The Powwows – You’re A Jukebox Heroine + Heroes

The Powwows = pop+rock+acoustic+chicago.

If deep dish pizza wasn’t enough reason to visit Chicago, then The Powwows will make you want to move there. The Powwows are a 4 piece Rock/Pop/Alternative band from Chicago, IL. The band members include: Lauretta Tagli, Anthony Caldarisi, Kyle Olsen, Chris Martiniano.

Anyone who grew up in the 90s will instantly be taken back in time with The Powwows seemless blending of pop melodies, crisp guitars, and sound that reflects a hint of singer-songwriter sensibilities. Lauretta’s vocals are reminiscent of Joan Osbourne and Paula Cole, with Debbie Harry’s delivery. The music reminds me of an updated version of Deep Blue Something and Hootie and The Blowfish.

But enough 90s nostalgia, in the here and now, you’ve got solid musical-awesomeness via the Powwows.

Their songs range from the rockin riffs of “Hey” and “All I See” to the mellow grooves of “Tide.” I love the slap bass on “Hey.” The Powwows avoid the indie trap of self-importance to remain down to earth, both musically and lyrically. The acoustic and clean electric guitars, roomy drums, spunky bass, and vivid vocals assure that no matter what genre you favor, the Powwows will find a spot on your playlist.

My favorite song is “Everything’s Alright.” The intro drums have a bit of a electro-feel, layered well with the vocal call and response. It is a self-reflective song about knowing what you want in a relationship, and hoping that it will come true. Yet, this song doesn’t follow the typical bedroom daydreaming scenario waiting for “the one,” but boldly states “I know what I want, I can be strong, and if I can’t find it, I’ll go it alone.”

The Powwows – Perfect melodic rock. No compromise. No gimmicks. Just pure musical joy that doesn’t forget what making music is all about.

On Tour:

Thu Apr 01 10  09:00 PM | Chicago, IL US
Venue: Uncommon Ground On Devon
Address: 1401 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL, US

Mon Apr 26 10  09:00 PM | Chicago, IL US
Venue: The Red Line Tap
Address: 7006 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL, 60626, US

Fri Apr 30 10  08:00 PM | Chicago, IL US
Venue: Elbo Room
Address: 2871 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, 60657, US


Posted on March 22, 2010, in You're a Jukebox Heroine! and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. shucks, we are super flattered! emily, thank you very much, we’re glad you like the music! please visit us here in the windy, there is much good rock. we are sharing your site with our people and reading your savvy posts with glee and relish. our good vibes are directed at you!

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