Location: Chicago, IL
In early 2013 the man-boys of Common Shiner released their ridiculously catchy album “Before They Sold Out: Part 2.” This album sees them step away from their previous acoustic-driven efforts, and establishes them as a pop-powerhouse involving organs, hard-hitting drums, rock-infused piano, thick bass lines and driving electric guitar, all the while maintaining beautiful harmonies and lyrics that will make you cry, laugh and think.
Based in Chicago, they have big plans for 2013 through local and regional touring. Common Shiner hopes you’ll be all in with them as they spread the word across the midwest…..and eventually the world. If you see them at a show, don’t be afraid to say hi or give them a hug. Though you might want to do that before they passionately sweat their faces off on stage.
What People Are Saying:
– Fearless Radio (Chicago)
“Their music defies comparison. Beautiful harmonies combine with inspiring lyrics to take the listener on a journey of love and understanding.”
– Michael Teach, Chicago Acoustic Underground
“Common Shiner take the commonplace and make it unique–their approach plows new ground with distinctive tunes.”
– Grand Rapids Press
“[Viennas] ventures inward, as the band focuses on making some of those familiar [pop-rock] streams sound better than ever.”
– Recoil Magazine (Grand Rapids)
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