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Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Blues


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"4.1.11 Lubriphonic/GreenSugar"

When I got to the Double Door, GREENSUGAR was just hitting the stage. I quickly got myself a couple of those ultra cheap beers you can only get in the basement then went to check these guys out. They got my attention right away with a rugged style of heavy rock n roll. This was some of the best hard rock I've heard in a while--mainly because a lot of hard rock falls into the 'butt rock' category--but also because they stayed very firmly rooted in blues. Parker Dodson and Michael Starcevic threw down some potent dual guitar compositions stuffed with thick blues riffs, and just generally had great chemistry on stage. One of my favorite parts of this set was watching the drummer, Jon Patrick Luby. This guy was ridiculously animated, usually wearing a facial expression of crazed passion while thrashing around like a rabid animal. Overall this was a fun opening set and set my energy level rising for Lubriphonic.

"Play Philly Music Review"

“Genesis is a good time throwback to classic `70s guitar rock…Singer/guitarist Parker Dodson wears his heart on his sleeve as he belts out tales of ale-soaked roadhouses and love gone awry.” ---Anthony Layser, Play Philly music writer - Anthony Layser

"RedEye Chicago"

"The high energy members of GreenSugar are easy, crowd-pleasing rockers whose music is destined to fill the halls of rock and roll for years to come."
-----Liz Crokin RedEye Columnist
- Liz Crokin

"Illinois Entertainer"

Green Sugar carries the torch for boogie-shaking, foot-stomping rock in the blues tradition of The Black Crowes on its three-track demo. By way of Southern California, the band has honed its gritty, tight sound on rockers “Trouble” and “Simple Touch.” Founder and native Chicagoan Parker Dodson leads the trio with his simple yet warm 1970s-style crooning.
– Jason Scales of the Illinois Entertainer - Jason Scales

"Fearless Radio Review"

Hey, Fearless fans! The most exciting annual music event returned to Chicago! Chicago’s MOB Fest is a major event in which corporate recording labels come out to hear a wide variety of talented independent musical artists. For three nights, wild fans watch the best-of-the-best play for the chance to be recognized by important figures in the music industry. Mob Fest also includes a panel discussion to assist new bands in learning more about the workings of the music business. In its 12th year, this local music event has grown in popularity. This year, I was lucky to cover all of the spectacular music and fun at the Elbo Room. For more information about MOB Fest, visit this site or .

Though it was their first time performing at MOB Fest, Green Sugar performed like seasoned pros! Rousing guitar riffs and blues music breathed life back into the crowd. The blues melodies blended beautifully with Green Sugar’s rock sound. Excitement was felt while performing a couple of Willie Dixon and Albert King classics. During the instrumentals, Green Sugar impressed the crowd with wild guitar riffs and funky rhythms. For the show the band performed songs like Trouble and Timeless. For me, this band preformed the best set for the first night of MOB Fest. I encourage everyone to see Green Sugar on July 25 at the Double Door alongside Hemi and Cealed Kasket. For more information about Green Sugar, visit them at or .
- Fearless Radio


2001 Egyptian Cow Sessions
2007 Genesis EP
2007 GreenSugar
2008 The Power Snail Sessions
2009 Gorilla Fingers
March 2011...???




GreenSugar is a 4 piece Rock N Roll quartet from Chicago IL. The band was born in the Great West after singer/guitarist Parker Dodson rode a three legged pack Mule across the Great Plains and through the Rockies to LA. After years of intense worship in the Ancient house of Troy, a group of priests were brought together to begin spreading the Gospel of Rock that Dodson had unearthed. These sage characters stormed the Sunset Strip and much of the Southern California coast for many moons until they realized that the diseases of modern society had poisoned the good people of this land so totally that their words could simply not be heard…and so this dreamer left for greener pastures…
Upon returning to Chicago, Dodson promptly tracked down his childhood friend Jon Patrick Luby, a former Buffalo rider and freelance wildfire fighter, to provide rhythms and power. The two then set off around the Midwest gigging for the better part of a year with nothing but an oxen pulled cart and a roaming minstrel named Ubaldo. During their travels the band met a young saint named Michael “Swedish” Starcevic in the bowels of one of Chicago’s largest holy houses. St. Swedish had been raised studying many of the same scriptures as these men and despite a harrowing flight aboard an ostrich named Carroll he continued to worship the Gospel. Thus after a three day Walkabout in the woods of Wisconsin to cleanse his Inner Soul it was decided that he would join the cause. This band of brothers now numbering four foraged on; spreading their words of wisdom for thousands of lost souls until one night after an exhausting three hour ceremony a man arose from the crowd and introduced himself simply as, “the Pope.” He offered his services as the Bassman to Patrick’s pounding thunder and after calling upon the ghosts of Lord Vildamont Jameson it was ordained that his Holiness take his seat as the Ying to Patrick’s Yang.
Since that fateful evening the band has wandered the streets of America delivering its message to the needy and consequently slaughtering its enemies along the way. Their songs speak of hope and irony, and the experiences the band have undergone and are now the foundation for the band’s explosive live set, which has been seen alongside such Rock N Roll Icons as Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule, Les Claypool, and The Black Crowes. The band is now currently on tour throughout the Midwest and hoping for the opportunity to change your mind…about everything.

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