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TKS is a four piece hardcore punk band based out of Chicago, IL USA, bringing their brand of raw, energy driven music tinged with dissonant melody across the midwest and beyond. 

"THE GUTTERS OF PARADISE" LP OUT NOW ON

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| Adam-Vocals | Patrick-Guitar/Vocals | Jack-Bass/Vocals | Logan- Drums |

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THE GUTTERS OF PARADISE

by THE KREUTZER SONATA

OUT NOW DIGITALLY/ON VINYL/CASSETTE ON DON'T PANIC/COLLISION COURSE/NO TIME RECORDS

15 TRACKS OF RELENTLESS HARDCORE PUNK

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It all started WITH A DEMO...

Adam met Karl in 2011 on the North Side of Chicago through a craiglist ad featuring a 4 song demo. The two began jamming what would end up being an endeavor outlasting multiple lineup changes, personal hardships and wrench in the works to eventually find a long lasting lineup. In early 2018 long time guitarist, Karl, decided to move on to different styles of music and The Horrids/Eugene Gray guitarist, Patrick stepped in to take over the reins.

TKS now proudly has three East Coast/Midwest Tours (2015/2017/2018) under their belts (2018 including Canada) while constantly launching Midwest weekend runs and gigging locally. 

In 2015 they self released their first official full length, "Austere" and quickly followed with two 7" vinyl EP releases in 2016-

The "Fight Songs" EP (Nothing New Records)

And "The Kreutzer Sonata/The Union Boys Split 7"" (SBS Records/Don't Panic Records)

In the time of these releases the band released music videos for their songs, "North Side Lights," "No Empathy," and "October Kids," "Schlitz Faced,"with more videos forthcoming.

In 2018 the band released "The Gutters of Paradise," on vinyl, CD and cassette through Don't Panic/No Time/Collision Course Records. 

The band has been featured on countless independent/online radio stations as well as media outlets such as Dyingscene.com, For the Love of Punk, idioteq.com (Europe), punknews.org, HARDCORE WORLD WIDE (Youtube), BLANK TV (Youtube), Sick Boys Radio, ROCK IN CHICAGO, Farce the Music, Vinyl Sphere, Metal Horizons, Rocking Charts, Boston Groupie News,Change the Rotation, SOME WILL NEVER KNOW ZINE (Europe), Just Some Punk Songs (UK), El Club De Los Magios (Brazil), AkuPUNKturi (Serbia), Maximum Rock n Roll, RazorCake and more!

TKS has also worked independently to get physical copies of their records distributed in brick and mortar record shops across the Midwest and parts of the North East. The band has sold records to different parts of Europe and Canada and currently has plans for a Canadian/East Coast US Tour.

 

Some reviews....

“It didn’t seem like Kreutzer were trying to play music; it was more like they were trying to contain some supernatural beast that was on the verge of bursting into our dimension. It was barely controlled chaos. Exciting? Oh ya! You had to gird yourself as each song kicked in. One guitar crapped out during the set and the other one was smashed against a pole during the last song. So, good luck to that one too. The songs were blistering hardcore but the details are a blur to us. Next time we will be up on the songs before we see them. What a wild set.”

-Boston Groupie News

"Chicago was lit y'all..At one point the singer of the headlining band, The Kreutzer Sonata performed across the bar and poured alcohol straight into attendees mouths...The lineup of bands progressively became harder throughout the night with Kreutzer Sonata going deep into hardcore punk territory causing the formation of a destructive mosh pit which got some fans thrown out of the bar."

-El Escapado Tour Blog

"The Gutters of Paradise is a creative and well-executed slab of forward-thinking hardcore punk that deserves to be appreciated and listened to numerous times. Using chaotic hardcore as a vehicle for their ambitious ideas, The Kreutzer Sonata successfully cement their name alongside the very best of the genre." -Metal Horizons

 

"Seamlessly blending visceral breakdowns and hardcore-isms with occasional technical metal structuring, the four-piece take some unexpected but powerful detours in a number of the songs here." -Rocking Charts

 

"As the best bands of their subgenre have done — Morning Glory, Converge, and Code Orange, to name a few — The Kreutzer Sonata mastered chaos before transcending it. Though disorder often seems to control those who try to tame it, it’s clearly serving these Chicagoans, rather than vice-versa." -Vinyl Sphere

 

"With the release of The Gutters of Paradise, The Kreutzer Sonata totally gave me new faith in local music. This album is a no-nonsense, relentless, brutal attack from beginning to end..." "The Gutters of Paradise features fifteen tracks in all, and it never slows down or becomes stale and repetitive. With so many cliche punk bands out there these days, TKS really know how to separate themselves from their peers...." "I believe that TKS will begin to start making major waves, not just in Chicago, but around the world." 

