Introduction :


"..A labor of love and passion for rock 'n' roll. A great combination of jam rock and metal inspired lyrics.." 
Johnny Garcia, The SpeakEazy Show
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Edgy, Blues-based, Alternative-Rock music  with soul-stirring undertones  

Adnan Arif - Vocalist / guitarist / Manager
Robert Norkevicius - Bass Guitar/ Alt Guitar
Grant Niebergall - Drummer / Percussion
 

Blog Updates :

Awesome show at the Chicago Fire Dept Station 18 Christmas Party 

What a blast it was to play for the Firemen of Engine 18! They have always been so gracious and welcoming, and Tufano's Restaurant has some of the best Italian food in Chicago! 

Great to have Goji Tanabe play with us, our new bass player. He was the missing piece of the puzzle. We sounded better and tighter than ever! Everybody was grooving, we were like a jam band, playing off each others vibes and energy, and the crowd's energy! 

 

Playing at the trendy, chic Cafe La Fortuna, in Willowbrook, October 20th 

Excited to play at the trendy Cafe La Fortuna in Willowbrook, Ilinois. My friend Goji Tanabe will likely be accompanying me, as we play originals, and soft blues/ rock/ pop/ cover songs. I will be playing acoustic, soft rock covers and originals, strumming sweet chords on my electric, acoustic, and new Spanish Cordoba guitar. Maybe I will indulge in some piano too if Im in the mood ....

Cafe La Fortuna has the best South American coffee available. You Starbucks fans will never go back! 

Come out to listen to some sweet music Saturday evening, Music and coffee go well together, like Red Roses and Love... 

Playing at the Village of Homewood Farmer's Market - Sep 29th 11:15am 

Its always nice to play outdoors in the daytime, surrounded by fun, frolicking people, wandering through stalls of baked goodies and other assorted eye-catching items and vendors selling their wares! I will be playing again this year at the Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, in downtown Homewood, Illinois, in Martin Square! Come out to enjoy the Market, and listen to some blues rock, acoustic style! Western rock and covers of classic rock songs! Also some piano instrumentals! 

 

 

Playing for Bucktown's Chillfest on November 25th 

As part of Bucktown's Chillfest 2017, yours truly is doing a solo acoustic set at "Native Foods Cafe" (1484 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago) on :

Saturday November 25th at 330 pm!

It's a one hour acoustic blues and soft rock set. Come on in and enjoy the all-vegetarian food and cool music! Come on out and support local businesses! 

Playing for the Village of Homewood's Farmer's market 

Excited to announce that we will be playing for the Village of Homewood's farmer's market in the summer. We have a few dates lined up , all on Saturday's 1130-1 pm. ( June 3rd, July 8th, July 22nd and Sep 2nd. Hope you can come out, enjoy the nice summer weather, and listen to some sweet acoustic/ electric classic/ contemporary soft rock music! 

New single 'This World We Live In' released 

Star date 2017-12th, March, Planet Earth : Log Entry: 

Last night I uploaded my latest song, 'This World We Live In'. I really wanted to use sitar synths in my next song, and that is what you get on this track. It took me all of last fall and the winter of 2017 to be happy enough with the mix to put it up here.

This song is about our planet Earth and how humanity has treated 'Mother Earth'....hopefully a call to people to take better care of 'This World We Live In', the only world we live in, this green and blue world.....

I hope you enjoy it. And please, don't listen to it on your crappy phone speakers. At least plug in some nice ear buds :)   

Peace. 

New band member!  

Today we jammed with a new band member, Maneshwar Singh, who will be playing guitars. Very excited to have him on board;  Myself and Robert had a great time jamming with him. His brother plays Eastern Tabla percussion, and is an excellent drummer! You will probably be seeing him in some of our future gigs too! We are prepping for our show at Star Bar on Friday March 24th.Stoked to perform again ! 

Whats up!  

Closing out the year with a show at Tufano's restaurant for some great Firefighters Engine 5! 
Also, mixing my latest track 'This World We Live In', and hopefully will get it mastered by the new year!.
Applying to a bunch of festivals for next year. 
Have a great holiday season people! 

Playing at Lincoln Park Zoo's Cafe Brauer 

Excited to play this Thursday July 28th, and again on August 11th at Café Brauer, inside Lincoln Park Zoo! We will be playing on the patio in the back overlooking the pond! Should be a beautiful venue to play at. Enjoy dinner and some live acoustic/ electric music! Playing original songs and rock covers

Join us on the Sonic Highway!

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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — ARIF Village of Tinley Park Farmer's Market- Zabrocki Plaza, Tinley Park Village of Tinley Park Farmer's Market- Zabrocki Plaza, Tinley Park
 —  — ARIF Village of Tinley Park Farmer's Market- Zabrocki Plaza, Tinley Park Village of Tinley Park Farmer's Market- Zabrocki Plaza, Tinley Park
 —  — ARIF Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL
 —  — ARIF Errico's Club, Cicero, IL 60804 Errico's Club, Cicero, IL 60804
 —  — Adnan Arif Errico's Club, Cicero, IL 60804 Errico's Club, Cicero, IL 60804
Engine 18 - Chicago Fire Dept - Christmas Party Tufano's Vernon Park Tap/ Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois Tufano's Vernon Park Tap/ Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois
Adnan Arif & Goji Tanabe Cafe La Fortuna, Willowbrook, IL 60527 Cafe La Fortuna, Willowbrook, IL 60527
Adnan Arif - Solo acoustic Performance Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, Illinois 60430 Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, Illinois 60430
Chicago Fire : Engine Co. 18 Christmas Party Tufano's Vernon Park Tap , Chicago, IL 60607 Tufano's Vernon Park Tap , Chicago, IL 60607
 —  — ARIF @ Chillfest Native Foods Cafe, Chicago, IL 60622 Native Foods Cafe, Chicago, IL 60622
Adnan Arif & The Altar-Ego Band Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL
Adnan Arif & The Altar-Ego Band Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL
 —  — Adnan Arif & The Altar-Ego Band Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL
Adnan Arif & The Altar-Ego Band Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL
Adnan Arif & The Altar-Ego Band Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL Village of Homewood Farmer's Market, Homewood, IL
Star Bar "Within The Trenches" Concert Star Bar (formerly Bobby McGee's), Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Star Bar (formerly Bobby McGee's), Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Chicago Fire Department - Engine 18 - Private Christmas party Tufano's Restaurant, Chicago, IL 60607 Tufano's Restaurant, Chicago, IL 60607
Post-Turkey Rock Showcase The Mutiny, Chicago, IL 60647 The Mutiny, Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago Wiccan/Pagan Pride Festival Historic Pleasant Home @ Mills Park, Oak Park, Illinois 60302 Historic Pleasant Home @ Mills Park, Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Singer/Songwriter Showcase at Underground Wonder Bar Underground Wonder Bar, Chicago, IL 60654 Underground Wonder Bar, Chicago, IL 60654
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