Alright, friends… I get pretty excited when I share news like this. You see, I’ve actually had (on quite a few occasions) people contact me thinking that THE ROCK FATHER is a New York-based website. The reason? Particularly in Brooklyn, there’s been a sort of Kindie-rock explosion taking place these past few years, and thus I cover a lot of artists and news that have an East Coast connection. REALITY: I’m Third Coast… from The Second City, and THE ROCK FATHER carries the Chicago flag high, representing The Land of Lincoln on a Global scale. This is the 52nd article on the site to mention the word “Chicago” within it’s text, and today I’m bringing you news of a Chicago-based Kindie-rock band… POOCHAMUNGUS. On September 17, POOCHAMUNGAS will release their sophomore album, BLOCK PARTY!
Fronted by full-time Chicago Firefighter (and friend of the site) John Joyce (Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), POOCHAMUNGUS performs “musically diverse, rockin’, angst-free music” for all-ages, the product of a band that includes fellow Firefighter, Pete Cunningham (Guitar, Vocals), along with Frank Izzo (Drums), Alton Smith (Keyboard, Vocals), and Don Zaloudek (Bass, Ukulele).
Catch POOCHAMUNGAS Live: (Confirmed Dates, more TBA)
July 28 – Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival, Chicago IL
August 10 – Peanut Butter & Jams for Kids, Kenosha, WI
August 25 – St. Helen’s Carnival, Chicago, IL
September – 21 Voce, St. Louis, MO
October 31 – Trunk or Treat, Chicago, IL
November 16 – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
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