These brothers and South Dakota transplants (Billy and Danny Yost) found their musical soul mates on Craigslist after moving to Chicago. Now a solid quartet, The Kickback easily conjures up comparisons to Weezer with its sweater vests and self-deprecating humor — the guys will even play a stellar cover of “The Sweater Song.” But it also has plenty of its own material to speak of. Its latest single, “Please Hurt,” is infectious enough to have a completely unfamiliar crowd singing along at the top of its lungs, and singer Billy’s emotionally ridden pipes at the end of its show-closing tune “Violently Carsick” gives us serious goosebumps. We’re fans. Big ones.
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