12th Jun 2012

After all the fireworks have come and gone, join us at Double Door (1572 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago) for a night of great music and good good times…with our friends Souljunky, along with Rob Scallon, Foolish, and J.B. Little. This will be part of the $1 Tuesdays series at DD, so no reason not to come get festive with us! Tickets available here and in-advance drink specials here. MH/SOL will start promptly at 11:15pm. And if you can’t make it out, join us for the live broadcast on Gigity.TV.

25th May 2012

As part of Radio DePaul’s ROCK THE CLOCK On-Air Marathon, tonight between 6:00 and 7:00pm Mark will be performing “Blessing” and “Shine” off of the upcoming An Echo of You album.

5th May 2012

Looking forward to another intimate show with some new friends. We’ll be trying some things we’ve never done before – and strings will be in the mix. Chris Paquette on percussion, Antonio Carella on electric guitar, Brian O’Quinn on drums, Alex Blomarz on sax, Zara Zaharieva on violin, and Amanda Rogers on cello.
<-Temporary tattoo by Evelyn Aguilar

26th Apr 2012

On Monday, April 2nd, Mark and Antonio had an in-studio performance on the radio station of their alma mater, Radio DePaul. They performed the classic ‘Seed’ along with a new favorite off of the upcoming album called ‘Lately.’ Click here to listen to the audio.

19th Apr 2012

A song off of the upcoming album, from our show in February at The Elbo Room. Shot by Ashley Koehn, Shereen Mohammad, and Eileen Sears. Featuring Antonio Carella on electric guitar and Chris Paquette on percussion.

14th Apr 2012

One of my favorite songs, from our show back in February at The Elbo Room. Shot by Ashley Koehn, Shereen Mohammad, and Eileen Sears. With Antonio Carella on electric guitar and Chris Paquette on percussion.

12th Apr 2012

Check out images here from our show on April 6th, 2012 at the Elbo Room, accompanied by the stellar creative interpretations of Jabberwocky Marionettes.

28th Mar 2012


At 8:00pm on Monday April 2nd, Mark Hetzel and Antonio Carella will be doing an in-studio performance of “Seed” and the new “Lately” on Dan Peterson’s Mondays Suck. Go to Radio DePaul and click “Listen Now” when the time is right. Hope to meet you in cyperspace!

21st Mar 2012


Come help me celebrate my birthday with some of my best friends from the Summer of Love crew. The show will be full-band…actually bigger than we’ve seen in years: Antonio Carella on electric guitar, Brian O’Quinn on drums, Chris Paquette on percussion, Peter Murray on bass, and Kurt Festge on keys. Alex Blomarz will be joining us on sax for a few…

This will be a COSTUME-FRIENDLY EVENT…so dust off your favorite tie-dyes and hula hoops, your wigs and wings, or your lonely Halloween costumes for that matter! Sorry, no bongos. But of course, in the noble and time-tested spirit of openness, ALL ARE WELCOME!

Just added:
JABBERWOCKY MARIONETTES will be bringing their biking frogs and snakes for your enjoyment…

Hope to celebrate with you, old school/Shakedown-style(look it up, kids:)…

No acid for gifts please. Actually no gifts at all.

$5 cover before 9, 21 and over, $3 Jameson shots all night long (actually always at Elbo – benefits of an Irish owner)

29th Jan 2012

Friday, February 10th
The Elbo Room
2871 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL

Join Chris Paquette of the Frank Catalano Sextet and too many other awesome projects to remember, Antonio Carella of his own burning L’Orchestre Super Vitesse and Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, and little old me for a set of stripped-down Lovesongs both old and new. We’ll be digging deep into the vault so help us blow the dust away!

15th Aug 2011


Had a great full-moon weekend in August at Chrome Attic studio in Crystal Lake, IL with Kurt Festge at the helm (later to join on keyboards). Antonio Carella (electric guitar), John Vander Weit (bass), and Brian O’Quinn (drums) were in the house. An Echo of You is on its way… Still have plenty of work to go but can’t wait to sew this one up and bring the new tunes to your ears!

Scenes from AEOY session at Chrome Attic:

17th Jun 2011

Come join us for another evening at the Nest, 2500 N. Southport, Chicago. Here’s the full band show we’ve been looking forward to. Digging deeper into Lovesongs and polishing up a few new ones. Look forward to seeing you there!