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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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http://www.district97.net
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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)

Latest news

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

2020-09-05
Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more

2020-07-22
Tim Smith RIP – Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the age of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock. » Read more


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