Chistmas With The Crawfords
For our final event of 2009, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show presents our third annual Christmas With The Crawfords. This holiday extravaganza features Chicagos favorite party band The Joans, rakish and urbane rockers The Handcuffs, and the loveable and lo-fi Blue Ribbon Glee Club. Chicago rock impresario Gary Airedale hosts, DJ spins before and between the bands. The show will also feature Bag of Fun prize giveaways from The Pleasure Chest, groovy movies, and special guest performers from Girlie-Q Burlesque.
The Flesh Hungry Dog Show starts at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4th, 2009 at Jackhammer (773-743-5772), 6406 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Jackhammer is a 21+ venue. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door, or online at www.fleshhungrydog.com.
The mission of The Flesh Hungry Dog Show is to bring live rock and related musical forms to Chicago's gay community, and to provide a fun, alternative venue for bands with GLBT content and members, and bands that are GLBT supportive.
More information is available at www.fleshhungrydog.com
The Joans combine a sleek, new wave sensibility, a 60s garage rock sound and a style that combines street smart grit and old fashioned glamour to create their own Tough Dame rock genre. Formed in 2007, The Joans consist of Davy, Taylor, Jennifer, Aaron, Steve and Ed who not only share the same last name (Joans), but their love of entertaining their devoted fans, much like their muse, Joan Crawford. The Joans rock, and they do it with style.
The Joans were recently featured on WXRTs Local Anesthetic Show, and their press ranges from the Chicago Tribune to the cover of Nightspots Magazine. They have racked up multiple appearances at The Flesh Hungry Dog Show, The Spot, Ronnys, The Note, the Red Line Tap, The Empty Bottle, The Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, MI headlining their New Years Eve gala, The Music Box Theatre, the TPAN Aware Affair benefit gala, Folsom Street Fair 2008 (San Francisco), Chicago Pridefest, and opened for Cyndi Lauper at Milwaukee Pridefest 2009. The video for their single Mad at the Dirt was recently accepted by the Logo Network and the REELING Film Festival.
The Handcuffs embody the spirit of rock music's uninhibited, sexy and overbearing appeal. A perfect blend of style and energy. They do not sound like anyone else, but at the same time they seem very familiar. They are influenced by everything good that sells and anything good that doesn't. Rock music is loud (not just in volume, but in its nature), pompous and fun - and The Handcuffs embrace every reckless minute of it.
Chloe F. Orwell, the designated blonde of the duo, is the lead singer whose stage presence and vocal stylings ooze sex and scorch and rock and roll. She can slide from a corduroy growl to a shimmering silky sigh in a Detroit second. Brad Elvis, the other half of The Handcuffs, is a black-haired, four-handed drummer whose manic-panic style paints a 747 jet rhythm to every Handcuffs tune. Their potent creative chemistry earned the duo praise from fans and critics alike for their musicianship and showmanship plus accolades in the mainstream and alternative press throughout the world, including the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Columbus Dispatch, Illinois Entertainer, The Herald-Review, The Big Takeover, Punk Planet, Amplifier, Sound Affects (Sweden), Jem (Japan), Mojo (U.K), Bucketfull of Brains (U.K.) and countless others.
Blue Ribbon Glee Club
The Blue Ribbon Glee Club is likely the first punk rock glee club in the entire universe ever. We pick songs from the expanded punk rock lexicon and reinterpret the music with our mouths (or sing them). The word punk has a lot of meanings. For our purposes, punk describes our presence as a 30-voice choir in the Chicago music community, the music we sing, and our Do-It-Yourself philosophy. Basically, to us, punk means a couple dozen friends hanging out and singing songs having as much fun as we can.
...its a testament to the Glee Clubs high-energy set that such elevated volume could radiate strictly through impassioned voices, save for a few tambourines. Its an identifiable trait that makes this cover band so original. Venus Zine
The overall effect is akin to having a troop of carolers show up at your door singing songs you actually like. Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader
Call it novelty, call it performance art, call it straight-up musical theater, The Blue Ribbon Glee Club is the most fun Chicago goofball collective this side of Mucca Pazza. NewCity
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60623
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|