I'm one half of the band Lemon Knife; I play drums, compose our lyrics, and occasionally sing in a punk style, while my girlfriend Mia plays distorted bass, writes our melodies, and performs the majority of our vocals in a more melodic style.
We're a hard rock/punk group influenced by riffy rock bands like Muse and The Who, classic punk like the Dead Kennedys and the Clash, and masterful story tellers like Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen. If you want to hear our music, here's one of our best Mia-sung songs, Lost at Sea, and here's one of our best John-sung songs, Storm Surge
And here's a link to our Bandcamp where you can listen to/buy all of our music, including our latest album, I Know That This Is Vitriol or our quarantine EP, Difficult Difficult Lemon Difficult: lemonknife.bandcamp.com
If you're a Chicago based band/venue interested in having us open for you/perform at your venue (here's some live footage), hit us up at lemonknifeband at gmail.com!
Finally, on a non-music note, I also perform with the Emeralds of Saigon, a Chicago-based improv comedy group!