Kick Bricks

Kick Bricks

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandRockHip Hop

From Rock to Hip Hop and everything in between, Kick Bricks' versatility in playing and fusing genres leaves something for every type of music lover to sink their teeth into.

Biography

Kick Bricks formed in 2007, to perform what we believed at the time was a one-off performance to raise money for Montiefiore- a special -education school on Chicago's west side. However, the performance went so well and the chemistry of the band was so apparent, that we decided to keep it going. Since that initial performance, we have played at a variety of venues to diverse crowds all over the city of Chicago.
The band boasts three strong songwriters and many influences: from jam-band, hip-hop, funk, and rock & roll, to reggae, alt -country, punk, & garage. We play acoustic and/ or electric sets, incorporating a variety of instrumental configurations and frequent guest artists.
The Kick Brick Sound is what you would probably get if you mixed Jimmy Hendrix with The Fugees, The Grateful Dead with Common, or Carlos Santana with Jill Scott. It continues to evolve, with each performance. We are at our best in a live setting; mixing- up set lists on the fly and improvising on stage. Our sound is not pre-conceived, it is just what organically happens when this group of people from four very different musical backgrounds get together and play.

People who come out to Kick Bricks shows typically represent a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. They are brought together by a kaleidoscope of sounds and textures.

Venues/ festivals played include:

Betty's Blue Star Lounge, Chicago IL
Bill Blues, Evanston IL
Carribean Fest @ Union Park, Chicago IL
Dream Theatre, Chicago, IL
Elbo Room, Chicago IL
Green Festival @ Navy Pier, Chicago IL
Hill Top Studios , Chicago IL
Looptopia,@ Argo Tea, Chicago IL
Mix, Chicago IL
Negro League Cafe, Chicago IL
Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago IL
Simone's, Chicago IL
The Store, Chicago IL
Subterranean, Chicago IL
Wise Fools Pub, Chicago IL
Uncommon Ground, Chicago IL
US Beer Company, Chicago IL
WGN Superstation
The Wild Hare, Chicago IL

Footage from appearances at Elbo Room can be seen on our webite http://www.kickbricks.net, as well as in the video section of this kit, on Youtube, and at http://www.myspace.com/kbjunction.

Kick Bricks' plans for the future include continuing to write, perform, and to build their following through playing shows , including college and festival tours.

Discography

Kick Bricks has several releases available for download on our website http://www.kickbricks.net including:

State of Mind

Rollin' on This Hill: Kick Bricks/ Test Chicken Carolina Mountain Jam 8.28.10 #1

Rollin' on This Hill: Kick Bricks/ Test Chicken Carolina Mountain Jam 8.28.10 #2

Panhandle Road: Kick Bricks / Test Chicken Carolina Mountain Jam 8.27.10

Unplugged (Literally) @ Dream Theatre, Chicago, IL. 8.25.11

Set List

Distant Star
Toy Horses
In Another Lifetime
Beautiful Dove
Sad Song
Get It Get It
Linger
New Breeze
Pharaoh
Unjaded Eyes
Black Gypsy
Do or Die
Home
No Way Around
Soul
Fallen
Half Ass Man
New Breeze
Complete
Avarice Wind
On Our Way
Tock Tick
Brighter Days
Brand New Day
Fire on the mountain
Transformer
Higher ground
No More Trouble
Exodus
Home
See a Sign
Fall From Grace
Maggie's Farm
Tomorrow Never Knows
and many, many more!

Kick Bricks can play sets consisting of 2 1/2 hours of original music, with an occasional cover that has been given an original spin.