Every day of the week we host bands, DJs, and other artistic endeavors.
There is no cover charge. All guests must be at least 21 year of age, with a proper ID.
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April 15, 2012
Leaving behind a life as a theater actress in her native Paris, Julie Meckler emigrated to the US in early 2008 and bought her first guitar in New York City. There, the music began as did her journey across a country she'd never seen before. After visits to Buffalo, Detroit, Portland and Vancouver, she settled in Chicago by the autumn of that year. Over the past three years of honing her craft, she's assembled a collaborative group of Chicago veterans that includes bassist Brett Bakshis , guitarist Will Phalen, trumpeter James Davis (ALDRIC, Zing!), and drummer/percussionist Shawn Rios (Stolen Silver, Dick Prall).
Touted in Metromix as one of "15 Chicago Artists to Watch in 2011" along with The Smith Westerns and The Disappears, Meckler has spent the year hard at work at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio with producer/multi-instrumentalist Will Phalen (Musikanto, Bailiff). Her yet-to-be-titled album offers a wide spectrum of eclectic songs narrated by her hauntingly unique voice, vulnerable storytelling, and climactic intensity.
Christian William (formerly Fall Fox) is a meandering young man. After wrapping up 2011 as a coordinator at a major music venue, Christian dropped everything and ventured to a surfer’s village in Costa Rica for a spell as an English teacher. Now back in the states and working at a bookstore, Christian has begun to record and perform again – delivering his unique blend of folk and electronics with new dimensions and textures. In the days leading up to his departure for Costa Rica, Christian completed his second self-released EP Any Everywhere. The four-song EP partially retreats from the ethereal forests Christian constructed on his last recording venture, and places focus on the hollows of an individual. Anxieties, lament, and turmoil are refracted into lovely folk songs, dancing between surreal atmospheres and more directive lyrics.