Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ special guests Sammy Cannillo and Charlotte Morris) - 8pm | $10
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ special guests Sammy Cannillo and Charlotte Morris) - 8pm | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE

$1 our of every cover charge is donated to Lakeview Pantry to nourish our community


Homegrown Residency is a monthly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Selected emerging musicians test their new material, reveal their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S.!

Fridays in February present: Busy Bodies

February 22nd they are joined by guests Sammy Cannillo and Charlotte Morris


Chicago’s Busy Bodies perform a playful brand of indie rock brimming with vocal harmony and melodic sensibility. Not content to stick with any one genre, their songs range from soulful ballads to danceable jams. At once familiar and unpredictable, the band takes inspiration from artists like Allen Toussaint, New Order, and Wilco. Busy Bodies are a truly collaborative project, fusing the songwriting talents of Ben, Mike, John & True into a vibrant sound. They are currently working on their debut release, Extended Play, to be released in early 2019.

 

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Mirabelle Skipworth w/ Nick Scarpinato & Molly Compton - 7pm | $10
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Mirabelle Skipworth w/ Nick Scarpinato & Molly Compton - 7pm | $10


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Mirabelle Skipworth is an Oswego, IL Native who has played throughout the Chicagoland area as a solo singer/songwriter as well as the lead singer of The Paper Boats (a 3-piece folk trio). Her music is rooted in folk music and draws inspiration from rootsy and story-telling-driven music.


Nick Scarpinato is an acoustic singer/songwriter based out of Midlothian, IL. He started writing songs after he got his first guitar before his freshmen year of high school, and he's been writing songs ever since! He attended and graduated from Millikin University in May of 2018 with a Bachelor's of Music in Commercial Music with a vocal emphasis, and in his time there he recorded his first full-length album: With Regards... From Far Away! In the past, he's played shows of all kinds in venues big and small, including a gig at the House of Blues in downtown Chicago! He currently resides with his family in the Chicago suburb of Midlothian, and is always searching for more musical opportunities in and out of the area!


Molly Compton is a Wo-mandolinist, Singer-songwriter, St. Louis native and new Chicagoan, lover of microphones, french toast, and beer.


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This Film is Not Yet Rated: Live Film Lit
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

This Film is Not Yet Rated: Live Film Lit

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FREE EVENT - DONATIONS ACCEPTED


Come join us for our first show, ever!

Passionate about movies? Always wanted to put your love of cinema into words (or song, or performance art)? Join us for the inaugural showcase of “This Film is Not Yet Rated: Live Film Lit” to get a dose of action, adventure, romance, drama, fantasy, comedy, angst, suspense, and more!

Theme for our premiere showcase: My Favorite Movies!

Hosted By: Maggie Wagner & Allison Linne

TFINYT Graphic: Marc Linne

This Film Is Not Yet Rated produced by Maggie Wagner & Allison Linne

Our stories may contain:
Strong Language
Violence
Adult Situations
So, viewer discretion is advised.

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Donyae Asante w/ Chi Newsom & Sounds of Harmony - 7PM | $10
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Donyae Asante w/ Chi Newsom & Sounds of Harmony - 7PM | $10


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Donyae Asante is an soul and pop artist from the south side of Chicago. Born to a gospel family, Donyae started singing at a very young age. With a musical theater background and experience on stages, like the Taste of Chicago and The Elbo Room, Donyae has made a name for himself in The Windy City. With his upcoming album, Donyae Asante, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Frank Ocean and Sam Smith and be a soundtrack for the LGBT community.


Sounds of Harmony is a DePaul University based Acapella group formed in the hopes to inspire youth of color to attend college through singing.


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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Lena Elizabeth w/ Public Disco Porch & Lindsie Bliss - 7pm | $10
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Lena Elizabeth w/ Public Disco Porch & Lindsie Bliss - 7pm | $10

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Lena Elizabeth is a singer/songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, writing songs influenced by folk storytelling with a voice rooted in the blues. The youngest in a household full of musicians, she succeeds in blending old and new influences to create a Pop/Roots sound that is approachable across generations. Lena Elizabeth released her full length album, “Get It Right”, on November 29th, 2018. After the successful release of her debut EP, “The Line”, Lena has taken her music to the next level with this new record. “Get It Right” is a story of self-acceptance, anxiety, anger, relationships (good & bad) and through it all finding home. You can expect the same powerful vocals of Lena Elizabeth with even more confidence and attitude, upbeat and laidback grooves, Rock ‘n’ Roll anthems, honest and bold lyrics, beautiful complex harmonies, tasty guitar licks, playful bass lines, and a lot of raw emotion.



23-year-old from Chicago, IL, Lindsie Bliss began as a music lover/listener first, and an impassioned singer-songwriter second. Now diving headfirst into the exploration of her own music, Bliss hopes to capture the influence of the artists and music that shaped her through her own melodic lens of life experiences—with transformative lyrics and haunting honesty that resonates.

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Wright Gatewood w/ Wilem "Hurricane" Simmons & Waltzer - 7pm | $10
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Wright Gatewood w/ Wilem "Hurricane" Simmons & Waltzer - 7pm | $10


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Wright Gatewood is a southern rascal lost in the heart of Chicago started ruminating on what music might mean to him five, ten, fifteen years down the road. How might sounds of the past circle back around? The answers lay hidden in the songs. With an emotional palette that plays with your heart strings, Wright Gatewood strives to bring ideals of the helpless wanderers, the rapscallions of yesteryear, and the dreamers of tomorrow to your ears as he pieces the parts together.


Wilem “Hurricane” Simmons is a couple of good ole' boys in Chicago, playing garage folk and having fun.

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After touring and performing in many different projects, Waltzer has formed out of the dead wood and will be releasing her new single "We're all gunna die" coming soon to Spotify playlists and funerals near you. Waltzer is Currently in the studio writing and recording her first EP for 2019.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Bellicose Ali W/ Henry Geraghty & Olivander Swamp - 8pm | $10
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Bellicose Ali W/ Henry Geraghty & Olivander Swamp - 8pm | $10


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Fusing electronic pop and alternative rock, singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist Bellicose Ali writes catchy, impactful rock songs with lasting memorabilia.


Henry Geraghty is a singer/songwriter based in Chicago. Inspired by artists like Arthur Russell, Sufjan Stevens, and Andrew Bird, Henry writes indie-folk music that feels haunting, unique, and sincere.


Chicago-based acoustic-pop artist, Olivander Swamp is no stranger to the stage. Having supported dozens of artists as a bass player and background vocalist, Swamp is finally stepping into the spotlight to share the songs written along the way. If you ask Swamp where the unique blend of neo-soul, samba, and folk rock comes from you’ll hear something like this, “Everyone I’ve ever listened to or played with, whether performing or jamming, has taught me something, and I carry that with me. When I acknowledge this, music becomes something bigger than me. I am just the medium.”


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Chicago Market Musician Showcase feat. Kolleen Blume, Funkalicious Big Band, and Shoji!
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Chicago Market Musician Showcase feat. Kolleen Blume, Funkalicious Big Band, and Shoji!

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$8 COVER IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Chicago Market is more than a co-op grocery store; we are a community and we are celebrating the talented musicians in our midst at our first-ever Chicago Market Musician Showcase at Uncommon Ground, Lakeview! Learn more here

Join us for dinner, drinks and music from acts that feature at least one Chicago Market Owner. Americana and Old Time music with Kolleen Blume; blues from Shoji Naito and the Blue Aces (feat. Ginny Morin, Bob Kunze, Kirk Manley, Grant Kessler) and the big band sounds of Funkalicious Big Band, with Greg Berlowitz, Lori Eich and friends, and more. 

Come be a part of Chicago Market's community with music, food and organic Greenstar beer. Everyone's welcome! Meet fellow Owner friends and musicians or talk with us about becoming an Owner.


Jack Cassidy and The Funkalicious Big Band has been a presence at The Old Town School of Folk Music since Jan 2015. It is an amateur group representing jazz musicians of all ages and backgrounds. Great strides have been made in the past 4 years as enrollment is steady and performances are more frequent. Come out and Hear Music from the Big Band era of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich. More modern contributions from Thad Jones,
Bob Mintzer, Buddy Rich and Gordon Goodwin are performed regularly.
Dancing or Listening you are sure to have an exciting evening of Big Band Music

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Jake Benjamin & Laura Burke - 8pm | $10
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Jake Benjamin & Laura Burke - 8pm | $10


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


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Originally from New Jersey, Jake Benjamin is a singer-songwriter based in New York City. Jake received his undergraduate degree from the Frost School of Music, studying with the renowned faculty in the Music Business and Studio Music & Jazz programs. Jake recently finished his Masters at the Jacobs School of Music working with distinguished vocalists including being a part of the studios of Darmon Meader, Tierney Sutton, Ly Wilder, and Jeremy Fox. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with superb artists like Kate McGarry, James Newton Howard, Sunny Wilkinson, and Cyrille Aimée. As a songwriter, Jake Benjamin uses a loop station as an extension of his voice to write compositions, working with the different sounds of the human voice.


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Singer/songwriter/producer Laura Burke emphasizes in: funky grooves, bangin beats, lofty loops, and all that is in between.


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Moreau. & Nate Barksdale w/ STNFXCE - 7pm | $10
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Moreau. & Nate Barksdale w/ STNFXCE - 7pm | $10


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Clyde Moreau is a Musician and Visual Artist from the South Side of Chicago. His music dips into several genres spanning from jazz to experimental pop. Moreau chose the title of his solo release "Dogs that Laugh like the Neighbors Upstairs" as a commentary on Mental Health, Sadness, and the upbringing of a Black Male in an unforgiving and constantly changing society. Moreau calls for the environment of openness and allowing yourself to feel without apprehension.


