Origin: Chicago, IL
Genres: Rock, Blues
Label: Self released
Sporting a sound more in line with the depths of a murky swamp than their Chicago brethren, area quartet Marmora are turning heads as well as banging them. Their dirty, howling guitars, crushing bass, and commanding drums recall the stoner rock of yesteryear, while layering on chaotic solos with an undeniable energy. Having honed their chops since 2001, Marmora is a tight-knit family affair that was started by brothers Alex, Ulysses, and Zaid Salazar.
In 2015 the band recruited longtime friend Allan Cardenas (formerly of Why Intercept?) to take on lead vocals, keys, and rhythm guitar. With two decades of musical experience under their belt, Marmora unleashes heavy, soulful rock that pays homage to their punk rock past. They have played in such legendary Chicago venues as Cobra Lounge, Empty Bottle, and Reggie’s, alongside bands like WHORES, Weedeater, Truckfighters, and Earthless. Marmora will be hitting the road with an unbridled fierceness in 2017, following the release of 3-track EP Criterion, on April 14th.