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Hello, we are The Addisons.

We're a new indie rock / alternative / pop-punk (whatever you want to call it) band from Chicago, IL. Some of us have played in bands you may have heard (but probably not) like Not Rebecca, Textbook, Tom Daily, Dan Vapid and The Cheats, Noise By Numbers, The Sonnets, and Smoking Popes. Thanks for checking us out!

'So American / Standing Outside Your Door'

We have a new single (actually 3 songs) that was recorded in late October 2016 at Million Yen Studios by Jeff Dean (Cheap Girls, Samiam, Braid). Purchase it on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, etc or stream it on Spotify, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud.

Upcoming Shows

Date / Time Venue / Description Price
April 22, 2017
Quenchers Saloon
w/ Dan Vapid & The Cheats and Horror Section
2401 N Western Ave, Chicago
(773) 276-9730

About Us

Tom Counihan and Dave Lysien were the dual songwriters in the Addison, IL band Not Rebecca, who were part of the seminal 90's Chicago punk scene alongside Smoking Popes, The Bollweevils, Blue Meanies, Oblivion, No Empathy, Apocalypse Hoboken and more. After the band broke up in 1997, Lysien did a stint in the band Woolworthy before forming Textbook in 1998. Counihan went on to tour with the Smoking Popes and later launched a solo career as Tom Daily. The duo hadn't collaborated in over a decade until 2015 when they started working on new music under the name The Addisons. The band is now rounded out by their old friends Daisun Derrijk on drums (The Sonnets, ex-Jr. Loader, The Knobs) and Rick Uncapher on bass (Textbook, ex-Dan Vapid & the Cheats, Noise By Numbers).

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