Twin Wrecks the Memory

Twin Wrecks the Memory


"Genre-defying. They don't want to be in a scene. They want to be in their own scene and do their own fucking thing."/"Gritty, guitar driven Manhattan rock sound, putting Chicago on the map."


“Back off bitch, some punks get shot and some get rich.” In the track Kiss Ride Kill, those words spill into the song with a laid back demeanor, so as not to threaten, but simply to state a fact. Harsh reality has always been a fixture in rock ‘n’ roll, and Twin Wrecks the Memory blast it out with a ferocious non-chalance that creates an infectious “take it, or take it” attitude. Loosely formed in late 2000 by art rockers/school rockers Ryan Paveza (guitar) and Dan Sullivan (vocals, guitar), the band quickly found solid ground with songs such as: Alcohol and Rock ‘N” Roll, Burn Out, and Dirty American Girl. The sound reflects an era when early Guns N’ Roses and Sonic Youth took hold as a counter-measure to spineless “nice guy” music, similar to what’s happening to music today. Marcellus Salerni (bass), a Pittsburgh native, who spent his fun years in L.A. and Mike Marcinkowski(drums), a south sider, get a grip on the rhythm section with enough big rock sentiment and 70’s grit that allow this Chicago group to drive their sound into the audience head-on with intensity and guile. From the Empty Bottle to the Brooklyn critics, Twin Wrecks the Memory have received acclaim for their blue-collar blend of rock, punk, and booze. As the lyrics address the gangsters, strippers, skate-punks, and drunks, there’s a subtle reminder that were all in this together. In an insecure world where everyone’s full of shit, it makes it all fun and worthwhile.

RADIO: Q101, WXRT, 94.7 The Zone, 97.9 The Loop, Fearless Radio, WHPK 88.5, WLUW, Radio DePaul, Hostage Radio

BANDS: Nine Black Alps (Manchester, England; Interscope/Island Records), The Automatic Automatic (Cardiff, UK; Columbia Records), Burning Brides(V2), The Explosion(Virgin), The Lot Six(Virgin), Glass Candy (Troubleman), The Reputation(lookout!), Electric Eel Shock(JAPAN), DMBQ(JAPAN), The Thieves (UK), The Fags (SIRE), MOTO(In the Red), Miss Alex White(In the Red), Neurotic Swingers(France), The Street Brats, The Silent Treatment(Lucid), The Groodies(Failed Experiment)

Arlene Grocery(NY), Trash Bar(NY), Doubledown Saloon(NV), Cat Club(CA), The Corral Room (WI), Der Rathskeller Memorial Union (WI), Courtyard Café(University of Illinois), McGaw Hall (Depaul University), Ex Libre (University of Chicago),
Empty Bottle, Double Door, Subterranean, Liar’s Club, The Darkroom, Logan Square Auditorium, The Bottom Lounge, The Note, Lincoln Square Lanes, Command Center, Transmission Gallery, Sylvie’s Lounge, The Mutiny, Beat Kitchen, Kinetic Playground, Big Horse Lounge, Cal’s Liquors, O’Malley’s, The Dragonfly, Champs Rock Room, Penny Road Pub, Hangouts, Wheaton Grand Theater, Lot 4

BENEFITS: WLUW Benefit (2007) Music with Meaning (2006, 2007)–The Rape Victims Advocacy Foundation; CRUEFEST (2006, 2007) - Nikki Sixx's Running Wild in the Night Foundation, Vince Neil's Skylar Neil Memorial Fund ,Tommy Lee's Charity of choice St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mick Mars' charity Spondylitis Association of America; Windy City Rollers (2006); Irish Freedom Committee (2005); MPower Benefit (2005) - Musicians for Mental Health; Benefit for Vince Falcone, drummer of Chicago band, Khaos Theory (2005)


"Suffer and Sell"
12-song LP (Highwheel Records)

8-song EP (Self-Released)
"Royal Drug Lodge: Trouble for the Rest of Us"

Split 7" (Fudge Sickill Records)
Twin Wrecks the Memory, "Burn Out"
Jesus and the Devil, "I Killed Jacob"

Set List

40-45 minute set of all original music.

Set List:
How I Pissed Off One Million People
More Sex More Money
Dead to Fly
Walkin' Disaster
Strung Up Like a Getaway
Joy(kill) Me Now
Alcohol and Rock n' Roll
Stripped of Screams
Drug Dealer
Suffer and Sell
Rise Again