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Mike Edel w/ Jessica Mindrum & Grace Blackford - 7pm | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)


The new album THRESHOLDS, (out Feb 22nd, 2019) was produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and has been in rotation in Canada on CBC Music, featured on PopMatters, Live In Limbo, across the US on NPR and AAA radio and in Europe in all McDonald’s stores! Mike Edel has amassed over 2 million cumulative streams, will tour Europe this spring and has played with Serena Ryder, Foy Vance, Said The Whale and at Vancouver Folk Festival, Rifflandia, Regina Folk Festival, Victoria International Jazz Fest, Upstream Festival (Seattle) and many others.

Chicago-Based singer-songwriter Jessica Mindrum combines elements of indie folk and slowcore in her melodic storytelling. Her voice complements her guitar’s reverb by being soft and easy on the ears. She confronts existential crises, heartache, and loneliness through deeply honest lyricism. She doesn’t hold back when posing questions rooted in the human condition which encourages listeners to do the same. Mindrum’s songs ring like endless thoughts that hover across our minds, but she dresses them up, and puts a tune to the sadness.

With the release of the Home EP, Grace Blackford takes the best parts of some classic genres to breed a sound familiar, but her own. Lush with addicting progressions, a classic jazz vocal approach, and plenty of pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of neo-soul anthems. The first single, “Darkness", pulls you in with its infectious vintage soul vibe, followed by its emotionally driven vocals and its ability to build and breathe as it plays on.