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Fri, Jan 17 - 9pm - $10adv/$15door
Terrapin Flyer is a Chicago-based Grateful Dead inspired band that features a revolving cast of top performers in the jamband scene. The band often tours with former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band and is one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired acts in the country. The band started as a Sunday Jam Night at the now defunct Boulevard Cafe in Logan Square. The band has grown into one of the top touring Grateful Dead bands in the country by performing with some of the top musicians in the Grateful Dead world. Because the band features a revolving cast of talent hundreds of notable musicians have crossed paths with Terrapin Flyer. To name all of the musicians who have performed with Terrapin Flyer would be an impossibly exhaustive task, but some include Bob Bralove from the Grateful Dead, Mark Karan from The Other Ones and Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Scott Guberman from Phil Lesh and Friends, Josh Olken from Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals & Tom Constanten, Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB, Wavy Dave Burlingame from Cornmeal, Janis Wallin from Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine and a whole host of tremendously talented musicians from across the country. .
Terrapin Flyer is celebrating their 20th Anniversary over Martin Luther King Weekend at Martyrs’ in Chicago with three special shows January 17, 18 and 19.Terrapin Flyer is performing with many of the members of the band throughout their history. The jam-filled weekend will culminate with a benefit for a 10 year old child (Amadeo) with cancer whose family is seeking assistance with costs related to recovery. Martyrs’ long known for showcasing the best music in Chicago will be the perfect Terrapin Flyer location for the event!
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Sat, Jan 18 - 9pm - $10adv/$15door
Terrapin Flyer is a Chicago-based Grateful Dead inspired band that features a revolving cast of top performers in the jamband scene. The band often tours with former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band and is one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired acts in the country. The band started as a Sunday Jam Night at the now defunct Boulevard Cafe in Logan Square. The band has grown into one of the top touring Grateful Dead bands in the country by performing with some of the top musicians in the Grateful Dead world. Because the band features a revolving cast of talent hundreds of notable musicians have crossed paths with Terrapin Flyer. To name all of the musicians who have performed with Terrapin Flyer would be an impossibly exhaustive task, but some include Bob Bralove from the Grateful Dead, Mark Karan from The Other Ones and Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Scott Guberman from Phil Lesh and Friends, Josh Olken from Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals & Tom Constanten, Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB, Wavy Dave Burlingame from Cornmeal, Janis Wallin from Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine and a whole host of tremendously talented musicians from across the country. .
Terrapin Flyer is celebrating their 20th Anniversary over Martin Luther King Weekend at Martyrs’ in Chicago with three special shows January 17, 18 and 19.Terrapin Flyer is performing with many of the members of the band throughout their history. The jam-filled weekend will culminate with a benefit for a 10 year old child (Amadeo) with cancer whose family is seeking assistance with costs related to recovery. Martyrs’ long known for showcasing the best music in Chicago will be the perfect Terrapin Flyer location for the event!
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Sun, Jan 19 - 8pm - $15
Terrapin Flyer will perform a benefit for Amadeo Castillo on Sunday January 19th. All proceeds raise will go to Amadeo. The show will feature two sets of Terrapin Flyer beginning at 8 pm. Suggested donation for the event is $15, but you may give more or less at the door. Please also consider donating to Amadeo's Fundraiser page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/amadeo-vs-osteosarcoma-his-fight-is-our-fight...Amadeo Castillo, was diagnosed in August 2019 with Osteosarcoma, after a tumor was discovered by his doctors on his left leg.Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer that produces immature bone. This type of cancer is most common in males under the age of 25.After Amadeo and his family were given the options of the best form of treatment, it was decided that Amputation would be the route to go.So now Amadeo, a brave and energetic 10 year old who enjoys playing his video games and riding his bike will now have to adjust to a new way of life after surgery.We are looking to help alleviate some of the financial burden on his parents as the medical bills and everyday expenses they will be facing as they care for Amadeo battles against Osteosarcoma.Please consider making a donation to help Amadeo and his parents, Melody and Ramiro and their fight against Osteosarcoma.
Terrapin Flyer is a Chicago-based Grateful Dead inspired band that features a revolving cast of top performers in the jamband scene. The band often tours with former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band and is one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired acts in the country. The band started as a Sunday Jam Night at the now defunct Boulevard Cafe in Logan Square. The band has grown into one of the top touring Grateful Dead bands in the country by performing with some of the top musicians in the Grateful Dead world. Because the band features a revolving cast of talent hundreds of notable musicians have crossed paths with Terrapin Flyer. To name all of the musicians who have performed with Terrapin Flyer would be an impossibly exhaustive task, but some include Bob Bralove from the Grateful Dead, Mark Karan from The Other Ones and Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Scott Guberman from Phil Lesh and Friends, Josh Olken from Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals & Tom Constanten, Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB, Wavy Dave Burlingame from Cornmeal, Janis Wallin from Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine and a whole host of tremendously talented musicians from across the country. .
Terrapin Mountain is the acoustic offshoot of the Grateful Dead band Terrapin Flyer. The band features top acoustic, bluegrass and Americana artists performing the acoustic catalog of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.
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Mon, Jan 20 - 8pm - $10
Louder Than a Mom because everyone has a depressing, shocking, miserable, vulgar, hilarious family story! Storytelling is one of the oldest human traditions. Come and share yours. If you’re not ready to talk about your family tragedy, your judgmental mother-in-law, your drunk Uncle Pete who ruins every holiday, or why you hate your four-year-old, come and listen. We all love a good bedtime story!!
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Wed, Jan 22 - 7pm - No Cover
free
A BURNS SUPPER is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems including "Auld Lang Syne," which is generally sung as a folk song at Hogmanay and other New Year celebrations around the world. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night (Burns Nicht), although they may in principle be held at any time of the year. Burns suppers are most common in Scotland, but they occur wherever there are Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or lovers of Burns' poetry.
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Thu, Jan 23 - 8pm - $10
Sulu Moon was founded in late 2018 by trombonist and vocalist, Trevor Turla. It is a powerhouse soul/rock band with an informed jazz influence. Trevor Turla's ancestors have been using the moon and stars to navigate the Sulu sea for centuries. Just as they used the Sulu moon to find their way, Turla and a group of Kansas City's finest musicians use Sulu Moon to find their way in the musical world.
Midwestern Dirt is a band/project created by Patrick Mangiaforte featuring friends and family.
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Fri, Jan 24 - 4pm - $10 - ALL AGES
Neptune’s Core is a teen band based in Chicago brought together by a strong friendship and a shared love of performing music. They use complex harmonies and sophisticated rhythms to create their own indie style. Their original songs touch on themes relatable to all ages.
