Voice of Addiction / This Obsession

Voice of Addiction

Voice Of Addiction takes on the attitude that the punk rock revolution instilled in us, but infuses it with genre-mashing breakdowns. Sometimes described as a "unique refreshing slant to the rock world." Voice Of Addiction's members put their distinct personalities and experiences into the instruments they play and the music they write. V.O.A.'s music has an immense presence that builds tension and releases it at the most opportune times.

The Mizzerables

Mixing gritty vocals and a poppy, melodic sensibility with a bit of an aggressive streak, the Mizzerables are the kind of punk band that makes you want to put your arm around your buddy's shoulders, raise your beer and sing at the top of your lungs. It's good time rock-and-roll meets pop punk.

Drawing on influences like The Methadones, Pegboy, The Lawrence Arms and Naked Raygun, The Mizzerables are every bit a Chicago power pop punk band with a splash of Hot Water Music and early Green Day thrown in for good measure.

While the Mizzerables is a relatively new band, its members are no newcomers to the Chicago punk scene. Joe Mizzi provides the lead vocals plays guitar formerly lead About the Mess and Ten Ninety. He also contributed to Common Rider's 2002 album This is Unity Music and the subsequent tour.

Guitarist Adam Instefjord and drummer Dave Vazzano (both of the anthemic punk band Lights Alive) and Korey Brisendine (of Bottle Kids) hold down the back line.

This Obsession

Chicago's punk trio, This Obsession, began in the Summer of 09'. The band consists of Mark on guitar/vocals. Jess on bass/backing vocals, and Jon on the drums. Since starting the band, the three-piece has put time into making success out of what they have created, not giving up, and moving forward with what they can do.

"Nowerdays it's hard to find a serious local band. When you're young, you're always stuck in the high school scene, but now we've managed to get out of it and take our music a step further. We just recorded a 6 track EP, and shelled out cash to professionally package them, and are booking shows in actual venues in Chicago. We love this band to death, and want to make it a big deal. It's not about money, or fame, because if it was, we all would have done something stupid to make news worthy headlines. Trust me, I would at least. Jess is too nice. (Laughs). We just want to meet new people all over the world and travel with our music and spread it. It's the coolest job and that's what our goals are. We're pushing for it and will NEVER stop." says Mark.

Recording the new EP started in January, and was finally released on May 21st, 2011. This Obsession hired Vincent Ippolito of SRS Recordings to produce their first record, which required months of hard work and lots of planning. The EP is self-titled and consists of 6 songs such as "Raccoon Flying Over Summer","The Girl That I Work With", and "My Chevy Impala". "It is by far the best recording we have done so far with sound and effort." says Mark. The frontman continued to speak saying "Vince, who did our record was really hardcore about the whole process. It all had to be done a certain way. We had to lay out all the drum tracks, and then bass tracks, followed by guitar, double it, and then vocals and what not. Each instrument recording took days to complete. If it wasn't done right, it's not getting finished then until we are ALL satisfied, and Vince made sure of that".

After going through rough demos that were released only over the internet, the Chicago punk trio can finally say they are satisfied with the new recordings. The self titled EP is now sold for $5. PICK UP YOURS TODAY!!!

Hypnic Jerks

Members
2007:.. Pat.. Guitar, Vox .. Tony.. Bass, Vox .. Mikey.. Guitar, Vox .. ..Andrew.. Drums ...... Present:.. ..Pat.. Guitar, Vox .. ..Tony.. Bass, Vox .. ..Mikey.. Drums ..
Influences
Bands we've played with: Alleyway Sex, The Allies, The Atrocities, The Acne Kids, Bearcat Cooter, Benedict Arnold, Blacklist Royals, Blind Authority, Capital Eye, The Creeperz, Cigarettes and Caviar, The Damages, Deadtown Revival, 40 Oz. Sidekicks Fosterhome, The Fullertons, The Fizzy Pops, The Hollywood Nightmares, Janes Avenue, The Kobanes, Mad Minute, The Monthly Reds, Oil Can Boys, Pitbull Assrape, Project 27, The Positives, The Queers Riverdales Rule 22, Revision Plan, She Likes Todd, Stoop, Secondhand Destruction, The Studs, Trike, The Tattle Tales, The Wanderers...

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Voice of Addiction / This Obsession with The Mizzerables, This Obsession, Hypnic Jerks

Friday, July 5 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Brauer House