Nate Barksdale began making music in the late 2000's. Desktop computers, heavy atmospherics and soul-bearing lyrics became the foundation of his sound. After establishing himself as a keen ear for remixes, flips and samples, Nate along with his musical peers began to delve further into experimental songwriting. This can be heard on tracks like Starburst; a psychedelic funk jam with no chorus but rather a crescendoing string of verses & bridges. During the latter half of the 20-teen's Nate spent his time studying performance artists like Josephine baker, les twins and Michael Jackson to enhance his stage show. Nate is a self taught musician who attended London South Bank University. It is there where he developed his ear for pop music. "I would DJ at nights after class... I would play my little sets and then I would stay to listen to the local DJ's. Their understanding of the crowd and the history of their own dance music was astounding. It changed the way my perspective on what makes a "hit-song"
Today, Nate has devoted his time to locking himself in the studio at his Chicago artist residency named "Area 51". When asked in an interview with WHPK (88.5) about his plans for future musical endeavors he went on record saying "Making timeless records."


Kurt Shelby aka STNFXCE started his journey at ChiArts, Chicago high school for the arts. It was at this school that he was first exposed to the Bass. Originally a guitar player, he was very reluctant to play Bass; however, he eventually grew to realize he had a knack and love for it. By age 18 he had played with renowned artists such as Antonio Hart, Gerald Clayton, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Broom, Bobby Watson and Lisa Henry. With these experiences under his belt, he was eager to continue his music studies at the secondary level. Kurt attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Bass performance. During his time at the university he studied with world renowned Bass Player, Larry Gray, who gave him the guidance and tools he needed to further his mastery of the Bass. Kurt is not only an accomplished instrumentalist; he has also produced his own projects as well as provide production and instrumentation for local Chicago artists. Kurt is currently working on his next STNFXCE project.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Matt Martino w/ Suri - 6:30PM | $10
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Matt Martino w/ Suri - 6:30PM | $10


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After a five-year hiatus spent recovering from a neck injury that nearly derailed his career, singer/songwriter Matt Martino is back on tour and creating new music in 2018. Martino’s star was rising following the success of his debut album, “Let it Shine,” in 2007. In the years that followed, his tunes could be heard on prime-time television and independent films all over the world. “Let it Shine” appeared on the 2008 Grammy ballot in six categories, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Following rave reviews from Music Row magazine and other prominent music industry publications, he released three additional singles and re-released a collection of back-catalog tunes before declining health finally halted his music career entirely in 2012. After a frustrating five-year healing period fraught with inaccurate diagnoses and setbacks, Martino was finally well enough to return to the stage in 2017. A series of small, intimate house concerts throughout the year allowed Martino to re-acclimate to performing and has reignited his desire to play. Response has been overwhelmingly positive and Martino will continue to pursue house concerts and intimate performing opportunities in 2018 while also revisiting many of the larger venues in which he has performed in the past. These performances will include long-time collaborators Dan Hagemann and Dennis Lee, as well as new projects in the works with musicians from Nashville and elsewhere. After an extended silence, the promise of new music from Matt Martino is in the works.


It started in an airplane from Kunming, China to Hong Kong. Suri was deciding whether she wanted to take a piano teaching job away from Chicago, where she was born and raised. As fears of failure, and worries about her insecurities rose to the surface mid-flight, she knew she couldn't make a choice at that very moment, but she knew one thing for sure, and that was to write a song. Between the yes and No, she had to write the song.

Suri is still connected to her classical music roots, but has performed as a Jazz singer and as a folk/pop artist. She’s recently teamed up with producer, mixer Taylor K. Phipps for her latest project “As I Am”. The EP is a fusion of Suri’s sweet vocals, poetic lyrics, and piano themes with the electric, synth feel.

Suri's first melodies emerged from uncomfortable times whether she was struggling with her indecisiveness, going through a heartbreak, or when she was on a plane moving half-way across the world. She may not know your story, but she hopes you will find that hers resonants with yours.


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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Alex Krueger, Matt Super, Signe Engstrand  - 7PM | $8
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Alex Krueger, Matt Super, Signe Engstrand - 7PM | $8


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Signe identifies first and foremost as a storyteller. Music to her is the landscape and setting for the stories she finds in everyday life. Songwriters like Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel and Maggie Rogers have influenced the way she crafts her music. As with all of these artists, the lyric writing is as important to her as the melody and harmony. Signe began playing piano at the age of 6 and discovered singing not long after. After growing up with classical training she decided to follow her true passion and switched to Pop/Rock in college. Her sound is a blend of intimate pop melodies with simple accompaniments to louder danceable rock arrangements. In 2016 she wrote and recorded with the band Lipstick Frisbee and in 2018 graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Contemporary, Urban and Popular music. She is currently in the recording process for her debut EP to be released this spring. Stay tuned.

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Matt Super likes to play his guitar and sing some songs and hopes you like it too. He's trying to fail a little less each time.


Alex Krueger makes a living as an Axe Throwing Coach with Backyard Axe Throwing League. Though you think it'd be easy to release your frustration by chucking a few axes at a wall, Alex always turned to his guitar when times became stressful. He's played guitar for 10 years and has been singing since he was little. Even though he's been trained and worked as a classical singer in Chicago, solo guitar has been his go-to, and he's glad to be able to share it.


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Songwriter's Round w/ Jenna Victoria, Leah Jean, Van Isaacson - 7:30 | $10
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Songwriter's Round w/ Jenna Victoria, Leah Jean, Van Isaacson - 7:30 | $10


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Originally from Chippewa Falls, WI, Van 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.


On a regular day, you can find Leah Jean penning a heartfelt lyric, humming an infectious melody, or letting her fingers find the guitar riff that will inspire a soulful song. Adorned with honest lyrics that hit close to home, Leah Jean's music resonates and stays with you far beyond the final note. Haunting vocals and harmonies soar over moody backdrops colored with undertones of bluesy jazz, folk, and soul. Leah has performed at several venues around the Chicago area including Emporium, Beat Kitchen, Martyrs, The Metro, and Uncommonground.

You can find Leah Jean's debut EP "Comme Je Trouve" on all streaming services.


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Laura Glyda w/ Melissa Crispo, Kenna - 7PM | $10
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Laura Glyda w/ Melissa Crispo, Kenna - 7PM | $10


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Explosive vocals and rich guitar sounds aren't the only things that catch your attention when Laura Glyda performs. Deep and direct lyrics keep you listening while her confidence in the spotlight keeps you watching. Above all, the Chicago native's songs ring out with truth, and the poetry you can find within that truth. Her latest record, "Radio Ghosts," is a rock album rooted in storytelling that explores the journey from heartbreak to hope and back again.


From standing on her bed, singing into her hairbrush in Upstate New York at the age of 5…to playing sold out respected venues and festivals in Central Florida… Melissa’s music is as diverse as her upbringing. Influenced by such artists as Queen, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, The Beatles, The Stones, Matchbox Twenty & Melissa Etheridge, Crispo’s style leaves an impression on every ear that hears her. Melissa has written and recorded numerous solo projects, crafting her songs from personal experience and heartache. Her songs are a diary of her soul, set to a melody. Melissa’s instinctive nature to capture an audience with her passionate lyrics are the main reason that her fan-base stretches throughout the state of Florida and beyond. Crispo has performed on the Melissa Etheridge Cruise for the last two years. From her exposure on those cruises; it opened doors to gaining new fans from across the nation & beyond and being asked to perform on the Country Cruising Cruise along with artists such as Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Locash, Montgomery Gentry & Diamond Rio. Crispo has also opened for such acts as STYX, Sophie B. Hawkins & Jefferson Starship. Though Melissa’s music wouldn’t be deemed “country,” her music even inspired the largest country station in Florida, the 100,000 watt powerhouse 97.5 WPCV, to spin her singles “You’re Gone.” & "Tomboy." Melissa's latest accolade was winning SSA's 2017 Songwriter of the year! If Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks had a love-child, you would get the powerhouse voice of Melissa Crispo!! Her debut album “A Break in the Clouds” and her brand new EP "Tomboy" is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora Radio. Crispo is currently in the studio w/ Producer Cliff Brown recording her next full length album.


Kenna is navigating life in Nashville, TN, while telling stories of our common humanness through her music. She creates an organic balance of indie, pop and americana. Grounding in the intersection of these genres, her authentic lyrics serve as a transparent barrier to her soul, exposing the themes of love, release and growth that unite each and every soul on this planet. She began fulfilling her purpose at the age of 12 when she first picked up a guitar. It was then that she discovered a melody that matched her experiences, shaping her into an honest and introspective songwriter. She attended Berklee College of Music and moved to Nashville shortly after graduating. Being the master creator she is, Kenna quickly went to work crafting the life of her dreams in Music City. Her lyrics serve as a mirror, leaving listeners smiling at their honest truth, stripped of the fluff and the bullshit. Tapping into her vulnerability, Kenna created a new sound for herself in late 2017. In early 2018, recording with producer and co-writer, Jared Anderson, she began to create a record that would put the human experience at center stage. Her debut EP, In the Grey, is out now on all listening platforms. She will be touring for her EP in the winter months.


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Daniel Rylander, Richie Charles, Diana Lawrence, Wildered - 7pm | $10
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Daniel Rylander, Richie Charles, Diana Lawrence, Wildered - 7pm | $10


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Daniel Rylander is a singer/songwriter from Akron, OH. He's been on the local music scene since 2013 when he released his first, full-length record, Strawberry Skyline. One of the more memorable tracks on that album is, "A Friend & Brother (Be Thou at Peace)" which was inspired by the loss of his older brother, 2nd Lt. David Rylander. Learning to find peace and comfort through music despite this tragedy has ultimately been the motivating factor in Daniel’s pursuit of a career in music, and since then he has played over 200 shows locally, regionally, and nationally. He released his second studio EP, entitled: How the Seasons Change Us on August 17th, 2018. This record is meant to be more of a concept album in that each of the songs are to represent one of the seasons, and are reflections on how we change over time as they do. Daniel’s music combines catchy melodies with smart lyrics, and is blended seamlessly together with his smooth, soulful voice.