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Fri, Jan 24 - 7pm - $25
Martyrs' annual fundraiser for our local elementary school, A.G Bell. All bands feature one or more parents of Bell School students, and all proceeds to Friends of Bell. Come for a great rock show and support a great cause!
Grunge and Funk had a love child. And it took flight as Samson The Aviator. Raised on the stages of some of the country's best rock venues, Chicago-based Samson The Aviator produces powerful sound that propels dynamic but focused original songwriting and an energetic on-stage presence. Over the course of two decades, Samson The Aviator, under a few different names and with some minor line-up changes, has consistently delivered its uniquely powerful, funky take on indie rock. The band has played at some of the best rock venues in the US, centered mainly in the dynamic music scene of Chicago, Illinois. The group has performed live on air, before audiences numbering in the tens and the thousands, and in some of the most storied recording studios. John - Guitar, Vocals; Nancy - Drums, Percussion; Pepper - Lead Vocals; Bone - Bass, Keyboards.
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Sat, Jan 25 - 9pm - $15
Cornmeal-Celebrating 20 Years20 years of weathered storms, personal changes, and bountiful life events,one thing has always remained; The Music.After 20 solid years on the road, Cornmeal continues it’s tradition ofexplosive live shows and sophisticated, captivatingly originals.Assembling a lineup of some of Chicago most venerable musicians,Cornmeal’s late stage reinvention is breathing new life into the band andit’s performances. Be sure not to miss them as the head out for a fewselect shows this coming in 2020.A nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavilyinfluenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blendslightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled liveperformance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electricgroups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of thepast, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing theboundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation ofmusic lovers. With a growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmealchallenges the recipe of bluegrass and live performance.
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Mon, Jan 27 - 8pm - $10
featuring Alton Smith, Bill Brickley, Chris Greene, Gross Ngolle Pokossi, Jack Cassidy, John Mead, Lenny Marsh & Steve Dawson.
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Tue, Jan 28 - 7:30pm - $10
Natural Fact is a Chicago based band that infuses funk, rock and soul to perform cover tunes from artists like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Toronzo Cannon, Nina Simone, Funkadelic, Quantic, Baby Charles, Kinny & Horne, Kylie Auldist, Danielle Nicole, The Dustbowl Revival, The Bamboos, The California Honeydrops...Cheyenne Pinson - vocals, trumpetMike Conroy - backing vocals, guitarAlan Stehman - backing vocals, guitarBruce Kripner - backing vocals, bassJohn Blaha - drums
The Drawers are a Local, 8 piece band, featuring vibrant performances of classic rock from The Who, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Neil Young, Jane’s Addiction, Supertramp, Chicago, and more. Showcasing virtuoso performances by internationally renowned musicians, the group provides a unique and varied concert- going experience.
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Thu, Jan 30 - 8pm - $10
Dark Heart News is a high-intensity rock based trio out of Chicago, IL; composed of Nick Coury on guitar/lead vocals, Nawaf Rafati on bass/vocals and Brian Lamberty on drums. Drawing musical inspiration from musical legends such as Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripes, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan and lyrical inspiration from Hip-hop wordsmiths such as Aesop Rock and Atmosphere, DHN's powerful and dynamic performances are fueled by exceptional musicianship.
With sounds reminiscent of early Black Keys, White Stripes and Black Pistol Fire.This high energy trio featuring Jeff Hanson on bass & keys, Paul Price on drums, Carlo DeFranco on guitar and vocals.The Dirty Ugly will surely melt the walls with their high power version of Blues-Rock.They are supporting their 1st Single La Santa Muerte with an LP due in early 2020
We are a Chicago band with rock and punk influences consisting of Arturo Mar(vocals/guitar),Colin Kicklighter (drums) Ian Philips Lead guitar and Wesley Jones on Bass
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Fri, Jan 31 - 9pm - $15
Great Moments in Vinyl takes the tribute experience to a new level. Every concert, we choose a pair of memorable albums and perform them in their entirety. And along with the music, we supply a series of stories about the songs and the artists and the times that brought them into being. What was the song that saved U2's career? Who was Bruce Springsteen's "Rosalita"? If The Police started out as a punk band, where did all the reggae flavors come from? Why did Elton John wear glasses really? These are the sorts of questions you'll find out the answers to when Great Moments in Vinyl takes the stage. And you'll hear some exceptionally well played music as well.
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Sat, Feb 1 - 9pm - $12
Outronaut features members of Sons Of The Silent Age, The Tossers and Expo ’76. Surf-Noir Crime-Jazz that dares to be different!
Tony Richards Trio is known for performing a unique brand of straight-ahead melodic jazz, from ballads to bebop. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of Tony’s originals, as well as some of the finest music from the past. His trio brings together some of Chicago’s best musicians to collaborate with free expression of their respective ideas. Two very talented players, bassist John Tate and drummer Larry Beers, will join Tony for this event. https://tonyrichardsguitar.com
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Mon, Feb 3 - 8pm - $10
Mosh Pit is a monthly variety show that threatens to feature Chicago’s most unhinged comedians doing their headbangingest, face-meltingest acts. Hosted by six-foot-tall slenderman, Ashley Leisten & her demented desk correspondent Gabbi Boyd (until they are reclaimed by the jaws of hell). Let’s thrash.
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Wed, Feb 5 - 7pm - $25
The Chicago Tribune: “I have seen the future of rock 'n' roll, and its name is Tributosaurus.”Tributosaurus strives to do for rock and roll what a symphony orchestra does for classical; treat the music with the respect it deserves, and deliver it to a listener’s ear in glorious detail. They accomplish this goal by utilizing the finest musicians Chicagoland has to offer, and by cutting no corners. If a Stevie Wonder tune has 6 horns, 3 keyboards, and 4 strings, then that’s what you get on stage. If a Santana song needs 3 guitars and 4 percussionists, so be it. Every month, one band is given the treatment, now totaling more than 90 over the first 9 years of the project. The members of Tributosaurus are musical anthropologists, as songs are excavated, dissected, and reconstituted to replicate the original with proper reverence. They aren’t really a tribute band, but are every tribute band. There are no costumes and there is no make-up, because with Tributosaurus, the music is the star.The band is comprised of five core members (Dan Leali, Curt Morrison, Chris Neville, Jon Paul, and Matt Spiegel), who are joined by artists with credits too numerous to mention. Tributosaurus has sold out shows all over Chicago, and their gigs are an event. Fans commune with the musicians, paying homage to songs that made us all fall in love with music in the first place.
