ONCE UPON A TIME ...

Showoff in July, 1999

Showoff in July, 1999

Showoff was proud to step out of their scene as the very first band ever produced by the now legendary John Feldmann. As a result, we went from a fresh-faced local Chicago band to signed by a major label with little time to catch our breath. While we celebrated a relatively huge success with our first release, our second album never saw the light of day, due to legal red tape and shake-ups at our then label, Maverick Records.

As these things go, the dust finally settled and in mid-2014 the band reformed with a mostly original lineup. One thing remains constant: we are all huge fans of the music we create, and feel that we are at our peak when we are working together to make each song all that it can be. It was a no-brainer to get into the studio to record this latest batch of songs. We hope you'll agree that Midwest Side Story is our best work to date.