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Songwriter, singer and pianist Diana Lawrence effortlessly combines modern pop, soul and folk with the craft and theatricality of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building. She has shared the stage with artists such as Nellie McKay and Becca Stevens, and has three albums to her name, both solo and with her band, Diana & the Dishes. Diana's original music was featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of Mary Page Marlowe (play by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna Shapiro), and her musical, Mill Girls, was granted a 2018/19 incubator workshop at the O’Neill Theatre Center. Additionally, Diana regularly works as a music director, teacher and songwriter at The Second City, and sings with the cross-genre vocal trio, Artemisia. New music from Diana & the Dishes is due for release throughout 2019.


Wildered began as singer-songwriter Nate Bjorge's passion project, birthed out of the need to express life's afflicting or "wildering" experiences. Nate grew just minutes from his bandmate Joshua Miranda in the shadow of Chicago, just south of the border of Wisconsin. As younger songwriters, both had come to appreciate listening to and writing in different genres as solo artists. Eventually, Nate and Joshua had both become fans of each other's music and, as fate would have it, crossed paths with one another.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Jenny & Robin Bienemann, Jordi Baizan - 7pm | $10
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Jenny & Robin Bienemann, Jordi Baizan - 7pm | $10


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The husband and wife duo of Jenny and Robin Bienemann are both singer-songwriters and instrumentalists. By turns hilarious and heartfelt, this cutting-edge acoustic duo melds original and traditional music with an elegant hint of jazz, garnering airplay on NPR, Dr. Demento, and The Midnight Special. Jenny’s new album, “Every Soul Grows to the Light,” is a favorite of Folk DJs and has drawn comparisons to Nick Drake and Rikki Lee Jones. Robin is a 2017 Kerrville New Folk Finalist. His wild guitar stylings and outrageous lyrics inspire audiences to sing-along with songs like “Jennifer Aniston” and “Chicks Dig a Big Amygdala.” Both perform and record together and separately. Combined they have 9 albums, including Jenny & Robin Bienemann LIVE.


Jordi Baizan is a first generation American and native Texan songwriter. His songwriting has garnered him recognition from several prestigious songwriting competitions including the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition, the Songwriter Serenade Competition, and the South Florida Folk Festival’s Singer/Songwriter Competition. Baizan connects with the hearts and minds of audiences all over the US and Western Europe with well-crafted, clearly-delivered lyrics and a unique vocal quality that often brings comparisons to James Taylor and Jim Croce.


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Ellen Starski w/ WireSky - 7:30PM | $10
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Ellen Starski w/ WireSky - 7:30PM | $10


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During the years leading up to her solo debut, The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants, songwriter Ellen Starski explored both her homeland and herself, traveling from the coal country of rural Pennsylvania to the roots-music hotbed of Nashville, Tennessee.

Released in May 2018, The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants acts as the soundtrack to that period of self-discovery. It's an autobiographical album, rooted in a lush mix of indie-folk, orchestral Americana, and organic pop. Starski wrote the songs during a span of a dozen years, tracing her trek from Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania — where she began playing guitar at 19 years old, before cutting her teeth as the singer of a bluesy bar band — to Knoxville, where she kicked off her solo career with pub gigs and open mic performances. The journey then winds its way to Nashville, Starski's adopted hometown since 2008. It was there, alongside producer Anne McCue and a handful of the town's top sideman, that she recorded The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants.


WireSky grew in the mysterious suburb full of cemeteries and awnings and no hills ~ called Hillside.  Mike and Sean met in glee club in high school and reunited in their 50's ~ together with Barb.  They write the songs that have no genre.  Every tune is different than the others. 


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Tom Benko - 8pm | $10
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Benko - 8pm | $10


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Tom Benko is a Northern Illinois University product studying with Robert Chappell, Greg Beyer, Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis. He spent three summers touring with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and has performed with NorthCoast Academy Percussion Ensemble.


Currently, Tom is the percussion specialist at Maine South High School where he teaches applied lessons, directs the percussion ensembles and teaches the percussion methods and application classes. He also performs with Blue Man Group Chicago at the Briar Street Theater as one of their drummers and is the Briar Street Theater Drum School Teacher helping develop new Blue Men specifically with their drumming abilities. His resume includes being a former member of the Chicago Bears Drumline and a current member of The Stampede - the Chicago Bulls percussion ensemble. With Minor Characters, a Chicago based indie rock band, Tom is in the process of releasing ‘We Can’t Be Wrong’ their sophomore LP, set to come out April 6th, 2018. Additionally, he plays with Aurora based folk-pop singer Kevin Presbrey as drummer and multi-instrumentalist. Alongside Kyle Johnson, he is a member of the electro- acoustic percussion duo, Clocktower. Clocktower has toured throughout their home state of Illinois as well as Indianapolis, Nashville, and Dallas giving educational performances and clinics for high schools and universities.


As a soloist, Tom combines electrified hammered dulcimer, custom built instruments, hand held percussion, live looping and drum kit to create an eclectic blend of sounds for his solo material.
Inspired by and promoting Chicago’s experimental and percussive music scenes, Tom created, curates and hosts Emanation. This live event music series and collective occurs bi-monthly at Century Mallet in the historic Deagan Music Building located in the Ravenswood neighborhood on Chicago’s northside.
Tom is an Innovative Percussion Education artist, a Sabian Cymbals endorser, an Etymotic Signature Artist, and a member of Percussive Arts Society.


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Sandra Antongiorgi - 8pm | $15
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Sandra Antongiorgi - 8pm | $15



Join this special seated dinner show in Uncommon Ground's intimate Listening Room. While enjoying the show, treat yourself to beers from our very own Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S. 

Uncommon Ground is delighted to present: 

Sandra Antongiorgi
Doors: 7:30
Show 8-10pm
Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door
Full food and beverage service is available throughout show, but not included in ticket price

Online ticket sales close 3:30 day of show

Singing and playing guitar from the early age of 5, Sandra Antongiorgi's artistry transcends genre. Her unique sound derives from a marriage of her many cultural influences in Latin, Caribbean, Rumba, Jazz, Rock and Neo-Soul. Antongiorgi has been featured as an opening act for Wynonna Judd at the House of Blues in Chicago, Alfonso Ponticelli at Chicagos Mayne Stage and Ryley Walker at Thalia Hall. In November of 2016, she was selected as Music Artist-in-Residence at MACLA (Movimiento De Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) in San Jose, California, headlining three consecutive concerts. In August of 2017, as part of the Truth and Racial Healing Concert Tour in Chicago, Antongiorgi opened for and sang alongside the gifted and accomplished Jazz/Blues/Soul/Gospel singer, Lizz Wright. In January of 2018, she headlined City Winery Chicago's first ever female-fronted Latin music concert and also released hard copies of her self-titled Spanish EP. When listening to her soul stirring lyrics and powerful vocal delivery, Antongiorgi's commitment to musical authenticity is undeniable. As a songwriter, vocalist, producer and musician, she creatively bridges the gap between the nostalgia of the past and the ingenuity of the present, drawing the listener in with her engaging melodic compositions.

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Lee Henke & Aaron Kelly - 7pm | $10
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Lee Henke & Aaron Kelly - 7pm | $10


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


Always on the road, currently traveling in a 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon, Lee Henke works tirelessly at his crafts. A midwestern singer-songwriter and carpenter who is sincerely dedicated to quality and simplicity. With a demand for constant progress, he delivers well-constructed songs and woodworks with a even blend of contour and grit. For the past 5 years, he has been touring the country playing 150+ shows a year. He released his first solo effort entitled Schema EP in September of 2015.


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Aaron Kelly grew up thinking big and making plans, and wondering where those trains were going to. Falling under the influence of Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and Jack Kerouac, his songs aren’t too dissimilar from those crates and packages of the last century. They carry the promise that something good is coming. These are songs meant to ease a burden and bring a smile, carefully crafted and made to last.

Aaron has been featured by American Songwriter Magazine, and released Barefoot and Bottomed Out, his first solo album, in 2016, after zig-zagging across the country for the last 7 years with his band, Overman. His second solo record will be released in spring 2019.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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John Mark Nelson w/ The Oxleys - 7pm | $10
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

John Mark Nelson w/ The Oxleys - 7pm | $10


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


John Mark Nelson is a songwriter & producer living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. At a young age, he received national attention for his self-produced, folk-pop works, Still Here (2011) and Waiting and Waiting (2012), which were followed by extensive national and international touring. In recent years, Nelson has continued to generate a high volume of recorded works - Sings The Moon (2014), I'm Not Afraid (2015), and Four Days Away (2017) - as well as producing for other acclaimed singer-songwriters and artists.


An up and coming folk band formed in Milwaukee, WI, The Oxleys met through mutual friends and a passion for music. Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Cray Oxley and pianist Sam Brunelli, The Oxleys began writing and performing throughout Wisconsin in late 2016. The group pulls inspiration from a number of genres and styles including The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, and Wisconsin natives: Dead Horses. Together, Cray and Sam work to turn every venue into an intimate space to connect with their audience through a love for their music.

In November of 2017, The Oxleys recorded their debut album with Minneapolis singer-songwriter, and producer Dan Rodriguez. They recorded at The Lodge and The Pearl Recording Studio both located in Northeastern Minneapolis. The album was released in the summer of 2018. Embodied by an essence of honesty, a love for music, and a passion for their original tunes, the band produces an inviting sound cultivated by Cray's stories.


