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Blue Eyed Jesus

Blue Eyed Jesus

Indie / Rock&Roll / Blues- Rock / Prog Rock / Proto-Punk / Garage Rock Chicago, IL  US
Too Late
Too Late
I said, I meant.
I said, I meant.
Velvet Years.
Velvet Years.
Many Moons.
Many Moons.
Oh Beautiful
Oh Beautiful


  • 2014

    Jun 27

    Chicago, IL, US | 9:00pm

    The Travel Guide is a rock band from Wichita, KS. Sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, sometimes noisy, and sometimes catchy, The Travel Guide makes music on the premises that sometimes things should be hard to classify, expectations hard to come by, and that the best music is hardly ever one thing. Known for spontaneous and energetic live shows, the band is currently touring regionally with Wichita band Japanese Game Show, planning future regional and national tours, and working with David Lord of Air House Records to release new music in 2014. There’s drama when Ami Saraiya and her band, The Outcome, take the stage. It’s a dark atmosphere, but it swings baby—a worldly staging of folk punk and jazz cabaret. And amongst the accordion, the violin and the guitars, it’s Ami’s sultry voice that recalls Piaf and Holiday which takes the spotlight. Then, there are the song-stories—often saturnine, often employing magical realism. "Saraiya's vintage cabaret sound is drama in bold relief, swinging from playful to maudlin in a single measure." Jessica Hopper, Chicago Tribune. “If you took Billie Holiday, added a little Lhasa, some Bjork, and a smattering of Tom Waits (just to taste), you’d have a vague idea of what Saraiya’s music sounds like. ” (Almost Cool review) This event will feature the world premiere of Ami Saraiya & The Outcome​'s​ new video for their hot new single "Razor Blade.​" Ladies and Gentlemen...Blue Eyed Jesus! This trio from Chicago draws its inspirations from the dawn of Rock and Roll and beyond. Formed in 2009 by Chicago guitarist, Steve Vazquez (ex-Woolworthy, Thing 3), bassist Mike Dobervich (Duck You Sucker, ex-Umbra and the Vulcan Siege) and drummer Zafar Musharraf (currently The Swan King, ex-Toro! Toro! Toro!), the band weathered many setbacks (we’ll spare you the details) but continued to charge forward. An early demo prompted one reviewer to write:“Garage-y, proto-punks, Blue Eyed Jesus…. have(sic) absorbed many styles and influences into its music. There’s definitely some blues-rock riffs combined with buzzy alternative rock rhythms and plenty of fuzzy vocals. It’s a simple, yet hearty stew."Playing many of the great rock clubs of Chicago, BEJ have steadily been building a loyal fan base and continue to turn heads with every show. More and more, lovers of the Rock and Roll are coming back to satisfy their cravings for tube amps, heavy-foot drums, and guitar solos straight from the mouth of Godzilla. One blogger, after a second visit to a BEJ show, wrote:"For this reviewer, BEJ continued to amaze her ears with the band's intermixing of genres heard amongst their songs. It's their use of edgy guitar hooks and upbeat tempos (even while performing the ballad -Tell Me Again) that fuels the loyal BEJ fans into a fanatic frenzy at each show. They were excited to hear such favorites Hey Beautiful, Long Hard Nights and closer Velvet Years but this band had two new surprises rockin' the stage for them…" She went on:"New song, Too Late, jumpstarted this set with a loud rip-roaring bang in which SouthSide immediately liked the melodic rhythms ...meanwhile Your Time (new song dedicated to the people in Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere) blasted the ears with hardcore guitar rock sound. This rock anthem was the highlighted featured of this performance for the way BEJ had the stage under an electrifying glow. Who knows when and where (Blue Eyed) Jesus will appear on stage again, blogspot readers, but do visit this band..."Blue Eyed Jesus is excited to release the new Velvet Years EP, (Recorded with Dan Glomski of Balance Audio and Metro Mobile) and will be playing often in support. They will also be recording new material in the Summer of 2012. Look for them on Facebook and ReverbNation for upcoming dates, info, lyrics, photos, and more.

  • 2014

    May 11

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:30pm
  • 2014

    May 11

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Nov 14

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Blue Eyed Jesus w/ Northside Ruckus @ Beat Kitchen

  • 2013

    Aug 31

    Chicago, IL, US | 9:30pm

    Blue Eyed Jesus@Beat Kitchen, w/More Gorgeous, the Flips, the Boxberrys, 17+show


Blue Eyed Jesus - Velvet Years


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  • Mews Buzz (Fan)
    Mews Buzz
    I think Tom Marker would purrrrr if you let me play one of you blusey songs on my show. Meow!
  • The Low Hungarians (Artist)
    The Low Hungarians
    cool tunes, great sound, pro mixes, keep on rocking! ~TLH
  • The Low Hungarians (Artist)
    The Low Hungarians
    cool tunes, keep on rocking! ~TLH
  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist)
    loving your sound guys.."velvet years" makes me wanna think of The Clash...it's so punchy and energetic...and the drumming is kicking some serious ass! Tasty playlist!!
  • Carol Dukelow King (Fan)
    Carol Dukelow King
    Sending some love <3
  • Stonecutter Recording Studios (Artist)
    Stonecutter Recording Studios
    Hey guys! My name is Mark Rascati, and I'm contacting you on behalf of Stonecutter Recording Studios. As a representative of the studio, one of my tasks is to reach out to artists who we feel would be a great fit with our studio's goals and philosophy. I came across your music after browsing artists that are booked to play at the Elbo Room, and was very impressed by your music! Artists love working in our studio and with our producer Chris Steinmetz because he has the experience and ability to develop artists and push them to achieve exceptional results. I am confident that after booking a session with us, you will see the extraordinary value we provide and the potential to take your music to the next step. It would be our pleasure to have you come visit the studio for a tour and talk with our producer. We have a great facility in the South Loop that can be used as a rehearsal space or for recording, mixing/mastering with Grammy nominated producer Chris Steinmetz who has been a mixing engineer for major labels for nearly 3 decades. We also have free parking that can accommodate tour vans and provides for easier load ins/outs. I would be happy to answer any questions you have and hope to hear from you soon! If you’re interested, please call (312) 698-9977 and ask for Chris Steinmetz and check out the studios website http://www.StonecutterStudios.com/ You can view our founder's extensive discography at http://www.ChrisSteinmetz.com/ I would be happy to answer any questions you have and hope to hear from you soon! -- Sincerely, Mark Rascati Stonecutter Records Recording Studios 1719 S Clinton, Floor Zero, Chicago, IL 60654 o 312.698.9977 e stonecutterrecording@gmail.com



Sounds Like: Foo Fighters, The Beatles, Bob Mould, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blue Cheer

Label: Independant/Unsigned

Manager: Self-Managed, McLain Promotions

Bio: Chicago guitarist Steve Vazquez (Guitar) who's extensive studies in classical/folk music have allowed him to travel the globe, formed Blue Eyed Jesus in 2009 . Ryan Koplin (Drummer) has a variety of styles from blues to death metal. Michael Dobervich (Bass) has a background in many diverse style...See Full Bio

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Spring show... and New Album for sale at Itunes
Apr 7, 2013

We are looking forward to seeing all our good friends and fans, while we cook up... [more]

Back to square one...
Oct 7, 2012

We will be doin a little restructuring... so do stay tuned!


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Q: whens the next show guys

A: Dec 22 @ Penny RD Pub

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