Go Long Mule / Stolen Silver / Moritat
Monday, Oct 08, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Tonight’s FREE MONDAY features an eclectic billing of Chicago-based bands exploring the outer limits of folk and pop amalgamations. GO LONG MULE is a vaudeville roots-rock, rag-and-bones folk revival quintet forging tales of the weird and immensely human on their old timey sounding tracks. They have created a style that is as much cheers and laughter as it is a drunken brawl. This group of multi-instrumentalists renders tales of the beauty parlor and the junkyard alike with a rag-and-bones style that delights the ears, the ribs, and the hips. STOLEN SILVER is primarily the project of two old friends LEVI BRITTON and DAN MEYERS, a pair who started their musical partnership when roommates in Logan Square. Spanning styles and genres, swerving seamlessly from Indie-Folk to Americana to pop-rock and instrumental narratives, STOLEN SILVER has quickly evolved and expanded to a six-piece assembly with a fuller, more fleshed-out sound. Playing dark, jazzy, trip-hoppy and keyboard heavy tunes, MORITAT is a hard-grooving, avant-rock Chicago trio who’s 2012 LP Chill Blanzin has been hailed by the Chicago Reader as “full of serious earworms.” The album was produced by the legendary BRIAN DECK (MODEST MOUSE, IRON & WINE) and we’re excited to hear and see how this band has progressed since they played here last December.