House of Blues – Houston, TX – 11.8.17

Photos by: Arief Stark


CHON is a band full of surprises. From how the band’s name is derived to the type of band they are, many who are unfamiliar with this band, especially in a tour lineup consisting of veteran rockers Thrice and Circa Survive may be asking themselves why they have not heard of this band before. CHON is a 3-piece band from San Diego, comprising of guitarist Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel and drummer Nathan Camarena, who prefers not to be associated with any genre, but rather, they are a mixture of genre or may be a new genre themselves.


The first surprise from this band is that they are an instrumental band. Yes, this band let their instruments do the talking. With catchy solos, intricate riffs, fast sweeping of the very talented Mario Camarena, their lead guitarist, the band is quick to capture the hearts of the audience.

CHON recently released their second full-length album Homey via Sumerian Records in June 2017.

If you appreciate crazy guitar skills and instrumental music, CHON will be your next favorite band. CHON with their combination of soothing and catchy beats and solos is the calm before the storm, the storm that is Circa Survive and Thrice.


Be sure to catch CHON on tour with Balance and Composure, Circa Survive and Thrice!


November 10 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues – Orlando
November 11 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
November 12 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie GleasonTheater
November 14 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore – Charlotte
November 16 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring
November 17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
November 18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
November 19 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
November 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
November 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
November 26 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Boston
November 28 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
November 29 – Toronto, ON @ REBEL Toronto
December 1 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
December 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
December 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore – Detroit
December 5 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
December 6 – Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
December 7 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
December 8 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth