June 1, 2006

Quietdrive to Rock Chicago “Time After Time”

By Randy J. Klodz

Aside from Prince, the Minneapolis area hasn’t bred many rock stars. In steps alternative-rock quintet Quietdrive. The band, which recently released its latest album, garnered a following on community-driven Web site MySpace.com and has since drawn the attention to Epic Records. Quietdrive is prepared to perform live when the band’s tour brings them to Chicago’s Metro on June 25.

Quietdrive--which includes Kevin Truckenmiller (vocals), Justin Bonhiver and Matt Kirby (guitars), Droo Hastings (bass) and Brandon Lanier (drums)--has hit the road on tour in support of “When All That’s Left is You,” which hit stores May 30.

Fans of melodic rock bands like Panic! At the Disco and Taking Back Sunday are sure to enjoy the bouncy and catchy rhythms of Quietdrive.

Songs like “Get Up,” “Rise From the Ashes” and “Take a Drink” offer plenty of radio-friendly riffs, and the clear vocals of Truckenmiller offer fans a summer soundtrack in which to sing along with. Mellow tracks like “Both Ways,” “Let Me Go In” and “Rush Together” are also sure to be fan favorites.

In the 80s, pop music fans grasped onto the Cyndi Lauper hit “Time After Time.” Now, today’s generation can appreciate Quietdrive’s version of the track.

Metro is at 3730 N. Clark St. in Chicago near historic Wrigley Field. Tickets for this all-ages show are listed for $8 each with showtime slated for 6 p.m. Rock bands Escape From Earth, Flying Just Below Radar and White Light Riot are also scheduled to perform. For more info on Quietdrive log on to www.quietdrivemusic.com.
Quietdrive Photo: Brian Garrity