Knife” appeared on Rakunk’sSoundCloud page, a 4-piece alternative rock band from Chicago. The song was described by Izzi Scheyd, from Music Blogged, as a “drum-heavy, almost electronic track…with a guitar solo that left [her] heart pounding.” Once the self-titled album released in 2015, Rakunk found themselves with much deserved attention from new listeners, music blogs, concert venues and major recordlabels. They are currently working on their second EP, planning to release it in the later part of this year. Two singles ‘Trillionaire’ and ‘Turn the Power On’ have already been released and had significant airplay and received media attention from music blogs.
The Localvores are a trio of musicians prevalent in the Chicago music scene. They are classified as acoustic soul. With members of groups from Miss Remember, BD and The Jackrabbits, Brooklyn Britches and The Whispers, Tom Fuller Band, Stampy, Arclight and more, their music visits a number of different genres. You can hear jazzy folk undertones with their acoustic sound or an R&B soul vibe with their electric sound. The original material will touch on the abovementioned styles mixed in with some reggae or even bossa undertones. This is shown in their ability to play at smaller cocktail venues or close the night out at a local music venue.
Brian Webb sings and plays guitar for Chicago band «Nice Motor». The band is currently finishing up their second EP in the studio, and Webb is venturing out solo-style to preview some of the upcoming tunes. You can check out the band and previous EP at nicemotormusic.com