Sarah & The Crosscuts, The Tornaparts
3420 W. Grace St
Chicago, IL, 60618
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Northern Magnolia comes to you from the concrete canyons of Chicago, IL. The band formed like a happy accident, as brothers Dave and Tony Piscotti’s previous band was winding to a halt. Taking its helm, Rory Miller responded to the Piscotti’s call for an original and unique songwriter. Rory had just returned to her native Chicago after honing her music in Florida. Getting back to her roots, Rory recruited her first bass player and longtime friend, Jerry Rinard. The four fell into place like the pieces of a puzzle.
Rory belts out powerful, confident vocals over the driving rhythm of her percussive guitar. While Tony weaves melodic, tuneful, and twang-filled tapestries on his telecaster, Dave adds dynamic snap behind the kit. The quartet is rounded out by Jerry Rinard with his in-the-pocket bass groove and complimentary backing vocals. The group plays with spontaneous maturity as Rory keeps listeners wondering what turn her melodies will take next. Northern Magnolia’s growing audience is drawn to the band’s exploration of musical territory staked out by Whiskeytown, Neko Case, Patty Griffin, Buddy and Judy Miller, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Their debut album Dreams To Reckon With started out as one day in the recording studio with the goal of quickly tracking three demo songs completely live in March of 2011. That simple task subsequently morphed into a labor of love as they tracked and produced additional songs—cohesively rounding out the band's auspicious full-length offering. Dreams To Reckon With will be available for widespread release on 9/25/12, but you can get it first at the Abbey Pub on September 21st.
Sarah & The Crosscuts
Sarah Holtschlag’s songs are an uppercut as much as a french kiss. From fightin and truckin songs to woebegone lullabies about forget-you-not low-flying birds, her sounds charm as well as haunt, tilt as well as persuade.
In the growing up times, Sarah lived in the foothills of factory towers in mid-Michigan. There she learnt to play the singing saw (a 26″ stainless steel blade from ace hardware).
The Crosscuts are:
Chad Harrington (bass)
Josh Lerner (guitar)
Benjamin Miranda (drums).
Sarah Holtschlag's songs are an uppercut as much as a french kiss. From fightin and truckin songs to woebegone lullabies about forget-you-not low-flying birds, her sounds charm as well as haunt, tilt as well as persuade.
In the growing up times, Sarah lived in the foothills of factory towers in mid-Michigan. There she learnt to play the singing saw (a 26" stainless steel blade from ace hardware). Band members Brian Tillman, Scott Schaafsma, Quinn Tsan, Thom Des Enfants lend their hardware.
-Ferris Dayton, Chicago music critic
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/sarahholtschlag#ixzz0zXbQoQd4
The Tornaparts is a four-piece Chicago band whose country-rock sound brings to mind greats such as Tom Petty to the The Old 97s. Veterans Tim and Jason Bennett (Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash), Nick Ross and Dave Thomas (Second Hand Poets) play roots-rock with a simplicity and heart that grabs your attention and keeps you sticking for one more round…and one more song.
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