Free shows, much loved locals and badass school of rock chicks make up our weekend line up- get out there and enjoy your music metropolis, Chicagoans!
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In support of his forthcoming debut LP, Photographs, on New West Records, country wunderkind Robert Ellis will be playing Chicago two nights in a row with the Old 97’s at the revered Lincoln Hall. Music fans 21 and up can catch Ellis tonight and tomorrow at 8pm for $25.
In classic LP fashion, Photographs is split into an A and B-side, with the former playing out folksy, heart-on-his-sleeve bluegrass ballads and the latter showing off his full band country sound.
Ellis answered a few questions for us about Photographs, what inspires him musically and who he’d like to team up with for a duet.
Fresh from the studio, Chicagoans Empire State Express are spending some time in Chicago’s venues before dropping their newest single, “Revolving Doors”.
Forming in 2009, Mat Koehler, Jesse Woelfel and Mike Bruder headed the band’s initial line-up along with Chris Steele, back when their sound was more focused around old school rock n’ roll and rockabilly. A few years later the band still holds onto that sound somewhat, though the line-up has changed to feature Tim O’Donnell on the bass, Derrick Martens on drums, while Chris continues to do his thing with the microphone and guitar.
Since the band is playing Double Door later tonight, we thought we’d share an interview the three did with us this past week. Keep reading to learn more about the music Empire State Express makes, the things that influence them and what they’re plans are for the coming year.
Chicago avant pop duo The Loneliest Monk is releasing their single “Hiding Places” on 7″ red vinyl via Kilo Records. The record release show is tomorrow night at Reggie’s Rock Club and features special guests Stephen Paul Smoker and Flying Cars (Brooklyn, NY). All advanced ticket purchases include the 7″ Vinyl plus a bonus photo booklet from IshootRockstars.
Keep Reading to Check Out an Interview with Michelle from The Loneliest Monk
Hey Chicago, be sure to check back with us on Thursday for your weekend in shows.