"I Love Music" is not just a K-Tel presents compilation tape from the mid 1970's... It's a fact in my life. There is no single genre, as a whole, that I dis-like. If forced to choose an absolute favorite, a type I could not see living without, it would have to be good 'ole American Rock & Roll! ...And these boys of SL7 bring that very essence to life!!
When I look for new music, I look at all aspects. Sound, lyrics, image … when I bring you new music it is because I feel like it is something you should hear. Something that I feel will land on your playlist, or will make a profound impact on your
musical palette.This band is definitely the creme de la creme.
Their sound is indie mixed with some hypnotic hard rock, killer vocals, intense instrumentals and a beat that gets your ass dancing – and miraculously they are still a secret to some, but not for long!
I think their name(s) need to be on the lips of everyone from home to work and every place in between.
Yes, I’m very passionate. I always am when it comes to fantastic tunes – you know this already :)
That being said, let me officially introduce you to them. Ready to have your face and/or panties melted?
Here you go!
Vote For them!
Okay, now that I’ve hooked you up with everything you should need at the moment to become a new, loyal fan – go forth and share their music! (PLUS, don’t forget to get your friends to vote for them! They deserve the chance to perform at the Wisconsin State Fair!)
One of the newest area bands and already making waves on their way to the top of local news feeds is She Loves Seven. Their self-described "Intelli-Rock" style of music is our featured act and you can sample their music on the widget to the right (under videos).Visit them online for additional music and upcoming shows info.
It had been a while since I had written one of these Rock Reports. It's certainly not due to a lack of bands in Chicago, since we all know Chicago is flooded with many, many bands with various degrees of quality. Thing is, there hasn't been too many NEW, exciting bands tearing it up on-stages with a great show and setting the scene on fire with their music, -metaphorically speaking. So, when I was contacted via social media not too long ago, by this young, new band from the Chicago suburbs -with the rather odd name which caught my attention by the way- I was more than ready to check them out.
The band is called SHE LOVES SEVEN and they describe their music as "intelli-rock". It is hard rock, with catchy grooves and clean vocals. This 5-piece band was formed in 2011 and it is made up by Rodney "Thunderfoot" Veinot on drums, Sharo Moini on bass, Josh Westadt & Alex "Beesee" on guitars and Matthew Baker on vocals.
I checked out the band while at a show in Barrington, IL this past weekend (Feb. 8, 2013). The band hit the stage not long after 11:30 PM and played an hour-and-a-half set which included tracks off their debut EP "Half Full" in addition to a few select covers to keep things interesting.
The band, like a well-oiled machine, was firing on all cylinders from the word 'go' and not just playing the songs but giving a performance that was actually worth getting out and dealing with the cold February temperatures. Vocalist Matthew Baker did a fantastic job not only as a singer for the band, but in becoming the ring leader in their SL7-circus. The Veinot/Moini rhythm section kept things "in-the-pocket" throughout the entire evening while the guitar team of Westadt & Beesee gave it all it had to the fans/friends that came to see them. The latter of these two, was actually quite the "showman" and reminded me of a late 70s Ted Nugent with his on-stage mannerisms which seemed to be popular with the ladies in the crowd.
All in all, it was a great, fun show and I enjoyed watching them. For a band that has not been around for very long and that is not made up by former rock "stars", they managed to not only have written good songs, but also presented them very well in a live music scenario. Add to that, the fact that for a moment they had a crowd singing their own songs back to them word-for-word. It was A very cool moment to see and I'll go on record in saying that this is a band that is most certainly doing something, ...and they're doing it well.
Check out the rest of the photos from the show at the band's Chicago's Rock Gallery page here.