Illinois

QRO's spotlight always goes back to the not-really Midwest with Philadelphia's Illinois. ...
Illinois

QRO’s spotlight always goes back to the not-really Midwest with Philadelphia’s Illinois.

 

Name: Illinois

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Members: Chris Archibald, Martin Hoeger, John-Paul Kuyper, Andrew Lee, Dan Pawlovich, Chris Shepard (former)

Albums:  Revenge of Some Kid EP (2005), What the Hell Do I Know? EP (2007), The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Chapters 1-6 (2009)

Has toured with: Kenan Bell, The Builders & The Butchers, Dengue Fever, Drink Up Buttercup, The Heavy, The Hold Steady, The Kooks, Man Man, Holly Miranda, Menomena, Meowskers, Nada Surf, Peasant, The Postelles, Say Hi, stellastarr*

IllinoisRelated Articles:

Review of What the Hell Do I Know? EP

Review as part of SXSW Day Three at Diesel:U:Music Party in Austin, TX on March 16th, 2007

Live review at McCarren Park Pool Party in Brooklyn, NY on July 1st, 2007

Photo gallery from McCarren Park Pool

Review as part of CMJ Day Four at WOXY.com Sessions at White Rabbit in New York, NY on October 19th, 2007

Photo gallery from White Rabbit

Interview with Chris Archibald in 2007

Photo gallery from Webster Hall in New York, NY on November 11th, 2007

Featured in “Top 25 Albums of 2007”

Photo gallery of Chris Archibald from Cake Shop in New York, NY on January 29th, 2008

Photo gallery from Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY on March 2nd, 2008

Live review at Central Park Summerstage in New York, NY on September 10th, 2008

Photo gallery from Central Park Summerstage

Live review at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on November 5th, 2008

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge

Review of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Chapter 1

Photo gallery from Rehab in New York, NY on December 3rd, 2008

Review of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Chapter 2

Photo gallery from Fontana’s in New York, NY on January 14th, 2009

Review of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Chapter 3

Photo gallery from Fontana’s on February 4th, 2009

Review of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Chapter 4

Review of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Chapter 5

Review of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Chapter 6

Interview with Chris Archibald in 2009

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge on May 5th, 2009

Review of The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe (Deluxe Edition)

Photo gallery from Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY on September 9th, 2010

Tour dates:

3/11/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall

 

MP3 Stream: “Nosebleed”

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MP3 Stream: “Hang On”

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MP3 Stream: “She’s So Blonde”

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MP3 Stream: “Are You Coming With Me?

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MP3 Stream: “Big Country

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MP3 Stream: “She’s So Funny

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MP3 Stream: “Kid Catastrophe

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Illinois playing “Hang On” live @ Mercury Lounge on November 5th, 2008:

 

Illinois playing “Old Saloon” live @ Mercury Lounge on November 5th, 2008:

 

Illinois playing “Nosebleed” live @ Mercury Lounge on November 5th, 2008:

 

Illinois playing “Screendoor” live @ Rehab:

 

Illinois playing “One on One” live @ Rehab:

 

Illinois playing “Hang On” live @ Fontana’s on January 14th, 2009:

 

Illinois playing “Nosebleed” live @ Fontana’s on January 14th, 2009:

 

Illinois playing “Bad Day” live @ Fontana’s on January 14th, 2009:

 

Illinois playing “I Am Fine” live @ Fontana’s on February 4th, 2009:

 

Illinois playing “She’s So Blonde” live @ Fontana’s on February 4th, 2009:

 

Illinois playing “Hang On” live @ Mercury Lounge on May 5th, 2009:

 

Illinois playing “Nosebleed” live @ Mercury Lounge on May 5th, 2009:

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