Sat, Dec 28 - 9pm - $10


Rivals of the Peacemaker

 Sometimes the creative process sucks, and no one knows that more than really creative artists. Just ask Alex Watson, the artistic force behind Chicago’s dark folk quintet, Rivals of the Peacemaker and musical partner Billy Watson.For starters, these two will be the first to tell you that they may have shared a home and a dog, but they don’t share a record collection. It would be easy enough to say that they’ve worked both of their proclivities (him: metal and alt rock; her: folk and classic country) into the sweet but insistent and insurgent Americana of Rivals of the Peacemaker, but that would be selling short a more intricate reality – it’s fucking hard to make music, get laid and pay the mortgage all with the same person.


Falldown is a band of Chicago musicians from a wide range of backgrounds who have performed together for years in many different groups. Individually, these band members have performed on major stages all across the country with a variety of musical acts. A mutual interest in alt/country and rock'n'roll has now brought this unique crew together to write and perform original music. The Falldown EP, the band's first studio record, was released in November 2012 and has been featured on college radio and WXRT Chicago's Local Anesthetic. The band continues to play to a diverse range of audiences in 2013 and has plans to record new music before the year is over.

Elisa Grace & Adam Levy

 Elisa Grace & Adam LevyElisa Grace is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter whose musical style is most influenced by 70s radio, country, rock and blues, lending to her unique Country/Americana sound. Her debut album 'Soul To Keep' was produced by Grammy-nominated Jamie Candiloro (R.E.M/Willie Nelson/The Eagles/Ryan Adams) and will be released on Nine North Records in early 2014. With fans in nearly 50 countries, Elisa’s roots in American music and traditions are appealing to listeners throughout the world. She is currently working on an EP with Adam Levy and the two began performing together in November.Adam Levy is best known for his 2000-2007 tenure as the featured guitarist in Norah Jones' Handsome Band. He played on her breakout 2002 'Come Away with Me,' her follow-ups 'Feels Like Home' and 'Not Too Late.' Other performance and recording credits include work with Rosanne Cash, Tracy Chapman, Amos Lee, Lisa Loeb, and M. Ward. In addition to Levy's skills as a player, he is a gifted songwriter. He penned "In the Morning" for Jones, and other artists have recorded his songs as well. There's no doubt, though, that the best way to hear Levy's folk/pop/blues gems is straight from the source. His latest solo album is 'Portuguese Subtitles.

Price: $10