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Chris’ musical history and training is vast and varied. This is part of the reason he is so often called upon for his musical skills with musicians looking for someone that can stand in for a truly professional performance.

New release from the drastics!!

New!!!! 2009 Digital 7″ Series (Volume 1) is finally available for download with the iTunes! … Featuring many tracks with Fada Dougou, MC Zulu, dubs, instrumentals.  Also, for all you collectors out there, a few of these songs will be released on a very limited run of vinyl,  with hand screened artwork, specific for  each song! Stay tuned for that…


the drastics summer vacation!

Well, the drastics played our last show of the summer last night, or at least until our guitarist Brian Citro returns from India,  which is rumored to be around the end of August.
The show was at a local Chicago club called Subterranean.  Pretty standard, decent sized rock club for Chicago. The only downside is the grueling 2.5 flights of extremely steep stairs it takes to get up to the club (which is no fun with giant bass speakers). One would think that with a name like “Subterranean,” the place would be way underground…not the case.
Regardless, the show was a success…and thanks to all who came out to support and benefit the Global Alliance for Africa.

Going To New Mexico

Leaving this weekend for a trip to New Mexico! Playing a handful of shows with Jt & The Clouds supporting our friends Po’ Girl on their tour.
We will be playing two shows in Albuquerque, one show in the Santa Fe area, and one show further south, in a town called Silver City. Hope the airlines are kind to our instruments!