It begins with Addison Park.

In a previous post I mentioned my summer concert series.  And tonight it begins with Addison Park (at Goose Island in Chicago, 3535 North Clark Street).  These are my boys.  They won MTVu‘s music video on The Freshman for their single “Bay Area Blues.”  In addition, they gained notoriety with press releases in magazines like Alternative Press and by winning contests throughout the Chicago area.  Voted in the top 25 college bands and winning recognition through MTVu and Fox News Chicago, Addison Park has the musical chops to back up their acclaim.  Guitar driven pop rock, catchy keyboard riffs, and lyrics you’ll be singing for days, these guys deserve your attention.

There are additional shows with my friends Farraday (Noise Fest on 6/10 at Penny Road Pub in Barrington, Illinois and Navy Pier on 7/16), so you should check out the provided links to get more information.

Remember, support your local artists.  They deserve your attention just as much, if not more, than the high rising radio rockers.  They are the future, and you have every opportunity to lend a helping hand and show them your attention.  Going to shows like these help to solidify a place within the scene.  Word of mouth is often the best and most useful tool for unsigned talent.  Come see the show and spread the good word.

Some Twitter names you should follow to get to know these guys (Addison Park and Farraday):  Dave Rossow (vocalist for Addison Park), Glenn Eck (guitarist for Addison Park and Farraday), Danny Casady (keyboardist for Addison Park and Farraday), Chris Core (guitarist for Addison Park), Aubyn Beth (vocalist for Farraday), Will Scott (drummer for Farraday), Nic Kaiser (guitarist for Farraday), Addison Park twitter account, and Farraday twitter account.