On Tracy Lane, StillLine, Divine Sorrow

On Tracy Lane

On Tracy Lane is arguably the biggest unsigned rock pop band on the globe. With over 3 million plays, over 225,000 online fans, opening slots for many national artists, overseas trip to play for the US troops, press everywhere, sales of tens of thousands of CDs entirely on their own, pro music videos (1 with actress Lacey Chabert), several EPs and a couple full-lengths, etc. etc. OTL is ready to explode. They are once again changing the world of pop-rock music. After solidifying a new lineup & adding new representation, OTL is releasing their new single, Let’s Meet Again, recorded by platinum-selling producer Noel Golden. With catchy melodies & driving guitars, On Tracy Lane is bigger and better than ever and ready to take the world by storm.

StillLine is a mix of the familiar and the progressive, a homegrown Midwestern rock band whose nevertheless unique sound is finding its way to new fans every day. StillLine cut their teeth in small-town bars and reached rock maturity playing some of St. Louis' better known venues. Big gig or small, StillLine rocks 'em all – from Emden's Bulldog to the main stage at the Voodoo Lounge. What sets StillLine apart is their versatility – be it growling, get-your-hands-dirty riffs, pensive, quieter melodies, or the bread-and-butter rock we all know and love, there's something for everyone.
StillLine is Brian Clover on vox, Michael Fey on guitar, Taylor Patterson on drums, Jim Miller on bass, and Alex Moran on lead guitar. Clover's vox are an amalgam of Eds, as his style is most often likened to Ed Roland of Collective Soul and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder – a large part of the reason this group's sound draws frequent comparisons with these two legendary rock bands. Patterson sits at the heart of the band, rolling thunder with a force comparable with 30 Seconds to Mars.
Miller lays down bass lines which are perhaps most influenced by Alice in Chains, while Fey and Moran form a guitar tandem whose sound is perhaps at the core of the band's ability to strike a balance between recognizable and original, striking a multi-faceted tone that ranges from Pink Floyd to Tool.

Divine Sorrow

Divine Sorrow is a progressive hard rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. Founding member Bryan Chappell (lead vocals and bass) finalized the group with the addition of Mike Sikorski (guitar), Lee Skyles (drums) and Paul Schaffrin (lead guitars)

Divine Sorrow is a complex mixture of heavy atmospheric rock and analytically driven lyrics with strong melodic tendencies. The bands tenured musicianship provides a strong live performance.

Chappell's dark, melodic writing style is an open journey through the cloud of organized religion taht was forged in his childhood. The expression of these feelings of hypocrisy and ambivalence are apparent in the powerful lyrics. The yearning to create music that is melodic and heavy collides with the dark feelings of beauty and tragedy and has taken its first breaths.

Divine Sorrow began its live performances in July of 2011 to well received audiences in St. Louis, Mo. and the music continues to captivate crowds and grow it's fan base with every show.

"Tales of Descension" is the debut full-length CD from Divine Sorrow, it was released on Friday, May 18th, 2012. It is an exciting and complex journey that needs to be heard by anyone who enjoys music.

Walter Vaughn from St. Louis BiState Music Scene had this to say about the release: "These four musicians play as one that in the end compliment each others individual talent. Every song on this CD is solid and stands on it's own. My favorite, "Everything" is "everything" you want in a # 1 hit song. It's impossible to listen to this song without singing along at some point."

"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.

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On Tracy Lane, StillLine, Divine Sorrow with Molehill

Saturday, October 26 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at The Demo