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Thu, Feb 6 - 7:30pm - $18
Miles is one of the most innovative clawhammer banjo players in the world. King is a virtuoso flute soloist. Both are award-winning composers, fine guitarists and singers.Together for nearly 40 years, Miles and King have a musical dynamic loaded with clarity and compelling set lists. Repertoire includes sparkling originals along with 500 years of hit songs. More at MilesMusic.org"Miles has dared to take on some of the most dramatic and profound music ever written, and succeeded.” - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune“Compelling improvisations. Great sounds, great songs, and great musicianship.” - Matt Watroba, WKAR"Chicago's very best.... I just want to know when is the next gig."- Rick Kogan, WGN & Chicago Tribune
Congress of Starlings is a long-time favorite on the Chicago indie folk rock scene. Aerin Tedesco and Andrea Bunch have been called ‘two of the most beautiful noises on the planet.’ Lindsay Weinberg rounds out the complex and heavenly harmonies. Greg Nergaard and Janet Cramer lay a skilled groove foundation under gorgeous original tunes. The Starlings have brought their music to dozens of famous venues like Milwaukee’s Summerfest, The National Women’s Music Festival, Halsted Market Days and to beloved Chicago venues like Martyrs'!
​"Monty and Rose" tells the story of a pair of endangered piping plovers that successfully nested at Chicago's Montrose Beach in the summer of 2019, the first of the species to nest in Chicago in 64 years. The short, independent documentary chronicles these special birds and an unpredictable series of events including a proposed music festival that propelled the birds to national headlines. "Monty and Rose" features interviews with an array of key players in the story, including biologists, birders, volunteers and the advocates who spoke out when the music festival was proposed. "Monty and Rose" is an independent project, funded through the generous support of backers on Kickstarter. Partners in the project include Turnstone Strategies, Wenkus Productions, Free Spirit Media and Eileen Wagner Design. Music is by local indie favorites Congress of Starlings. "Monty and Rose" was released in November 2019.
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Fri, Feb 7 - 9pm - $10
Ludlow is an indie-pop/folk band from Chicago, Illinois. Taking influences from songwriters like Gregory Alan Isakov, Conor Oberst, Benjamin Gibbard and others, Ludlow delivers a sound that comprises an array of instruments and layers of vocal harmonies to accomplish a big, melodic sound that’s full of depth.The journey to create Ludlow was a long one, and began in a small town in Midwest Ohio. Ludlow takes its name from a school in that town that songwriter Mark Schoeck attended as a child, and as the project initially served as a method of self-examination, the name fit the music.In early 2016, Mark had been playing open mics throughout Chicago with little progress. He began testing out new recording equipment with a friend, tracking many of the songs he had been playing around the city. The result was Siren on the Shore, Ludlow’s first collection of songs.Mark was introduced to Josh Noble and Maria Noble Kloess, and the three of them began playing as a trio at venues in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Kalamazoo, MI. The band added bassist Eddie Canga and multi-instrumentalist Bridget Smith in 2018, and played their biggest show to date at Chicago’s Metro in August of ‘18, and drummer Brett Sassetti joined two months later.With the release of their EP Sunset Blues, Ludlow shifts their sound to feature more vocals, more percussion, and adds instruments from trumpet to cello and more, evoking a sound similar to bands like Fleet Foxes, Frightened Rabbit, Blind Pilot, and The Oh Hellos.Ludlow plans to continue playing shows throughout the Midwest and across the country as they prepare even more new music.
Sails is aMidwest Rock band from Berwyn, IL.
Nathan Graham is a musician born and raised in Chicago. His music bridges the gap between South Side Soul and Nashville Americana, creating a new inclusive vision of singer-songwriter. He built his career over the last ten years as a guitar-for-hire, touring internationally with major label and indie acts, but all the while focused on songwriting and honing his skills as a solo performer.“My goal is to show a different kind of singer-songwriter. I don’t look or sound like you’d expect, but I’m writing about universal experiences of love, loss, uncertainty and anxiety. I’m writing music to connect my story to yours, show you all that we have in common, and maybe help both of us feel less alone.”
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Sat, Feb 8 - 8pm - $10
Rolling Stone’s David Fricke: “The Great Crusades look at life through a shot-glass lens . . . mixing anger, muscle, and minor-key remorse like a roughneck Tindersticks with the bonus of a singer (Krumm) who’s got the tubercular pipes of Tom Waits and Axl Rose’s love child.”The Great Crusades have released 9 full length records over the past two decades, have toured Europe more than 20 times, have appeared twice on Rockpalast in Germany, and have shared stages with a diverse list of artists including Gary Moore, Scorpions, 16 Horsepower, Broken Social Scene, Bottle Rockets, Steve Wynn, and Leningrad Cowboys.In October 2011, two of the band’s songs appeared in the season 4 finale of the HBO vampire series “True Blood.”
Soul Daddy draws from contemporary and legendary soulful artists including Nathaniel Rateliff, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Black Joe Lewis, Mayer Hawthorne, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Amy Winehouse and more.Erik Attkisson (bass, vocals), Jon Boley (trumpet), Chuck Hornewer (piano, vocals), Jesse Hotaling (vocals), Greg Jacobs (drums), Brian Krumm (guitar, vocals), Rich Lapka (trombone), Joe Minogue (guitar, vocals), Justin Past (Sax), and Bob Zagotta (guitar, vocals).
In a few short years, Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band have built their reputation as the hard-hitting, world-class, force-of-R-&-B-nature beyond comparison. People everywhere have done more than just take notice as this young-blooded crew has brought their searing, raw performances to stages from their hometown St. Louis, across the region, and beyond.The band’s distinct brand of Soul music is a bit less “New York City” and much more “Mississippi River”. Their sound combines the loose, funky feel of New Orleans R&B along with the visceral power and intensity of East St. Louis’ own Ike & Tina Turner – and they bring it all right to ya with truly inspired original numbers by an undeniable, natural born artist, Al Holliday.Whether it has been performing for the hysterical audience for their recent “Natural Remedies” CD release show, or sharing the stage with Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, and Orgone: Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band has been whipping audiences into a frenzy with their burning, truly one-of-a-kind performances.The band’s brand new release, “Natural Remedies”, was cut live to analog tape by the nine young men and women that are The East Side Rhythm Band – made with as much blood, sweat and tears as fried chicken and potato salad. The performances on this album serve as a document of this burgeoning champion Soul and R&B organization, while the content is nothing less than a revelation of a true artist, which in our times, is not something you see every day.If you are looking for the real thing, look no further. The genuine article, steeped in tradition, truly inspired, with a whole lot of Soul – it is no mystery why Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band is the Mississippi River’s hottest young act – and sho’ ain’t no doubt – they’ temperature is risin’.
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Sun, Feb 9 - 7:30pm - $20
Grammy award winning drummer/composer Mark Walker, originally from Chicago, has spent the last 30 years touring and recording extensively with such jazz and Latin luminaries as Oregon (with Ralph Towner), Paquito D’Rivera, Lyle Mays, Caribbean Jazz Project, Eliane Elias, Michel Camilo and Cesar Camargo Mariano. Walker has been nominated for a Grammy award for best instrumental composition and has earned 4 Latin Grammy Awards and and two Grammy Awards with Paquito D’Rivera, as well as any nominations.
