Brown Bag

Formed in Fall 2010, Brown Bag is a fresh, organic rock & roll band hailing from the Southside of Chicago, IL. Influences range from folk, rock, jam, jazz & more. A unique, yet acquainted group striving to develop a unique sound & style. Brown Bag refuses to stick to one specific musical movement. Their catalog is as diverse as their influences, while remaining concise & cohesive.

Currently, Brown Bag consists of Dave Waterman (Vocals/Guitar), Mike Ellis (Keys/Vocals), Jack Pieroth (Bass), Dan Cantone (Guitar/Vocals), and Matt Rezetko (Drums).

Brown Bag has played shows at The Beverly Arts Center, Whippersnap Music Fest 2012, ShoeFest 2012, Martyr's, Tonic Room, Ace Bar, Reggie's, Harte's and host their own annual festival, "Oink Fest" plus numerous more.

The Bag has shared the stage with acts such as The funky Meters, Keller Williams, Johnny Winter, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Particle, Digital Tape Machine, Zmick, Strange Arrangement, Henhouse Powlers, Leadfoot, Family Groove Company,Old Shoe, The Delta Saints, Leadfoot, Shapes & Colors, and many other excellent bands.

Aqueous is a genre melting, funk-tastic groove/rock band known for bringing high energy shows night after night. Catchy songwriting, shredding guitars, tight infectious grooves, and spot on improvisation keep crowds dancing right from the first beat. The songs themselves are adventurous, smartly composed, inventive, and exuberant. The improv sections add immensely to the experience, as Aqueous heads off in directions heretofore unknown and previously unexplored. Aqueous breathes as one organism when it is in full flight.

Their latest studio effort "Willy is 40" has joined the ranks of their influences-turned-peers showcasing the band's explosive musical prowess. The album captures Aqueous' signature live intensity, while expertly displaying the band's creative and concise song writing. Their live series releases "Live Nugs" have kept fans waiting for the newest installment of highlights from recent shows. The quartet has been touring heavily throughout the Northeast and Midwest, riding high on the momentum gained from playing multiple sets at moe.'s annual end of summer festival moe.down.

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Brown Bag with Aqueous

Wednesday, November 20 · 9:30 PM at Tonic Room