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Urban Twang & Mark Dvorak - 7pm | $10
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Urban Twang & Mark Dvorak - 7pm | $10


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


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Urban Twang is known for their compelling songs and their gorgeous three-part harmonies. Shades of folk, alt-country, Americana, and roots music come together through the dynamic vocals of Trish Clausen, Caroline Cowan and Meaghan Hurley.
Founded by Trish Clausen and Max Twang, the band has been producing their brand of Americana for over two decades garnering a fan base that is as indiscriminate as their music. With a resumé that boasts opening for nationally touring acts, songs appearing in indie films, and numerous performances for radio and Television, Urban Twang is still gathering a new generation of fans to enjoy their music.
Urban Twang is:
Trish Clausen / Lead and Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Harmonica
Max Twang / Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin
Caroline Cowan/ Harmony and Lead Vocals
Meaghan Hurley / Harmony and Lead Vocals
Molly Rife / Cello


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The Chicago Tribune called him “masterful” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012 WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him Chicago’s “official troubadour.”
Mark Dvorak has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released eighteen albums of traditional and original music including Waterbug’s acclaimed Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, and 2019’s independent release, Brand New Wings.
Dvorak has won awards for children’s music, journalism and was honored in 2013 with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Matt Black, Cuckoo Baby, Meghan Saletta - 7pm | $8
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Matt Black, Cuckoo Baby, Meghan Saletta - 7pm | $8


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Matthew Black taught himself to play guitar while listening to the Beatles, Cat Stevens, and 90s monster ballads. The literal son of a preacher man, he moved a lot when he was young, learned to observe the world from the outside looking in, took what he saw and turned it into music. He wrote his first song when he was sixteen and hasn't stopped since. Self-taught, restless, rambling, he has a sound that comes from the roads of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the streets of Metro Manila, the rattle of a nearly-empty El train, his own fall(s) and redemption(s). Now he lives in Chicago where he performs for crowds large and small, singing intimate songs that tell stories about how this world has broken his heart, and also tell about the hope, love, and mystery that he's found among the pieces.


The line between comedy act and musical pop-duo is blurred when it comes to Cuckoo Baby. Comprised of lead vocalist Devin Patton and keyboardist/producer Stephen Maher, the duo first met at UMass Amherst in 2016 through performing improv comedy. After they graduated college in May of 2018, they moved to Chicago together to continue to pursue music. By incorporating their comedic training into their musical act, they create a truly unique experience of laughter and song.


A Chicago native, Meghan Saletta graduated from Belmont University in Nashville with a BA in Songwriting. She released her debut album, "Dreaming" in 2016, preceded by her EP, “Reminded” in 2012 and singles “I’ll Love You" (2013) and “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and You" (2014). Her song, “Safe + Sound” was featured in the independent film Texas Rein (2016). Meghan's most recent project "Afterglow" (2018) is available now on all streaming platforms. Her catalog is available for licensing on Songfreedom.


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Earnest & Troubled, Dan Weber - 7PM | $10
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Earnest & Troubled, Dan Weber - 7PM | $10


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Chicago Songwriters James Curley and Ilsabe OConnell both flew solo and under the radar for a bunch of years. Then they discovered they sounded damn good together, discovered some of their songs work better for duos than solos, and decided to hang out their shingle as 'Earnest & Troubled', launching in 2016.

Featuring harmony vocals, guitars, banjo, and ukulele, Earnest & Troubled write and perform great music and have been known to be extremely entertaining !

Performing original songs - some written previously as solo singer-songwriters as well as songs written together - and select cover tunes from writers like Guy Clark, Warren Zevon, The Carter Family, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, and any other great songs we might find lying around or you might suggest we do.


Award Winning songwriter Dan Weber has been described as “The Classic Mid-Life Overnight Sensation.” An engaging performer with a gift for storytelling, he won the prestigious Winfield ‘NewSong’ contest for ‘Oh Woody’, his tribute to Woody Guthrie, and is a rare 3 time finalist in the legendary Kerrville ‘New Folk’ competition. A former National Park Service Ranger, his songs have been described as “reminiscent of early John Prine” and “insightful and awfully funny.” Legendary Folk troubadour Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said “I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories.” Born in Rochester, NY, he now lives in Vancouver, WA


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Joe Richter, Brian Hoyt, Dylan Hankey Trio - 7PM | $10
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Joe Richter, Brian Hoyt, Dylan Hankey Trio - 7PM | $10


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“Joe’s got a strong and unique voice and sings like he means what he says. Having worked a bit on his new recording, it’s clear to me that he does.” --Willy Porter Joe Richter sings from the heart, emotes his truth with sweet melodies and telegraphs no pretensions in his approach to the microphone. He loves the songcraft of his musical idol Billy Joel as well as Ryan Adams. Richter’s early inspirations included Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Springsteen and, well, Elvis. Richter’s songs are personal yet hold broader meaning. A song to his wife, Emily, also rings true to a world wracked with violent events. "We look around and we hear the sound of a world so down, the pain the hurt and the fear, our love drowns it out, I love the love that I feel for you, I love the way you love me too, I can't get over you." Richter’s first-ever full-band recording “Revival” showcases the sound he envisioned when entering the studio in 2017 with some of Milwaukee’s finest session players. Joe’s Milwaukee music pal Willy Porter lends solo guitar support on the lead single “Happy Tears” that dropped February 26th. “I’ve always wanted to put a full band behind this music,” says Richter. After assembling his first band in 2008, Richter went to Nashville to record his first record. Due to an unsatisfactory album mix, the band disbanded, and the project was scrapped. Richter released a solo acoustic album in 2012 entitled “Grace.” He also formed a band called Joe Richter and Those Fabulous Tremtones to play Milwaukee night club gigs. Since then, the former factory assembly worker has applied himself tirelessly to gigs around southeast Wisconsin performing his own material as well as in-demand covers. He’s willing to play “Piano Man” but he’d rather go deeper into the Joel library. The new album’s title connotes gospel, and Richter is fine with that, but says it’s more about his musical transformation, improvement and growth. His day job changed as well when he returned to school to learn respiratory therapy, a skill he employs at a hospital in Milwaukee’s central city. In 2017, Richter debuted as lead vocalist in the Daryl Stuermer Band performing the songs of Genesis and Phil Collins. Stuermer has been a member of the Genesis and Collins touring bands for decades. Not bad company for singer-songwriter Richter, who one Milwaukee radio disc jockey described as delivering songs “full of pure wonder, delivered with exquisite pop sensibility and lyrical phrasing like a heart-warming conversation.” Richter is emerging in the metro-Milwaukee area – performing to packed house crowds at Summerfest, Anodyne and most recently, The Back Room at Colectivo. He is poised to share his musical talents and heartfelt songs through a wider audience that gets just how much he wants to reach them with his songs.


Brian Hoyt is a Chicago based singer/songwriter who got his start playing professionally in 2015. His sound is blend of Americana and Folk and is driven by his acoustic rhythm guitar and expressive lyrics. He’s been building up his reputation as a strong live performer over the past few years by playing hundreds of shows all over the Chicagoland area at venues ranging from Navy Pier, to the local dive bar, and everywhere in between. His live shows are perfect mix of unique pop covers and soulful originals. Brian released his first EP “Going Home” in May of 2017 and followed that with his second EP "Chicago" in January of 2018.


Dylan Hankey is a Chicago Singer Songwriter who has sharpened his teeth on cover gigs for over the past half decade. Now joined with old music comrades Eric Selke and Matt Levon, the Dylan Hankey Trio is set to perform some honest, upbeat and relate-able original music. With subject matter spilling from Dylan's experience as a working musician and city dweller in general, listeners are sure to find a chord or two that calls back to their own lives.


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Lisa Sanders w/ The Major Keys & The Hannah Frank Group - 7pm | $10
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Lisa Sanders w/ The Major Keys & The Hannah Frank Group - 7pm | $10


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


Lisa Sanders is a world renowned artist, songwriter, and producer. She has worked with musical legends including the Truckee Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, BB King and Babyface. Her heartfelt songs are genuine with deep meaning and conviction. A musical style that can only be described as a soulful country blues, her genres include folk pop, gospel, rock and jazz. Sanders is now touring as a powerhouse duo with harmony singer Karen “Brown Sugar” Hayes” on their 8th album release and San Diego Music Awards nomination.


Chicago-based folk and country duo, The Major Keys, consists of singing sisters Laura and Ellen Buttitta. Having grown up in a highly musical family, and inspired by a collection of sororal duos such as The Secret Sisters and First Aid Kit, Laura and Ellen have been immersed in harmony and singing together for over two decades. The complimentary registers of an alto and a soprano allow these sisters to produce sweet and sophisticated harmonies with a blend so tight as to often make it impossible to tell whose voice is whose. Featured on Philly D Slim’s album, Teach Me To You, and The Fifth Star Band’s album, Until Further Notice, The Major Keys collaborate frequently with a variety of artists throughout the city, including Resounding Wayves, whose members have provided instrumental backing for the duo. They have performed at an array of music festivals this past summer, as well as local venues such as The Tonic Room, Martyr’s, and the Elbo Room.


Hannah Frank is a Midwestern songwriter whose first forays into music swept through rural country blues, raw cowboy chords, and surprising lyrics. Soaking up Chicago's varied music scene, you will now also hear traces of jazz, world, rock and the electrifying energy of urban blues. Characters step out of songs as if out of a novel. The original songs and select covers are mysterious, evocative and fun.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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The Hollow Roots w/ John Statz and Kyle Cox - 7pm | $10
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Hollow Roots w/ John Statz and Kyle Cox - 7pm | $10

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


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The Hollow Roots met six years ago when all four members moved from their respective homes to Murfreesboro, TN. After playing out in Murfreesboro's dense house show scene for four years they amassed a small but loyal following. They have now moved to Nashville where they tour regularly and throw their own house shows. It's been a lengthy, but sound start to what will be a long journey for the four best friends. They pride themselves in being very in tune with new music so they build on to their classic rock roots. Pulling influence from the hardest rocking bands of the 60s and 70s, The Hollows have amassed an expansive repertoire of original, fuzz-drenched, soulful rock songs. Currently the band plans on playing as many shows in as many different places as possible and connecting with everyone they meet.


