The Flesh Hungry Dog Show--Special Edition
On Friday, October 2, 2009, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show brings Matt Alber and The Aluminum Group to the stage. The Flesh Hungry Dog Show constantly strives to push the GLBT entertainment option envelope by bringing the best underground, contemporary musicians and performers to a primarily GLBT, yet diverse audience at Jackhammer in Chicago.
"An uber-inclusive, alterna-queer, mini-rock extravaganza and Possibly the most diverse scene in the city. --Time Out Chicago
"one of the musical underground's most vibrant and diverse club nights"--Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times
Matt Alber blends extraordinary, emotional nuance with impeccable vocal range and style. Following a tenure with the San Francisco-based classical ensemble, Chanticleer, winning two Grammy Awards,Matt turned his attention to contemporary projects. In 2004 Alber released a self-produced album of experimental songs calledNonchalant with co-producer/writer Jeff Crerie at Utmosis in San Francisco. The duo became fast friends capturing the sounds of neighboring wind-chimes and borrowing banjo players from the park to create their neo art-songs on Macintosh computers. Within months Alber was signed by Tommy Boy as the first artist to their new imprint, Silver Label,and immediately began work refining his independent release into the full-length, Hide Nothing. The album is resplendent with glitchy-orchestral romance (End of the World, Fieldtrip Buddy) and delves deep into the mystic (Rivers & Tides, Beotia) including an intimate re-telling of Imogen Heap'sHide & Seek. Alber's unfailing voice threads these songs together with a constant airy nuance close to the ears (and heart.) Many fans have come to know Matt through the achingly romantic 1960s themed video of End of the World.
The Aluminum Group
Named in honor of a line of furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames, Chicago-based chamber-pop outfit the Aluminum Group is led by brothers John and Frank Navin. These early contributors to the Wicker Park music scene first surfaced in 1983 as members of the hardcore band Women in Love. Eventually their secret affection for the buoyant music of the Carpenters and Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 surfaced when the Navin brothers formed the Aluminum Group, stubbornly crafting their own singular brand of lushly orchestrated pop long before the genre became newly 're-fashionable' during the mid-1990s. Besides composing and recording their own music, the Navins have begun making short films to accompany their music, available on their website: www.thealuminumgroup.net
More info at www.fleshhungrydog.com
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60623
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|