silver wrapper presents
The Main Squeeze
The Coop, Nick and the Ovorols
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Main Squeeze
The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana, and currently residing in Chicago, IL. Since coming together in late 2009 The Squeeze have managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time. Some of their most recent accomplishments include….
Winning an international battle of the bands in Macau, China against bands from all over the World.
Handpicked by Rolling Stones Magazine to open for The Roots and Janes Addiction at the official Superbowl XLVI tailgate party in Indianapolis.
Played for over 1,000 fans at Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2012.
The Squeeze just released their debut self titled album in June 2012. Much like each member’s varied backgrounds and influences, the album itself contains an eclectic blend of inspiration which seamlessly navigates through funk, rock, electro, and jazz, while still rooting itself in something that’s uniquely their own. Whereas ‘First Drops’ found the band searching for their voice in the studio, their newest offering picks up miles beyond where they left off. Just one listen to tracks like the epic “I’ll Take Another” (clocking in at nearly ten minutes), the soulful trifecta of “Where Do We Go”, or the impeccable horn arrangements on “Mama Told Me” and it’s clear that the band possesses a musical maturity well beyond their years.
Their unique ability to tackle and funkify such a wide variety of music makes each show a unique experience in its own right. Their live performances, which fuse soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves, and ripping solos have helped them develop a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base in the Midwest and the East Coast earning them slots at music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Equifunk, Big Pig, and GlowFest.
If you’ve ever wondered whether the juice is worth the squeeze, you should look no further – The Main Squeeze is sure to be hitting a city near you sometime soon, leaving their crowd funkified and freshly squozen.
The Coop is the concoction of drummer/producer Jake Barinholtz, guitarist/producer Danny Biggins, and bassist/producer Cason Trager. Formed in 2004 in Chicago, The Coop quickly broke into the jam-rock and electronica scene, and over time, evolved their sound and lineup to what it is today. With keyboard virtuoso Joe Re rounding out the group, the band’s sound and versatile abilities stretched into uncharted territories.
Capturing the modern unification of organic and future sounds through the fusion of electronic production and traditional instrumentation, The Coop consistently takes the listener on genre-bending aural adventures. The synchronization of breakbeat, dub, jazz, and jamband rock drive their core sound, resulting in dynamically flowing original tracks and live performances.
Between their debut album, Internalize, and their EP, A Fleeting Glimpse, The Coop proves that originality and popularity can coincide. With numerous headlining shows and major festival slots under their belt and many more on their upcoming schedule, this four-man sound system’s journey to the top is only just beginning.
“The Coop effectively combines traditional rock music instrumentation with electronic music’s new gadgets and provides a high energy experience perfectly suited to the earliest hours of the morning.” – Jambands.com
“This Chicago quartet eschews the notion that livetronica acts must adhere to traditional forms of electronica like house or trance that result in derivative and diluted runoff from the “trance-fusion” ethos. Rather, The Coop seeks to emulate current trends in EDM, which has led to a brand of live-glitch-hop aesthetic that runs rampant…” – The Untz
Nick and the Ovorols
Anchored by music since 1986, Nick Peraino has considered a lifestyle with easier, predictable, or more lucrative paths absent of music on many occasions, but he has always been drawn back to it. Originally inspired to play classical piano by his father's performances of Chopin's nocturnes, Nick was grasped by true musical addiction when his brother started a band and brought home Stevie Ray Vaughan's Live at El Mocambo, then a VHS release. With great obsession Nick learned the performance note for note, wearing out the rewind button on the VCR. Copping SRV's guitar style so diligently rocketed Nick's guitar playing, and far faster than anything he'd learned on the piano. It was this vein-pumping, retina-dilating excitement that got Nick hooked - he became a lifer.
Years later, Nick cut his teeth performing on the world-renowned Chicago Blues circuit, what Nick refers to as music boot camp. "The clubs always had bodies filling them, tourists from all over the world. There was and is a standard on that scene that one must live up to. And that genre commands a specific musical language; one which I feel can only be learned through speaking (playing) it in a live setting, in front of an audience. So all these people came to see THAT, and you must give it to them. And for me this was with Joanna Connor on an average of 3 hours a night and 4 nights a week for 6 years."
Twenty years after those initial transcriptions on guitar, and five self-produced CDs later, Nick is not only a frontman for Nick and the Ovorols, but also a producer, songwriter, singer, and guitarist. His music has a strong balance in all areas, not favoring one over the other. "Guitar solos can get old after awhile; there needs to be MORE going on to engage an audience: lyrics, passionate singing, fun or moving songs." Peraino - once a mono-faceted blues/rock guitar soloist - has adopted a less exclusive approach to music, taking into account all the important aspects for an engaging record or concert. "This does not mean I've lost my passion for guitar playing, don't get me wrong, I love to play guitar, and I'd like to believe that I play with a style I can call my own, but I don't feel that it's my one and only strong suit. It's most important to me that people get into the songs, vocals, lyrics and the groove. I do however allow myself to be more adventurous on guitar in a live setting and feel that the guitar aspect can lend to a more energetic show. There is a tendency for someone in my genre to be pegged as a guitarist and only a guitarist. It's my goal to catch people off guard. I think fans will find over time that all my records have a different vibe to them. I don't just go in the studio with the band and record live takes of tunes. The studio is a playground to me and I like to find different timbres and experiment with things during the songwriting process. I find this helps me think outside the box when arranging a song and can really shape the end result in a unique fresh way."
Nick and the Ovorols kicked off 2013 in style with a new record titled Telegraph Taboo and a Gulf Coast tour with stops in Nashville, TN. They have since made this route a routine. They continue to build their following playing around Chicago and are planning to tour every month or two for the rest of the year. Aside from critical acclaim on their recent indie record release, they continue to gain recognition and are slowly and consistently building their following and industry network. They realize that bringing their music to as many people as they would like requires dedication, hard work and perseverance. But the journey doesn't have to be an arduous means to an end and the band makes a conscious effort to enjoy the journey thru bringing fiery, energetic, and emotional performances to their audiences.