Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith

Merging '90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots, Caroline Smith's new music has settled comfortably into a new backdrop as she takes a step from girl to woman. Half About Being a Woman is a record about self-acceptance and growing into yourself; it's about going back to the roots of 'feel-good' music. "I wanted to find my way back to the reason why I started playing music in the first place," says Smith. "Over the last year I began to embrace that being a strong, confident, opinionated woman is something to be proud of, not subdued. I have to embrace where my roots are and stay true to who I am: an unabashed fan of 90's R&B, pop, and neo-soul."

While some might be surprised by the transition, the truth is that Caroline has never stopped evolving. From folky beginnings and an indie rock second album, she has been consistently pushing herself to new heights. With soaring vocals and catchy melodies at the heart of all three albums, Caroline is settling into a sound that feels more like home. "I feel I've finally created something that is a nod to some of my favorite records while being able to use my own voice to illustrate my personal transition into woman hood; That time in a woman's life when her 'fat butt' becomes her 'phat ass'. I wanted to make music to celebrate that and to encourage other women to do the same." This glimpse of an artist in flux was captured perfectly in the PBS documentary on Caroline, My Way Back Home.

Summer Girlfriends

Summer Girlfriends is a band that started during the most crippling of Chicago winters-dedicated only to making fun music, eating pizza, and being good friends.


The Peekaboos were born on Friday the 13th in April 2012. They released their first single, Western Fall, on December 21st 2012. Their full length LP (currently streaming) will be released in the spring. The Peekaboos are Shannon Candy, Michael Sunnycide, and Matthew Muffin. I heard that they love Batman and dog parks.


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Caroline Smith with Summer Girlfriends, Peekaboos

Thursday, May 30 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Hideout

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