GRAMPADREW'S FLIM FLAM REVUE
A veritable who's who of local talent... Matthew Strachota (Trailduster, Bartender's Bible, Long and the Short of It), Gary Hankins (Scarlet Symphony), Creature and the Woods (Featuring Shelbi Bennett of Midnight Pine), Jon Kruger (River City), Mike Pope (Songs for People), Anna Levitt (Crooked), Shawn Rohlf (7th Day Buskers, Gully), Chad Pittman (Diatribes), Eric Hankins, Gayle Skidmore, Jimmy Ruelas, Todd Day Wait, Tara Rita Castro, Mike Flynn, your host Grampadrew, and more!
ANDREW BIRD
Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in1997 he has released 11 albums and played thousands of shows. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and festivals worldwide. Recently Bird composed his first ever film score for the movie Norman (hailed as “a probing, thoughtful score” by The New York Times), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that debuted at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2012, he released two albums, Break It Yourself, and Hands of Glory, an acoustic companion album. He’s recently been performing with Tift Merritt, developing a children’s TV show, and writing for his next album, Good People Rock, available for preorder now.
THE STEINBACKS, SLEEPING GHOST, INTERNATIONAL DIPSHIT
Anti Monday League rides again...
SISTER SPEAK, HOLLOW WOOD, GAYLE SKIDMORE
FEDERICO AUBELE
SHONEN KNIFE
ZONGO JUNCTION, AFROLICIOUS
MURS, MAYDAY!, MURSDAY!
THE BOTH (TED LEO & AIMEE MANN)
“The project places the talents of the two artists in perfect harmony…”—The Los Angeles Times “Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have combined their eloquent, slightly off-kilter songwriting powers…”—SPIN “Coupled with Mann’s gift for a pop melody and Leo’s penchant for spiky, urgent guitars, the end result is a best-of-both-worlds situation.”—Boston Globe
VENETIAN SNARES

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