Shoeshine Boy Productions Presents
Markit 8, A Friend Called Fire, Universe
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
BIG PARAID, the aggressive crush pop trio out of Chicago, released their debut record in March of 2013. Since then, they have marched on through the Double Door, House Of Blues, Metro, the Taste Of Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Hall, and Schuba's. They have also made handsome appearances on the Mancow Morning TV Show, Chicago's own JBTV, and the trio has told the exciting truth to radio DJs on FEARLESS RADIO, WXRT, WBEZ, and WLUL.
The BIG PARAID live experience, which encompasses bombastic original rock songs, choreographed dancers, and a confetti cannon, is not one to be missed.
Started in the Spring of 2009, Markit Eight is a Chicago rock band that has been steadily building their following around the Midwest. With six members, Markit Eight is a band built around strong rhythms and an ability to incorporate a number of influences. Centered around the voice of Adam Boor, the band's foundation comes from rhythm guitarist Josh Kotowski, bassist Rick Davis and drummer Billy Burke. Lead guitarist Mike Gedraitis and keyboardist Tony Wei add more layers of sound, culminating in a sound that is big and bold and always exciting.
A Friend Called Fire
A FRIEND CALLED FIRE is a high-octane rock trio hailing from Chicago, IL. With a foundation based upon an infectious rhythmic assault, the band's music is a pairing of heavy grooves based in hard rock influence contrasted with delicate soundscapes and fused with compelling hooks and vocal melodies both genuine and purposeful. The band’s diversity is apparent in their intense electric performances
as well as spirited acoustic sets and proves that much like their name implies, A Friend Called Fire in many ways creates and destroys with passion and power.
The trio is quickly making headway in their native Chicago in addition to many regional and national markets through relentless touring, marketing and promotion efforts.
A Friend Called Fire’s new single “The Lightning” presents a departure from their traditional sound, with a stronger emphasis on roots music influence and vocal harmony while retaining the energy and delivery for which the band is perhaps best known. The band is also hard at work on an upcoming documentary project inspired by their new music and based in the concepts of friendship and communication in the 21st century titled The Next Great Fire.
A true working-class independent musical force, A Friend Called Fire handles all booking, marketing, promotions, artwork design and merchandising completely in-house with the highest level of detail and professionalism. They have performed over 200 shows in the span of only a few years, including six independent U.S. tours.
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Jamie // Vox / Guitar
Paul // Guitar
Chris // Bass
Pierce // Drums
Universe is a 4-piece, Alternative/Pop Punk band from Chicago, IL formed in 2009.