Ne-Hi is the latest group to come out of the Chicago
area’s rich lineage of Modern Rock, which has historically produced some
of music’s most influential acts and continues to pump out strong new
bands on a regular basis.
It’s both amazing and ironic that, at
some point this year, The Queers celebrated their 33-1/3 anniversary. It
was 1982, two years into Ronald Reagan’s first term, when New Hampshire
native Joe King felt Punk’s inexorable pull.
Minneapolis rockers The 4onthefloor came
together in 2009 and gradually built up a fervent fan base in its
hometown. In 2011, the group released its debut album, 4X4, and
began touring more consistently, building its national profile.