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Tue, Feb 11 - 8pm - $10
K-Nein (Michael John Krieglstein) is an americana songwriter and musician who teaches, produces, and performs music in the Chicagoland area. His songwriting draws from his experiences in life having traveled extensively throughout the world. With deep roots in improvisational music as well as composition, K-Neinʼs songwriting blends styles and crosses genres. Joining K-Nein live is an energetic group of musicians who are both friends and music cohorts in various outfits. The band is:Michael Krieglstein - Guitar Vox; Eitan Bernstein - Keys (Family Order, Company of Thieves); Matthew Kopecky - Drums (Oblio And Arrow); Matt Augustine - Guitar (Prichard Harter); Jake Carmany - Bass Guitar (Prichard Harter).
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Wed, Feb 12 - 8pm - $10
CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series, The First Time, is unlike any storytelling show in Chicago. It pairs our readers' personal stories about a First Time experience with a song performance.This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by our house band, The First Time Four band. The band, has played with musicians including Robbie Fulks, Ian Hunter, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor and more, and takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements of said covers. It is hard to tell what the audience enjoys more each story or each song.The show is a benefit for CHIRP Radio.org and is hosted by The Moth champion Jenn Sodini.
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Thu, Feb 13 - 8pm - $10
DO THE NEEDFUL is a jazzy punk quartet (hindi vocals, guitar, bass, drums) that reinterprets classic Bollywood and ghazals (50s, 60s & 70s) as atmospheric garage soul burners. We combine vintage psych / spy / lounge into a tight mess with a jagged edge. There is lots of noise and raw emotion in our sound - We get compared to Deerhoof, Dengue Fever, the Ramones, and the Detroit Cobras.
Fiona McMahon (lyrics + vocals + rhythm guitar) was a regular in the Chicago music scene before deciding it was time for a band. She began by recruiting Nick Bolchoz (drums). Jake Victor (piano) followed shortly after, bringing along with him Chet Zenor (lead guitarist) and Jake Gordon (bassist). A combination of backgrounds in folk, country and jazz resulted in their infectious Americana sound, which is sure to leave you humming along. With over 20 years of music experience altogether, Fiona and the Fizgigs aren’t just the new band on the block.
Dark Green Bottles was formed in the summer of 2001. Writing melodic pop-rock with two part vocal harmonies, Jack, John, and Evan recorded their debut record “Waterline” in 2003. After a long hiatus, the trio is back in 2020.
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Fri, Feb 14 - 9pm - $15adv/$18door
Founding member, lead singer, and bass player of Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album “Wolf Den.” In 2018, Nicole returns with a follow-up release via Concord Records. "I grew up playing the blues, and the blues is still a big part of what I do. But now I'm reaching out more and trying different things. It still sounds like me, but I'm stretching out a lot more than I have previously." Nicole's distinctive, inventive bass work—which resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Foundation's 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass—is the product of years of intensive roadwork. Although she had no experience with the instrument when she became Trampled Under Foot's bassist, now she can't imagine life without it. "When I started doing my solo thing," she continues, "someone asked me if I was gonna hire a bass player. No, of course not! I originally picked up the bass to keep Trampled Under Foot a family band, but I really fell in love with it. It was a huge challenge, and it still is. But I really love being part of the groove and getting to sing on top of that. I had learned some stuff on acoustic guitar before I started playing bass, but I never really felt connected to it the way I do with the bass. It's empowering, walking onto a stage full of grown men who can play their asses off, and it's 'OK, I'm gonna play this bass, we're gonna do this, and it's gonna rock.'" Rounding out her band are longtime Danielle Nicole Band guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller, and her older brother Kris Schenebelen [Trampled Under Foot] on drums. "I think that it's a good time for the kind of thing I'm doing," she states. "From my years of playing blues festivals, I've seen that younger and younger audiences are getting into the blues. I think that people want to hear authentic music again."
Grown in the fertile soil that is Indie rock and watered with light beer, Chicago based band, Each Day, started in the summer of 2018. The band consists of Taylor Oechsel (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Christopher Marszalek (drums, producer), Nick Stubblefield (lead guitar), Chris Oechsel (bass), and Alex Oechsel (vocals).Taylor had a dream of playing her songs for an audience. Although her debut performance was for an audience of not 50,000 or even 50 people, but 3…the room was left in silence. The air turned to paper and all that was written on it was, “The World Needs This.” Christopher hopped on the drums and Nick grabbed his guitar. It didn’t take long for them to pull in Taylor’s siblings, Alex and Chris, on vocals and bass.From there, over 30 songs were written in a month and the band headed for recording. Five of those songs became their first few independently released singles that cover the idea of what Each Day is--musically intriguing while lyrically raw. As far as genre goes, Each Day sits nicely somewhere between Folk and Alternative. With influences ranging from Dawes to Sublime to Phoebe Bridgers, it’s no wonder they have created their own unique sound. The rest...is still to come.Over the course of a year, the band played for hundreds of ears, started working on their new record, and created a vlog for people to get to know them better.The future holds great things for Each Day. With plenty of gigs lined up and collaborations with some of the industry’s brightest minds, the band continues to follow their mission: help the world feel a little less lonely.
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Sat, Feb 15 - 9pm - $12
Chicagoland’s all original The Relevant brings the spirit of no-nonsense alternative rock music to the stage. Influenced by decades of rock, alternative, metal, pop, classical, and world music. This ensemble of hardline musicians is committed to capturing the essence of music at its core. With sustainable infectious vocal melodies, dual guitars woven with harmonies and dreamy leads that speak to your soul. All topped by a solid three-piece backbone of intricacy and beauty. Put simply, The Relevant is music that pushes the boundaries of what Alternative Rock can and should be. With their recent singles “Exile”, “Reality” and full-length album to follow, The Relevant stands to claim their place in the alternative rock music scene.
Daily life is a struggle. Sometimes you need a Tiny Bit of Giant’s Blood, which is also the name of the new glam punk heavy rock product from Tony Rogers & John Scholvin of The Good. It’s like a lion on stimulants, a velvet jumper only two sizes too small, a goblet of mysterious dark liquid that promises a night you will never forget. It also showcases the pulsating rhythms of Jackie Schimmel & Greg Fundis, and it may be addictive.
