Steady Flow — The North 41 — Willy Dynomite
9pm — $10adv / $12door — 21+
SATURDAY MARCH 3RD
From the Heart of the Midwest, Steady Flow delivers a unique style of powerful funk music like you've never heard it before. Formed in 2012 by 18 year old, soul guitarist extraordinaire, Tanner Brown, and his older brother, Ky «Goonie-Mom» Brown on bass guitar, the group has now transformed into a six-piece funk-powerhouse, quickly claiming their spot as one of the best live acts around. In Steady Flow's short existence, the group has taken on music festivals such as North Coast, Summer Camp, Phases of the Moon, and the list goes on. The band is constantly turning heads at every performance as their hard hitting Funk Rock compositions shake the room and force all audiences to dance, rage, & simply feel good. Steady Flow released their first EP, «The Oneoff Sessions» in 2013, and their debut album, «Loud.» in June 2015. The band released their newest full length album, «Do You Like That?» in April 2017. Do not miss a live show near you. Steady Flow is «The Future Of Funk.”
The North 41 is a dynamic blend of Rock, Funk, and Jazz, with the danceability of Pop music and sophisticated musicianship that keeps you hanging on every guitar solo, every drum solo, and every whaling keyboard lick. The Chicago-based band has been winning fans all over the Midwest, and even as far as the Colorado Rockies, since 2014. Founded in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, by Pat Walsh (guitar), Frank Minella (guitar), and Michael Campo (drums), The North 41 began as an instrumental jam-band, with Minella initially on bass. The absence of vocals created a unique environment for improvisation and complex arrangements. As a trio, the band performed at many high school events and won several battle of the bands competitions. It wasn't until a few years later that the band added Craig Urban (bass) and Walsh's cousin, Riley Pettrone on vocals. This had a great influence on the band's songwriting process and the overall sound of the music. The musicianship had been honed, but now the band could rely on a strong singer to lead the song. Pettrone's charismatic stage performances created an energetic, dance-frenzied show that added to the already tight band. In 2015, The North 41 released their first LP, Dancing & Praying. The album received a good amount of radio play throughout the midwest, including Chicago's WXRT. Along with the album, the band released music videos for their singles, „Everybody Knows (The Woman Way)“ and „Ain't a Fool“. Towards the end of the year, Urban was replaced by local bass prodigy, Donoven „Heavy“ Brown. While continuing touring the midwest, The North 41 plans on recording a follow up EP to be released in the summer of 2016. A few live videos are in the works and bigger and better shows is what The North 41 is always striving for.
Willy Dynomite is an 11-piece, original soul band made up of Chicago's finest musicians. Co-led by Stella and Josh Therriault, Willy Dynomite draws influences from many musical genres to produce a new and exciting sound. From Funk to Blues, Afro to Cuban, Reggae to Swing… Willy Dynomite is the hot new thing!