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District 97
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District 97 is a progressive rock band based in Chicago. The group was formed in 2006 by Jonathan Schang (drums), Rob Clearfield (keyboards), Patrick Mulcahy (bass), and Sam Krahn (guitar). In 2008, Jim Tashjian replaced Krahn on guitar, and the band played hard-edged instrumental music. They later decided to incorporate vocals into their music, and recruited Leslie Hunt, a former American Idol contestant. Further personnel changes followed in 2015, with Andrew Lawrence (keyboards) and Tim Seisser (bass) replacing the original musicians.
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Releases on file (4)
District 97 — In Vaults District 97 — In Vaults
(Laser's Edge LE1072, 2015, CD)
District 97 with John Wetton — One More Red Night - Live in Chicago District 97 with John Wetton — One More Red Night - Live in Chicago
(Primary Purpose PP002, 2014, CD)
District 97 — Trouble with Machines District 97 — Trouble with Machines
(Laser's Edge LE1065, 2012, CD)
District 97 — Hybrid Child District 97 — Hybrid Child
(Laser's Edge LE1057, 2010, CD)

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2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more

2019-02-21
You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project – The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page. » Read more

2019-01-31
Keyboardist Ingo Bischof R.I.P. – Keyboard player Ingo Bischof, best known as the longtime keyboard player of German band Kraan, passed away on January 29th, 2019. Bischof was born January 2, 1951 in Berlin-Kreuzberg and joined Kraan in 1975. » Read more

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more


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