The Kickback's brand of brainy indie rock and raucous live shows have earned the band fans in Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, The Huffington Post, Nerdist, CMJ, The Wild Honey Pie and more. As nationwide momentum continues to build, the band will hit the road for another run of shows and festivals in support of its debut album, Sorry All Over The Place, produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno.
This year alone, the Chicago quartet has graced the stage of acclaimed rock station WXRT not once, but twice, hit both SXSW and CMW and enjoyed its first sold-out hometown set at Lincoln Hall in February. Not to mention, made a viral meteorology debut on CBS Cleveland 19, as well.
See below for a glimpse of the band's unapologetic, unpredictable and critically acclaimed live set.
The Kickback marks lead singer Billy Yost's odyssey from South Dakota to Chicago where he joined forces with guitarist Jonathan Ifergan, bassist Eamonn Donnelly and drummer Ryan Farnham via a Craiglist ad. The underdogs continue to win fans from every spectrum, including Jason Narducy, bassist for Bob Mould & Superchunk, who put Sorry... on his Best of 2015 list and even Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs), who sang the band's praises, as well.
Collectively, The Kickback cite Hunter S. Thompson, post-post-modernism, an inflated sense of self-importance, large families, David Foster Wallace, The Wire, big sounds and then quiet sounds, David Lynch, harmonies, Michael Keaton, and entitlement, as their conceptual inspirations.
The Kickback Summer 2016 Tour Dates:
Jun 10 -- Chicago, IL -- Santah's Prom at 1st Ward - Tickets
Jun 12 -- Chicago, IL -- Ribfest Bud Light Stage w/ Jukebox The Ghost - Tickets
Jun 26 -- Minneapolis, MN -- 7th St. Entry - Tickets
Jul 04 -- Maquoketa, IA -- Codfish Hollow Barnstormer w/ KT Tunstall - Tickets
Jul 08 -- Chicago, IL -- Taste of Chicago
Jul 09 -- Champaign, IL -- The Accord - Tickets
Jul 21 -- Madison, WI -- The Frequency - Tickets
Jul 22 -- Chicago, IL -- Lincoln Hall w/ Miracle Legion - Tickets
Jul 23 -- Columbus, OH -- Brother's Drake - Tickets
Jul 24 -- Lakewood, OH -- Mahall's Main Room
Jul 26 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Johnny Brenda's* - Tickets
Jul 27 -- Cambridge, MA -- Middle East*
Jul 28 -- Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint*
Jul 29 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Rough Trade*
Jul 30 -- Rehoboth Beach, DE -- Dogfish Head Brewing
Aug 01 -- Washington, DC -- DC9*
Aug -2 -- Chapel Hill, NC -- Local 506^- Tickets
Aug 04 -- Greenville, SC -- Radio Room^
Aug 05 -- Charlotte, NC -- Snug Harbor^
Sept 16 -- Del Mar, CA -- KAABOO - Tickets
Sept 17 -- Del Mar, CA -- KAABOO
Sept18 -- Del Mar, CA -- KAABOO
* w/ Cold Fronts
^ w/ Heyrocco