The CRT crew is back in beautiful Madison, WI. Oh, what a crazy tour. The Wi shows!!!..Tacoma!!!...San Fransisco!!!..Centrailia!!!... Wow, what a trip guys(and gals)! It's been real and we will be back to say hey soon enough. Keep rockin! Peace and love CRT
All I can say is cool...We are hard at work on a "secret" recording project. So secret, in fact, that the band doesn't even know the tunes. In a basement-y area, here in Dane Co. USA, there's a lot of sound flyin' around. Tape machines are rolling. Amplifiers are paired off and cranked up. Sound and soul hang thick in the air...this will be a different record. Rip the sleeves off your favorite shirt and put on your boots. The new farmers are starting to see some harvest.
Jun 9 Knuckle Down Saloon Madison, WI | 9:00PM Share Details Fri
Jun 29 Club Velvet Waukesha, WI | 8:00PM I'm going! Share Details Sat
Jun 30 In Good Spirits Sullivan, WI | 9:00PM I'm going! Share Details Fri
Jul 13 JB's Speakeasy La Crosse, WI | 9:00PM Share Details Fri
Jul 20 Sunset Tavern Seattle, WA | 9:00PM Share Details Sat
Jul 21 HOLLYSTOCK 2012 Rainier, OR | 1:00PM Share Details Sat
Jul 28 The Hub Bar and Grill Centralia, WA | 8:00PM Share Details Sat
Aug 4 The Frequency Madison, WI | 9:00PM Share Details Sat
Aug 25 JD's Bar Green Bay, WI | 9:00PM Share Details
Join Chaos Revolution Theory, Sky Road Fly and Romero for the Clutch/Hell Yeah (playing at Barrymore 7-11pm) after party at Mr. Roberts right after after the show.
Join CRT tonight at Mr. Roberts in Madison, WI for the beginning of the 2012 tour season. Tonight we will be sharing the stage with The Dirty Deuce for a free night of Rock n Roll. CRT goes on around 10pm to be followed by The Dirty Deuce's killer set.
Our new CD "Brainwash" is adventurous, dangerous, leathery, soft, and soaked in alcohol. No, seriously it is 8 songs we wrote during last year. Touring around and playing shows def. had a big influence on the tunes.
The official CD release presented by Max Ink radio is 7-1-11 at the High Noon Saloon in Madison w/ The Black Saints and Subatomic. 18+. We will just be pullin into town from tour. Hope to see you there!
CRT will be back in WA this June for the 2nd year in a row. We're really lookin forward to seeing cool peeps and rockin out in the NW! Check our schedule for dates including Tacoma Hempfest Official after party. If anyone out there wants to book CRT for a show, speak up! We will get back to you asap. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far...we won't let u down! CRT
Happy New year all Our new EP "Sounds Like Hello" is available for FREE download at Reverbnation in the music player.. http://www.reverbnation.com/chaosrevolutiontheory
You just need to be on our email list to get it! It's 4 songs of Acoustic only, sidetracked, lookin at the sky, stripped down rock n roll that we made for fun.
For diversion, CRT did a recording session this past december. It was a weekend long session at James' parent's cabin, witch by the way, was unbelievably cool of them to let us use. We moved our tape machine and console out to the cabin along with acoustic only instruments. The 4 tunes were written and rehearsed in the week before the session, and are therefore in a raw, acoustic, analog form. Thanks much to Dave for the Harmonica! Please enjoy...
There may be a CD form in the future, not sure yet.
Chaos Revolution Theory with Free Moral Agents and 2Mex at The Frequency on Halloween
Posted by Matt Jacoby on 10/06/10 • Categorized as Recent News
Madison’s own Chaos Revolution Theory, fresh on the heels of their critically acclaimed new CD and a successful Seattle tour, will be sharing the stage with Mars Volta side project Free Moral Agents this Halloween at The Frequency in Madison. Free Moral Agents features keyboardist Ikey Owens and is currently on the Dead Hand Control Tour with 2Mex. Chaos Revolution Theory is a grungy mix of folk and prog tones in a hard rock style. They are also known for extensive live jams when the moon is right. “It doesn’t get any more live and loud than that!” raves Z104 WMZK “Homegrown” host Ken.
The Frequency Presents: Chaos Revolution Theory with Free Moral Agents, 2Mex, and Lite-Skinded Sunday October 31, 2010 $7, early show 8pm start The Frequency 121 W. Main St. Madison, WI 53703
Local Sounds Magazine
MadTracks: 'The Way It Goes' by Chaos Revolution Theory Jessica Steinhoff on Friday 08/13/2010 10:00 am
“Not to be a bummer, but we are all gonna die,” says Nick Stanecki, guitar player and vox man for Madison rock trio Chaos Revolution Theory.
It’s a true statement, but one many people would rather avoid dwelling upon. After all, thinking about death leads to big questions, and that can be stressful -- even overwhelming -- for some.
Well, Stanecki and his bandmates have a solution: Let the subject go for now and, when you’re ready to broach it, redefine death as letting go, too.
“It's actually liberating to let go of all that ties you to earth, society, obligation and schedules,” he says. “All that stuff, all that money, all that worry and weight to carry around doesn't really matter in the big picture. We are sometimes too easily trapped by our own mental walls.”
Don’t worry: This isn’t a suicide note or an invitation to drop off the grid. It’s a reflection about “The Way It Goes,” a song on the group’s forthcoming album, Counter Culture Redux.
The track begins with a slow, minor-key groove featuring a ringing guitar, subtle cymbals and vocals that might be mistaken for those of Axl Rose -- in one of his more introspective moments.
As it turns out, this moment is the calm before the storm. Less than a minute into the tune, the guitar latches onto the off-beats, giving the tune a hint of reggae for several seconds. Pretty soon, Stanecki’s vocals crescendo to a growl, the cymbals start crashing and the band rocks out to the grisly theme they established in the first few bars: waiting patiently for the hour of death.
“I guess we all like the dark and curious moodiness of the tune,” says bassist James Giesen. “And it's a fun song to play,” adds drummer Ryan “The Beat” Bestul.
But the song is more than just an ode to darkness, according to the band. It’s a tribute to analog recording methods, which Chaos Revolution Theory used to create a raw, unpolished sound throughout the album. And it’s about infusing life with purpose and a commitment to changing at least some of the things that are wrong with the world.
“For us, [the song] represents a strong anti-apathy thread that runs through our music and [our] lives outside of the band as well,” Stanecki says.
Check out the tune and see if it quells your apathetic impulses as well.