Stripping away artifice and holding the torch high, ACTION/ADVENTURE explains what rock n' roll is about… in muscular riffs and soaring choruses colliding: frayed energy, timeless passion, subtle dangers. Smearing the dynamic pop hooks of Catherine Wheel with the glazed precision of Hum, ACTION/ADVENTURE scream of adulthood and small-town ennui at a time when rock aims short of import, wide of minutiae.
Layers of harmonies sail atop beguiling squalls of guitar, the heavy psychedelia of Lark’s Tongue as means of expansion, bittersweet; for unlocking this deliberation of tension and release, a sweet chimera of imperial distortion and ethereal subtleties sings of hidden truths to hotwire the established dreamworlds.
Spiraled psychedelia ringing an ever-expanding perimeter; galactic riffs, the coiled electric cry around the steady march; outer space sludgewashed blues, ground to earth by a command from on high. Men of Fortune.
The music of Minsk is at once modern, organic, and otherworldly; songs are stirring sonic journeys channeling the rhythms of the earth and the resonance of the human voice with the synthetic sounds of machines, amplifiers, chaos, and effects. Founded in Peoria in 2002, Minsk has been cultivating sonic exploration and deeply spiritual and emotional outpourings since its inception.
From 1989 to 1996, one band ruled the underground rock scene of central Illinois. With harmonies like angels and all the raw edge of punk, Dollface tapped our emotions with childlike glee and backed up their willful abandon with a wicked sense of humor and refreshing lack of pretension. Their quirky pop tunes were the anthems of our youth. They were pop, they were punk, they were loud and snotty and silly, but mostly, they were rock n’ roll. Peoria’s answer to Urge Overkill, Cheap Trick and the Beatles.
Il Cattivo wants the world to sing, scream and dance to the beat of the hardened hearts. Sprung from the creatively fertile streets of Denver, Colorado, Il Cattivo fuses heavy rock n roll to soul-bearing melody, promising nothing more than to get you moving.