Kickstand Productions Presents
Wildcat (Album Release), Draft Week, The Hustle, Kachi
The Hustle is a young Chicago area rock’n’roll quartet in their teens. The band features Ted Ansani on
bass & vocals, Tommy Hinds on guitar & lead vocals, Alex O’Malley on the drums, and Andrew Pridmore
on keyboard and guitar. Growing up surrounded by great music and touring musicians, Teddy’s dad, Ted
Ansani plays in Material Issue, and Alex’s dad, Sean O’Malley plays in The Safes, these kids had no
choice but to follow in their footsteps of playing fun, catchy, rock’n’roll. These boys have rocked
basements, house parties, talent shows, and probably would even play hydrant flushings if asked; they
love to rock’n’roll. Now, The Hustle has bursted onto the Chicago music scene, playing shows at
Township and Chop Shop, as well as being featured on the Chicago Vibe’s showcase, “Dishin’ at Dimos”.
The Hustle are influenced by the great classic rock bands (The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling
Stones, The Who), modern garage-rockers (The Black Keys, the Arcs, Cage the Elephant, Twin Peaks,
White Reaper) as well as some hip-hop (Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Dr Dre).
These boys not only write their own songs; they also record their own records. Their debut “I’m From
Sharks” EP is the first example the raw, melodic rock you can expect from The Hustle. Currently, they
have finished their new full length LP with 11 songs on it, which will be out by the end of 2017.