The Kickback joins the ranks of Great Bands We Admire (as well as today’s BeatCrave Fav) mainly for their live quality. We’re sure you’ve experienced the band that sounds great in studio, but not so much on stage – well, rest assured that that’s something not to be concerned with when it comes to the Chicago-based band. Originally from Vermillion, South Dakota, this five-piece indie rock group consists of brothers Billy and Danny Yost (on guitars and keyboards, etc., respectfully), whose move from South Dakota to the windy city in 2009 planted the roots of what we assume will continue to be a brilliant display of talent with their fleshed-out band.

Not only will they be kicking off the new year locally at the famed Lincoln Hall in Chicago, but following their most recent EP, Mea Culpa Mea Culpa, they’ll soon be releasing a full-length, hopefully coming much sooner than we expect. Until then, check them out in our BeatCrave Fav series below, and be sure to vote for them in our poll at the end of the month.

Pick of the Day: The Kickback

Type: Indie, Alternative, Rock

Label: Unsigned

Band Members:

  • Billy Yost (vocals, guitar, keys)
  • Danny Yost (drums)
  • Eamonn Donnelly (bass, vocals)
  • Tyler Zee (guitar, vocals, synth)

Upcoming Shows:

  • 1/18 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL


“Scorched Earth (Do-Da)
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“Sting’s Teacher Years” (Live)

“The Wheelers” (Live)


  • Great Self Love (2010)
  • Mea Culpa Mea Culpa (2011)


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Lead Photo by Daniel Muller