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Sunday, February 17, 2013

News from our friends at The Mayne Stage

Mayne Stage is proud to announce Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, comedy showcase with The Lincoln Lodge, Malian artist Fatoumata Diawara, Americana band The Flatlanders and blues legend James Cotton

Tickets  are on sale now at (866) 468-3401 and 

Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie
Support act: MAGAS
Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance | $12 cash at door

Chris Connelly & Matt Walker are both 30+ year veterans of music, having both played and recorded with Ministry, Revolting Cocks and Killing Joke. As lifelong fans of DAVID BOWIE, they recently put together a band dedicated to playing his music, and that's what SONS OF THE SILENT AGE is, a band made up of 9 incredible Chicago based musicians with a staggering set of songs cherry picked from Bowie's vast & astounding body of work stretching back 40 years.

After a wildly successful inaugural show earlier this year, the band is a living, breathing force to be reckoned with, and a show not to be missed!



MAGAS (aka James Marlon Magas) is an electronic musician from Chicago who has been creating unconventional music since 1992, with avant rock bands COUCH and LAKE OF DRACULA, and since 1999, as solo artist, MAGAS.

The Lincoln Lodge

Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission

As the nation's longest running independent comedy show, The Lincoln Lodge has been the stomping ground for some of Chicago's finest stand-up and variety acts for thirteen years and counting.

On March 27, 2013, the cast members of the Lincoln Lodge, who bring you the beloved comedy show in the back of a pancake house on Friday nights, will be toting their jokes up to Roger's Park for a one of a kind experience in Chicago comedy. Come see the future of comedy as some of the most exciting, innovative new comedians in Chicago make their Mayne Stage debut. Lodge cast members scheduled to perform include Caitlin Bergh, Charlie Bury, Saurin Choksi, Ricky Gonzalez, Joe Kwaczala, Dan Ronan, Derek Smith, Julia Solomon and Martin Morrow. 

Sound Culture presents Fatoumata Diawara
Friday, April 5 at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $20 general admission | $25 day of | $30 reserved

Introducing a fresh new talent with a unique sound, a bagful of beautiful self-penned songs and a tumultuous life story behind her, Fatoumata Diawara's debut album, 'Fatou', was released on World Circuit on September 19, 2011. Tall, superbly poised and elegant, with an iridescent smile, this sometime star of African film draws elements of jazz and funk into an exquisitely sparse contemporary folk sound - refracting the rocking rhythms and plaintive melodies of her ancestral Wassoulou tradition through an instinctive pop sensibility. At the centre of the music is Fatou's warm, affecting voice, spare, rhythmical guitar playing and gorgeously melodic songs that draw powerfully on her own often troubled experience.

Now based in Paris, Fatou has had a life covering a whole gamut of contemporary African experience: fighting parental opposition to her artistic ambitions and the cultural prejudice faced by women throughout Africa, winning success as an actress in film and theatre, before finding her feet in the medium she was always destined to make her own: music.

The Flatlanders

Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Tickets: $40 general admission

In January 1972 a newly formed grassroots band The Flatlanders (comprised of the nucleus of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock) travelled to Tommy Allsup s Odessa, TX studio at the urging of a local radio DJ. The 14 songs recorded on reel-to-reel tape arguably marked the birth of alternative country music. In celebration of their 40th anniversary together, the esteemed founding fathers of Americana will release a collection of these recordings as The Odessa Tapes via New West Records.

Thought lost for nearly 4 decades, The Odessa Tapes pristine recordings capture without any polish the special blend of country, folk, roots and cosmic energy The Flatlanders pioneered. A DVD featuring a candid new interview with The Flatlanders discussing the myths of the early days of their career and booklet with unreleased archival photos will round out this deluxe package. Limited edition 180-gram vinyl will also be available for the audio portion of the release.

James Cotton
Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 general admission

Grammy Award winner James "Superharp" Cotton makes much anticipated Mayne Stage debut this Spring. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006, the Smithsonian Institute in 1991, and winner of countless W.C. Handy Blues Awards, he has shared the stage with B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, the Allman Brothers, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Sam and Dave, The Grateful Dead among many others.

In 1954 when Muddy Waters needed a harmonica player, he found Cotton playing a club in Arkansas and took him to Chicago. Cotton remained with Waters for 12 years not only playing shows but also recording with him on Chess Records. One of the highlights of that period came when Cotton arranged  the ever-popular anthem for the blues, "Got My Mojo Workin', " which was played for the first time by the Muddy Waters Band at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1961.

In 1966 Cotton formed his James Cotton Blues Band which continues to showcase his immense talent and keeps him one of the most sought-after, hard-driving, seminal blues musicians touring the world today.



Philip McGregor Rogers said...

You should get rid of your Everyblock link Bill. They are dead.

The Lincoln Lodge event should be good.

Bill Morton said...

The everyblock link is now gone. Have to keep it current around here.

Appreciate the comments.