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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 (5)
District 97 — Screens District 97 — Screens
(Cherry Red MindScan D97-004, 2019, CD / DL)
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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2020-03-24
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2020-03-17
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2020-03-06
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2020-02-18
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2020-01-21
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