One of the more prolific and hard-working young songwriters working in the Americana genre, John Statz has released seven studio albums, and performed all over North America (including Canada and Mexico) and Europe, all in just a shade over a decade. John Statz was given a guitar by his grandmother when he was 15, which turned out to be perfectly timed for a teenager who, after ten years of piano lessons, had lost interest in classical music and had taken to learning John Lennon and Elton John tunes, first trying out his singing voice and turning towards rock and roll. Spending the rest of his high school years in southern Wisconsin attempting to play and sing like Neil Young and Cat Stevens, it wasn’t until Statz was 19 and attending university in Oshkosh that he began writing songs. The spark lit after attending a show at the storied Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin featuring Jeffrey Foucault and Peter Mulvey, who quickly became heroes, and, much later on, fast friends and colleagues. The first record, Dusk Came Slow, was engineered by a friend enrolled in the university recording program, and what followed for John has been 11 years of touring everywhere from Bellingham to Budapest, Fairbanks to Mexico City, all the while becoming a stronger songwriter, and a more compelling performer.


It might seem incongruous that the most intimate songs that flow from the heart and pen of a skilled songwriter are also sometimes the most deeply relatable to many who hear said songs, but that is the sonic sweet spot in which Kyle Cox practices his craft. The hoops- and hooks-loving (basketball and catchy songs, respectively), Nashville-based Cox, who recently signed a label/management deal with Rock Ridge Music, will consummate the partnership with the June 3, 2016 release of his five-song EP, Trio and Friends. Cox’s uncanny ability to connect with his audience is the bridge that leads his followers over the troubled waters of everyday life.


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Samuel Herb w/ Madeline James & Nate Fredrick - 7:30pm | $10
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Samuel Herb w/ Madeline James & Nate Fredrick - 7:30pm | $10


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


Samuel Herb is a singer/songwriter originally from Jacksonville, FL. In his songs, Herb brings the storytelling aspect of Country music, to the sound of Motown and Soul. His signature Bow Tie is an unforgettable stamp that compliments his performance and personality. Herb's new single "Dirty." is out now and debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Samuel has played on famous stages like The Bluebird Cafe, Whiskey Jam, and Toosties; as well as sharing the stage with artists like: Rodney Atkins, Michael Ray, Jimmie Allen, Adam Doleac, and Drew Baldridge. In 2015 Samuel Herb was featured in American Songwriter Magazine finishing second in their lyric contest.


Nate Fredrick was born in Springfield Mo and began to teach himself guitar at the age of 12. He discovered a passion for music after an accident left him bedridden at the age of 20 with his jaw wired shut. At this time he began to compose his own music. His bluesy alternative Americana style stems from many different influences, such as Ryan Bingham, Otis Redding and Van Morrison. Such influences give a unique styling to his music, which is tough to claim in a single genre. With interesting chord progressions and alternate tunings, coupled with worn vocals, the music of Nate Fredrick is nothing short of unique. He has shared the stage with The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Chris Janson, Ben Gallaher, Easton Corbin, REO Speedwagon, and Pat Benatar. Nate Resides in Nashville,TN. His debut album "Outside The Lines" was released in February 2017 and reached number #8 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. Latest single “Go On and Leave Me” released November 2018.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Juliette Gardiner w/ Noah Brooks Coalition & Warped Wonder - 8pm | $10
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Juliette Gardiner w/ Noah Brooks Coalition & Warped Wonder - 8pm | $10


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


The Gardiner Quintet is a Chicago based group of musicians and composers who perform throughout the city regularly. All students of Elmhurst College, these jazz musicians are some of the city’s up and coming sounds in jazz.


Noah Brooks, an up and coming young Jazz drummer and band leader was born in Madison, WI and moved early in his life to Dekalb, IL. Showing aptitude and signs of his love for music at a very early age, he started his career in music by taking piano and drum lessons. Noah currently plays in the Chicagoland area with many different groups while also leading his own group, The Noah Brooks Coalition. This group features many up and coming young Jazz musicians from the Chicagoland area.


What initially began as a gathering of young college musicians became a group with a grand vision, Warped Wonder. Dekalb’s baddest indie-fusion band creates a beautiful, compelling, and fun listening experience for their audiences by blending alternative R&B, jazz, and Latin music. Above all, Warped Wonder aims to speak to the human condition with their music.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Jeff Ruby w/ Chantel Charis & The Artist Formally Known As Vince - 7pm | $10
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Jeff Ruby w/ Chantel Charis & The Artist Formally Known As Vince - 7pm | $10


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


Jeff Ruby is a rock and folk singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in rural Indiana listening to classic rock bands like The Rolling Stones as well as grunge bands like Nirvana. He's released four independent albums with a new release due out this year.


Chantel Charis is a singer-songwriter from Northern Illinois. It is likely that you have never heard a voice quite like hers, able to change from an etherial and haunting quality to a dark and moody timbre. Her music explores the limits of traditional songwriting with her versatile sound and thoughtful lyrics. Chantel enjoys working with dense string textures in her music, a quality likely acquired through playing the violin from the age of five. She writes music for the ukulele, violin, piano, guitar, and sometimes lap dulcimer. In addition to songwriting, Chantel also writes for various orchestral settings, often expanding and orchestrating her original songs. She is currently working towards her bachelors in Music Performance at Northern Illinois University with the violin and regularly performs both classical music on the violin her original music.


Rock N Roll performer who moonlights as a singer-songwriter.


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Caroline Lucius, Scott & Odie, Chris Rawlins - 8pm | $10
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Caroline Lucius, Scott & Odie, Chris Rawlins - 8pm | $10


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Caroline Lucius is an emerging singer-songwriter born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her unique narrative style and intuitive lyricism engages her audiences as she invites them along an insightful, honest set. Amidst pop-rock melodies, her lyrics evoke a sense of nostalgia in even the least sentimental. Described as a “timeless wonderment” by her close friends, her midwestern roots and revelatory truth-telling foster connection to her audience as they cultivate a better connection to themselves.


Veterans of the Chicago indie rock scene, Pravda recording artists Scott and Odie deliver potent acoustic rock tunes that they have re-envisioned and re-worked, from their usual full band setting. Melodic and artful, this duo energetically performs songs honed on stages and in studios throughout the Midwest. The fun they have playing is evident, and infectious for their audiences.


Chris Rawlins is a singer/songwriter based in Chicago, IL distinguished by his unique finger style guitar playing, vivid lyrics and blend of folk, jazz, country and pop sounds. Born in Michigan, he studied jazz guitar and creative writing at Western Michigan University, and worked as a bassist in a variety of rock and cover bands before venturing into Chicago's eclectic singer-songwriter scene. His debut LP releases February 8th, 2019.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Brian McGrath w/ Philly D Slim & Genna Simon - 8pm | $10
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Brian McGrath w/ Philly D Slim & Genna Simon - 8pm | $10


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


Brian McGrath is a Folk Americana singer & songwriter in Chicago, Illinois. McGrath's work is intense; an honest conviction tempered by midwest sensibility and grit, focused on the dark side of the modern human experience...the forgotten, the discarded, the hidden...a big man with a big voice singing tales of broken characters, desolate landscapes, and fleeting redemption all along the roads connecting Chicago and the Northwoods

Brian McGrath's recent releases include 2018's "Into the Grey" and "The Devil's Toil," and 2017's "The Woods Are Burning." He is currently working on his next release and planning a Spring/Summer regional tour around the midwest.


An Urban Folk singersongwriter, Philly D Slim has been bringing his cooled down sound and introspective lyrics to stages across the Midwest. His new EP Blacktop River is streaming now in all streaming services!


Genna Simon is a singer-songwriter from Chicago, IL.


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Grant Milliren w/ Jack Kapson & Andie - 7PM | $10
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Grant Milliren w/ Jack Kapson & Andie - 7PM | $10


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


After parting ways with his first band, Canine Club, Grant Milliren began working on his solo career. His goal was to refine his craft and make his music say something more personal. After a little over a year’s worth of work, Milliren released his first single “Inside My Head” off of his debut LP.

His debut LP “The Little Things” was released in August on the student-run record label, Deck Records (formerly known as STU Records), at his university. The record showcases Milliren’s personal life through emo and indie influenced music. The LP was recorded and produced by Old Sol drummer, Geoff Siuciak.

Being a Chicago area native, he has played countless shows at many Chicago area venues, and went on his first tour with his full band at the end of the summer in 2018.
He is currently working on his next project, while playing local shows in Illinois as well as touring with his band.


Jack Kapson is Chicago-based guitarist, singer, songwriter. He has developed an eclectic sound as a result of many years of casual, academic, and professional exposure to a wide range of musical styles, including RnB, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Jazz, and Hip-hop. His wide-ranging taste has resulted in a blend of musically stylistic elements that neatly fit together to create his distinct sound. Each song contains carefully crafted lyrics that include but are not limited to themes of positivity, social consciousness, spirituality, going with the flow, and always striving to keep it real.


ANDIE is a singer-songwriter new to the Chicago scene. With her sharp lyrics & sultry voice, she creates a uniquely atmospheric environment. She is currently attending Columbia College Chicago to pursue a degree in Contemporary Music. Her first EP, “Night Show”, is available on all music platforms. Her 2nd EP, “Over It”, will be available spring 2019.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Cheer Chair, Anti/Beyond, Jae Deco - 8pm | $10
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Cheer Chair, Anti/Beyond, Jae Deco - 8pm | $10


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


The 4th music project of Chicago's Morgan Samson, Cheer Chair, evolved from synth pop and religious living. A honest lyrical outlook with a purposefully poppy tone achieves a goal of modestly suggesting spirituality in a more welcoming and vibrant style of music. Sacredly motivated, Morgan aims to provide a new take on expression through his songs that are coated in indie melodies and peaceful translations.


