The Embraceables

The Embraceables

The Embraceables are a soulful pop sextet that turn fans into addicts with catchy melodies, fresh grooves, juicy harmonies, and volcanic stage presence.

The Claudettes

The White Stripes and Black Keys rock the blues with a guitar attack. Like the Bad Plus, the Claudettes brandish a piano instead. But the Claudettes have created their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz—like Ray Charles on a punk kick.

Imagine an amped-up piano hybrid of Otis Spann, Vince Guaraldi, Ray Charles and Mose Allison, joined by a jolly madman of a drummer and conducted in gonzo fashion by Raymond Scott. File under: post-burlesque? Neo-vaudeville? Cosmic cartoon music? You've never seen a piano-drums duo like this.

In addition to touring internationally and recording six albums with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, pianist Johnny Iguana has played live or recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Lil’ Ed, Carey Bell, Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, John Primer, Billy Branch, Carlos Johnson, Sugar Blue, Dave Myers, Eddie Shaw and more. He has played on Grammy-nominated albums with Junior Wells and Chicago Blues: A Living History, has performed everywhere from Beirut to Buenos Aires to the Montreux Jazz Festival and has had strange musical encounters with Van Morrison and Jeff Healey that he'd love to tell you about.

Drummer Michael Caskey (a.k.a. Bunny Patootie) graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University's school of music. He has played with everyone from Koko Taylor to Chuck Mangione to Marvin Hamlisch to John Sinclair. A Downbeat magazine award winner and five-time Detroit Music Awards recipient, he currently plays with Balkan fusion band Eastern Blok and teaches Music and Rhythm in Dance at Columbia College in Chicago. Michael has performed all across the U.S. and in France, Poland, Germany, Denmark and other countries.

Nigerian-American singer/dancer Yana now accompanies the band on tour, managing their stage, reading Claudette's announcements and entertaining their crowds along with the musicians.

The Cell Phones

We are a three-piece that formed in Chicago in 2008 and have since been playing various venues in the city proper. Our live performance is honest and straightforward; where excess vocals and effects lack we make up for in technicality and intensity. Most of our influences draw from 60's and 80's rock, but our sound lies on a foundation of Metal, Punk and New Wave; all of which Ryan and Justin have been experimenting with since middle-school. Lindsey on the other hand provides a dramatic pop element that brings accessibility to the overall sound, striking an essential contrast that most noise and grind bands tend to neglect. We aspire to be the wealthiest band in the world and one day perform on the Moon, no joke.

$8.00 - $10.00

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The Embraceables with The Claudettes, The Cell Phones

Friday, May 3 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at The Hideout

Tickets Available at the Door