The new Hotel Lincoln is a window to the most dynamic part of Chicago's North Side, Lincoln Park.
Like the neighborhood, the hotel is historic yet fresh, fun though eccentric and active but relaxed. It's where the energy of urban life meets 1,200 green acres and Lake Michigan.
Nov 1 2013
2424 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
The Limousines began in a way that’s almost unbelievable when the story is now told. Singer Eric Victorino and multi-instrumentalist, and producer Giovanni Giusti were introduced through a mutual friend, and began collaborating on music via the internet before ever meeting in person. The second song they recorded, “New Year’s Resolution,” ended up on San Francisco radio station Live105 and the guys were suddenly known all around the Bay Area.
Their fourth completed song, “Very Busy People,” received national airplay with no promotion and no record label quickly led to The Limos finding themselves face to face with the heads of major record labels before they’d even had really decided if they were a band. To them, The Limos was just a fun little hobby.
"You begin to wonder, are we the townspeople or are we the monster?" says Nick Brown, the band’s front man and producer. The pastor’s son named the group after his grandmother, Mona Brown, who was a worship leader in the same denomination as Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. MONA is a four-piece band that carries a rock and roll attitude based in spiritual roots whether they are playing to 9 people in a dive bar or 90,000 at a festival. Brown, along with fellow Dayton, OH native Vince Gard and Kentucky boys Zach Lindsey and Jordan Young come swinging once again with Torches & Pitchforks, a sophomore album that demands attention.