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The Dry Look: The self-proclaimed most influenced band in C-U

The Dry Look is one of the newest outfits in Champaign-Urbana — a five piece, happily serving up fun, fast, loud songs, with tons of influences — which you'll read more about through the interview below. I chatted with the guys about the their upcoming shows, and new EP due to be released later this year.

SP: First off: Who are the band members, and who plays what instrument?

Nico Hualde: Vocals
Michael Kramer: Lead Guitar
Sam Geneser: Rhythm Guitar
Tyler Atkisson: Drums
Ryan Brewer: Bass

SP: How and when did the band first form?

Kramer: We opened for White Reaper in October of last year right when we first started, so it's been about a year. I wanted to start a band where a friend of mine played bass and I played guitar. And I also wanted to play dumb punk rock. So we started a band but it went south. Sam and I kept playing music, and then Nico showed up. Ryan really wanted to be in a band where he played bass, and then Tyler showed up after the fact. Tyler is our second drummer but roughly speaking, it was just wanting to play loud, dumb rock-n-roll with my friends.

I chatted with The Dry Look about the their upcoming shows, and new EP due to be released later this year, before their show Wednesday at Canopy Club.

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