Anti/Beyond is a Chicago-based meditative indie rock act that explores themes of sexual ambiguity over layered, nuanced melodies. Seasoned with the occasional cell phone field recording, the result is a fresh, vulnerable style of indie rock with a “meditative” flair. Their first full-length album, self-titled, was released in late December 2016.


Jae Deco is a pop singer-songwriter from Chicago. He’s produced a cover video for his YouTube channel every week since 2018 and loves to create visuals for his art. Jae’s sultry, seductive tunes will not only be stuck in your head for days, but also give you an amazing emotional experience.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
May
27
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Cody James w/ Eugeine Grey & Ian Leith - 7pm | $10
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Cody James w/ Eugeine Grey & Ian Leith - 7pm | $10


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


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The solo venture of Cody James is the culmination of over 20 years of guitar playing in blues-based rock and punk bands. He loves the band setting but always had a vision for something greater. At age 7 he received his first guitar, and since playing his first live show at 14 he's been an active guitarist, singer, songwriter, and band leader. He's toured the country and self-released several albums with his current heavy rock band, Attalla, who are working on their third record and booking another national tour. James' determination and love for music has brought him to a new musical chapter in going solo, where he trudges forward, relentlessly chasing musical freedom.


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Eugeine Grey is a high energy American Alternative Acoustic Blues rock music enthusiast from Lombard, IL. Piecing together sounds from big names such as QOTSA, Nirvana, Highly Suspect, Local h and Aktar Aktar just to fill your head with sounds from the acoustic underground.


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Drawing from a wide array of influences, Ian Leith subscribes to the principle that a good song is a good song, no matter the genre. Listeners will detect hints of various styles in his diverse arsenal of original tunes and eclectic cover choices. A Scottish-Mexican Army brat born in West Texas, raised in Southern Illinois, seasoned in California, tested on the high seas as a cruise ship entertainer and currently calling Chicago home, Leith is adept at adaptation on his quest to discovering as much music that lies within as he can.


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Colors: A Curated Film Series viewing Poetic Justice - 8pm | FREE
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Colors: A Curated Film Series viewing Poetic Justice - 8pm | FREE


FREE- DONATION ACCEPTED FOR CENTER ON HALSTED


Colors is a monthly curated film series presenting the best Black & Brown films of the 90s and 2000s. The monthly series will be hosted by Uncommon Ground and will include trivia, raffles & pop quiz final (with a prize for best score). Admission is free. All donations will be donated to Center on Halsted. Enjoy Uncommon Ground's delicious grub, themed cocktails, and beers from IL's first certified organic brewery, Greenstar Brewery. 

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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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MEDS & Jazzeros w/ Ryan Simpson - 7pm | $10
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

MEDS & Jazzeros w/ Ryan Simpson - 7pm | $10


$10 COVER IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


In 2010, the acoustic duo known as MEDS ascended from the ashes of art-punk quartet Phistine Verona. Guitarists Chocolate Danny and Kurtis E. Flush (nee Ed Shafer and Mike Greaney) found a new vehicle in MEDS for their unique blend of harmony and humor.


Jazzeros perform standards and jazzified 80's jamz. Its the new rock alternative.


Ryan Simpson is new to the Chicago music scene, having only picked up the accordion a few years ago. Eschewing more traditional music for the instrument, his repertoire consists of covers of your favorite modern-day bangers.


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Wildcat w/ Caitlin Edwards & Ryan Mannix - 7pm | $10
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Wildcat w/ Caitlin Edwards & Ryan Mannix - 7pm | $10


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



What do you get when you take 90s indie rock and temper it through Chicago’s harsh winters? Wildcat, that’s what. Tom Reeder, Alex Kisiel, Steve Watson, Conor Hibler, Mike Musto, and Stevan Vasich make up the Chicago-based sextet, delivering their powerful brand of 90s-influenced indie rock with reckless abandon.

Formed in 2016, Wildcat has steadily grown from a two-man outfit playing one-off shows to a six-piece staple of the Chicago scene performing regularly. Known for their energetic and exciting live performances, their horn section sets them apart from the pack, creating rich harmonies that soar over the rest of the band.

Wildcat is currently recording their debut EP Western, and will be releasing it in 2019. You can listen to their first single “Avalon” now.


Caitlin Edwards. Just a girl and her guitar, violin, and piano.


Hailing from Chicago, Lunar Ticks (Ryan Mannix) aim to barrel through stylistic boundaries by recreating and expanding on roots music (rock, jazz, punk, country, funk, soul, world, bluegrass etc.), with a DIY ethic and a jovial attitude. The band is influenced by the innovative Alternative rock of Wilco and My Morning Jacket, with a healthy touch of improvisation and composition in the vein of Umphrey’s Mcgee and Phish.

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Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ special guests Tommy Bravos and Genna Simon) - 8pm | $10
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ special guests Tommy Bravos and Genna Simon) - 8pm | $10


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

$1 our of every cover charge is donated to Lakeview Pantry to nourish our community


Homegrown Residency is a monthly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Selected emerging musicians test their new material, reveal their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S.!

Fridays in February present: Busy Bodies

February 15th they are joined by guests Tommy Bravos and Genna Simon


Chicago’s Busy Bodies perform a playful brand of indie rock brimming with vocal harmony and melodic sensibility. Not content to stick with any one genre, their songs range from soulful ballads to danceable jams. At once familiar and unpredictable, the band takes inspiration from artists like Allen Toussaint, New Order, and Wilco. Busy Bodies are a truly collaborative project, fusing the songwriting talents of Ben, Mike, John & True into a vibrant sound. They are currently working on their debut release, Extended Play, to be released in early 2019.


 

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Let's Talk About Love with Regine T. Rousseau - 8PM | 2 for $50
Feb
13
8:00 PM20:00

Let's Talk About Love with Regine T. Rousseau - 8PM | 2 for $50



In celebration of love, join this curated dinner show with a rare wine pairing by Regine T Rousseau in the Uncommon Ground Listening Room

$50 package: 2 seat to the performance, bottle of wine (red or white), and 1 copy of "Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition!"

Seating and Dinner Service begins 7:30
Show begins 8pm

*Tickets DO NOT include dinner and service gratuity*

Ticket sales close at 4pm day of show

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Olivia Ports Band w/ Nicole Amine & Marshall Hayes - 7pm | $10
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Olivia Ports Band w/ Nicole Amine & Marshall Hayes - 7pm | $10


$10 COVER IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Olivia Ports is an acoustic Singer/Songwriter from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. The Olivia Ports Band consists of Olivia Ports (singer-guitarist), David Kelly (drummer-vocalist), Chris Leonard (lead guitarist) and Petar Kecenovici (cello & piano). Olivia is an indie/alternative singer/songwriter with a touch of folky influence. Her passion is for writing music that not only expresses herself but touches others. She has been playing live shows in the Chicago area and the Midwest as a solo acoustic act, but now is thrilled to be collaborating with some of her best friends on a more extensive instrumentation of her work. Petar Kecenovici has toured worldwide with such notable artists as Andrea Bocelli, Sting and Dennis DeYoung (Styx), as well as with groups Cheap Trick, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, il Divo and many others. In his spare time Petar works with the Caring Arts Foundation, which provides arts-based programs to cancer patients in the Chicagoland area. Chris Leonard works full time as an audio engineer at Gremlen Studios in Aurora. He graduated from Chicago’s Tribeca Flashpoint College in 2013 with a degree in Audio Engineering/Sound Design followed by Music Theory/Composition at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, in 2014. He is a highly skilled and well-rehearsed guitarist, in both classical and modern domains. Chris’ passion lies in collaborating with artists to create new and exotic sounds and styles, helping their art come to life and grab the listener’s attention. Originally from the Chicagoland area, drummer-vocalist David Kelly has been playing drums for 25 years. He studied jazz performance at the University of North Texas and California Institute of the Arts. He played drums professionally in Los Angeles for 10 years. Dave toured for 5 years with The Drew Davis Band, a country band with a top 100 hit on the Billboard charts, opening for Hootie and the Blowfish on their final tour. The band also appeared on an episode of Gene Simmons Family Jewels in 2009. Dave also has a background in sound engineering. He currently lives in Chicago’s western suburbs.


Nicole Amine is a singer-songwriter born and raised in the Detroit area & based in Chicago. Influenced by the music of the two cities, Nicole's sound reflects her love of the blues, Motown, soul, and rock and roll. She is joined by her bandmate & friend, Zach Goforth, who is currently involved in many projects around the city. He is featured as a co-producer and multi-instrumentalist on Nicole's debut releases "Wine Song" and "Need That Sound".


Quiet Mountain is a singer/songwriter from Oswego, IL. Growing up on the Fox River has inspired many of the folk songs that Marshall has written. The live music consists of traditional folk songs, and original music that captures themes of travel logs, relationships, and longing for a change in one's own heart.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Jake and the Soul Professors w/ Caleb Penley, James Manno - 6pm | $10
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Jake and the Soul Professors w/ Caleb Penley, James Manno - 6pm | $10

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


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Jake and the Soul Professors are a BRAND NEW 5 piece soul-pop outfit with R&B and Funk influences. Featuring crooning vocals, tasty licks, and some thick rhythms, these gentlemen cover the range from heartfelt to can't-stop-dancing. Assembled from a truly diverse background of musical experience, from jazz to metal to country, they have found their common voice and are ready to give you a taste (though you will undoubtedly leave hungry for more).


