SEEKING

Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist.

ABOUT

ARCOSTAR is a progressive alternative rock group formed in the summer of 2009 in Chicago. The group consists of vocalist/lyricist Julie Voigt (formally), bassist/lyricist Chad Torkelson, guitarist Mike Wills and drummer Rich Rossmann. Chad, Rich and Julie had previously collaborated together in One Year Later, while Mike performed in the protopunk band Pier No. 4.

Strong bass lines, bluesy guitar solos, complex rhythms and melodically soaring vocal melodies seamlessly mesh within tight, crisp arrangements, creating a highly stylized combination that is part alt rock, part progressive, and all original. The group’s inventive music draws upon many influences as diverse as The Sundays, The Pixies, Coheed & Cambria, Paramore, Deftones, Incubus, Radiohead, Minus the Bear, Rilo Kiley, Eisley, Arcade Fire.

It should be noted that these influences are for reference only, as ARCOSTAR is one of those rare outfits that succeed in transcending their influences, creating a feel, sound, and vibe that is uniquely inspired, accessible, infectious, and fresh.

Screen name:
arcostar
Member since:
Apr 06 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
36 years

Influences

to reiterate while only naming a few... The Sundays, The Pixies, Coheed & Cambria, Paramore, Deftones, Incubus, Radiohead, Minus the Bear, Rilo Kiley, Eisley, Arcade Fire...

Members Of Band

mike - guitar
chad - bass
rich - drums

EQUIPMENT

got it... practice space at Kildare Studios...

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

10pm - $5 - 21 and up