Like smooth bourbon, Linus will fill your glass with a rock core and country finish. Starting in 2006, lead singer Johnny Alletto and drummer Eric Ellis played in a Chicago original band for five years. During this time they crafted a prolific writing style and decided to break off on their own and search for other musicians who shared the same passion for distinctive yet mass-appealing music. After a brief pursuit, they found a perfect fit in guitarist Matt McDuffie. The three musicians had similar influences and Matt (or Duff to his friends) added what the band describes as a “little southern dirt” to the sound. Before coming to Chicago, Matt played coast to coast spending his college years in Champaign-Urbana where he met long-time friend and band mate Steven Hull. When Steven wasn’t playing guitar with Matt, he could be found performing acoustic sets that showcased the same class-clown personality that keeps the band laughing today. As the bassist spot was still open, Steven temporarily side-holstered his guitar and assumed the role. It didn’t take long for Matt and Steve’s natural chemistry as dueling guitarists to shine again which meant it was time to find a permanent bassist. After one final search, west coast bassist and backup singer Remy joined the crew after touring California fulltime for years. No Love For Linus was officially formed.
2011 was an explosive freshman year for the band; opening for Barenaked Ladies, Matt Nathanson & Josh Kelley and performing live on FOX’s “Good Day Chicago” & ABC Morning News. Other inaugural accolades include producing a YouTube video and distributing new tracks on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, ReverbNation & SonicBids while receiving top billing at the World’s Largest Block Party, Martyrs’, Joe’s Bar on Weed, Cubby Bear and more. To close the year, Linus headlined Lincoln Hall, one of Chicago’s most exclusive venues.
Halfway through 2012, No Love For Linus has headlined a sold-out show at the legendary Schubas Tavern, opened for national recording artists Lifehouse, performed live at ABC Studios, played a reprise set at the World’s Largest Block Party and released the Debut EP, “Someday.” Upcoming months will bring shows at premier events like Guinness Oyster Fest, new music and much more.
Johnny Alletto - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Matt McDuffie - Lead Guitar
Steven Hull - Vocals, Guitar
Eric Ellis - Drums
Remy - Vocals, Bass Guitar
"Whole Lotta Love and Passion"
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"The band's name is "No Love For Linus," but there is a whole lotta love and passion happening with..."The band's name is "No Love For Linus," but there is a whole lotta love and passion happening with this Chicago rock band. In front of a crowd of thousands the crew didn't disappoint. Their charm mixed with incredible vocals and stellar instrumental talent will have you singing their songs in no time."
"Old St. Pat's 27th Annual World's Largest Block Party Highlights"
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"Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party celebrated 27 years of its summer music and food fest wit..."Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party celebrated 27 years of its summer music and food fest with almost 20,000 people in attendance. It was a perfect Chicago night as the happy guests enjoyed the sounds of Farraday, Cobra Starship, Plain White T's, No Love for Linus, Matt Nathanson and the Barenaked Ladies during this two day event."
No Love For Linus
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Bands like Nickelback or Three Doors Down appear to have no independent grace period. Maybe there wa...Bands like Nickelback or Three Doors Down appear to have no independent grace period. Maybe there was a time where they were dazzling underground rock clubs with their gravelly voiced jams, but it seems like they just formed and got on the radio. This is why No Love For Linus is vexing. Its soft Southern rock is perfect for a Superbowl halftime special celebrating the troops, but it still plays small venues. On Linus’ official site, a bio states the group is “radio friendly” and has been on the scene for 10 years. It’s true that the band has an accessible sound, yet it hasn’t been accessed. All the group needs is a lucky break and a National Guard enlistment ad to break through to the next level.
LAST MAN STANDING
NOT THIS TIME
SHUT IT UP
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