We are Lunar Ticks
Lunar Ticks are an eclectic Improvisational/Alternative Rock band from Chicago, IL.
The band is influenced by the songwriting and studio experimentation of 90's and 2000's innovative Alternative/Indie rock bands like Wilco, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, Ween, Arcade Fire, Pavement, and Dr. Dog, and fuses it with genre-bending, progressive musicality, and exploratory improvisations in the vein of The Grateful Dead, Phish, and Umphrey's McGee.
Lunar Ticks are equally at home on a bill with a folk singer, punk band, free jazz ensemble, you name it. Each setlist is formed from their diverse and expansive song list of originals and covers; debuting new material at almost every show. Extended improvisational passages can turn on a dime or meditate and unfurl in unexpected ways. Lunar Ticks aim to create a unique and memorable experience every time they pick up their instruments.
Some Lunar Ticks we've shared the stage with:
Joel Cummins- (Umphrey's McGee)- Keyboards
Mike Racky (Umphrey's McGee/Fate Nite)- Pedal Steel
Natalie Lande- Saxophone
Aaron Marsala- Handpans/Percussion
Van Isaacson- Violin
Cassidy Stirtz- Violin/Vocals
Trevor Paulsen (AKA David Byrne/Ozzy Osbourne)- Vocals
Tom Reeder- Saxophone
Justin Sova- Drums
Joel Masinter- Bass
Mike & Paul Bolger (Mr. Blotto)- Vocals
Justin Reckamp (Mungion)- Guitar
Matt Kellen (Mungion)- Drums
Brad Stirtz- Steel Pan
Chuck (Earthlings)- Theremin
David Drilling (Arbor Creek)- Guitar
Kyle Smith (Alabaster)- Guitar