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Nicole Muto-Graves w/ Bittersweet Drive & The ET All Stars - 6pm | $10

  • uncommon ground 1401 W Devon Ave chicago United States (map)


Nicole Muto-Graves is a singer-songwriter originally from Boxford, MA. After three years in NYC, Nicole moved to Chicago and has enjoyed exploring the vibrant music scene the city has to offer. Inspired by the songwriting of artists such as Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, Nicole strives to write music that is honest and reflective. Nicole performs both original music and covers, accompanying her vocals with acoustic guitar.

James and Molly met at Columbia College Chicago in 2008. They quickly began to sing and perform together - a vintage blend of strong melody and close harmony fueled their writing. They formed Bittersweet Drive and released their first EP, "Cold Were the Winds" in 2012. Their second, self-titled EP was released on November 27, 2016.

The ET All Stars are indie storytellers comprised of songwriter Emily Thompson on vocals, keys, and uke, Clint Bergin on percussion, Brian Buhman on bass, and Randy Morris on guitar, with haunting harmonies by Ashley Kushner. Lyric-forward ballads and punchy pop tunes are supported by surprising chord changes and catchy hooks, as these musicians blend rock, jazz, Americana, and cabaret influences.