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Black Pumas w/ Los Coast

July 18, 2019

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Sometimes, a mystical, life-changing connection can be closer than you think.

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Adriel Denae // Elle Winston

July 24, 2019

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*Adriel Denae* grew up in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago and is creating a life of exploration through music. Her childhood was spent a few blocks from the Green Mill Lounge, Aragon Ballroom and Uptown Theater and within a philanthropic, musical family and community. Gospel, jazz, folk, blues and the sounds of a uniquely diverse neighborhood permeated her surroundings and pointed her sensibilities towards timelessness and mystery.

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Murder By Death

July 25, 2019

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*Join us for an entire evening of Murder By Death!!*

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Legendary Shack Shakers // Wood Chickens

July 26, 2019

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*The Legendary Shack Shakers*’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

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Rev. Sekou

July 30, 2019

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Rev. Osagyefo (oh-sah-GG-fo) Uhuru (ooh-WHO-roo) Sekou (SAY-koo). Noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta. *Rev. Sekou*'s music is an unique combination of North Mississippi Hill Country Music, Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul and Pentecostal steel guitar. In May 2017, he released "In Times Like These” produced the six-time Grammy nominated North Mississippi Allstars. AFROPUNK heralded the ”deep bone-marrow-level conviction” of his first album, “The Revolution Has Come”. The single, “We Comin'”--was named the new anthem for the modern Civil Rights movement by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A consummate entertainer, Paste Studio celebrated his barn-burning performance saying: "Rev. Sekou delivers the spiritual performance we need now."

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LowDown Brass Band

July 31, 2019

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*LowDown Brass Band* (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.

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Lost Lakes // Josh Harty

August 09, 2019

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Join us to help raise funds for our roof with Lost Lakes and Josh Harty on Friday, August 9th!! We'll even bring the grill out like old times!

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Mason Jennings // Nickel&Rose (Wednesday Show)

August 14, 2019

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When *Mason Jennings* started writing songs for his new record, Songs From When We Met, he was in a setting he had never written in before. "I was living out at a farm for a month and walking through some old woods on the property every day. There was a river. And each day an owl would come find me, and then perch above me, day or night. I saw lots of snakes. Songs just came to me there. They were coming in so fast they just about took my head off. It was unlike anything I’ve experienced before,” recalls Jennings. In Native American animal medicine snakes symbolize rebirth, owls symbolize seeing what others cannot and turning darkness into light. Both are themes throughout the album and the music has a clear hopeful feeling.

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Mason Jennings // Nickel&Rose (Thursday Show)

August 15, 2019

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When *Mason Jennings* started writing songs for his new record, Songs From When We Met, he was in a setting he had never written in before. "I was living out at a farm for a month and walking through some old woods on the property every day. There was a river. And each day an owl would come find me, and then perch above me, day or night. I saw lots of snakes. Songs just came to me there. They were coming in so fast they just about took my head off. It was unlike anything I’ve experienced before,” recalls Jennings. In Native American animal medicine snakes symbolize rebirth, owls symbolize seeing what others cannot and turning darkness into light. Both are themes throughout the album and the music has a clear hopeful feeling.

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Abby Jeanne // Saebra & Carlyle

August 21, 2019

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I (*Abby Jeanne*) am just a product of a haunted jukebox and the golden heart degenerates. Nothing beats writing the narrative for the cosmic radio and thriving off of the lust for life. Dreams, schemes and traveling the world. It’s Rock N’ Roll for the dreamers soul. Every note feels like a sanctified connection echoing into the chambers of heart ache and passion. My spirit is made from the fire of rebellion, and the desire to spread it wild. Tho my character may translate as a one with rigid strength and angst, in truth it is just the golden armor of a powerful woman who fights fear with courage head on. Love is the key and music is my language. With this tool I hope to heal and translate the traumas of our lives.

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Bravo // Kainalu

August 28, 2019

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In his own words, *Bravo*’s goal is to use music to “positively impact as many lives as possible”. A singer his entire life, music became the focal point of his story as he began writing original songs in his college dorm. These songs became Bravo’s way to shine his light on the world and learn more about himself along the way. The positive response to Bravo’s debut EP “Bravo Blvd.” led to a sold out first headline show and a growing fanbase that he says inspires him more than anything to keep pushing forward.

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Diane Coffee // Modern Vices

September 04, 2019

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The ever-evolving spectacle that is *Diane Coffee* -- the gender and genre-bending alter ego of Shaun Fleming -- returns with Internet Arms, a swan dive into a lush, digital glam wonderland.

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Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow // BingBong

September 11, 2019

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*Brett Newski* has certainly kicked his own ass over the past 6 years, touring infinitely (mostly alone) and wandering down the rabbit hole of anxiety, depression, and wallowing self-doubt. All of these negatives have blossomed into positive creative energy on his third LP.

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Hatchie w/ Orchin

September 13, 2019

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On her debut EP Sugar & Spice, *Hatchie* delivered the sonic equivalent of falling deliriously in love: a sustained rush of feeling, rendered in swoony melodies and gauzy guitar tones and endlessly hypnotic layers of sound. Now, with her full-length debut Keepsake, the Australian singer/songwriter tries on countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling.

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Rare Element

September 18, 2019

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The new Madison, Wisconsin based horn band, RARE ELEMENT[https://rareelementfunk.com/] performs high-energy instrumental funk music in a truly unique manner. The band’s highly talented roster coupled with it’s creative and intricate arrangements make Rare Element a must-see act.

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Strand of Oaks // Frankie Lee

September 19, 2019

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Writer-producer Timothy Showalter has always used the highs and lows of his own life as the source material for his gut punching rock songs. Each of his experiences examined, mediated on and crafted into confessional albums for the world to share. The therapeutic experience of making art this way was often short lived, leading Showalter to bouts of depression and after 2017’s Hard Love, he found himself spent. Empty and determined that he would never write songs again, dark thoughts crept in and Showalter, concerned for his own well-being decided to go on a spiritual pilgrimage – to the Jersey Shore.

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Damien Jurado

September 24, 2019

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Spend any amount of time with *Damien Jurado* and he's going to talk with you about movies. Speaking about the films that influenced his 14th album, the solitary masterwork In the Shape of a Storm, Jurado tosses out a list of favorites. American Graffiti, Paris, Texas, The Last Picture Show, films in which settings serve as silent, omniscient characters. But inquire about the curious way he writes songs, the hazy manner by which he seems to channel them from beyond the beyond, and the cinematic reference point he reaches for is a surprising one. You ever see that movie Ghost? Whoopi Goldberg's character, Oda Mae Brown thats who I am. These spirits are showing up at her door, jumping into her body. That's how I feel. I don't know whats coming out of meI just show up and deliver it.

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River Glen // Travis Agnew

September 25, 2019

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"His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." -Julien's Journal

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Wilder Maker // LASKA

October 02, 2019

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Multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Birnbaum grew up in a family of musicians, playing with blocks under the piano while his older brother practiced Chopin, begging for his parents to spin Paul Simon’s Graceland on the record player one more time before bed. After years exploring jazz and free improvisation on saxophone, he began experimenting with songwriting and home recording, eventually moving to Brooklyn, NY from Boston to pursue music further, joining Ethiopian ensemble Debo Band and playing with artists as diverse as Sharon Van Etten, Dina El Wedidi, Mutual Benefit, Khaira Arby, Katie Von Schleicher, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Will Stratton, & Ancient Ocean.

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The Flat Five

October 09, 2019

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*The Flat Five* is a Chicago-based* *pop vocal super-group — *Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall* — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together. For the mother-effing fun of it.