Now if this bunch ever were chained, they're now most definitely unchained, according to their band name and how they perform at live gigs. Based out of Rochester, music-making mates Ty Ellis (bass), Matthew Runions (percussion), Cooper Marx (guitar), Logan McKneelen (guitar), David Allen (vocals) and Lucas McCafferty (vocals) play, according to their website info, "great music" and encourage you to "check out a show" and that they are working on "an epic EP" which all sounds fantastic and fabulous and fortuitous for you to be a part of right now. They work a "high-energy" set list, including numbers from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Santana and the Rolling Stones, plus songs by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sublime, Weezer and Green Day, along with a good dose of original tunes and more covers, too. Whether they've aged very well or just act their age, their music kicks arse at an accomplished level, accompanied by a stage show full of energy and, oh boy, you can just tell they're having the time of their lives.

Unchained
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
The Curve Inn
(all-ages show)

About The Author

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin, a sixth-generation Sangamon County resident, has played his songs and music for nearly 40 years in the central Illinois area with occasional forays across the country. He's contributed to Illinois Times since 2000 by writing Now Playing, a weekly music column, as well as features stories and other articles...

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