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Seattle Grunge Night with Smells Like Nirvana

Castle Tribute Series

Seattle Grunge Night with Smells Like Nirvana

Facelift: Chicago's Alice in Chains Tribute

Sat, October 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$12 (Advance) / $15 (Day of Show)

Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office

Smells Like Nirvana
Smells Like Nirvana
Smells Like Nirvana is Chicago’s grungiest tribute to Nirvana playing songs from the albums Bleach, Incesticide, Nevermind,
In Utero and MTV Unplugged.

Composed of seasoned pros and DIE-HARD FANS of Nirvana, Smells Like Nirvana’s live tribute to Nirvana is a haunting
episode of grunge filled angst and rock prowess.
Facelift: Chicago's Alice in Chains Tribute
Facelift: Chicago's Alice in Chains Tribute
Facelift is the premier Alice In Chains tribute hailing from Chicago IL! Concentrating solely on the Layne Staley period Facelift performs such well-known hits as “Man In The Box”, “Rooster”, “Would?” and many others.


Front and center is singer/guitarist Brendan Maier, delivering moody and intoxicating vocals amid high-energy performances. Brendan’s ability to flawlessly reproduce the voice of Alice In Chains will leave you speechless and in awe!

On Lead Guitar and vocals, Willie Max emulates Jerry Cantrell's distinct vocals and guitar playing to achieve the signature Alice in Chains vocal harmony sound, and haunting guitar work.

The Facelift rhythm section, consisting of Guy Bazilewich on Bass guitar and Rick Cuevas on Drums, provides a high energy push as well as the slinky grooves that capture the atmosphere and feel of the Alice In Chains show!

Formed in late 2013, Facelift set out to become the best Alice In Chains Tribute in the Chicago land area and beyond. Facelift received instant recognition being invited to play on Mancow’s TV, which was their debut performance! Since then bookings at top venues and clubs have been rolling in including syndicated radio interviews and airplay.

Alice In Chains History

Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 20 million albums worldwide, and over 14 million in the US alone. In 1992 the band's second album, Dirt, was released to critical acclaim and was certified quadruple platinum. Their third album, Alice in Chains, was released in 1995 and has been certified double platinum. Both albums achieved No. 1 Billboard 200 releases. The band has had 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and nine Grammy Award nominations.

Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates rock and heavy metal elements. For this reason Alice In Chains has had a track record of billings with many rock and heavy metal bands over the years. AIC has performed concerts with the likes of OZZY, Metallica, Kiss, Guns N’ Roses, Tool and many others.

Facelift’s mission is: To perform the best of the Layne Staley era Alice In Chains music on stage in an entertaining and exciting way!
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701