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Suitcase 72

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Suitcase: 72 spends two thirds of Traveler’s Guide To Central Neptune effectively mixing power pop and glam rock, with singer/guitarist/keyboardist Henry Jeffries setting the tone with his charming, Anglo-style vocals. The catchy “Tragic Show” and psychedelic “Blow Away” have elaborate arrangements that hint at the wilder experimentation that comes later on the sci-fi noir of “Last Stop.” (
– Terrence Flamm - Illinois Entertainer

"Message Board Reviews"

"Some bands advertise that they offer fresh, catchy tunes with driving beats, etc., etc., but come up short. not the case with this suitcase, full of exceptional, original, well played and well sung material!"
posted on Wed March 22, 2006

"'Beatnik friendly' is a rare track that soars thru the senses. Original and fearless. Well done."
--gez-Ass popsikle
posted on Fri December 2, 2005

"I'm digging 'Angels Kicking Stones'. Very cool song. Keep up the good work. Ted
--Ted Pickett
posted on Tue February 28, 2006 -

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Traveler's Guide to Central Neptune
(songs, 'Tragic Show' and 'Angels Kicking Stones' are available in the audio section. More songs can be heard through


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You will not want to check this bag, though it may be a struggle to fit in the overhead bin. Suitcase:72 will be your companion in flight, and hopefully contain all your travel necessities.

The band’s premise is earthed in a simple passion for creating and performing rock music. Lead singer Henry Jeffries, whose vocal phrasing and choice of melody have not forgotten the impact of a clever or profound lyric, ‘leaves it all out there’ playing his silver jet gretsch and feeding off the positive vibe of the crew. Guitarist Eddie Jeffries (no relation) takes a bit of a Keef Richards approach--raw, choppy rhythms rounded out with smooth leads and an intelligent use of dissonence. On drums (but far from just a drummer) Johnny Anchorage lends serious individual skill without over-riding the primary purpose of song structure. Jeremy Smolen maintains shapely basslines, and along with Johnny A. contributes with a wash of pristine backup vocals, coming in at oblique angles, parallels, and swooping in from above or below for a smooth flight. With regards to crew chemistry, Eddie and Henry have known each other since age 7, while the others hopped on board and have collaborated in various formulations since the age of 13. Experience throughout the years has brought familiarity primarily with the Chicago local music scene. As ‘Bompop,’ they had occasion to open up for ‘Material Issue’ and ‘The Mighty Lemon Drops.’ As ‘Dive,’ they enjoyed a spotlight on local music night at Elbo Room. Experience on other notable Chicago stages includes The Note, Underground Lounge, and Parkwest, among others. Suitcase:72 has spent the majority of its formulation working in the studio, and boning up for a samsonite-solid performance.

Suitcase:72’s latest release, “A Traveler’s Guide to Central Neptune,” is a sophisticated rock-roll voyage, beginning with more familiar themes, as in the immediately appealing “Tragic Show” and “Angels Kicking Stones,” while in the end placing you squarely in the middle of nowhere with “Last Stop” and “Astral Layering.”

As you touch down, and the laser on your cd player resets, take care to watch your head, as contents may have shifted during flight.