Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hollus Brings Classic Rock To Martyrs' Club

Art taken from the Hollus Facebook Page


Hollus has a 9PM Roots Rock Evening show at Martyrs’ on Chicago’s north side this Friday, August 21st. The club is located at 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue, (773) 404-9494. As you might guess from the cool retro poster being used to promote the gig, this band is deeply into classic rock.


After I likened Hollus to early Rod Stewart in a preview of this year’s International Pop Overthrow that I wrote for the Illinois Entertainer, the band’s blog insisted that a more precise comparison would have been Stewart’s 1970s band, The Faces. Fair enough. Hollus rocked The Abbey club at their IPO appearance, winning over an audience that had come to hear power pop music. Lead vocalist Jamison Acker and lead guitarist Michael Lux-Sauer are an impressive one-two punch and the rest of the band provides solid support.


The group’s latest CD, Joker and the Queen has plenty of good material, which you can see Hollus performing live on videos at myspace.com/hollusmusic The clever Live On The Latest Show Ever clip for “Hold On” is particularly good. Hollus will also be at the Harvest Jam in Chicago on September 19th.

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