Charles Mantis and Everypeople Workshop at Transistor May 18th

by Doug Abram.

If you are in Chicago for the NATO summit or plainly would like to avoid it Charles Mantis will be playing Transistor Friday May 18th with Everypeople Workshop.  Transistor is located at 3819 N Lincoln Ave in North Center.  It’s just a short walk or cab ride from the Irving Park brown line stop.   The venue/shop is located in a perfect neighborhood to grab dinner before and drinks after.  A special thanks to Doug Abram of Black Bear Combo and Rat Snake Turbo Rat for all his work on this cat poster!  RSVP HERE! 

Stephen Paul Smoker and Ripe Fruit

Stephen Paul Smoker just released his long awaited album Ripe Fruit on Kilo Records and it is looking and sounding great!  Be sure to check out the vinyl on sale here.  I had the pleasure of recording with the Pilsen band and will join the stage with them at the Empty Bottle on Friday April 27th in Chicago.  Doors open at 10pm.  The record is also available through iTunes.

Hollows Sophomore LP Available April 10th

I don’t think anyone who checked out Zooey Deschanel’s band She and Him at  Millennium Park in Chicago a few summers back would forget the killer girl band that  opened up the show.   I’ve been lucky to run into the members of Hollows a few more times since then both playing with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound at the Metro and performing alongside Bassist and Flutist Emma Hospelhorn in the horn section for Stephen Paul Smoker.  The first song to surface of their upcoming release is called “V is for Vulture” and it features myself and trombonist Andrew Zelm.  To hear more about the release check out this interview in the Brooklyn Vegan.

Hollows: V is for Vulture