The Flesh Hungry Dog Show
On Friday, May 2nd, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show gaily continues its unorthodox mission to be the best live rock and variety show for queers and friends in Chicago. The May 2nd show features the stunningly harmonic folk rock sounds of Congress of Starlings, the boldly energetic Chick Point, and the pop punk of Minneapolis natives Hey There Cowboy. Hosted by Chicago rock impresario Gary Airedale, the show will also feature Bag of Fun prize giveaways from The Pleasure Chest, groovy movies, and DJ Mercedez Ben.
The Flesh Hungry Dog Show starts at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at Jackhammer (773-743-5772), 6406 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Time Out Chicago magazine referred to The Flesh Hungry Dog Show as an uber-inclusive, alterna-queer, mini-rock extravaganza and possibly the most diverse scene in the city.
Congress of Starlings
Known primarily for gorgeous vocal harmonies and stellar songwriting, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch do not settle for the standard folk stasis of guitar and voice. Instead they employ a wide palette of sounds and instruments from Aerin's ever-present tenor guitar to Andrea's computer generated tones. Their live show ranges from traditional acoustic folk to laptop tinged anti-folk and back again.
We are a Chicago based group of six musicians/vocalists (Ivy, Mikhail, Holly, Leala, Cheryl, Melissa, and Mai) who get together in basements and hot apartments to make music together. Our interests in music are as different as we are so there is bound to be at least one song that we do that makes you grin big. (I mean, doesn't our name, Chick Point just bring a smile to your face?) We got to know each other by taking classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Square where all of us played in a women's rock ensemble which was born again by the one and only Shelley Miller. A few of us continue to play in that group today. We still had a lot of rock pent up inside us, and hence, the formation of Chick Point where we have an outlet to shake our stuff, get our spank on, and oh yeah, bring you the rock!!!
Hey There Cowboy
HEY THERE COWBOY formed in May of 2007. Lisa Ganser and Justin Cowboy were in the band Central Standard, which had just disbanded the month before. Eric Frame was interested in bringing a style influenced by his alt country, classic rock and folk background (while staying in well established FGAFJAL). Guitarist Zach McNulty (who plays in 5 bands) was interested in being in a band where he could play guitar rather than drums. Zach had a specific sound in mind, and he was looking for an outlet for the melodies in his head (medications weren't helping). Once they started playing together, Eric and Zach had a great rapport and took turns with chords, lead, and intricate guitar parts. Rounding out the lineup is Antoine Cowboy on bass. Hey There Cowboy has toured the Pacific NW and played Queeruption in Vancouver BC, Canada. Theyve also played at Queer Fest Midwest and Ladyfest in October 2007. Hey There Cowboys new songs in have a very listener friendly pop/punk crossover classic rock sound. Hey There Cowboy has plans for a full length recording at the Zombie House in May 2008, and a tour after that.
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|