An up and coming up Indie Rock band, Foresight has been gaining attention lately, earning airtime on several local radios, podcasts, and interviews. Vaughn’s combination of harder indie rock riffs with artistic tone, use of classical instruments and synthesizers creates a one of a kind sound that you'll only hear on Foresight songs. Regardless of the style of the new single Foresight puts out, the music is always filled with passion, power, and energy to hopefully make you feel better about the everyday struggles that life brings with it.
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Mon, Feb 17 - 8pm - $10
Louder Than a Mom because everyone has a depressing, shocking, miserable, vulgar, hilarious family story! Storytelling is one of the oldest human traditions. Come and share yours. If you’re not ready to talk about your family tragedy, your judgmental mother-in-law, your drunk Uncle Pete who ruins every holiday, or why you hate your four-year-old, come and listen. We all love a good bedtime story!!
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Tue, Feb 18 - 7pm - $10
Since 2012, the Harmonica Hoedown has celebrated the rich history and diverse approaches to the world’s most popular, most portable instrument. For 2020, the Harmonica Hoedown again brings together some of the finest players of today: Joe Filisko is revered as a master player, teacher, custom harmonica pioneer, researcher and historian and is arguably the world’s foremost authority on many aspects of the diatonic harmonica and a key figure in today’s harmonica scene. He'll be performing with special guests for this year's hoedown. The harmonica trio (and beyond) of Conway, Kessler & Nelson ) brings together three unique, highly respected stylists on the instrument. James Conway, who has played Irish music all his life applies techniques learned from master blues players including Junior Wells and Sugar Blue to bring a truly innovative approach to traditional Celtic music. Graham Nelson's use of advanced techniques taught to him by harmonica master Howard Levy gives him great musical versatility and expression in numerous styles, in addition to his incredible singing. Bob Kessler specializes on bass harmonica and has performed with Grammy winners Ramsey Lewis, Dave Alvin, country legend Bill Anderson at the Grand Ole Opry, and several Chicago bands including Bakelite 78, the Black Willoughbys and currently Gone Valley. This year's Harmonica Hoedown also welcomes the Lucky Ducks, a Chicago Blues duo with a flair for Cajun music which includes Joe Filisko student Zoe Savage on harmonica and vocals and Mike Jones on guitar.
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Wed, Feb 19 - 8pm - $10
deFrance has been called the “hardest working band in Arkansas,” racking up more than 600 shows since forming in 2015. The band calls Little Rock home but these road warriors carry their modern take on classic rock & roll across the nation every week, having performed shows at legendary venues such as the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California, as well as earning the respect of fans statewide, with two of their songs being selected for use in Arkansas tourism commercials. The band’s technical prowess and deliverance of a truly pure rock & roll sound has been recognized with support opportunities for ZZ Top, Whiskey Myers, Robert Randolph, Shooter Jennings, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and most recently the band earned the exclusive opening spot for Bon Jovi on their 2018 This House is Not For Sale tour at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, performing in front of 14,000 people.
Captain Coopersmith is based out of the suburbs of Chicago, and have been playing the Chicago land area for a few years now. This band has been seen playing popular venues such as The House of Blues, Metro, Double Door, and Martyrs. They released a full length debut album in 2014 "Captain Coopersmith", and now they will be releasing their second full length album "Friend of the Family" on September 15th at Martyrs. Captain Coopersmith's style of play is known to be a form of rock with a twist of multiple genres such as jazz, blues, and Soul. The band plays an extremely energetic, and dynamic show that always leaves you guessing whats going to happen next.
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Thu, Feb 20 - 8pm - $10
Sweet Chicle is a five-piece band based out of Chicago influenced by rock, blues, funk, and R&B. They have been together for the past two years playing both original music and covers at a multitude of Chicago venues. Their name Sweet Chicle takes on two meanings. Chicle is the milky latex of certain tropical American trees that is used to make chewing gums, sweet candy that's unique and fun just like our music. ChiCle is the abbreviation for the two cities, Chicago and Cleveland, that members of this band have lived in and been influenced by.
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Fri, Feb 21 - 9pm - $10
Hailing from Chicago, the five Scarbrough siblings who make up The Footlight District are talented, hard working, extremely dedicated individuals who have put in countless hours of blood, sweat and tears into their passion: Music.The music that pours forth from The Footlight District is a melting pot of their life. They grew up in the deep Mississippi south with influences of classic rock, blues, soul, and gospel. Combined with their love of straight up old school vintage rock and roll. They don't over complicate their music, it’s stripped down and played from their soul. Anchored by raw soulful bluesy instrumentals, strong vocals and peppered with tight sibling harmonies, their music is soulful, gritty, and passionate. The Footlight Districts’ live set is passionate and intense. Riveting the audience with their energy, the chemistry they share onstage is unmatched. Their live set is one that engages and keeps the crowds moving.
The Million Reasons is a rock group from Chicago that embodies the energy of good friends hitting the road, rolling down the windows, and cranking up the volume. Infusing soaring vocals with heavy hitting grooves and melodic guitars, these rockers carry on the spirit of pure rock & roll. The new single "Secrets" is out now!
Hailing from Chicago, Bubbles Erotica is a driven, passionate and charismatic 4-piece hard rock band.
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Sat, Feb 22 - 8pm -$12adv/$15door
GEORGE HARRISON BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE CONCERT “MY SWEET GEORGE”Saturday Feb 22nd- Doors 7pm Showtime 8pm 12adv/$15doorHosted by Ellis Clark & Ary Jeebie“My Sweet George” George Harrison Birthday Tribute Concert Celebrating The birth and music of the spiritual Beatle. A magical evening of George Harrison music presented by your musical hosts Ellis Clark & Ary Jeebie that includes many of Chicago’s finest talent: Sandalwood Sitar, Phil Angotti, Thomas Klein, Soulkeeper Gerald McClendon, Chloe F. Orwell, Phoenix, Frankie B, Brand New Heartaches, The Fluffers, The Polkaholics, Scott Williams, Twisted Roots, Fred Prellberg Band and many more. “My Sweet George” will also help raise awareness for MusiCares.org an organization that helps to provide financial needs to uninsured musicians. Emceed by Chicago’s legendary mayor of rockabilly Ken Mottet. “MY SWEET GEORGE”, a night not to be missed!Meet your hosts!ELLIS CLARK has been a longtime fixture of the Chicago music community working nationally as a Billboard Charting musician with his bands The Social Act & The Big Parade, as a songwriter for himself or other artists, a recording artist and record producer. In his past, Ellis was the founding member of the power-pop-punk band Epicycle. He’s hosted (to capacity audiences) Beatles & Who tribute nights at The Mayne Stage Theatre in Rogers Park. And currently collaborating with Ary Jeebie in “Big Hair Big Trouble!”. For more info visit ellisclark.comARY JEEBIE is the front woman singer/songwriter for Amazing Heeby Jeebies (groovy garage rock band). Ary has shared the bill with JD McPherson, The Supersuckers, Kid Congo, The Blasters, 10,000 Maniacs, & sings with The Social Act Band. She recently appeared on The Chicago Vintage Show and is also a celebrated painter and graphics artist in her own right designing album covers. Her band has rocked Chicago since 2010. Keep your eyes peeled for Amazing Heeby Jeebies shows and their music on iTunes, Spotify and more. Currently, collaborating with Ellis Clark on “Big Hair Big Trouble!” Recording debut in 2020!
