Sunday, April 21, 2019
One wintery day in 2009, Ivan was headed off to O'Hare airport to jump on a plane to visit family for Christmas; right before he took off, he said something along the lines of "why don't we start up...
Yep, we got some new band members.  They aren't necessarily human though.  In case you didn't already know, Ivan is a major keyboard junkie and he quickly falls in love with the right set of keys.  He has an...
Well, in the spirit of Halloween, we thought to post this low budget iphone music video we shot in my kitchen a few years back. - Midnight Monsters. :)  You may remember it as the floating heads video.  Happy...

Life Safari

We'd like to share another tune with you tonight called Life Safari. If you listened to the previous two songs we sent out in the past few weeks, you'll notice Life Safari is much different.  If you didn't hear our...
We've recently been discussing our soon to be released debut album "The Waiting Place".  So we thought to share with you here a live recording of our song which is also titled 'TheWaiting Place'.  This is in our rehearsal...

Miss America

Howdy Pinto and the Bean friends!     So, in the past few weeks, there have been a few updates in our Pinto and the Bean world.  First of all, Paul has learned how to do a headstand in his...
We recently shared the stage at Cobra Lounge with the band Estrella Negra.  It just so happens that the singer of the band, Otoniel, is also the owner of the very popular restaurant in Bucktown by the same name....

Night Rider

Yeah, Halloween has past but it still feels Halloweeny out...Ivan's out drumming for a friend's band tonight.  They needed a fill in for this show, and well, they chose Ivan the terrible. We shot this video right before Halloween last...
Prior to Pinto and the Bean, Ivan was drumming for my solo music.  But when we decided to form this band, it became obvious to me that Ivan is an amazing songwriter too - one of the best I’ve...

Breathing Underwater

The next demo we'd like to share with you guys is called Breathing Underwater.   We're really happy to hear so many of you enjoyed Better Off Alone, which we posted on our blog last week.  If you didn't get a...