Hello, my name is Ryan Mannix, and I wanted to contact you about booking my Rock/Improv project, Lunar Ticks. We have played The Metro, Martyr’s and drew over 230 to Subterranean for our headlining album release set. We have also played clubs and festivals all over the midwest, including Shoe Fest and back to back trips to Summer Camp Music Festival. We’ve recently had Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee sit in, and will be opening for Aqueous next month. We would love to play at Arise!
Hailing from Chicago, Lunar Ticks aim to barrel through stylistic boundaries by recreating and expanding on roots music (rock, jazz, punk, country, funk, soul, world, bluegrass etc.), with a DIY ethic and a jovial attitude. The band is influenced by the innovative Alternative rock of Wilco and My Morning Jacket, with a healthy touch of improvisation and composition in the vein of Umphrey’s Mcgee and Phish.
Along our travels we’ve had the pleasure of opening for Aqueous, Jazz is Phish, Mungion, Mr. Blotto, Old Shoe, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Cornmeal, and members of Vulfpeck. Each show is a unique experience with diverse originals and covers, crowd interaction, and exploratory improvisation. The band and the audience play off each other, creating something that’s never happened before, and never will again.