South City Revival

  • January 19, 2018
  • 1225 S Gilbert
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Website
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In 2016, musicians Joe Pacelli (vocals, guitar), John Quinn (guitar), Mike Fitzgerald (bass), Jose Perez (drums), and Brendan Linnane (pedal steel) met in the parking lot of a Western Avenue bar and decided they wanted to write songs like Townes Van Zandt and play shows like Bruce Springsteen. They asked each other “what does Chicago country sound like?”—a question that has shaped the sound and aesthetic of South City Revival since its formation. 

The following year, SCR teamed up with local music great Mike Hagler to record their self-titled, debut EP. The release features a captivating blend of story driven songwriting and high energy studio performances, which combine to form a unique and original roots-country sound. 

South City Revival has played more than 50 shows in 2017, and has shared the stage with A Thousand Horses, LANCO and Little Texas. The band is currently working on material for a follow-up LP, and sights are set on ramping up live dates in 2018.

South City Revival
  • 1225 S Gilbert
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • January 19, 2018
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City
  • Free