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Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

Wicked Walls

 

 

After eight years of many record releases and live performances, the highly respected and much appreciated, Champaign-Urbana based group, New Ruins, split up back in 2012. From the ashes, co-founder J. Caleb Means slowly began to piece together a musical puzzle by soul searching through songwriting in the summer of 2012. At first, what he called Wicked Walls was simply a recording project, but as members of New Ruins, Chemicals and Terminus Victor joined Means to perform his self-recorded songs live, the band came together. Means headed back into the familiar local clubs in early 2013 with Andy Davidson (bass), Lindsey Barr (keys, vocals), Justin Gee (guitars) and Scott Kimble (drums) and continued the growth of group sound, one that was more direct and heavier than New Ruins. The Wicked Walls record, picked up by Parasol Label Group/Hidden Agenda Records of Champaign, came out officially on April 8 with a record release party scheduled for May 3 at the Cowboy Monkey in Champaign. This is their first Springfield appearance.

Wicked Walls
Friday, April 18, 9 p.m.
Bar None
with Josh Catalano
and the Dirty Thoughts

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