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Mon, Feb 24 - 8pm - $10
John Mead’s True Believers return for a Fat Monday full of New Orleans R&B and rock & roll--Nevilles, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Huey Smith, as well as a special set of songs by Little Feat!
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Thu, Feb 27 - 8pm - $10
The power of the drum is the thread that weaves together the vibrant tapestry that is Doum Sound. It is the foundation of the music and the inspiration for their name. Based in Chicago, the group embarks on an exploration of rhythm, rhyme, melody, and harmony. With a positive vibration expressed through their own unique style dubbed “groove roots”, the collective of musicians takes the audience on a journey of percussion heavy reggae, hip hop, rock, and global beat that has been described as a “healthy balance of psychedelic soundscapes and danceable grooves.”
City of Djinn is a duo that creates a sonic tapestry of dark, psychedelic, drone rock that draws from experimental musicvernacular as well maqam tradition.
NAXÖ fuses their Egyptian heritage with contemporary schools of sound. Their work conjures a magical fusion that weaves psychedelic waves through beats. They creates a contemporary tapestry with MENA/Middle-Eastern North African folklore music and electronic sounds. Their compositions feature transparent voices calling to resist, embedded deep within a poly-rhythmic groove. Growing up in Egypt, NAXÖ performed and produced solo aside from being in some of the finest fusion bands in clubs, theaters and festivals for a decade. Most recently, NAXÖ opened for “Hello Psychaleppo” at YallaPunk, a 3 day international festival in Philadelphia, and also opened for “City Of Djinn” at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. At Flux Factory in NYC, NAXÖ was one of the headliners for Mark for Redaction. In Chicago, NAXÖ performed at ICUQTS, a 2 day queer transcendence symposium, and Trans Art Is series of exhibitions and performances in Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and another, Trans Art Is: Crossing Borders in Andersonville Galleria, and Trans Day of Visibility 2019 in Chicago Magic Lounge. NAXÖ was featured in Chicago Zine Festival on Trans and GNC Chicago emerging artists panel, and performed at Chicago Dyke March. NAXÖ is a fusion music project where compositions are consisted of MENA/Middle-Eastern North-African folklore and classical music, particularly Egyptian using stringed instruments like Oud, Kanoon, Bouzouki, and Strings sections dancing within groovy electronic polyrhythms and bass lines, accompanied by eastern percussion like Tabla, and Duff with electronic drumming structures influenced by rock, jazz, trap-hop and psychedelic music. NAXÖ embodies intertwined aspects of surrealism, symbolism and psychedelic waves of queerness, gender fluidity, queer-migration, mental-emotional health, eroticism and post-colonialism, speaking of MENA LGBTQIA+ experiences, narratives and attributions on a wider frequency, energy and vibration. As a sound healing practitioner, gender advocate and refugee activist, queerness, multiculturalism, and intersectionality are instrumental to their practice. NAXÖ’s personal healing paths and self-inquiries have led to fantasy that inspires their complex sound. As a sensual synesthete, their voice, art, and sculptures influence the dynamics of their woven compositions.
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Fri, Feb 28 - 9pm - $10
IAMDYNAMITE is the musical duo comprised of Christopher Martin and Chris Phillips, originally from Michigan and now calling North Carolina home. IAMDYNAMITE’s albums, SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC and WASA TUSA, show the bands broad musical range from fast paced, anthemic, catchy, chanting rock, to the soft synth pop you imagine you would ride off into the sunset listening too. Both albums highlight their melodic, hook-laden songwriting skills and both deliver on all emotional fronts. IAMDYNAMITE has seen success with charting songs “Where Will We Go” and “Hey Girl” off SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC, which combined spent over 25 weeks in the Top 20 Billboard Alternative chart. Followed by “In The Summer” off WASA TUSA, debuting on the Charts as well! These being a massive accomplishment from the virtually, up to that point, unknown band out of Ann Arbor, MI. IAMDYNAMITE is now feeding off years of touring across the US and Europe. The band is poised to release multiple songs throughout 2020 and beyond. The Chris’s have been writing, recording, and performing new material, which combines the bombastic energy of SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC and the well-crafted musicality of WASA TUSA.
The Dirty Nines are a band based in Chicago that combine a folk-rock feel, vocal harmonies, driving rhythms, with a dash of psychedelic and funk.
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Sat, Feb 29 - 9pm - $12adv/$15
Sensuality, adrenaline and high energy. This is the best way to define Domino Saints, the Puerto Rican urban pop duo formed by Gigi and David, whose fresh and modern sound is has taken an important place in today's Latin music as both musical and fashion trend setters, always innovating musical styles within the Urban genre and pioneering new looks in the Latin music world. Their concept, like Domino's and Saints, represents all of Caribbean culture and their music takes their urban reggaetón and dancehall sound to a global level made for international audiences, not just Spanish speakers.
Coastal vibes with a city attitude. That’s probably the best way to describe the essence of COASTCITY. The Grammy nominated artist production duo is comprised of Jean Rodríguez and Danny Flores, two talented and multi-faceted musicians who created an avant-garde bilingual musical project known as COASTCITY. Crafting their own musical lane, both lyrically and through a fresh and innovative sound, they created a new genre and coined the term “soul caribeño” (Caribbean soul) to describe their music. COASTCITY has worked with renowned artists such as: Beyoncé, Shakira, Luis Fonsi, J Balvin, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Chris Brown, Juanes, Lele Pons, Karol G, Trey Songz, CNCO, and Yandel, amongst others.
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Tue, Mar 3 - 8pm - $10adv/$12door
Artists, activists, musicians, writers, architects, politicians, chefs, and people defying description all grace the stage at PechaKucha Night which brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, networking and fun. The PechaKucha format, where a dozen or so presenters are given 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in over 430 cities around the world. Chicago events are among the most popular, with over 300 people in attendance at each event. It's an amazing, riotous and amusing evening.
