Gauge (band)


Gauge (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Gauge
Landscape =
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre = Post Hardcore
Years_active = January 1, 1991 – October 6, 1994
Label = Actionboy
Permanent Satan
Radius
Shakefork
THD
Tree
Underdog
Associated_acts = Ambulette
Euphone
5ive Style
Heroic Doses
Ivy League
Joan Of Arc
Noyes
Owls
Radio Flyer
Rollo Tomasi
Sweater Weather
Target
The Haymarket Riot
Sky Corvair
Traluma
URL = [http://ionico.com/gauge/ Official website]
Current_members = Scott "Gub" Conway
Kevin Frank
Neil Sandler
Ryan Rapsys

Gauge was a post hardcore band from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Band history

From the ashes of the bands Ivy League and Target, Gauge formed at the beginning of 1991. Highly regarded in Chicago's northwest suburban punk scene, they inspired and performed with other bands from the same area such as Cap'n Jazz, Friction, and Braidcite web
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] cite web
title=Bob Nanna - 02.14.07
publisher=absolutepunk.net
url=http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=218969
accessdate=2008-08-19
] . Gauge released their first full-length, Soothe, by the end of 1992. After releasing their second album in 1994, entitled Fire Tongue Burning Stomach, they announced their break up. A posthumous 10" was released in 1995, making the band's final recordings available.

During their career, Gauge played 150 shows. Their final show was on October 6th, 1994 at The Moose Lodge in Mount Prospect, IL with Cap'n Jazz and Tetsuo.

Members of Gauge went on to perform in the bands Sky Corvair, Euphone, 5ive Style, Sweater Weather, The Haymarket Riot, Traluma, Radio Flyer, Heroic Doses, Ambulette and Rollo Tomasi, as well as working with Joan Of Arc, Owls and Noyes.

Kevin Frank contributed vocals to the songs, "Geheim" and "Sergio Valente", which are tracks 12 and 13 on disc 2 of the Cap'n Jazz anthology album, Analphabetapolothology. These songs also appears on the Cap'n Jazz 7", "Boys 16 to 18 Years... Age of Action" (Further Beyond Records, 1993).cite web
title=Boys 16 to 18 Years... Age of Action 7 - Further Beyond Records
publisher=joanfrc.com
url=http://www.joanfrc.com/releases/ageofaction.html
accessdate=2008-02-29
]

Discography

Gauge Releases

Compilations

*"Split 7" w/ Grout Villa" (Permanent Satan, 1992)
*"Achtung Chicago! Zwei!" (Underdog Records, 1993)
*"It's A Punk Thing, You Wouldn't Understand" (Shakefork Records, 1993)
*"A Very Punk Christmas" (The Rocco Empire & Further Beyond Records, 1993)

References

External links

* [http://ionico.com/gauge/ Official Website]
* [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=50202983 Myspace]


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