Caleb Penley plays original music with an original sound. Raised playing music and pulling influences from the Beatles to Kid Cudi Caleb's genre changes from show to show.


James Manno is a singer/songwriter from southeast Virginia. He blends Folk, Americana, Pop, Motown, and Indie Alt Rock. James is currently the lead guitar player for Man Called Noon, a Chicago Alt Rock band, as well as the frontman for James Manno and the B.O.T’s, a Chicago dork funk indie comedy band. You can check out his 2012 Indie Rock Musical “Happiness: the Pursuit and other Tragedies” by James Manno and the Happiness Band on Spotify or Apple Music.


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Grace Blackford w/ Morgan Pirtle & Cassidy Rae - 7PM | $10
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Grace Blackford w/ Morgan Pirtle & Cassidy Rae - 7PM | $10


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


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. “'Darkness' is about the natural doubts and confusion that can arise in a long-term relationship. It also plays with the guilt that often accompany these doubts that might arise; 'How do you know what you’re doing? How do you know if it’s real?' Committing to someone is a deliberate choice that will naturally come with what-ifs, just like any big decision, and this song explores those feelings. ” explains the songwriter of her single. Although the single does speak volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding for where Blackford is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety. “I think its revealed to me that I do not fit in just one genre, and every song I write is a cross between so many genres; jazz, r&b, pop. This realization is cool but also inspires me to see what could happen if I hone it in and focus on one genre, or even try to mix them more intentionally. These songs evolved very organically. Hearing them back has definitely given me ideas for what I want to work on in the future, which I think will cause my sound to mature.” says Blackford of creating the record. Born and raised in Ohio to a musical family, Grace Blackford has always loved music, but she knew she had to learn more about it to truly master her craft. After taking a trip to Chicago with her mother during her high school years, she fell in love with the city fairly quickly and ended up attending a liberal arts school near Chicago to study Jazz. During her time in college she made valuable musical connections, including the very musicians featured on her EP, along with others that taught her about bravery and musicality. The Home EP is a testament to where she is at with her sound right now. Having performed at some classic venues like The Elbo Room, Cafe Mustache, Northbar, and more, Grace is certainly not new to spreading the music through live performance.


Morgan Pirtle is a versatile vocalist, composer, and arranger in Chicago. As a student of jazz, her music is influenced by the genre, but also resonates with pop, soul, and R&B. She studied at UIC with vocalist Cheryl Wilson and previously has worked with artists such as Rufus Reid, Sheila Jordan, Jon Faddis, Jay Clayton, Dee Alexander, Jennifer Barnes, and Greg Jasperse. You can find her performing all over Chicago-land, including such venues and events as the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Chicago Summer Dance, The Shedd Aquarium's Jazzin' at the Shedd series, Schubas, the Jazz Showcase, the Promontory, Emporium, and more. She recently made her debut at the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival with her group Morgan Pirtle + 5. In 2018, she was named a Luminarts Fellow in Jazz, won the People's Choice Award at the Luminarts 2018 Jazz Finals, and was named Outstanding Undergraduate Vocalist in the 2018 DownBeat Student Music Awards. Her debut EP, “Muse” will be released in February 2019.


Cassidy Rae is a Rockford raised and Chicago based artist. Singing since the age of 5, Cassidy studied classical voice in college where she developed her craft, infused with R&B and soul. With every set, she now yearns to speak to all through every song, cover or original.


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Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ special guests Bitter Mary and Sorner) - 8pm | $10
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ special guests Bitter Mary and Sorner) - 8pm | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE

$1 our of every cover charge is donated to Lakeview Pantry to nourish our community


Homegrown Residency is a monthly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Selected emerging musicians test their new material, reveal their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S.!

Fridays in February present: Busy Bodies

On February 1st they are joined by friends Bitter Mary and Sorner


Chicago’s Busy Bodies perform a playful brand of indie rock brimming with vocal harmony and melodic sensibility. Not content to stick with any one genre, their songs range from soulful ballads to danceable jams. At once familiar and unpredictable, the band takes inspiration from artists like Allen Toussaint, New Order, and Wilco. Busy Bodies are a truly collaborative project, fusing the songwriting talents of Ben, Mike, John & True into a vibrant sound. They are currently working on their debut release, Extended Play, to be released in early 2019.

 


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Kelly Renee w/ Nikita Nichelle - 7pm | $10
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Kelly Renee w/ Nikita Nichelle - 7pm | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE US ADDED TO FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Kelly Renee is a Vocalist Songwriter & Producer currently based in the Midwest. With sassy sweet and raw vocals, you'll hear flavors of soul, jazz and funk. The NJ native has years of experience gracing clubs and venues from NYC to Chicago. She released two singles "Hello" and "You Linger" in 2018, in advance of her EP slated for release in 2019.


Nikita Nichelle offers the perfect trio: A Smooth Voice with Real Lyrics over Captivating Beats! She is a Chicago-native soul singer and songwriter inspired by the consciousness of Lauryn Hill and India Arie and the melodic genius of Lalah Hathaway, Jill Scott and Anita Baker. She has been featured with incredible bands, such as Kinetic Theory, Frankie Parker & The Gentlemen, Ric Rhoadz & Genre Free, and Class Act Entertainment at venues like Redwood Luxe, Dream Palace Banquet Hall, Refuge Live, and Red Star to name a few. Her captivating vocals, playful precision and creative energy will keep you wanting to hear more. Her passion for music was discovered at the tender age of 2 when she recorded her first “cover song”, One Hundred Ways (Quincy Jones & James Ingram), with her father accompanying on acoustic guitar. Nikita Nichelle got her singing chops in the church, which is where she learned the art of connecting to the hearts and souls of her listeners. She honed her craft by studying music from high school through college. She sharpened her edge by obtaining a law degree and becoming licensed to practice law. Nikita Nichelle debuted her first single, Warriors, which has aired on WSRB 106.3 FM and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and CD Baby. Nikita Nichelle is something like a line from the movie “Brown Sugar”: she is “the perfect voice over a tight beat”!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Matt McNish, Fernando House, Warm Human - 8PM | $10
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Matt McNish, Fernando House, Warm Human - 8PM | $10


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


My name is Matt McNish. I'm a performance artist currently based in Chicago. I've released two albums in 2018, and I am gearing up to record and release a third with my band. My music is queer and poetic, often somber and occasionally sardonic. I tend to write a lot songs about love and technology and how they intersect. I've played locally in Chicago at Subterranean, iO Theater, Annoyance Theater, and CIC Theater.


Fernando House. Solo project of Santah drummer Steve Plock. Moody, haunted pop tunes with a psychedelic spin.


Warm Human, the solo sludge pop project of Meredith Johnston, was born from a whole lot of feelings, alone time and sine waves. Bridging the gap between diary rock and synth heavy electronic beats, Warm Human, uses fuzzy drones, ambient textures and pressurized 808's to accentuate the desperation of being a living breathing person. Her mixtape, Worm Human, is streamable on all things streaming, and her debut LP, Ghastly will be released early 2019.


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Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ guests Cheer Chair and L. Mounts & The Swellheads) - 8pm | $10
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Busy Bodies (w/ guests Cheer Chair and L. Mounts & The Swellheads) - 8pm | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE

$1 our of every cover charge is donated to Lakeview Pantry to nourish our community


Homegrown Residency is a monthly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Selected emerging musicians test their new material, reveal their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S.!

Fridays in February present: Busy Bodies

February 1st they are joined by guest artists Cheer Chair and L. Mounts & The Swellheads


Chicago’s Busy Bodies perform a playful brand of indie rock brimming with vocal harmony and melodic sensibility. Not content to stick with any one genre, their songs range from soulful ballads to danceable jams. At once familiar and unpredictable, the band takes inspiration from artists like Allen Toussaint, New Order, and Wilco. Busy Bodies are a truly collaborative project, fusing the songwriting talents of Ben, Mike, John & True into a vibrant sound. They are currently working on their debut release, Extended Play, to be released in early 2019.


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Colors: A Curated Film Series - 8pm | FREE
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Colors: A Curated Film Series - 8pm | FREE


Colors is a monthly curated film series presenting the best Black & Brown films of the 90s and 2000s. The monthly series will be hosted by Uncommon Ground and will include trivia, raffles & pop quiz final (with a prize for best score). Admission is free. All donations will be donated to Center on Halsted. Enjoy Uncommon Ground's delicious grub, themed cocktails, and beers from IL's first certified organic brewery, Greenstar Brewery. 

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Groundswell Educational Films Presents - The Doc Talk Show #21 - 7PM | FREE
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Groundswell Educational Films Presents - The Doc Talk Show #21 - 7PM | FREE

Groundswell Educational Films Presents - The Doc Talk Show #20: Give A Sh*t



Join us for an evening of short documentaries and conversation with the filmmakers. Each month Jeff Spitz curates a fresh new lineup of inspiring docs that make a difference. The evening includes new talent and veteran filmmakers who have the opportunity to interact with live audiences about their films, the issues they raise, and using media to create social change. Screenings include works in progress, finished shorts, and teasers and trailers for longer documentaries.

An intimate evening of food, drink, non-fiction films, filmmakers and real face to face conversation. Admission is FREE with a suggested donation of $20. Space is limited. Please reserve your seat in advance!

