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