New Lenox

New Lenox

My band had the excellent fortune of playing a house show in the suburbs Saturday night, and I am so incredibly impressed. New Lenox is full of awesome people, awesome hot dogs, and one really great shower from Canada. We played in a certain Matty P’s basement, and I met the craziest kids in the country. These kids are still in high school, but they’re definitely having way more fun than most of the college kids I know.

The first thing that happened at this show involved somebody bursting out of the bathroom in tin foil and jumping on the drum kit for his band’s set. The basement was packed and everyone was immediately into the show. These kids were crowd surfing and moshing within the first couple measures of the first song.

New Lenox loves guitar solos. My friend Rav will probably never get a cooler picture than the one from this show. They also love drum solos and songs about pizza. To be honest, I very much got the idea that these kids love everything. Maybe they’ve got life totally figured out to the point that everything is ultra exciting. Maybe they’re finally the group of people that is unconditionally supportive. Everyone loved every single thing that happened at that show.

If you don’t know about your suburbs, dear Chicago, I want you to know that there’s at least one of them with the most promising group of musicians and show goers I’ve ever seen. They appreciate pizza, and they’re absolutely wild.