Tuesday Night Dinner Presents:
Raj Mahal, Innervisionists, Moritat, No Goodbye, Tom Schraeder, Jennifer Hall, Kate Adams, Karlis Kandero
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
Tuesday Night Dinner Productions Presents: TND Fest. The event is part of TND's kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their first restaurant, Border Oak. The fest will include art, music, a made to order screen printing station, and street style food from the TND kitchen (available for purchase on site) For more information visit www.tndchicago.com.
6-6:30 Kate Adams
6:45-7:15 Jennifer Hall
7:30-8 Tom Schraeder
8:15-8:45 No Goodbye
10:30-11:30 Raj Mahal
Karlis Kandero on the porch during meal time
Check out their kickstarter here for VIP tickets! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/borderoak/border-oak-cafe
Smooth Hip Hop beats, old school samples and a whole lotta groove.
InnerVisionists is a hip-hop quintet whose music intersects various genres while staying firmly in the groove. IV's credo "ear candy for all" reflects their diverse and infectious sound. Their two Emcees, Amanu Kaiju and Homegrown favor self-reflection, social-political jabs, along with a playful party vibe that weaves narratives of the everyday.
Re-formed in 2012 after member changes, InnerVisionists has a soild, forward thinking line-up including: Anthony Bracco on Guitar, Benjamin Grimes on Bass, and Martin Rodriguez on drums. . Slated for their 1st EP release early April 2013 InnerVisionists continue to push the envelope while touching the soul and moving the body
Moritat is a group of three friends who met in the vibrant Chicago music scene of the new millennium. Comprised of keyboardist Venus Laurel, guitarist/bassist Konstantin Jace and drummer Corey McCafferty, the trio first collaborated on Laurel's solo piano project. Soon thereafter, in 2008, they moved into a two-flat with the idea of starting a band with a nod to experimental songwriting. After a busy and productive first year of building out their home studio and writing material, the house was burglarized. All of their gear, laptops, and song ideas were lost and the music stopped.
For a year the group took time to reassemble their instruments, space, and sound, beginning the work that would lead to their debut LP in 2012, Clill Blanzin. Recorded at the legendary Engine Studios with Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) at the helm, Clill Blanzin is a self-described “greatest hits album from the future”. Anchored by a host of avant pop tendencies, angular art rock rhythms and striking post-rock textures, the release found the band shifting styles within the blink of an eye, pushing their already elastic aesthetic to its breaking point. Not content to simply work their influences through the typical filters, Moritat relied on their own sense of adventurism to guide them through the song writing process.
Then, in 2013 a CD-R was discovered under the carpet of their home studio. It was marked in bright neon paint marker: HIGH PLUS TIGHT. Remarkably, it was a set of beat oriented tracks developed by Laurel on her laptop prior to the burglary and thought to be lost. Energized by the reappearance of these nearly forgotten songs, the band immediately set upon finishing them. They spent all their free time either holed up in the studio or taking inspiration from city wanderings, sometimes even practicing their vocal chemistry in the quiet after-hours of the Chicago Loop.
Produced entirely at home by the band, with McCafferty engineering and mixing the sessions, High Plus Tight is the sound of a band with a renewed purpose and creative drive. Developing a unique musical aesthetic that rings with the dense sounds of indie rock and experimental pop, Moritat has finished a set of songs that's been in the making since 2008. It may have come later than the band would have liked, and through a prism of loss and rebirth, but the beat of High Plus Tight is finally ready to be heard.
Renegade drum and bass unit specializing in cloud/ghost.
Two-man band keeping it not so real:
Buda - not a God but very close to one. Bass, Drums, Slide Trombone, Vocals.
Roman - not an empire but aspiring to be one. Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Chimes.
Without releasing an album, 23-year-old Tom Schraeder garnered critical praise from his live performance at Lollapalooza, CMJ, and from demos which began circulating the States. After the positive response, Schraeder booked his third headlining show and released the compilation of demos to a sold out Chicago crowd. The EP was titled, "The Door, The Gutter, The Grave" because those are the three things Schraeder continues to have one foot in. Chosen as one of the Onion A.V. Club's "Top 5 Artists to Watch in 2008," his songwriting has been called, "earnest" and "adventurous" by CMJ.com. It inspired Chicago Magazine's Noah Isackson to declare, "Tom Schraeder [is] on the brink of stardom," and prompted Jim Derogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times to write, "sophisticated...a real talent."
Sometimes sweet, occasionally heartbreaking, and always sincere, Chicago’s Jennifer Hall writes music that looks back to an age long gone while buzzing with a youthful edge. Combining influences such as Edith Piaf, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, and Wilco, this vocalist, songwriter and veteran performer has always had a goal of simply making great music despite genre or trend. Her highly personal debut album, “In This,” is available now and features pop, jazz, soul, and rock influences with powerful and adept vocals at its core. In the past year, Jennifer and her band have taken the Chicago music scene by storm, playing with and singing alongside national touring acts including The Damnwells, Harper Blynn, The Lumineers, William Beckett of The Academy Is… and Grammy-nominated Matthew Santos. She has headlined Schubas and Subterranean, playing to packed houses. 2012 is shaping up to be even more exciting. Close friends with compatible sensibilities and a long history, Jennifer Hall and her band consistently deliver unique, sincere, and honest music.
Kate Adams is a Chicago singer songwriter gem. "Equal parts honey and whiskey, sweet, foreceful, but she never overpowers..." - Tony Sarabia, WBEZ Chicago. Kate and Natalie met while singing with Chicago's acapella choir, the Blue Ribbon Glee Club, and have been fast friends ever since. Kate has played Natalie's weekly showcase, Sadsacks and Wisecracks, more than any one else. The Weepin' Willows are very excited to share the stage with Kate!
Karlis Kandero uses live, improvised looping to create ambient, densely layered musical landscapes. His background in jazz organ and complete lack of formal guitar training are both evident in his playing. Karlis uses an acoustic guitar and digital delay to create a sound that mixes harpsichord like high notes, long swells played in reverse and intentionally claustrophobic fingerpicking that sounds a bit like bells ringing in a video game. These compositions are never played the same nor are they meant to be preserved via recording.
Tickets Available at the Door