Corban Lott of Grandeurs
/ Sima Cunningham / Passerines / Andrew Kelley Simons
Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 9:00 PM CST
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 12:00 AM CST
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
"With only one release, the group’s self-titled 7-track debut EP, these guys are already showing their strengths as musicians and songwriters. They play a dark and desolate brand of Americana. The whole EP could easily soundtrack a modern western....." -POPSTACHE.COM
Sima Cunningham is a Chicago-based singer, songwriter and musician. She is currently studying music and cultural diplomacy at New York University. Sima recorded her first album, Squeeze, at age 15 with one of Chicago’s leading independent rock producers, Brian Deck. Sima plays guitar and piano and is a classically trained singer with roots in many musical genres--from blues to rock to country to South African protest. The Chicago Sun-Times recognized her as one of three “Women to Watch Under 30”. Music critic Jim Derogatis heralded her as “an incredibly powerful and self-assured performer, with a smoky, sexy voice.” Sima has performed at many of Chicago’s premier music venues, including The Hideout, Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Cabaret Metro and Sub-T. As a member of the New York music scene, she has performed solo at music clubs such as Sidewalk Cafe and The Lovin’ Cup.
Passerines is an avant indie rock group that attempts to compile aspects of traditional rock, r & b, jazz, and classical music. Their sound is defined by intricacy in form, always employing an experimental and open attitude towards the construction of their songs.