Hot Flash Heat Wave
All three members of Hot Flash Heat Wave have known each other since high school, playing together in various incarnations even while temporarily spreading themselves out across the California landscape after graduating. After a few years in the scene, Abildgaard and Duffy eventually formed the band in 2010: “It was really just for fun,” Abildgaard explains. “We were doing it because it felt good.” Davis joined the duo shortly thereafter.
Chicago-based Post Animal are a band of brothers. They formed in 2014, began touring in
2017, released their debut album in 2018 and recently released their second album in 2020.
Their affinity for slick riffs, pop hooks, and psychedelic tendencies join them in a bond much
tighter than their years suggest. Initially formed when childhood friends, bassist Dalton Allison
and guitarist Matt Williams, met keyboardist and guitarist Jake Hirshland, Post Animal’s sound
began to take shape when the two enlisted some more pals from both the Chicago music scene and through their time working at local burger joints. Rounding out the band’s lineup,
Post Animal is completed by drummer Wesley Toledo and guitarist Javi Reyes.
Like most band’s in Chicago’s inclusive music community, Post Animal got their start playing
DIY basements and small rock clubs. Between their impressive early releases and their wild live shows which feature the band members sharing lead vocal duties, Post Animal have
unquestionably solidified themselves as one of Chicago’s most exciting up-and-coming acts.
Almost impossible to describe, the Post Animal bond is best observed while foolin’ at the merch table after a sweaty show. They look forward to seeing you there and, naturally, becoming your new best friends.
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