It’s nice to witness such a positive display of unity amongst original bands in the Chicago area for a good cause. Last night a handful of groups pulled together to benefit students for a free Tibet in memory of it’s director and member of the Beastie Boys, Adam “MCA” Yauch. Each group took on the task of performing covers of classic music recorded by the iconic group. I was honored to have the opportunity to sit in on trumpet with the Low Down Brass Band on a couple of songs including “Brass Monkey”. All the bands pulled together for a very memorable and epic encore.
Balkan Beat Box is a high energy live electronic Balkan band. There will be a raffle for two tickets to the show this Friday July 18th during DJ Roma Soul’s Balkan Invasion of Wicker park at Subterrainian. The performance at Empty Bottle in 2007 was pretty crazy so I would expect that Lincoln Hall will be a good party. If you missed them at Lollapalooza last summer this is a good opportunity to see the band in a more intimate setting. Check out blackbearcombo.com for more information about the Chicago brass band.