May 21, 2016 at The Beat Lounge At Second City in Chicago.
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Rebel Soul Revival
Rebel Soul Revival is a modern take on some age old ideas. Matt Keen is a rocker at heart and has finally formed a band that matches his nature in every way. From soulful, southern rock, with a grit and kick that would rival early Skynyrd and Allman Brothers Band to classic reggae and R&B. Keen brings an intensity that skews the lines between classic and current. This band truly can do it all and prides themselves on a progressive approach to music without forgetting their roots.
THE TYME MACHINES
The Tyme Machines are a Chicago based, pop-rock band that prides itself on writing and performing infectious, quirky rock originals. Their sophomore EP, Straight Club Bangers (follow up to debut EP, Super Club Serenades) features 5 songs depicting the lighter side of life in Wisconsin. Tunes such as “My Bowling Team” and “1986 Gym Shorts” were inspired by front man, Bryan Adamick’s (or stage persona “Rod Stiffski”) years living in Wisconsin and observing local slang and tradition. Joined by Burt Burberson, Conrad Baine and Chet “Ego” Bratski, the band is also known for sharing its versions of awkward 1980’s and 90’s covers that you probably never wanted to hear again. Think… “She Drives Me Crazy”
by the Fine Young Cannibals! Don’t miss them the
next time they play at your local establishment!
Liz Chidester, originally from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago by train in the winter of 2013. Since then, she has become involved in the Chicago music scene, performing in various venues, variety showcases, and festivals across Chicago. Liz released her debut album “People Pumping Pedals” in 2014 under the Chicago Acoustic Underground’s label CAU Dog Records. She released the acoustic EP “Otter Hill” in 2015, and is currently working on an EP “Progress Into Simplicity” set to be released in summer 2016. Liz’s music is featured on Pandora and Spotify, and can be purchased on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, or Bandcamp. Liz has also immersed herself into the Chicago theatre scene, understudying ‘Mash’ in Sideshow Theatre Company’s STUPID F**KING BIRD at the Victory Gardens Theatre and ‘June Carter Cash’ in Mercury Theater’s RING OF FIRE. She recently recieved critical acclaim for her performance as ‘Laura’ in Refuge Theatre Project’s HIGH FIDELITYLiz was nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Chicago Music Awards 2015 and was a Midwest Finalist in NPR’s NewSong Songwriting Compeition 2014.Before moving to Chicago, Liz was entertaining around the world as a lounge singer on Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line.Liz Chidester is a classically trained singer, and a graduate of the School of Music at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
Wave Goodbye is a three piece band. All members of the band were born and raised in Chicago, IL. Although Jonathan (drummer) and Ivi (guitar & vocals) have been in bands prior to wave goodbye, it wasn’t until Jorge joined, that the band was created. Since early 2014 wave goodbye has been playing through Chicago surrounding areas. With a mixture of soft rock, punk rock, reggae and metal, they have been placing their stamp in the Chicago music scene.
New Oceans fights clinical boredom with noise-heavy depression rock.
WASTE started up in 2014 as a two piece act with the desire to play old school influenced original rock. with influences the likes of the Ramones ,70’s hard rock and glam, the Germs and the Stooges. Since then they have been playing in Chicago and the mid west spewing their brand of trashy garage rock to the new generation. founding members are Ray James ( the Baby Shakers, Stoned Walls, Long John Thomas and The Duffs, the Neanderthals and Tomorrows Caveman). Brandon Miller (Shadow Casket,Memories Black, American Griff). Dale Meiners ( Wesley Willis, Spring’as Sonic Droogies aka SSD). Catch WASTE if you Can!
The Oh Yeahs:
One Set, 9:30pm.
‘The Oh Yeahs,’ is an acoustic group featuring three of Chicago’s top vocalists and multi-instrumentalists: Leslie Beukelman, Allison Orobia, and Sarah Marie Young. Each of these women has a diverse musical background, but they all have one thing in common: they love to make music and sing together, and it shows. ‘The Oh Yeahs’ sing and play a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash!
The Joe Policastro Trio:
One Set, 11pm.
Joe Policastro (double bass):
Joe Policastro is a Chicago-based jazz double bassist. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, he spent time performing in Europe and settled in Chicago in early 2003. He is an in-demand bassist for vocalists, combos, and big bands alike. Joe is also active as a writer/arranger, and he leads and participates in a number of successful jazz projects.
Mikel Avery (drums):
Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist MIKEL PATRICK AVERY has been active within the Chicago art scene since moving to the area 8 years ago. Established as a jazz drummer, he is commonly recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that often involves the use of unconventional “non-musical” objects. Mikel is also a dedicated composer, photographer, producer and educator. In recent years, he has become an integral voice in Rob Mazurek’s Moon Cycles, Joshua Abrams’s Natural Information Society, The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and Theaster Gates’s Black Monks of Mississippi. He also leads several of his own projects including 1/2 Size Piano Trio, Mikel Patrick Avery *PLAY*, and a new conceptual dance company co-led with artist Amanda Avery called The Something Beautiful Movement Orchestra. Mikel has performed at the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Documenta 13 (in Kassel Germany), Kepler Studio (Berlin), Guelph Jazz Festival, White Cube (London), MCA Chicago, and he has given a performance for President Barack Obama.
Dave Miller (guitar):
Combining major stints in both New York City and Chicago and numerous tours abroad, DAVE MILLER has cultivated a truly unique, exciting, and inviting approach to songwriting, jazz improvisation, and the guitar. Along with experimental band Algernon (Cuneiform Records) and his own Old Door Phantoms (ears&eyes records), he has maintained a role in many collaborative bands such as noisy avant gardeists, blink. (Thirsty Ear Recordings) and has served as a consummate sideman to such luminaries as jazz songwriter, Patricia Barber (Blue Note Records), John Wojciechowski, John McNeil, and Brazilian composer, Clarice Assad, with whom he served as an artist in residence for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Other career highlights include an album collaboration with legendary reggae producer, The Scientist and numerous appearances at the Chicago Jazz Festival.