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!
Check back with us Monday for you weekday list.
Chicago reggae crew Akasha are dropping a mixtape tribute to Gregory Isaacs entitled “The Cool Ruler Overture” with a very special show at The Hideout tomorrow, July 22nd. Joining them for the evening will be JT & the Clouds and DJ RC. Show starts at 10pm, is 21+ and will cost you $10 Preview the mixtape on Akasha’s website
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.