The Rhizomes emerged in 2019 from a conversation in a Chester Park alley. The three neighbors have been rocking out in neighborhood basements and local venues ever since. Their musical vibe is singer-songwriter storytelling with off-ramps into power pop and the occasional punk side eye. Witty and heartfelt, their songs explore how not to be a jerk amidst planetary and existential crisis. This group’s warm vocals and melodic music will elevate your mood and exercise your resistance to unsolicited advice, incessant worrying, and conventional corporate society.

The Rhizomes are: Emily Gaarder (vocals, guitar, keys); Chris Handsone (drums, background vocals); David Syring (bass, trumpet).

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