Drew Black and Dirty Electric

Drew Black and Dirty Electric takes a dark, sensual approach to its music, intense and raw. The three-piece group is the brainchild of Drew Black (formerly of The Belated), who wrote and released his solo album Wanderlust in early 2012. Soon after, Black enlisted bassist Terra Peal (The Quivers) and drummer Michelle Bacon (Deco Auto, Dolls on Fire) to add ferociousness and immediacy to his songs. The music stimulates and drives, in the same way that Queens of the Stone Age propels through each song. At the same time, songs are tinged with a Bowie-esque sexuality from Black's lyrical delivery, the sparing guitar licks, and abrupt but compelling rhythmic patterns.

"Do not be fooled by the name. Chicago's Molehill is more like a mountain constructed with big guitars, melodic keyboards, and pounding drums. Combining elements of progressive rock with pop sensibilities along with expansive and emotionally charged lyrics, this band delivers a symphonic listening experience.
--Jesse Menendez, Vocalo and WBEZ, 89.5FM and 91.5FM Chicago

Chicago's Molehill rose t
o the top 10 and Final Round of the Global Battle of the Bands 'Hard Rock Rising' 2012 Competition after 3 judged live performance rounds and 2 rounds of public voting. 12,000+ bands entered worldwide with 550 in the Chicago area. Coupled with the release of their first full-length album 'Equinox' 2012 continues to build for Molehill.

Since 2009 Molehill has had over 150 performances throughout the Midwest and East Coast and along the way has opened for major and indie label acts Bret Michaels, Blind Melon, Royal Bliss, The Elms, and Jesse Malin. In 2010-12 Molehill showcased at the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA and was featured twice in the Red Eye (Chicago Tribune Pop Publication) along with features in numerous local print and online publications. 2011 continued with tours throughout the midwest and east coast and an invitation to perform at CBS Studio Chicago where they received high praise from a celebrity panel including owner of the Metro (Chicago) Joe Shanahan, US99 Morning Show Host Lisa Dent and Chicago R&B stalwart Frayne Lewis.On March 6th, 2012 Molehill's new album 'Equinox' was released. The release was coupled with a sold out show in Chicago. 'Equinox' was produced by Manny Sanchez and Molehill.

Molehill is currently in general rotation on 89.5FM Chicago, 88.9FM WIIT Chicago, UIC Radio, and Black Collar Radio, and DePaul Radio.

The Summit

Forming in December 2012. "The Summit" exhibits elements of Phoenix, Kings of Leon, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, and My Morning Jacket. "The Summit" has a dynamic line-up with Keenan Franklin on Bass, Eric Quatela on Drums, Tanner Pinkerton on Guitar and Michael Hilboldt Jr. on Keyboards and Vocals. Top shelf musicianship coupled with brilliant song writing makes for a potent mix and a very fun and exciting live show. We hope to see you at a show, come party with us and say hello we look forward to meeting you. Peace.!

The Electric Lungs

We've been friends and bandmates for a long time, making a fresh go of an old idea.
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A few chords with melodies on top, some bass on bottom, some beats to back it up and some keys to make it fun.
"The Electric Lungs that I experienced was a fierce, driven band."-kcfanview.wordpress.com

$5.00 - $7.00

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Drew Black and Dirty Electric with Molehill, The Summit, The Electric Lungs

Friday, June 7 · 8:00 PM at The Riot Room