The Flesh Hungry Dog Show
On Friday, June 6th, 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 June 6th show features two Flesh Hungry Dog Show crowd favorites. Fresh, energetic, and buoyed by the recent release of their debut CD, Cobalt & the Hired Guns shares the bill with Chicago lounge-rock institution Bric-a-Brac, and newcomers to the FHD Show, The Gwen Mitchell Experiment. 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 Sky.
The Flesh Hungry Dog Show starts at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6th, 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.
Cobalt and the Hired Guns
Cobalt & the Hired Guns is Chicago's most enthusiastic, genre-fusing, syncopated rock-pop show to hit your face ever. This band is about love and guts, about energy and emotion, about smiling. Leave the drama at the door and come have some fun.
The definition of Bric-a-Brac is "miscellaneous curios" and true to their name, Bric-a-Brac covers the world of little known songs found on thrift store records and B-sides of singles giving them a fresh sound for today's NOW audience. Rock, folk, pop and lounge are blended into a velvety sonic soundscape using a variety of instruments including violin, vibes, and vocal harmonies to create what 60's poet icon Rod McKuen called 'an amazingly large sound'. Bric-a-Brac has been heard on NPR's This American Life and has performed at such diverse venues as the Park West, Old Town School of Folk Music, North Shore lawn parties, Southern Illinois weddings and smoky saloons. 2008 marks Bric-a-Bracs 10th year of performing.
Gwen Mitchell Experiment
WARNING: Gwen Mitchell Experiment is the most inventive music you have never heard before! Gwen and her band are an original jazz-infused sound emerging in Chicago after years of having built a strong foundation touring throughout the Midwest. Choosing to lay roots in this musically rich region, new audiences are already receiving them with as much enthusiasm as they bring to each show. Their quirky performances lead people through cabaret to fusion with humor and intellect and this, blended with an air of whimsy has earned them an addicted following so early in their career. The band's lyrical approach to God, culture, and self does not overshadow the physical humor and refreshingly open stage presence that they bring to their audiences. In short, they infuse the drama with laughter and the silly with sensibility. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting.
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|