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Diversion Records Presents: Pete Mancini & The Hillside Airmen, Fauvely, Van Isaacson - 7pm | $10

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

$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Diversion Records Recording Artist Pete Mancini got his start as the frontman and primary songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. His debut solo album Foothill Freeway explored the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his work with his former band.

In 2018, he released a live EP, Alive in Patchogue. Since signing with Diversion Records, Mancini has released two singles, Pine Box Derby and DUI Blues. His second full length album is due out in 2019. Mancini’s songs have received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the world, and they continue to win over hearts and minds wherever they are heard. 

Over the years, Mancini has opened for acts such as Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Pure Prairie League, Robbie Fulks, James Maddock, Marah, Steve Forbert, Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams, Kevin Gordon, and Iain Matthews.


Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist Sophie Brochu, who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. After completing her master’s in fiction writing and feeling frustrated with the constraist of her craft, Sophie turned to music for its raw and immediate release. The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This (Midwest Action, 2017), speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad.

Fauvely’s LP, Tides, transports listeners to the salty coast of Sophie’s hometown, Savannah, GA. Louder and bolder than her EP, these intensely brooding songs are the result of a new confidence possessed by Sophie, and the desire to come to terms with haunting memories in a place revered for its beauty. Fauvely has cultivated a strong presence in Chicago, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed artists Stella Donnelly, Gemma Ray, Ryley Walker, and Ultimate Painting.


Originally from Chippewa Falls, WI, Van Isaacson has been playing violin for 16 years and is well-versed in Americana, Soul, Pop and Folk. As a skilled multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Van has played for many bands in the Chicago and Nashville area. His own songs are Americana/Pop anthems with soulful lyrics and warm, rich vocals. He currently resides in Chicago and continues to create his own music while playing and writing for local bands.