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Local rock band The Slaps performing at Schubas Tavern on Valentine's Day. The band has generated a dedicated local following.

Alicia Maciel | The DePaulia

“The Slaps” break barriers in local scene

Lili Trifilio, Contributing Writer April 23, 2018

Three-piece local band The Slaps, were born shortly after the trio began their freshman year of college at DePaul University. “We met at a party two weeks after school started in 2016,” said guitarist...

Rand Kelly (left) and Ramsey Bell (right) of the Chicago band The Slaps. 
(Photo courtesy of Alicia Marciel)

From Lexington to Chicago: Rand Kelly of The Slaps finds new home

Mackenzie Murtaugh October 23, 2017

In a coffee shop in Logan Square, Rand Kelly glanced up at a drab photo of a galloping horse and commented on his childhood. “That’s not how I grew up,” the vocalist for the Chicago band The Slaps...

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