About the Episode:
Blending indie rock, pop and soul into a delectable stew of sound, Ariada is a Chicago-based outfit rapidly gaining a national foothold after over a year of tremendous local growth. The band has received an array of comparisons stretching from The Doors and Queen to the modern sounds of Alabama Shakes and Grace Potter, although Greg Shaw wrote that, "The one fact you cannot argue is that Ariada is unlike anything else." - Nanobot Rock Reviews - http://bit.ly/17pOHWb
Over the summer, Ariada found themselves playing self-booked tour dates throughout the region. Since then, the band dropped their self titled debut EP in late August 2013, having spent the past few months recording with Grammy Award-nominated producer, Chris Steinmetz. The EP has been positively received by critics and press and is receiving airplay on various independent and college radio stations.
The band has had the privilege of sharing the stage with national acts Willy Moon, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and Minus The Bear to name a few, while also playing headlining shows in Chicago's top clubs including; Metro, Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Cubby Bear, and Double Door. Ariada is looking to tour nationally in the summer of 2014.
There is a great opportunity to see Ariada live on Valentine’s Day at the Double Door opening for The Main Squeeze