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Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Canning's 'The Fold' Is Rowdy, Fast Hard Rock"

Canning’s ‘The Fold’ is rowdy, fast hard rock. “Driving, taking a deep breath as you race a steaming locomotive directly to the right of you,” is how the band describes this song. “Do you stop,” they ask, “or do you make that hard right at the crossing in order to get to the other side?” These guys bring a lo-fi blues sensibility to a classic rock ethos. They do a masterful job of fusing groove with a heavy punch. Behind all of that, there’s clearly real consideration that went into the composition and production of this piece. All in all, this is a great rock tune. Check out ‘The Fold’ below! - Rock The Pigeon


Most times when a group of musicians form a band they have very similar influences and general tastes in music. This normally leads to a pretty standard sound that brings those influences to light. In the case of our recent discovery Canning, the 3 band members have been impacted by a pretty diverse group of bands. This has led to a very interesting collection of music that touches on a multitude of genres.

The most recent album by Canning is Astatic. The 10 track album takes us on a journey through some unique sounds. The album begins with the raw sound of “Believe It”. The guitars meander with that classic rock tone that brings back some great memories.

There is a more experimental feel on “My”. The slow guitar melody pairs well with the deliberate lyrics aimed at drawing the listener in closely for the build-up. Di!erent tines are brought to the party to keep the attention transfixed on the direction of the song. The mix of beats on “Seven” brings to mind a punk progressive sound that again can go in any direction and shifts quickly to demand we follow along.

By the time we get to the finale “Could We”, we are switched to an almost folk song that shares an emotional story. We can relate to the songwriter as the vocals provide that true style of storytelling. - Indie Band Guru


Disjunted -album 12.1.16
Astatic -album 3.14.17
Mr. Clown -single 3.29.20
Could We (Extended) -single 3.30.20




  Drums, bass and guitar...these elementary building blocks are what Canning employs to articulate a distinctive voice as a whole. From simple aspirations at the the ability to fortify a reality, there’s a depth and reflection found within the chosen notes as time progresses forward. Between the intervals, an understanding of space develops that plays into an emotional grasp that can only be described as life. The following recognized moments touch upon the origins wherein unique individual musical foundations began, thus flowing through the recent now and eventually reaching into the beyond...

The Past

Fritz Armstrong -Bass/Vox

  When he was five, Fritz’s father set-up an old worn RadioShack stereo in the work area of the garage. In the living room there was also another stereo device which was not to be touched by any prying hands. Therefore, the garage was soon to become the room in which Fritz would spend most of his time. After some Sesame Street and Disney records, the goods finally arrived - ‘The Magical Mystery Tour’. Forging deep within his ears was a music that was simply beyond compare...the notes had a special sound to them. Now, as with every recording he has listened to since and leading up to this present day, Fritz approaches listening rather openly for the possibility of a new kind of sound or sense of feeling. Having learned vastly from that original experience, he claims...’That's gold for my ears.’

Tom Miller -Drums

  Once peaking the top-forty countdown, ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’ was a number one radio hit for what seemed like years to Tom. Every Sunday afternoon, his family would wake up and listen to the countdown in its entirety, but when that song came on he felt like Ralph opening up the much-anticipated package containing the decoder ring. Undoubtedly saying, he was now hooked on the anticipation and raw thunder of a riff and a rock beat! Starting to bang on a friend's drum set at an early age, Tom would achieve some success at playing the straightforward and pure unembellished drumbeat that drew him inward. He just couldn't get enough, thus knowing that...’I had to play music forever.’

Ricky Canning -Guitar/Vox

  During childhood, Ricky recalls the FM radio in the family’s living room where he found himself sitting many, many times next to it in an armchair anxiously waiting for a particular song to emit from behind the radio’s mesh cover. ‘Standing in the rain, with his head hung low...Couldn’t get a ticket, it was a sold out show...’ emulated from behind the meshed faceplate. ‘I fell in love with it,’ Ricky admits. The syncopated guitar, drum pounding rhythms, along with blistering vocals that would propel him right into the groove. ‘He heard one guitar’...and was hooked for life.

The Present

  With the completion of Disjunted in 2016 and Astatic in 2017, Canning is revving up to bring the music to the people. In the end, Canning is simply a live band. That’s where the most excitement exists for its three core members. As for the listener, a true connection can be made by experiencing the depths and devotion found within the assault or the gentle caress of a live show. We deem to explore our music and portray a song in its rightful place, at least for that given moment. Through the years, it’s been noticed that many times we do not play the song, moreover, with the elasticity of time...the song will play us...

The Future

  Not setting any extensive goals or resolutions, but to simply continue as a whole as we roll into the ever present days and years ahead. Reaching out and affecting those around us with positivity rather than negativity, including ourselves. Experiencing the wonders of a moment and the people around us for the inspiration that they bring. Also, hopefully stopping to appreciate, or at least slowing down in order to appreciate the beauty that can found within and all around...

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