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4 Bannermen at Wire in Berwyn, June 2019!
Rockin out at The Store, March 2018!
Bannermen at LiveWire Lounge in Jan 2014. Ooolala!
4 Bannermen at Wire in Berwyn, June 2019!
PAUL DID A PODCAST: THE UNDERBELLY HOURS
June 28, 2020
While we're quarantining, please enjoy this podcast interview Paul did about local Chicago music with the good folks from The Underbelly Hours.
Comic Books and Carolina Soul - The Underbelly Hours
"This week we welcome to the show two artists who love the Chicago local music scene: Nikki Morgan and Paul Ramirez.Find out more about Nikki’s definition of Carolina soul, how she’s using reading to inspire action, and being a black woman playing country music.Then later, a talk with Paul Ramirez reveals why he started writing songs at his day job, what keeps him going in the Chicago music scene, and why he believes comics have the power to inspire us all."
UPCOMING BIRTHDAY SHOW?!?!?!?!
CANCELLED - Sunday, May 3, 2020
IT WAS OUR BIRTHDAY! And we had really hoped we could play and see you all and it would have been SO AMAZING because we could have partied with all our friends at the phenomenal Wire in Berwyn! BUT ALAS. Covid - you suck. Hopefully we can get this awesome line-up together for a future show.
6815 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
TURNS OUT COVID-19 LIKES APRIL FOOLS'S JOKES: WE'RE NOT PLAYING @ CUBBY BEAR
NOT April 1, 2020 - hopefully some other date though!
WELL SHIT. Thanks to COVID-19, this show is off. We're being responsible and backing out of the Cubby Bear show. We're crossing our fingers that we'll be able to play there sometime in the future. While we're all waiting, be sure to check out the bands we were supposed to play with that night: Kasador, The Mild West, and The Gaffes. We gotta keep supporting live music as best we can!
UPCOMING SHOW?: ARTIFACT EVENTS - NOPE NEVER MIND
NOT April 22, 2020
Well we were hoping to rock out while other folks did open mic stuff, but I guess we'll have to wait!! Originally Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - hopefully we'll get to reschedule.
4325 N Ravenswood, Chicago, Illinois 60613
OUR ALBUM GOT A WRITE UP!
Sunday, July 21, 2019
The awesome Hannah Frank from the Chicago Music Guide wrote a VERY nice write up of our most recent album, Ice or Fire. <3 Take a read here!
Support live music by downloading/streaming stuff from the Chicago Music Guide website! We like this article. They also have a full band directory.
SHOW RECAP: BATTLE OF THE BANDS @ MOE'S
February 27, 2020
It was weird! It was fun! Salutations and congratulations to Horse Massage and Contraband_official for advancing in the Battle of the Bands at Moe's Tavern. We wish you good fortune in the wars to come.
SHOW RECAP: "UNPLUGGED" @ LIVEWIRE LOUNGE
February 9, 2020
The Bannermen rocked it acoustically (but not unplugged) at one of our fave spots, LiveWire Lounge! The other acts that night were awesome - so be sure to check them out! HUGE SHOUT OUT FOR GEORGE'S FIRST SHOW!!! He shredded it!!!
The Bannermen were joined by: League Of Erics, Darren Amaya, Don Gibson,Osvaldo Paese
LiveWire Lounge is located at 3394 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, Illinois. Go to there!
SHOW RECAP: THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE @ WZRD CHICAGO
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Every Thursday night at 10:00pm, WZRD welcomes a new live band to the station to play a set. In true freeform fashion, artists of all types can be heard — bluegrass, hip hop, experimental, indie rock, punk rock, local bands, touring bands, you name it. You never know who you’ll hear on the Wizard.
The Bannermen got to play and do a bit of an interview with the super cool folks who at WZRD CHICAGO 88.3FM!
OH HEY, COVID-19 SUCKS
WEAR YOUR MASKS, PEOPLE WE WANNA BE ABLE TO PERFORM FOR YOU AGAIN SOME DAY!
NEW ALBUM: ICE OR FIRE
Our album is finally here!
Our Fall 2017/Winter 2018 recordings from Uphill Recording Services (with Kevin Tabisz) have been released! There are 11 tracks on this baby, SO GET PUMPED!
Check out thebannermen.hearnow.com to listen and to buy a digital copy of the album, OR stop on by a banner-show near you to get a discount and to load up on album merch!!
THE BANNERMEN, PROLOGUE
OMG YOU GUYS, WE HAVE AN EP! Check it out!
PROLOGUE, is our debut EP! From back in Summer 2016, take a listen to it now via Spotify, stop into one of our upcoming shows to pick up a cd (complete with the amazing artwork of Alex Thomas), or buy the digital version from the iTunes Store and via thebannermen.hearnow.com!
The Bannermen are available for gigs in the Chicago area. Contact us to get something set up!