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Be green, ride a Divvy to Schubas and park at our conveniently located station directly outside the venue.
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Acoustic Brunch is back! Click here to check out the schedule!
The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour w/ Danny Black...
... with co-producers Lily Be and Daniel Shapiro, is a comedy based variety show that leans to the dark side. Each month, the subject are covered by storytellers, comics, musicians, and interviews with interesting folks -- maybe an ex-cult member, a hilarious funeral director, or a sex worker. Interspersed with the GSD news and facts with Lily Be, where we explore little known and oddball facts about God, Sex, & Death.
Every 1st Wednesday - 7:30 PM in the Upstairs Lounge - FREE!
Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie–a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas–writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs. His new album, Bahamas Is Afie, will be released August 19, 2014 on Brushfire Records/Universal.
Bahamas is Afie is a coming of age record. Self-titled and self-produced – It is the next step in the evolution of Jurvanen’s songcraft, guitar mastery, and melodic pop hooks – following his previous full-lengths Pink Strat (2009) and Barchords (2011). Bahamas is Afie remains a sparse, moving, headphone album, complemented by a more developed arrangement of strings, brass, winds, orchestral percussion, and chamber choruses that transport the listener from moving seas to a search for strength, to a place of resolve and comfort.
DMSF 25th Anniversary Kick-Off – October 2nd , 7-9pm
Come start the 25th year celebration with DMSF alumni, volunteers and staff at this happy hour and show at Schuba’s – also 25 years old this year! For only $25, join other DMSF friends in a private room party receiving 2 drink tickets, appetizers and a ticket to the 9pm show featuring The Last Bison.
The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund gives high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Over the last 25 years, DMSF has ignited the potential of over 2000 Chicago high school Students.
We are celebrating throughout the whole month of October, concluding with our 25th Anniversary “Ignite Potential” Gala on October 25th at Union Station.
“I feel like our previous music was fall and winter music. I wanted this new album to sound more like summer. I want people to feel like they walked outside on a summer day.” – Ben Hardesty
To capture the new sounds on The Last Bison’s upcoming album titled VA (pronounced Virginia,) the band spent many days and nights in an old A-frame cabin. The cabin, called “the Wigwam” sits on a summer camp on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp near the band’s home in Chesapeake, Virginia. The pine-lined walls and high-lofted beams became home to a temporary studio where front man Ben Hardesty says, “We had freedom to explore and create without the time constraints we lived under on previous projects.” Out of this rustic cabin emerged a collection of music with booming organic drums and energy beyond anything on their previous work.
In 2012 The Last Bison seemingly rose from the marshes of southeastern Virginia to captivate the national music scene with a rare blend of music that NPR dubbed, “Classical influenced southern folk rock.” Commenting on the band’s self-released debut album, Quill, a blogger for the popular music sharing site NoiseTrade remarked: “(The Last) Bison has already crafted a sound that is threaded with their own singular strands of creativity. Songs unfurl in textured, poetic waves that are based far more in inspiration than imitation.” WXPN of Philadelphia noted The Last Bison “has subsequently swept the musical scene with its complex arrangements, refined lyrics and vocal harmonies.”