If there is a Holy Grail for bands in the Chicago music scene, it is the Metro and this Saturday night, Stoop Goodnoise will grace its stage for the first time.
The Metro is located in a more than 100 year old building on Clark Street in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood and prides itself in its support of local music. Metro has hosted such Chicago musical legends like Local H, Ministry, Naked Raygun, Smashing Pumpkins and Urge Overkill when they were just local bands trying to get their music heard. (Note: Both Naked Raygun and Urge Overkill, along with another legends of Chicago band, Cheap Trick are the opening acts for the Foo Fighters when they play Wrigley Field on August 29.)
Chicago Live Music was introduced to Stoop Goodnoise on March 9, 2012, when they opened for Local H in support of their debut full length album “Crash Me, Cloud” and was an instant fan:
“Stoop Goodnoise opened the show and it was quite clear that this band is part of Local H’s brand. The Aguilar brothers, Adrien (guitar/vocals) and Luis (drums) had a similar version of the Lucas/St. Clair power play. Throughout their seven song set, bassist Bella Farkas and guitarist David Dizon provided vocals sending a powerful vibe throughout the room and making new fans along the way. It was clear that Stoop Goodnoise was telling the Chicago scene we are here and yes, we rock.”
Later that Month, Stoop Goodnoise was named one of five of Chicago Live Music’s best band sounds of spring:
2012 brought a new year for all and Stoop Goodnoise brought us all the rock with its Chicago produced full debut length album. Crash Me, Cloud is a ten song set that rocks the speakers like a fifty-five mile an hour CTA train roaring down the Chicago elevated tracks. The Stoop Goodnoise hard rock train then slows to a stop with the melodic last song “The sound of someone trying not to make a sound” creating an Eric Clapton Layla-esque ending to the ride.
A second album “The Sea One” was released in August of 2014 with a show to a packed room at The Hideout, another legendary Chicago music venue. Stoop Goodnoise has played around Chicago at venues such as Bottom Lounge, Beat Kitchen, House of Blues and has opened for Local H both here in Chicago and on the road. They are currently number one in Chicago on ReverbNation on the Alternative genre charts.
A recent podcast by Felix Piñeiro included an insightful and hilarious interview with Stoop Goodnoise and a few interesting facts were revealed by lead singer/guitarist, Adrien Aguilar and bassist, Bela Farkas.
- The band is named Stoop Goodnoise after the Stoop Kid from the Hey Arnold! TV series. Google it.
- Stoop Goodnoise’s creative process begins with Adrien’s ideas that are recorded on his phone. He described that it would be embarrassing if anyone found his phone and heard the “chords and mumbling” and likened it to “audio d*** pics.”
- The early days of their shows were at churches.
- Shortly after meeting Adrien at Belapalooza, Bela Farkas first saw the band at a church and was so blown away he decided that he was either going to help the band or be in it
- When playing a live show, the Adrien describes it as, “How would you want to feel the music and how would you like the band to feel the music with you.”
- Adrien describes playing the Metro. “It is like that hot girl you had to hit in high school … and for me it feels like I am finally going to hit it.”
Chicago Live Music has seen Stoop Goodnoise play live quite a few times and can tell you that there is nothing else like it. Their music is so tight and it spills out from the performance they put in to the show. There’s no rock star antics. They don’t beg the crowd for attention. They play hard and loud and command your attention through their hearts and souls that leap out on the stage and envelop you in their music. Go see them.
$12 Adv. – $15 Day Of // Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00PM // 18+