Urban Gateways presents...
Rock for Arts
Ovadya, Metropolly, American Musk Ox, Newburys, Sam Vicari, Lonesome Still
2105 S. State St.
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 21 and over
started playing acoustic guitar and singing in between rich hardesty's sets at TA Toms @ purdue before i was 21. then joined zambow with my brother as a backup vocalist/percussionist. then moved to chicago and was successful with wonderful smith (fundamental records) singing and playing elect guit/keys. then along came sweetish. and some cover bands.. icy stars, muddsharks, jact. the bands i was in have opened up for wilco, g love & special sauce, evan danco, lifehouse, and some other artist...
"Indiana's Sam Vicari on the other hand, has the look and voice of pure innocence. He appears like the slightly nerdy date who shows up to take your kid sister to the prom one minute early, with a clutch of crisp gladiolas in one hand and dressed in a brand spanking new powder blue rented tux. But on his self produced/released debut "Keep Careful," and live onstage he's about something far headier than what your sister had in mind;he's achingly sincere, painfully truthful, and loaded with pop smarts. The key to his sound isn't just his voice, which is a kind of cross between the sweet natured burble of Buddy Holly with the aching arc of Harry Nilsson, but his jangly guitar accompaniment which erases the possibility of him turning into a sweet baby wimp. But with all the unfussy sensitivity and sweetness on display there's a through line of brains and, dare I say it, sexiness going on here." - Windy City Times/Bent Nights - October 2009
$20.00 - $25.00
Complimentary happy hour (beer and rail drinks) 7-8pm, + drink specials all night Complimentary buffet 7-10pm Rooftop bar access with an awesome view 10% discount at Reggie's record store ......all in support of arts education for Chicago youth!