Bienvenidos a Grand y Western
Rock Star Club is Chicago Rock! Our mission is to conquer all bands and all cities in the name of Chicago Rock! ** from Nuvo Music Magazine, Indianapolis: Rock Star Club's fourth and latest disc is a new five-song EP, Bienvenidos a Grand y Western. The music is big and heavy, with monster grooves and harmonized guitar duels, but the lyrics are introspective and often amusing, devoid of the usual tough-guy poses. The title refers to an intersection in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, where yuppies, hipsters and struggling immigrants provide fodder for Kazprzak's songs. In 'High Life,' Kasprzak notes the conflict between his professional life as a pharmacist (insert musician drug joke here) and his off-hours rock persona: 'And it's hard to break out of the pharmacy with it's high security of obligations, bills and vacations.' But break out he does, when his schedule allows. Rocking part-time beats giving up the dream entirely. 'We never gave up the torch, and at this point, I can't,' Kasprzak says. 'It's something that brings us happiness.' -- Scott Hall.