Hey, blogpot readers, SouthSide has some exciting news to exclusively tell you and it's happening right here in Chicago!
The Atlantic Music Festival will be rockin' its debut on Thursday and Friday, August 28th & 29th at Lakeview's Elbo Room featuring Ireland's two hot and up-n-coming bands - Cold Comfort and The Hot Sprockets! Ready to make an impact with music fans on these shores, both bands will be performing both nights, blogspot readers.
"It comes as no surprise that folk rock five some Cold Comfort have produced a thoroughly enchanting debut single" – HOTPRESS
Cold Comfort's sound has been described as "a cocktail of blues, rock & roll and country.” Their influences range from Neil Young and The Velvet Underground to Rory Gallagher, but they go beyond these influences to create an eclectic soundscape.
Lead singer, Rob Walsh, was writing tunes for around four years and started playing various bars and clubs around Dublin, Ireland. Walsh has the charisma of a rock & roll superstar with amazing vocals, and a band that are tipped to make a huge impact on their US tour this summer. Check out Cold Comfort!
THE HOT SPROCKETS
"Ireland's next big thing! Incredible" - RTE (Ireland's National Broadcaster)
The Hot Sprockets are five brothers who came together with a shared love of rock & roll music – the kind of music that is haunted by the ghosts of rhythm & blues. Take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, add some rough-edged Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, simmer it down to the sounds of bittersweet soul yearnings, and you are beginning to taste the cosmic temptation that is The Hot Sprockets.
It has been an incredible 12 months for The Hot Sprockets. With sell-out shows across Ireland, an appearance on The Late Late Show and the huge success of the singles 'Soul Brother', 'Comin On' & 'Homeslice' winning over fans and critics alike. Check out The Hot Sprockets!
Tickets for both shows are $20 ...and it's predicted to sell out - so get yours NOW!
Until next time, support your local scene,