DISTRICT 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist. For over a decade, this quintet from Chicago has melded an adventurous instrumental prowess with the look, sound, and stage presence of Leslie Hunt.
Bill Bruford on Screens: “It’s almost intimidatingly skilful; tremendous refinement on previous work – you’re doing what you do only better. Great recording sound.”
Mike Portnoy: “District 97 continue to prove to be one of the most unique bands in modern Prog!”
Through world tours and a stream of studio and live releases, the band has garnered a worldwide fan base; collaborating with the late John Wetton and drawing praise from numerous rock luminaries along the way.
“Screens retains the essential elements of the District 97 sound, while also incorporating fresh, exciting influences” the band says. “The synergy of the new lineup is well beyond what we could have expected. We’re so excited for everyone to embark on this next chapter of District 97.”
District 97 will celebrate the Screens CD Release in Chicago at Martyrs’ on Wednesday, 11/13. Tickets available at http://www.martyrslive.com/wed-nov-13-8pm-12.
Look for Spring 2020 dates with Prog/Fusion masters Brand X to be announced soon.
A video for one of the new compositions “Sheep” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Zut3IONmZXE
Screens and its accompanying live show are their most ambitious effort to date.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
The album can be bought/streamed digitally here: http://district97.net/news/screens-now-available
The CD is OUT NOW and available here: https://geni.us/D97004CD
For more information: http://www.district97.net/shows