Outer Minds

The Runnies: You Can’t Win

Exploding with a raw rock sound that echoes a lofi version of Juliette Lewis and the Licks crossed with the swagger of The Doors; The Runnies have that likable dirty rock sound that makes them difficult to ignore. This Chicago trio knows how to capture an audience. Mixing 60s garage rock with a church revival feel isn't easy but they nail it sweetly thanks to frontwoman Mary McKane's strong vocal presence; some really sweet guitar riffs from partner, Russ Calderwood and drummer Brett Swinney's steady pace.