Want something fun to do on November 29th? Go to the Beat Kitchen on W. Belmont and wear your finest formal attire to witness and participate in a concert of a different caliber. Experience an event unlike most, and join State and Madison, one of Chicago’s best-unsigned bands, at their third annual Fall Formal show.
State and Madison will be playing songs off their recently released E.P. entitled, “Become the Not Found,” which features a fresh selection of unrefined and honest musical anthems, some featuring hard progressions, and some which are the softest that State and Madison have recorded. This diverse E.P. is best explained by singer Nickolas Blazina, “[The songs] shouldn’t make sense together, but somehow as a record it works.”
Blazina states Silverchair as his biggest musical influence, disagreeing with the popular misconception that they were “just some 90’s band.” He also named Ryan Adams as an influence, stating that both musical projects do something to inspire him, and keep his attention.
“I appreciate when bands can release music that’s just as interesting as their old stuff, but in a completely new light…It’s hard to pay attention to those records that are released one after another and sound the same.”
Making a conscious effort to deliver honest music since 2005, State and Madison are starting to make noise in Chicago. The attendance and participation in their annual Fall Formal show has being growing year by year.
However, Blazina isn’t content with the bands new success, he is looking forward to the future and the recording process of the band’s much anticipated first full-length album, as well as a possible Christmas release.
If you’d like to hear State and Madison before going to their show, you can hear their music via their myspace page [www.myspace.com/stateandmadison] or, most of their tracks can be found through Apple’s iTunes Store.