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Sat, Mar 7 - 7pm - $25 ALL AGES
Alexandr Misko is a dazzling new breed of modern fingerstyle guitarist. The 21-years-old Russian already plays concerts all over the world and has often appeared on television in his homeland and other countries.Drawing influences from the musicians who pioneered and expanded this guitar style, Misko manages to break through to new heights while never losing sight of the underlying music. He is a passionate and energetic performer who has released three solo albums. With an organic approach, Misko’s work has been viewed over 200 million times on video platforms and has amassed more than 1 million followers of his music. In 2018, Alexandr was named the “Guitarist of the Year” at the prestigious UK Guitar Show. He has played notable concerts with fingerstyle legends including Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes, Luca Stricagnoli, Thomas Leeb and many others in his global tours.Alexandr Misko is a young musician, composer and arranger from Russia, who has received world fame thanks to the Internet resource YouTube.In 2015 his video with an original tune “Guitar & Pen Tapping Song” quickly gained over a million views, which was the reason for inviting him to appear on the well-known Russian analog of an American TV talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!".In January 2017 Alexandr Misko’s video cover of Michael Jackson’s song "Billie Jean" got over 33 million views on Facebook, which was the first big step to enter the world guitar scene and allowed him to perform on the same stage at the Guitar Summit showcase in Germany with such outstanding guitar players as Jon Gomm, Guthrie Govan, Tobias Rauscher, Maneli Jamal.In December 2017 Alexandr released his second album "Beyond The Box” and the very first single from the recording (“Careless Whisper” by George Michael) gained more than 80,000,000 views within a month on Facebook and YouTube accumulated.The number of Alexandr’s subscribers on his YouTube channel is growing exponentially and now has more than 500.000 followers.Alexandr's music story is amazing and simple at the same time.He started playing the instrument at the age of 12 doing classical guitar with a private teacher for 3 years.After becoming acquainted with the modern style of guitar playing called “Fingerstyle” on the Internet, he began to learn it on his own.Since 2016 he released 3 studio albums and has been actively performing around the globe with solo shows, teaching, recording music, and in October 2018 he received the title “Guitarist of the Year” according to the noticeable UK magazine “MusicRadar".A unique style, a very musical and technical presentation, coupled with original works, make Alexandr’s music accessible to any listener. The language of his music is universal and understandable for audiences anywhere in the world.
Guitarist Peter Ciluzzi transports listeners on a journey through virtuosic, evocative compositions that tell a story without words. With a distinctive, timeless sound that is both familiar and unexpected, his music defies easy categorization and reflects a wide range of influences including jazz, rock, classical, and world music. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine (August 2018), and his acclaimed solo instrumental work has accumulated millions of views on YouTube and more than 8 million plays on Spotify.Raised in a small town in coastal Massachusetts, Ciluzzi developed an appreciation of the arts at a young age and took up guitar when he was a child. Mainly a self- taught musician, he has also studied jazz and improvisation as well as classical composition and has written a number of orchestral and electronic works in addition to his solo guitar recordings. A finalist in the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, he has toured and performed throughout the US and shared the stage with the likes of Antoine Dufour, Calum Graham and Gareth Pearson. The broad nature of his musical interests also extends into guitar design and construction; having studied lutherie with Charles Fox, he started Ciluzzi Guitars in 2006 and has displayed at a number of exhibitions including the Montreal Guitar Show.
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Tue, Mar 10 - 8pm - $10
K-Nein (Michael John Krieglstein) is an americana songwriter and musician who teaches, produces, and performs music in the Chicagoland area. His songwriting draws from his experiences in life having traveled extensively throughout the world. With deep roots in improvisational music as well as composition, K-Neinʼs songwriting blends styles and crosses genres. Joining K-Nein live is an energetic group of musicians who are both friends and music cohorts in various outfits. The band is:Michael Krieglstein - Guitar Vox; Eitan Bernstein - Keys (Family Order, Company of Thieves); Matthew Kopecky - Drums (Oblio And Arrow); Matt Augustine - Guitar (Prichard Harter); Jake Carmany - Bass Guitar (Prichard Harter).
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Thu, Mar 12 - 8pm - $18
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Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play heavy- hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school.“Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in aplace where there are more deer than people.”Still, they regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musicalchemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, andmore.After a few years apart, Reed and Young settled down in Los Angeles, recorded a shortdemo, and began playing locally. The demo found its way into the hands of super-producerJohnny K (Plain White T's, 3 Doors Down), and they cut the bulk of their first EP at NRGStudios in just one day."My favorite music is recorded that way," continues Reed. "You get in a room, plug in, andcut songs live. The energy of the recording comes directly from the physical performance,and it puts the listener into that specific time and place."This self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. They spent the rest of that year and much of the next touring in support of this release.In September 2017, Pianist Christian Wilder was added to the band’s lineup. Now a trio, thegroup headed into the studio to record their newest EP, Wasting the Meaning. Comprised ofthree cover songs, the project was conceived as a way to explore deeper into the recordingprocess and pay homage to some of their favorite songwriters.Currently, the group is hard at work recording their first full-length release. It is slated forrelease in the summer of 2018.
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Fri, Mar 13 - 9pm - $15adv/$20door
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has built its reputation the long, slow, hard way. After 12 years of playing as many as 300 shows each year, Rev. Peyton, the world’s foremost country blues finger-style picker, along with the biggest little band in the country has pieced together one of the most dedicated followings out there. This following is sure to eat up the band’s latest offering, Poor Until Payday, (the second on their own Family Owned Records label through hip Nashville indie Thirty Tigers) out October 5th, a country blues record that was made the right way — two feet on the ground and both hands getting dirty. With all the power of a freight train, the Big Damn Band is known for its live shows. Rev. Peyton delivers guitar pyrotechnics the old fashioned way — ten fingers, a 6 string and an amp cranked at full tilt. In the country blues style, he plays the bass with his thumb, while picking the lead with his fingers at the same time. When he lifts the guitar behind his head to play there’s nothing but skill and 16 gauge nickel strings to make the sounds coming out of the speakers. Beside him on stage are just two other people. His wife, “Washboard” Breezy Peyton playing with all the nuance and percussive power of a New Orleans drum line, and keeping the train moving is Max Senteney on a lean drum kit including a 5 gallon maple syrup bucket. Together they play Peyton’s wildman country blues that’s as much ZZ Top as it is Bukka White. This is real, from the heart, handmade music made by people, for people who don’t have time for BS.
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Sat, Mar 14 - 7pm - $15
Without U2 recreates the sight and sound of the legendary Irish rock band U2 in an incredible fashion, in full costumes and with authentic gear. Just like a real live U2 show, we perform extended versions of all the hits such as One, With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Mysterious Ways, New Year's Day, Desire, Pride (In the Name of Love), Beautiful Day, I Will Follow…even deep cuts not performed by the real band anymore. Our members are passionate lifelong U2 fanatics- we not settle for less than complete authenticity.
