Featured Local Artist: Sex Dream

- Featured Local Artist

Our Featured Local Artist for February is Sex Dream, a 3-piece from the Chicago suburbs, playing Ramonescore punk with a hint of twee pop. Currently featuring Maria Surfinbird (bass, vocals), Drew (guitar, backing vocals), and Andrew (drums), the band started in fall of 2018 when Maria moved to the US from Russia.

Their first release was a mini album, Candle On My Skin, in spring of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Later came two music videos and a bunch of shows and festivals around the state.

One of the music videos, “Spike,” was filmed at the The Darkroom, a DIY venue in Elgin. The song is about a vampire from the late 90s TV show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Sex Dream is highly influenced by The Ramones, 90s pop punk, and Britney Spears, and some may even call it “sad Hello Kitty punk.” You can find them on Instagram, Facebook, and listen on Spotify.


Upcoming shows:

2.09 – Punk Rock Tacos #42, Villa Park, IL

2.20 – Sleeping Village, Chicago, IL

3.10 – Reggies, Chicago. IL

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