Kate Renegade

Kate Renegade


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Kate Renegade plays heavy pop / rock and roll out of Chicago.

Their newest songs are a deft mix of vintage rock storytelling à la The Replacements or The Pretenders, with a contemporary, visionary sound that smolders at its edges. The sometimes soft, sometimes fierce vocals of frontwoman Steph Maieritsch impart an unapologetic intimacy, while the contributions of bandmates Noah Vandercook, Eric Unger, and Bix Trash help create finely-crafted pieces that combine assured pop instincts with a true rock grit. Or, as the Chicago Tribune put it: “deep lyrics and tightly-constructed instrumentation packed into a few minutes.” The band met in 2015, and played numerous shows around the Chicago area under their former band name, Nest.