The Now's

The Now's

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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The Nows are a Chicago rock band that has been molded out of soft lines and dirty gunge a fine line between pure emotion with a swell of sound. Beautiful melodies mixed with heart pounding rhythms to create a sound and feeling that will move you. They are fresh, raw and powerful.

Biography

The Nows BIO

Hard rock with strong melodies and catchy rhythms, with psychedelic over tones.

It started when Matt Wilson (Guitar, Vocals) was a drummer in a local Seattle cover band. "covers are good and all but i wanted to make something new" as a drummer he felt that writing songs and having other people play them would be a difficult task, so he quit the band moved to Chicago, and started writing songs. It wasn't long after he started that his guitar playing was getting noticed at open mics around the city. He soon realized that he had the ability and songwriting talent to put together a real band and make something happen.

In Early 2008 he went into a make shift studio and recorded some the first songs he wrote.
He did 8 songs in one take for 100$. He put the songs on myspace and he started posting adds for drummers and bass players. There were a few responses but nothing great came out of it. In the summer on 08 he went into a professional studio and recored 3 of his best songs, "The Breaking", "Underground Hunter" , and "The Boy and Tree" He played most all the instruments on all tracks and vocals. after the sessions and the cd was pressed he knew he had something great.

After he put the songs up and started posting adds it wasn't long before he was auditioning
3-4 musicians a week. After a few months he meet Mike Garcia. A native Floridian who shared the same passion and respect for music the Matt did. His steady dace beats mixed with rumbling aggression was the perfect fit. They started playing together and found that they could jam on anything for hours. Together they tried out many bass players and singers. Getting to the point whare Matt was considering switching to bass and finding a another guitar player (something Chicago has an abundance of). Guidry came on the scene. Right off the bat Matt and Mike could tell that they hit the jackpot. He was prefect, he could keep that steady bass thump and still play like a guitar player by making melodies and adding his own style.

The band was complete. They started practicing, writing and playing out right away.
There has been nothing but good responses and excitement about their own unique songs and fresh sound.

--Some quotes about the band and the sound---

"a brick wall"

"the sound is fresh and raw"

"If the grunge era, the 70's punk era and the biggest riot you could ever think of had a child, The Nows would be it. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Wilson has put together a powerful three piece rock band that explores every value that the genre has to offer. Their live show slaps you in the face and then kicks your ass while your not paying attention. The Nows present engaging, intricate, well written songs. They are here, they are it, they are Now."

"The Now's music is very moving and reminds me of gunge punk meets rock. They have a way of creating their own style that not only speaks in their music, it also radiates through their personalities when performing. They have lots of energy that is consistent which is motivating and happy. I would highly recommend going to go see The Now's live, They put on a great show and really know how to have a good time."

Discography

The Now's (self Titled)

1. The Breaking
2. Underground Hunter
3. The Boy and the tree

Set List

The Nows can play 45 min to one hour set of original music.

1. The Breaking
2. Dirty Boots.
3. Underground hunter
4. the boy and the tree
5. Falling from the start
6. This is it
7. My one desire
8. Trip