Rockville, Maryland, USA

Chute fuses together elements of classic rock, grunge, punk rock, and heavy metal, to achieve their exciting and truly unique sound. The band takes what we love about rock and roll makes it their own.


"So You've Heard
This song deceives its listener as a progressive ballad, then, the guitar halfway through the song blew me away and then amazed me, and gives the listener a taste of what can be expected during a live jam. The song slowing and rapidly erupting into something awesome is ethereal."
comment by: Talon Records 06/24/2010

I could say excellent performance or quality production but the best part was I was tapping my fingers, rocking my head, using my imaginary bass drum and singing the chorus...guess that's the point. This is an awesome tune .."
comment by: In Your Head 06/29/2010


Chute is an alternative rock band from Washington DC. The band fuses together elements of classic rock, grunge, punk rock, and heavy metal to achieve their exciting sound. The band's debut album, "Crooked Doses of Happiness", was released in the fall of 2011. Chute has been making noise throughout the DC music scene for combining pop sensibilities with crunchy riffs, powerful vocals, and hard driving rhythms. The band has big plans for the upcoming year, the highlights including more touring in support of the album and their first music video.

The debut album "Crooked Doses of Happiness" represents the satisfying end to nearly two years of writing, recording, and performing. And it wasn't always easy. Says vocalist Ben Bargman, "I wish it came quicker sometimes. You kind of feel out the riff and you work and play along with it 10s of times, hundreds of times before you get the next idea for the song. Sometimes it comes easier than others, but most of the time, it's a hard process." The recording itself dragged on for over a year, and there were times the band felt burned out and the finish line seemed very far away. It was the desire for their hard work to pay off and the voices of encouraging fans that kept the band going. When it was over, the guys were confident they had a winner on their hands. The proof's in the pudding, so to speak. "We're really proud of this record. I think it's a good representation of us as a band, and how we've grown over the 2 years that we've been together", says drummer Alex Vakhlis. "Each of us likes a lot of different stuff, from Bush to Muse, NoFX to Judas Priest, and so on. Obviously, we love rocking out and all that good stuff, but we're suckers for a great hook and melody as well. I think there's something for everybody on the album."


Chute EP - 5/1/10
Crooked Doses of Happiness (13 Track Album) - 11/4/11

Set List

Crooked Doses of Happiness (2011):
1. Venom
2. Roll the Dice
3. So You've Heard
4. Thorn
5. In a Fix
6. This Ain't a Science
7. Lone Star
8. Brace Yourself
9. Keep it Together
10. Hangin' Around
11. Filter
12. Running in Circles
13. Cure

Covers from artists like:
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Beatles
Billy Idol
The Doors
Flock of Seagulls
Stone Temple Pilots
Smashing Pumpkins
Foo Fighters
Social Distortion
Chris Rhea
Local H
Bob Dylan
The Killers
Queens of the Stone Age