Featuring Johnny Wator, guitarist and vocalist for The Evictions – A Chicago-based high energy garage rock n roll trio with fuzzed-out riffs and punk-rock scream-a-long choruses. The Evictions have been rocking out stages since 2015, sharing bills with Cheetah Chrome and the Sonics.
Johnny is a veteran guitarist with experiences recording and touring nationally over the last two decades.
in 2012 Johnny started his effects pedal business, Daredevil Pedals. Unable to find a pedal that created the tone he was looking for, he sought out and ripped apart pedals learning how they worked, his search quickly turned into an obsession.
Ten years later Daredevil Pedals is going strong as a one-man operation, with both a solid word-of-mouth and online reputation from musicians around the globe and an astonishing brand presence and catalog with distribution across major musical instrument retailer sites and brick and mortar stores alike.
The pedals are still all 100% hand built in here in Chicago
In this episode Johnny takes us through a brief history of his business and also with what’s going on with The Evictions.
Cut Me Up
Head on Right
Off the Rails
The Evictions curated a list of artists from the area to shout out along with a playlist of some of their favorite tunes.
Rock in Chicago Guest List playlists are available on Spotify and YouTube
|Never Needed You||Mystery Actions|
|Spread the Stoke||Fastplants|
|Animal Eyes||Indonesian Junk|
|Now That’s The Barclords||Urge Overkill|
|Freedom Eyes||Blue Dream|
|He Tall He||Sweet Cobra|
|The Ripper||Satanic Panic|
|Off the Rails||The Evictions|
|Another Night In the City||HIGH SPIRITS|
|Lookout – Studio Version||Cheap Trick|
|Cut Me Up||The Evictions|
|1981||The Speed Babes|
|Wrecking Ball||Young Distractions|
|Bang On||Black Actress|
|“Cha!” Said The Kitty||Local H|
|Pure||Triple Fast Action|
|Year of the Fly||Salvation|
|Cocaine Years, Cocaine Tears||Bible Of The Devil|
Blazing fast skate punk rock n roll from Milwaukee. Always top notch tightness.
Our sisters in punk rock.
Huge ‘n heavy band we love.
High energy guitar rock power trio we’ve played with many times.
Hooky, harmony laden pop rock that has been going non stop the last couple years.
Another great band from up near Milwaukee. 70’s inspired punk, pop rock n roll
60’s psych blues rock from Chicago. Very cool.
… because they are the best.