Apollo House, Blue Dream
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 17 and over
Formed in June 2008, the RIVAL SONS embarked on the Los Angeles music scene in a speedy and addictive frenzy. This heavyweight quartet of rockers melds an eclectic array of American music to synthesize into their own style of rock n roll, which comes across powerfully in their live show.
Vocalist Jay Buchanan packs a mean punch of the blues, gospel, and soul. Guitarist Scott Holiday saws off memorable, toothy riffs, plays a saucy slide, and isn't afraid to spray psychedelic aerials of tenor. Bassist Robin Everhart is Motown meets jazz mecca 52nd Street bringing the deep pocket back to rock. And drummer Michael Miley grounds and pounds deep grooves with flourishes of reckless abandon.
Slipping through the cracks of the midwestern walls of Chicago is a haze of psychedelia, blues-infused riffs, and garage-dwelling rock induced by Blue Dream.