tribe: the "alt-everything" band from Wicker Park, Chicago 1985-1990

alt-everything rock pioneers, tribe

tribe (from left to right): Mike Christensen (Bass/Vocals), James "Big Hair" MacKenzie (Drums), Kevin Aldridge (misc/Vocals), Andrew Robb (Guitars/Vocals)

tribe logo, by Mark Ritterbush


tribe: circa 1986 w. "Jet Johnson"

tribe: circa 1986 from the Chicago Tribune
w/original pecussionist Randall Harvey "Jet" Johnson (upper right)


tribe song of the month:

We're working to recover/dig-itize most of the tribe catalogue. tribe recorded two albums, "Drift" & "Primordial Bop". A third album was on the dock when the band broke up in 1990.

This month's selection is from the "Lost tribe" (unreleased) recording, and one of their staple live tunes:

"Fill in the Lack"
(Mp3 download)

tribe critic's reviews:

tribe: Chicago Reader "Critics Choice"

tribe w/Jim Rasfeld (lower left), for Chicago Reader "Critics Choice" by Renaldo Migaldi

tribe: MugShots

tribe song-writing team:
Robb/Christensen @ the Rainbow Club in Chicago

tribe songwriting team: Robb/Christensen

Andrew singing @Phyllis' Musical Inn with his trusty Danelectro:

Andrew @Phyllis' Musical Inn


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