Joe Winston/PUNCH 9: HAROLD WASHINGTON

Justin Casselle/ELDERLY ALDERMAN 

Arlen Parsa & Tristan Hanson/BLUEPRINT FOR BRONZEVILLE

Manny Camacho/LINKED-IN

Jaden Knox/COMMERCIAL

Mallory Sohmer/THE LIVING DOCUMENTS

Elsie Lejano/PERMAN HARDY: ALABAMA VOTING STORY

Vincent Martell/DAMAGED GOODS – invitation to #21: ART

A partnership with Chicago Votes, a non-partisan voter education organization focusing on engaging and registering next generation voters



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CANCELLED - New Artist, Who Dis? - 7PM | $10
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

CANCELLED - New Artist, Who Dis? - 7PM | $10


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


Mark Harper started his musical journey at age twelve as a guitar player. In the last decade, he has gotten experience in a variety of musical endeavors including playing guitar in a Jazz ensemble, singing in various choirs, playing principal roles in musical theatre productions, and even participating in an a capella group. Currently, he produces music in many different genres, is the lead singer and guitar player of his band, Harper's Grove, and for the first time ever is performing solo here at Uncommon Ground.


saraí is a multi-faceted artist and human being. she grew up in multiple areas in and around the city of Chicago. the artist currently attends the university of illinois at Chicago. she studies English and Gender and Women's studies. she considers herself a singer, writer, editor, activist, and thinker. currently, the singer works to complete her bachelor's degree, her first three books, and her demo.


Though he was originally born in Oak Park, Rane simons mostly grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois called Makanda. That's also where he joined my first band with some friends from high school who convinced him to start learning guitar. Half of them ended up going to college in Champaign-Urbana where Rane joined a couple other bands and began developing a passion for singing and songwriting. On a train back to Chicago after seeing a total solar eclipse in his hometown of Makanda in August 2017, he met his girlfriend who has been a big source of inspiration for him to write, record, and produce my first EP. He released Synchronicities exactly a year later!

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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Apollo Mighty & John Marino w/ Grant Milliren, Jon Allegretto - 8PM | $10
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Apollo Mighty & John Marino w/ Grant Milliren, Jon Allegretto - 8PM | $10


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


Apollo Mighty is a singer/songwriter from Memphis, TN. From a young age, Apollo has had a strong passion for music. Most recently, he has released a trilogy of EPs collectively called "Project 369". The first EP, "III", was released in August 2013; "VI", the second EP, was exclusively released on DJBooth.net in January 2014. On September 9th, Apollo released the final EP, "IX", on DJBooth.net. Apollo Mighty's sound has been described as "a mix of John Legend and Kid Cudi" and "The Weeknd meets Frank Ocean".


John Marino. Acoustic rock made in upstate NY and brought to Chicago.


Grant Milliren is a singer-songwriter from the great plains of Illinois. He is currently signed by STU Records of Illinois State University and toured the Midwest in July of 2018 in support of his debut LP, "The Little Things".


The Jon Allegretto is a nationally-touring singer/guitarist/songwriter based in Chicago, IL. Whether performing as an acoustic solo act, as the frontman of the veteran Chicago rock trio A Friend Called Fire, or leading his newest endeavor The Jon Allegretto Collective, Jon displays a wide variety of musical styles tastefully while remaining centered in his own distinctive sound. From delicate ballads to gritty rock 'n' roll and soulful blues, Jon's performances are unique, often spontaneous, and always engaging. 


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Stargazing: Evergreen and Defpotec at Uncommon Ground - 8pm | $10
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing: Evergreen and Defpotec at Uncommon Ground - 8pm | $10


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


"Evergreen" is a new project from Chicago-based saxophonist and composer Will Barnard. A drummer-less project, "Evergreen" plays melody and improv oriented original compositions with mainly acoustic instruments.


Defpotec is what you get when you put all your Bluenote records from the past 25 years in a microwave with the AACM’s greatest hits and press play on the resulting composite disk. This fiery quartet is the brain child of saxophonist Joey Rosin and drummer Tommy Carroll.
Joey Rosin is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Riverwoods, IL. While Joey is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, he draws inspiration from far corners of the world. He studies the gong, the deeper nature of sound and vibration; this permeates his approach to playing the saxophone, improvising, and composing.
Tommy Carroll is a Chicago-based drummer, producer and composer with an ability to imbue music with emotional depth and improvisational dexterity. An in demand drummer for rappers, songwriters and experimental artists alike, Tommy also leads his own jazz fusion group that has showcased in venues across the city. His forthcoming album, titled Calculated Discomfort, sets cosmic jazz to the arc of personal growth and self-realization. His previously released album Not Amazing addresses his experiences as a blind adult. is what you get when you put all your Bluenote records from the past 25 years in a microwave with the AACM’s greatest hits and press play on the resulting composite disk. This fiery quartet is the brain child of saxophonist Joey Rosin and drummer Tommy Carroll.
Joey Rosin is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Riverwoods, IL. While Joey is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, he draws inspiration from far corners of the world. He studies the gong, the deeper nature of sound and vibration; this permeates his approach to playing the saxophone, improvising, and composing.
Tommy Carroll is a Chicago-based drummer, producer and composer with an ability to imbue music with emotional depth and improvisational dexterity. An in demand drummer for rappers, songwriters and experimental artists alike, Tommy also leads his own jazz fusion group that has showcased in venues across the city. His forthcoming album, titled Calculated Discomfort, sets cosmic jazz to the arc of personal growth and self-realization. His previously released album Not Amazing addresses his experiences as a blind adult.


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Etta James Tribute w/ Alysha Monique, Joslyn Marie,  Laura Burke, V11VT - 8pm | $12
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Etta James Tribute w/ Alysha Monique, Joslyn Marie, Laura Burke, V11VT - 8pm | $12


Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door. Food and beverage not included.


Join this special seated dinner show Uncommon Ground for a tribute to Etta James on her very birthday!
While in Uncommon Ground's intimate Listening Room, treat yourself to beers from our very own Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S. 
We are delighted to present four emerging Chicago songstress who will be tributing the queen Etta James:

Alysha Monique
Joslyn Marie
Laura Burke
V11VT

Doors: 6:30
Show 7-9pm

ETTA JAMES: Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Her debut album, At Last!, was released in late 1960 and was noted for its varied selection of music, from jazz standards to blues to doo-wop and rhythm and blues (R&B).[18] The album included the future classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "A Sunday Kind of Love". In early 1961, James released what was to become her signature song, "At Last", which reached number two on the R&B chart and number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100.



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Homegrown Residency: LeftJones - 7pm | $10
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Homegrown Residency: LeftJones - 7pm | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE

$1 our of every cover charge is donated to Lakeview Pantry to nourish our community


Homegrown Residency is a monthly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Selected emerging musicians test their new material, reveal their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S.!

January present: LeftJones with guests Sydney Jay , Shawnee Dez , and LeXuS !

LeftJones is a collective blending jazz, hip hop, poetry and rap, comprised of nine friends and family members: Kenneth Leftridge (sax), Alfonzo Jones (drums), Jeremy Jones (bass) Terry Patrick, Bobby Cooper (trumpet), and M.E.R.C (make every rhyme count) rapping. Their roots began at NIU, where members studying classical and jazz started performing hip hop shows on campus called “Free Lunch”. LeftJones are often seen across Chicago as the bedrock for other musicians, such as Shawnee Dez or Matt Muse and now they're ready to grow into their own home at Uncommon Ground for this four week residency.

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OPEN MIC SEMI FINALS! (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC SEMI FINALS! (sponsored by Shure) - 7PM | FREE

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Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

On this special night, all past Monday night winner since June are invited back to perform and compete to perform in the FINALS, Wednesday Jan 23rd at. Prizes and praise go to the best singer/songwriter!

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! 


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Bodega w/ Heat Stroke - 6PM | $10
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bodega w/ Heat Stroke - 6PM | $10


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


Bodega is an alt-country/rock and roll band formed in 2017 in Chicago, IL. The band consists of Rick Guth, Jon May, Robert Hussey, Dan Fields, and Adi Kanlic. All five members of the band come from different musical backgrounds, and that melding of styles is evident in their unique yet cohesive sound. The band has quickly made waves in Chicago’s robust music scene, performing at House of Blues, Schubas Tavern, Joe’s on Weed St., Lakeview Taco Festival and many SoFar Sounds shows. The band has shared the stage with Texas stalwarts The Dirty River Boys, and is slated to play with Buxton (New West Records) at the revered Chicago venue, The Hideout, in December. Bodega’s debut album, “State Lines”, was released to all streaming platforms in November 2018.


Heat Stroke is a Chicago based band with deep Texas roots. The country tinged songs are steeped in stories ranging from bleary eyed waltzes to hopeful anthems.


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Leonum - 7PM | $15
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Leonum - 7PM | $15


$15 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Leonum is an Acoustic Rock / Americana band with hints of blues, classic rock, country and bluegrass. The Leonum sound incorporates dynamic musicianship for the most discerning ear and great harmonies, melodies and rhythms for even the casual listener. Leonum performances feature a mixture of original compositions and unique versions of classic covers that are sure to turn ears and move a room. Leonum has performed at some of the finest Chicago music houses including House of Blues, Metro, Schubas, Martyrs, Lincoln Hall, Uncommon Ground and numerous other city and suburban venues, festivals and private events.


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Hayden Arp w/ Jessica Mindrum & Nikki Morgan - 7pm | $10
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Hayden Arp w/ Jessica Mindrum & Nikki Morgan - 7pm | $10


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


Hayden Arp makes music with the goal of creating moments of communion in the world. He was raised in Alexandria, VA, and attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, where he studied electronic music composition. He has performed in venues such as DC’s The 9:30 Club and New York’s Terminal 5 as a featured performer in Lucy Dacus’s live show. In August 2016, he released “In the Fading Light,” a song The FADER called “Tingling, gorgeous,” as well as “For Gabriel,” an EP ThrdCoast called “Beautiful and elegiac.” He has performed and worked with musicians such as The Punch Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan, and Gabriel Kahane. He lives in Richmond, VA.


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.


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Nikki Morgan is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago but with the heart of a true Carolina girl. As a singer and a writer her style takes the form of country/folk with a beautiful splash of soul and often explores the duality and truth that lies in the many facets of life. As she continues her journey you can find her belting out at various venues around the city.


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