Silver Wrapper and Bourbon on Division Present
Kessel Run, Rotton Mouth
2050 W Division St
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Cycles epitomize the power-trio format with ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision reminiscent of Jimmy Herring while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument, a skill unique only to him. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his rare ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and only displays flashy technique when necessary while implementing the creative use of various sound-modulating drum triggers. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivates audiences and pumps the musical blood through the band.
The current incarnation of the ever-developing sound of Cycles reveals itself today as a staggering display of seemingly innocuous lyrics over purposeful compositions that only begin to mean more with time. Screaming peaks and balanced grooves find their way out of the chaos of a jam while samples ripped from anything between Prince, Missy Elliott, Chris Farley and Mortal Kombat movie quotes (and much more) ring out in the mix adding to the multicolored blend of sound filling a room and often standing out as comedic elements of the show. Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many more, Cycles fuse an eclectic blend of genres to produce an original sound that has become harder and harder to find. Although only a few years old, Cycles have over 250 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.
Kessel Run is a Progressive Funk band that was formed in Boulder, CO in 2016. Fusing elements of Rock, Jazz, and Progressive music over pulse-pounding Funk, Kessel Run delivers a high-energy concert experience that has something for everyone. The intricacy and digestibility of their material is matched only by their tastefulness and on-stage delivery.
Now, soaring into their third year with furious momentum, the Denver-based quintet has completed successful Southwest & Midwest regional tours, and has presented memorable performances in historic venues such as Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & The Bluebird Theater in Denver, The Boulder Theater & the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, and The Belly Up in Aspen. They have shared stages with the likes of the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Motet, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Werks, and Here Come the Mummies.
With the upcoming release of their first studio album in February 2019, and a long list of exciting appearances in the Rocky Mountains and across the Midwest after the 1st of the year, 2019 promises to be a turning-point for Kessel Run and their fans.
Rotten Mouth is a 4-piece Dirty / Groove Rock band that guarantees to bring all of their jamtastic energy to every song they write and to every live performance. Through brain-liquefying guitar solos, earth-rattling drum rolls, and a deep, gritty tone that will eternally shake your soul, the band brings a unique twist to modern rock n’ roll music. Through the use of powerful, improvisational extended jamz, their music transforms into an avalanche of sound and emotion, and ensures that your body will undoubtedly feel like a wonderland.