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Wednesday, August 30

Grateful Music's Michael Wallentin recently sat down with Frequilibruim and SPLOR to ask a few questions of these two up and coming Bands.



Feel the Frequilibrium ~
Grateful Music's Michael Wallentin recently caught two up and coming bands in the crowded Chicago live music scene. Both bands were  nice enough to sit down and answer a couple of questions and let fans get to know them better. Frequilibruim and SPLOR are both starting to make names for themselves with their high energy live shows and sophisticated originals. 




Jake Pallisard - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Brian Loftus - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Luke Pallisard - Bass/Vocals
Brian Fonte - Drums
Frequilibrium at The Tonic Room - August 27, 2017
SET:
Tonic jam>Roll>Maxine
Not This Time
Never Been to Memphis 
Shoot Me Down
Wookfoot
Better World
Can't Carry the World
Too High* 
Blues Is Here to Stay

*Stevie Wonder Cover (?)


G.M Where do you see yourself in five years, is there a goal in mind, or is music just something exploratory?

It’s hard to say where we will be in 5 years, since our realistic goal is to be touring within the next 2. After [touring], all we hope for is to continue growing as a collective band. 

G.M Who are your biggest influences, are any of them collaborated between the band, or is it more of an individual contribution of each?

There is definitely a contribution from each of us. Brian Loftus (lead guitarist/vocalist) has a musical background in jazz and metal, while Luke Pallisard (bassist) and Jake Pallisard (lead vocalist/guitarist) bring a more jazz and soulful vibe to the group. Brian Fonte (drummer) brings a variety of styles, focusing on improvisation and jazz. 

G.M. What makes Chicago a place you'd like to begin a career in music? 

Chicago is a great musical city. There are tons of amazing musicians, venues, and opportunities to be had throughout the whole city.

G.M. What's something we don't know about each of you? 

Brian Loftus plays guitar in a big jazz band. Luke and Jake are actually brothers, Jake being the oldest of the two. Brian Fonte is a 5-time winning FIFA champion. 

G.M What should we be expecting from you in the future?

We have a new EP that will be coming out this Fall. We hope to have a full length LP by 2018. Expect a lot of shows in the near future, and a tour to follow the EP release as well.

G.M. Where were you when music hit you first? 

We all started [playing music] really young so it's hard to say, but the band just met a year ago through mutual friends. 

G.M. Phish or the Dead 

Dead.

G.M. Beatles or the Stones 

Beatles.

G.M But seriously, what gets you going, what do you try to accomplish through a show? 

Improving our communication is something that we try to accomplish with each new show. Staying locked in when jamming, and vibing off one another. 

G.M What band would you be absolutely stoked to open for?

Mungion would be an awesome band to open for. Those guys are killer musicians, and all have great attitudes.

Mungion will also have a fundraising show for lost equipment at theTonic Room in Chicago on September 5th.

Definitely be sure to head out at their upcoming shows throughout the Chicagoland Area!

8/31 Hosting Open Mic at Jesse’s Tavern - Chicago Ridge, IL
9/17 House Cafe - DeKalb, IL
9/23 Jesse’s Tavern - Chicago Ridge, IL
10/18 Tonic Room - Chicago, IL
10/28 345 Murray St. - MaComb, IL
11/11 Miss Kitty’s Saloon - Naperville, IL

SPLOR.

Splor is based out of the west Chicago suburbs and was started in a Brookfield garage summer of 2013

Splor is:

Chris Curry – Bass, and Vox 
John Dombro – Mondola, Ukelele, and lead Vox
Ryan Suhajda – Guitar
Joel Janchenko – Drums  


G.M Where do you see yourself in five years, is there a goal in mind, or is music just something exploratory?

All of us are pretty much on the same page of wanting to have a full time career in music performance in the next 5 
years. The ultimate goal would be to tour together as Splor, hopefully on the festival circuit.

G.M Who are your biggest influences, are any of them collaborated between the band, or is it more of an individual contribution of each?

All four of us are Umphreaks, most of us have been to over 20 shows and try to catch them whenever they are in town. Their approach to being more fluid with genre is something that really inspires the band. 

G.M Chicago is such a great music scene, we all grew up in the area and have a fair amount of home town pride. With so many 
venues and bands in Chicago, making it in the city is a little competitive but if you can break through here its probably a pretty good sign youre doing something right.

G.M  What's something we don't know about each of you? 

Three out of four of us have little to no formal music education (and the fourth is the drummer, take that as you will). We like to think it gives the band that "uneducated 
prog-rock" sound, whatever that means. 


G.M. What should we be expecting from you in the future?

By the fall we should be releasing new studio cuts of some of our songs, which is a big thing considering we don't have many out there floating around. With this will be merch, and of course as many more shows as we can play.

G.M. Where were you when music hit you first?

A lot of us developed a passion for it at a young age, for me personally it was at my first real live show when I was 17. I went with a friend to see Dweezil Zappa, it opened my mind to a whole different side of music right at the same time I was picking up bass.   

G.M Phish or the Dead? 

While most of us love Phish, there ain't much out there that can out do the Dead.

G.M Rolling Stones or the Beatles

Rolling Stones, they help craft that rock n' roll attitude a bit more.

G.M But seriously, what gets you going, what do you try to accomplish through a show? 

Keeping the audience on their toes and having a set list of songs that take people to as many places as possible is always 
a goal. Finding that balance between raging and grooving is a must.     

G.M What band would you be absolutely stoked to open for?

Almost goes without saying, we would love to fire the crowd up before a good ole Umphrey's rager.   

Splor 08/26/2017 @ Tonic Room:

Sea Nymph
Calico Cat-astrophy 
Three Things I Know
Can't Dance*
Burning Down the House (Talking Heads, ft. Phil Brown) >
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Spelunking 
27ft Walleye
House on a Hell


Do yourselves a favor and catch both these bands!


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