- Farce the Music WebZine

"Chicago is having a field day with local talent being way too good for the garage. Adam and The Kreutzer Sonata don’t miss a beat with The Gutters of Paradise; fifteen tracks of conventional punk that kick a ton of ass without kissing their own. The guitars and the bass glaze over each other to make a boomy, impeding riffing experience that you can definitely hear. The note definition is fantastic."

-Rob Halloran/Chi Locals Only Music Blog

 

"SCHLITZ FACED"

2ND MUSIC VIDEO OFF "THE GUTTERS OF PARADISE" STREAMING ON HARDCORE WORLDWIDE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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UPCOMING TKS SHOWS-

2019 SHOWS

FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH- CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE (UP THE PUPS BENEFIT SHOW)- SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO, IL W/ 2 MINUTE MINOR/SHITIZEN

SATURDAY JANUARY 26TH- LIAR’S CLUB- DAVE SIMON/JIMMY GARCIA BIRTHDAY SHOW- NORTH SIDE CHICAGO, IL W/ FEAR CITY, THE BOLWEEVILS, ANGER

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD- LIVEWIRE LOUNGE W/ THE CROMBIES- CHICAGO, IL

FRIDAY MARCH 22ND- TBA- AKRON, OH

SATURDAY MARCH 23RD- LONGHORN SALOON- TOLEDO, OH

FRIDAY MAY 31ST- TBA- CHICAGO

 

2018 SHOWS

SATURDAY JANUARY 20TH- THE MILF CRATE- AURORA, IL

SUNDAY JANUARY 21ST- LIVEWIRE LOUNGE (ADAM DJ SET) CHICAGO, IL

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD- BRAUERHAUS- LOMBARD, IL W/ TURBOVAMPS

SATURDAY MARCH 24TH- LP RELEASE SHOW @ GALLERY CABARET-CHICAGO, IL w/ALLEY SLOB SERVICE/FLAGASS

SATURDAY APRIL 28TH-FEST OF THE UNDERGROUND II @ STEELHAUS-MELROSE PARK, IL w/ 2 MINUTE MINOR, CENOBITES, TRUTH PEDDLER

SATURDAY MAY 12TH- BLACK SWAMP PUNK FEST- TOLEDO, OH w/SLUTBOMB/THE BRASS +MORE

SUNDAY MAY 13TH- THE SANCTUARY- DETROIT, MI

THURSDAY JUNE 28TH- REGGIE'S LIVE W/ NEGATIVE APPROACH/DAYGLO ABORTIONS- CHICAGO, IL

FRIDAY JULY 20TH- VANS WARPED TOUR PRESENTED BY JOURNEYS- DETROIT, MI FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY STAGE

SATURDAY JULY 21ST- O'NEIL'S PUB- LOMBARD, IL W/SHITIZEN

SATURDAY JULY 28TH- W/ LA ARMADA/EVIL ENGINE- ELGIN, IL

THURSDAY, AUGUST2ND- L&L TAVERN W/EL ESCAPADO- CHICAGO, IL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH- FREE PUNK FEST- HARVARD, IL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH- GALAXIE 2.0 W/UGLYBonES RECORD RELEASE SHOW- CHICAGO, IL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH- FRANK'S POWER PLANT W/ THE DUI'S- MILWAUKEE, WI

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH- LIAR'S CLUB W/ NYHC LEGENDS, THE MOB (RIOT FEST AFTER PARTY)- CHICAGO, IL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND- BOTTOM FEEDER SHRED FEST AT ASYLUM SKATEPARK- LAKE BLUFF, IL

USA/CANADIAN TOUR OCTOBER 2018

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH- OLD EAST 765- LONDON, ON

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH- See Scape-TORONTO, ON

MONDAY OCTOBER 8TH- MAVERICK'S-OTTAWA, ON

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH- MONTREAL, QC

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH- PAULY'S HOTEL- ALBANY, NY

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11TH- THE SHASKEEN-MANCHESTER, NH

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH- O'BRIANS-BOSTON, MA w/ROOFTOPS (Ex-UNSEEN/A GLOBAL THREAT)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH- CHERRY STREET STATION- WALLINGFORD, CT

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14TH- LUCKY 13 SALOON BROOKLYN, NY

MONDAY OCTOBER 15TH- PHILADELPHIA, PA

TUESDAY OCTOBER 16TH- ANNABEL'S- AKRON, OH

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17TH- Fireside Inn- REDFORD, MI

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH- GALAXIE 2.0 W/ DECLINE- CHICAGO, IL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH- LIVE/INTERVIEW ON WZRD 88.3 Northeastern University Radio- CHICAGO, IL

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST- LIAR’s CLUB W/ BARE KNUCKLE HOOLIGANS/2 MINUTE MINOR- CHICAGO, IL