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South City Revival is a new full band project fresh out of the south side of the city. We're a country, roots/rock band with a mix of covers and originals.

Musicians Joe Pacelli (vocals, guitar), John Quinn (guitar), Mike Fitzgerald (bass), Jose Perez (drums), and Brendan Linnane (pedal steel) met in the parking lot of a Western avenue bar and decided they wanted to write songs like Townes Van Zandt and play shows like Bruce Springsteen. They asked each other “what does Chicago country sound like?”—a question that has shaped the sound and aesthetic of South City Revival since its formation. Combining elements of country, rock, and rhythm and blues, the band writes songs that are powerful and sure to make people dance.

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