Spotlight: Much The Same – Chicago Punk Rock

Their web site describes Much the Same as “an aggressive, melodic punk rock band from the South side of Chicago.” I think they’ve hit the nail right on the head. The singers voice reminds me a bit of the lead singer from Millencollin. That’s a good thing, by the way.

Gunner, Dan, Franky, and Mook have been together since 1999 and have accomplished quite a bit. They released their first EP, Caught Off Guard, in the summer of 2001. The EP is described as “6 songs of fast aggressive punk that will leave their catchy, yet powerful hooks in your head for days.” They’ve went on tour, and have opened up for such bands as Thrice, Belvedere, Dogwood, Slick Shoes, and have appeared on the Warped Tour several times. It seems that all of their hard work and dedication has paid off, as the well known punk band, Anti-Flag, signed the guys to the A-F Records label. Their debut album, “Quitters Never Win,” is set to be released on April 22, 2003, through A-F Records.

You can hear 2 demo versions of songs from the album at

The band has several show dates coming up in the Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania areas. February 7, they’ll join Anti-Flag in Millvale, PA for the A-F Records 5 year Anniversary special. If you’re in one of these areas, I would highly suggest checking these guys out.

Credit: Much The Same

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