Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers.
- Contest: Audra Mae @ Schubas
There’re countless female singers who strap on a guitar, write a few catchy tunes and get one of them in the background of a network television program or Hollywood movie. But there’s a streak of wildness in Audra Mae‘s uptempo Americana that’s separated her far enough from the pack that she’s not just another pleasant but forgettable voice. With her excellent backing band, the Almighty Sound, Mae’s latest album delivers on the glints of promises in her music over the last few years. It’s full-steam ahead for this Oklahoman who’s been honing her craft in Los Angeles. (Fans of Sarah Borges who’ve been looking for more twang need to check out Audra Mae.)
Audra Mae opens for Cory Branan at Schubas on Tuesday, the 26th. Briar Rabbit opens the show at 8PM. It’s 21+ and $10. Schubas is at the corner of Belmont & Southport. Gapers Block’s giving away a pair of tickets to this show. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Audra” in the subject line for a chance to win.
- Today In Kickstarter Campaigns: The Patio Theater’s Digital Projection Upgrade
The Patio is in danger of being shuttered again. Unlike the Portage Theater, it isn’t because a church wants to convert it into a house of worship, but because of the advance of technology. [ more › ]
- Thursday Afternoon Diversion: Motivation, Ric Flair Style
On days like this when we need a kick in the ass to get through the day, we turn to the one and only Nature Boy. Here’s 15 minutes of Ric Flair going nuts as only the 16 time world champion can. [ more › ]
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