You know you LOVE THIN LIZZY! Tin Lynott is BACK!! THIN LIZZY from Ireland, led by Phil Lynott, were one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Tin Lynott digs deep into the catalogue for two sets featuring Dan Leali, Steve Doyle, Brian Wilkie, Mitch Straeffer & Ray Quinn.
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Fri, Mar 20 - 9pm - $20
The Trouble Notes are a Berlin based trio, composed of violinist Bennet Cerven, guitarist Florian Eisenschmidt and percussionist Oliver Maguire. Describing themselves as ‘Indie-Gypsy fusion’, their music is characterised by emotionally driven, instrumental ballads reflecting pan-cultural influences and blending an eclectic fusion of traditions, to create a truly unique sound; representative of their extensive travels and consequent musical development. Their music is defined as ‘music from everywhere for everyone“. The group have achieved success and wide acclaim for past releases, with their previous EP Soundtracks from the Street reaching the Top 5 in USA iTunes charts for Latin & World Music, as well as garnering 60 million+ video views on publications including Grand Masquerade, Gypsy Train and Christoph. Their new single, Lose Your Ties, is an immersive, emotionally charged and thrilling piece of music, encapsulating a melting pot of influences. This track, as with their other releases, deliberately lacks lyrics to allow the listener to create their own vision of what transpires during each song, to allow people from any corner of the world to embark on a cultural and geographical expedition. The Trouble Notes tell us more about the single…“Lose Your Ties is our story. The song is about that little voice that pops into your head while you’re sitting in front of your computer at your desk job. The one that says ‘What are you doing with your life?’ We chose to follow that voice and it took us on this wild journey. Lose Your Ties is the first of many stories we are ready to tell.” Their new album Lose Your Ties, released in February 2018, showcases a development of their expressive, incredibly diverse sound, representing the start of a new, and exciting, musical journey.
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Mon, Mar 23 - 7:30pm - $10
John Mead is a Chicago-based musician, writer, artist, and teacher. He is known for playing with many bands at Martyrs', including Great Moments In Vinyl, Coyotes, Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots, Crumbs Off The Table, and more.
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Tue, Mar 24 - 8pm - $10
Comprised of some of Chicago's top musicians, 40,000 HEADMEN performs the hits and deep - cuts of British jamband TRAFFIC! Featuring Wavy Dave Burlingame, Scott Tipping ,John Reed, Packy Lundholm, Noah Plotkin, Marty Gierczyk, Ray Quinn and special guests.
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Fri, Mar 27 - 8pm - $10
Summer Camp: On The Road brings the magic of Summer Camp Music Festival to your town. Summer Camp will be visiting multiple cities across the country searching for the best talent the area has to offer. Come out to support local artists as they play for a spot at #SCamp 20!
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Sat, Mar 28 - 9pm - $10
Summer Camp: On The Road brings the magic of Summer Camp Music Festival to your town. Summer Camp will be visiting multiple cities across the country searching for the best talent the area has to offer. Come out to support local artists as they play for a spot at #SCamp 20!
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Sat, Apr 4 - 9pm - $20
Winner of the MAMA award for best cover band and Madison Magazine’s Best Cover Band, Steely Dane is dedicated to not only faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, but to bringing an energetic live-show experience to the crowd. Fifteen of Dane County’s best jazz and rock musicians have banded together around their passion for Steely Dan music, playing in the same configuration as the Steely Dan touring band including a four-piece horn section and three background singers. Shows consist of hits and deep cuts and sometimes even complete albums and are sure to have you out of your seats singing along. “THE LARGE ENSEMBLE FILLS THE HALL WITH SOUL AND SMARTS. IT’S A BIG BAND WITH A BIG SOUND, AND IT’S DAMN NEAR PERFECT.” – JOHN ROACH, MADISON MAGAZINE. The band’s songbook includes a vast array of hits and deep cuts that Steely fans adore. Thegroup is co-led by musical directors Dave Adler and Dave Stoler, Madison musicians with a combined history of decades of professional experience, each having a deep affinity for rock and jazz music. “A SUPERGROUP OF 15 CONSUMMATE MUSICIANS PLAY THE MUSIC OF STEELY DAN AS FAITHFULLY AS POSSIBLE.” – MADISON MAGAZINE.
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Sat, May 9 - 9pm - $35
From its inception, Camilo Séptimo seemed primed to become Mexico’s preeminent psychedelic indie rock band. Founding members Manuel “Coe” Mendoza (vocals and bass), Jonathan Meléndez (keyboards), and Erik Vázquez (guitar) had each built impressive reputations in Mexico City’s vibrant indie scene before coming together in 2013 to form Camilo Séptimo.The band’s sound can be described as a fusion of melancholic dream-pop with cosmic-psychedelia.The fascinating composition structure is comprised of every element delivering in equal balance: Coe’s yearning, levitational vocals, serene yet energizing melodies from Meléndez’s synth, and Vázquez unraveling it all with sultry guitar riffs.In 2014, Camilo Séptimo premiered their first EP “Maya” at Casa de Lago to a cult following of 400. With a meteoric rise in popularity, the trio was invited to perform at the prestigious Festival Viva Latino the following year --a feat virtually unheard of among bands that are only two years from their debut.2016 marked even more astronomical achievements as they launched their 38-show “Neon Tour” across Mexico, selling out shows in iconic music venues such as Centro Cultural España , Lunario del Auditorio Nacional, and Foro Indie Rocks! . Notable performance invitations followed, including opening for the Foals at the Pepsi Center WTC and Twenty One Pilots at the Palacio de Los Deportes .Camilo Séptimo also participated in select performances in the historic Café Tacvba - Zoé tour of 2016.In 2017, the band announced the launch of their first LP “Óleos” as a joint production by Mario Miranda (Patterns) and Christian Jean (Reyno). Óleos was presented at El Plaza Condesa along with two performances at Teatro Metropolitan , selling out all three shows.That same year, the now nationally-renown indie band embarked on their first international tour that included headlining performances in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, and US cities San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.Drawing inspiration from their international tour, Camilo Séptimo’s next album “Navegantes” reflected a more polished composition that leads listeners through a myriad of celestial musical escapades. The transcendent 10-song album was a collaborative production by Mario Miranda, Camilo Séptimo, and Fer Mares, with Luis Jiménez assisting in vocal production.Camilo Séptimo returned to the Pepsi Center WTC in February 2019, this time to premiere their album Navegantes and selling out the 7,000 capacity theater. In September 2019, Camilo Séptimo over-shadowed that success with yet another phenomenal accomplishment -- selling out Mexico City’s 10,000-seat Auditorio Nacional.Camilo Séptimo’s exhilarating achievements show no sign of slowing down. With an expanded 2020 tour throughout the north and south American continents, Camilo Séptimo continues to reach new sonic heights of performance success and musical acclamation.
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