FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Sporting a sound more in line with the depths of a murky swamp than their Chicago brethren, area quartet Marmora are turning heads as well as banging them. Their dirty, howling guitars, crushing bass, and commanding drums recall the stoner rock of yesteryear, while layering on chaotic solos with an undeniable energy. Having honed their chops since 2001, Marmora is a tight-knit family affair that was started by brothers Alex, Ulysses, and Zaid Salazar.
In 2015 the band recruited longtime friend Allan Cardenas (formerly of Why Intercept?) to take on lead vocals, keys, and rhythm guitar. With two decades of musical experience under their belt, Marmora unleashes heavy, soulful rock that pays homage to their punk rock past. They have played in such legendary Chicago venues as Cobra Lounge, Empty Bottle, and Reggie’s, alongside bands like WHORES, Weedeater, Truckfighters, and Earthless. Marmora will be hitting the road with an unbridled fierceness in 2017, following the release of 3-track EP Criterion, on April 14th.
The Electric Mud (Fort Myers, FL)
The Electric Mud call upon a punishing rhythm section and dizzying twin guitars alongside gritty, soulful vocals to remind audiences that rock and roll is a timeless, cosmic giant that never truly dies, it just slumbers and is reincarnated in new and exciting ways. With a foot firmly planted in the colossal sounds of the past pushing them off into the future, the sound developed has become a unique and unmistakable blend of heavy southern rock and roll delivered with a relentless precision and fury that leaves tube amps smoking and drum sets in pieces.
In sharing stages with the likes of Kings X and The Devon Allman band, touring around the region and besting competition from three different states at the Backwoods Riot Music festival to earn a weekend with the revered Matt Washburn at Ledbelly sound studio in Georgia, The Electric Mud have quickly earned the respect of their peers for their truly vintage modern approach to rock and roll, and the fa
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