The Flesh Hungry Dog Show
"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
On Friday, February 5th, 2010, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show presents 3 of Chicago's most exciting singer-songwriters. Katie Todd headlines, with Dylan Rice and Jen Porter rounding out the bill. DJ Sky spins between the bands, and Chicago rock impresario Gary Airedale hosts. Special guests from Girlie-Q Burlesque will titillate and amaze!
Lauded by itunes.com as having one of the top buzz bands in the country, Katie Todd claimed a spot as the website's artist of the week, earning over 300,000 downloads for the single, "Face Down." Katie has shared the stage with Jewel, Kenny Loggins, The Wallflowers and Pete Yorn to name a few, and has performed in front of packed audiences at venues and festivals such as House Of Blues and Lollapalooza. Many of her songs have been featured in films. "Leave" in "Chasing The Green," starring Jeremy London, "The Polite" in the "The Mini," and "In And Around" in "Other People's Parties," a Sundance finalist. This song was also picked by National Geographic to be the theme song for their "Go Green" campaign.
There are few singers in today's multitudes of rock acts with a voice as distinctive, layered, and emotionally exposed as Chicago's Dylan Rice. Growing up an outsider in the blue laws of Utah, Dylan overcame his Episcopalian choir-boy desolation by clinging to his Fender Strat and reveling in the moody Brit-pop of crooners like Morrissey, Dave Gahan, and Peter Murphy. The release of his debut "Wandering Eyes captured critical praise in local and national media, making The Advocate's "Top 10 Indie CD's" list and winning an Outmusic Award for "Best Debut Recording." Dylan eventually caught the attention of Columbia Records, which chose his song "The Lie" for the "Music With A Twist: Revolutions" (2007) compilation, alongside The Gossip, Sarah Bettens, and Ivri Lider.
Riding on the creative momentum of "Wandering Eyes," Dylan has teamed up again with producer Blaise Barton (Bob Dylan, Liz Phair) for the follow-up CD, "Electric Grids & Concrete Towers," (2009) recorded over a 3 year period at Joyride Studios in Chicago. Featuring collaborations with Wilco's John Stirratt ("Motel Daughters"), Polish jazz chanteuse Grazyna Auguscik ("Eggshells & Landmines"), Northwestern-trained guitarist Dave Mendez, and jazz-inflected drummer Larry Brown, "Electric Grids & Concrete Towers" traverses a range of literal and emotional landscapes: from the gay underground in Papal Rome...to tragicomic laundry workers in an Interstate 80 Nevada motel.
Jen Porter is an acclaimed Chicago singer, songwriter, entertainer, and a daughter to a preacher and Girl Scout leader. Growing up with parents who inspired people in the pews and around the campfire, Jen has stoked a fire in the bellies of thousands of fans with her irreverence, passion, and strong smoky voice. She's been voted Chicago's favorite local musician by readers of the Chicago Free Press. Critics often compare her live-show energy to that of Janis Joplin, her piano style and voice to Natalie Merchant, and the intensity of her song-writing to Fiona Apple.
"Closer to the Surface", Jen's fourth album, is a significant step on her musical journey. For this fourth effort, she brought on Grammy-nominated producer, Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter Records. Steinmetz discovered her during a gig at Chicago's Underground Wonder Bar and asked her to be part of his Acoustic Chicago, a compilation of the city's finest musicians. Steinmetz has an impressive 20-year track record that includes work with Kanye West, Jay Z, Feist, Tori Amos, Kiss, and Smashing Pumpkins, to name a few. "Jen Porter is a powerful performer who can bring down the house with her high energy," he says.
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60623
|Minimum Age: 21|
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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