Rise Up Lights, Ahsan Saiyed, Peter Topa & Jack Gallo - 7 PM | $10
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Rise Up Lights, Ahsan Saiyed, Peter Topa & Jack Gallo - 7 PM | $10

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Peter Topa is an avid blues fan who grew up in the country, Pete delivers a folksy sound with themes of hope, loss, and travel.



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Hailing from the rustic wood of Northern Wisconsin, Rise Up Lights is here to jam with you. With a healthy mix of 90s jam songs to sing a long to and a few originals sprinkled in, no doubt your they'll have your faces melted by the end of the set.


Growing up a fan of the heavier things, Ahsan calls upon his speed metal roots to incorporate intricate melodies and finger taps to his originals and pop covers alike!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones w/ special guest Nicole Amine and Lauren Scott - 8PM | $10
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones w/ special guest Nicole Amine and Lauren Scott - 8PM | $10


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

$1 OF EVERY COVER CHARGE IS DONATED TO OUR MUSIC MY BODY.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Miss Jones has chosen to support Our Music My Body. Overall, “this collaborative campaign led by Between Friends and Resilience was created to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the music scene. We do this work because we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe when they go to a concert or festival.”


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Miss Danielle Jones is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Indiana. Her upcoming Indie Jazz EP explores self care, the elements of nature and the trials of depression. She's dedicated to making every song and performance a personal for everyone. Never afraid to test new genres, Miss Danielle Jones plans on using her best instrument to tell stories to all people.


Hello there & welcome. This is Lauren Scott. She’s a singer- songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, currently finding her home in Kansas City, Missouri.


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24-year-old Nicole Amine is a singer, songwriter, and musician based in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up in Metro Detroit, Nicole was immersed in Motown, soul, and rock music at an early age. After moving to Chicago in 2012 in pursuit of a Vocal Performance degree from Columbia College, Nicole began to explore her deep love of the blues; this reflected heavily in her style and songwriting. She's since found her voice performing her original music (solo and with her band) and attending shows at various venues around Chicago including rich involvement in the Chicago DIY scene.


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Wyn Doran w/ Pat McKillen - 7PM | $10
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Wyn Doran w/ Pat McKillen - 7PM | $10



Wyn Doran is the solo project of Amy Wynne Doran, a lead singer/songwriter of New England Music Award nominees Strangers by Accident. Wyn was classically trained in voice from a young age and toured and competed internationally with choirs from 2003-2006, singing in the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as competing in England, Italy, Austria, and more.


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A prolific songwriter, McKillen finds joy in every part of the creative process. As the sole producer of his three LPs (Stagefright [2011], The Red Headed Enemy [2013], Blood & Bones [2016]) and EP Love Without Me [2014], every song represents a complete cycle of the creative process. Dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the organic nature of his songwriting, McKillen brings life to songs recorded mostly in his Chicago apartment. The result is an evolving sound that couples a powerful and passionate voice with a fusion of musical genres including folk, pop, and rock.


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Will Solomon w/ Lucy Isabel - 8PM | $10
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Will Solomon w/ Lucy Isabel - 8PM | $10

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Will's love for music started in the backseat of a red 1980s Beretta. There he was first inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and Bruce Hornsby. Will spent his early twenties in the hills of Appalachia, studying jazz and playing ultimate frisbee. Soon after, his desire to grow as a songwriter led him to Nashville, where he resided for half a decade playing with artists such as Johnnyswim and Holly Williams. Will moved home to Kentucky in 2012, where he met his wife and reconnected with his early influences. His 2016 debut release, The Pelican and the Herring, hit #9 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. Will is currently working on a concept album entitled, Blue Earth. White Sun. Red Mars. set to release in the Fall of 2019.


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Equally inspired by the Americana community of her Nashville home and the boardwalk culture of her native New Jersey, Lucy Isabel introduces herself as a road-ready songwriter with her debut album, Rambling Stranger. Like the title suggests, Rambling Stranger finds Isabel on the move, taking stock of her world as it unfolds outside of the car windshield at highway speed. She's been a traveling musician for years, ever since she shelved an acting career in New York City and moved to Tennessee.


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Shawn Butzin & Bryan Kuhn - 6 PM | $10
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Shawn Butzin & Bryan Kuhn - 6 PM | $10

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Shawn Butzin will captivate you immediately with his music. Based out of Traverse City, Michigan, Shawn quickly became an up and coming singer-songwriter in the Michigan music scene. On August 2017, he released his debut solo album titled Northern Trails. The album was featured in Relix Magazine, on national podcasts, music blogs, and radio airwaves. According to No Depression, "If you're looking for some fun, you'll want to hop on-board with Shawn's music." In June of 2018", Shawn released his sophomore album, an EP, titled Adventures. Twangri-LA says, "Adventures is too short. It's so good that it leaves us wanting more, and that's actually a good thing." If you're looking for that perfect blend of Americana", outlaw country, folk music, Shawn will be sure to deliver nicely.


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A lifelong battle with depression, anxiety and insomnia led songwriter, Bryan Kuhn, to a life of music. Through years of struggles, Kuhn learned to channel the negatives into positives. An intricate lyricist, he builds soundscapes that form the canvas on which he lays his thoughts bare. On a backdrop of guitars, strings and synths, Kuhn explores his mind to make sense of the world around him. Kuhn has recorded almost therapeutically on a daily basis for more than a decade.


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Jerason Dean, Brian McGrath, Sara Van Hecke - 7PM | $10
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Jerason Dean, Brian McGrath, Sara Van Hecke - 7PM | $10


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


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After earning a solo in his hometown elementary school recital back in 2002, Dean quickly fell in love with the stage and began hitting local and regional shows across the midwest with his mom and granny by his side. Since then, Dean has spent the years developing his brand as an independent artist and cultivating his own unique sound. With deep roots buried in a mix of country, gospel and traditional pop, Dean finds inspiration from some of his biggest idols including Frank Sinatra, Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton.


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Chicago-based singer/songwriter Sara Van Hecke started writing and performing her own songs at the age of 13. Drawing her musical inspiration from jazz and folk artists, she accompanies her voice on guitar and piano. Now 23, Sara just released her latest tunes, “Melrose Street Sessions, ” now available on all major streaming platforms. Passionate about social justice, travel, and community, Sara writes music that often share stories about connecting people to one another. Look out for the second half of her EP “Melrose Street Sessions” in the coming months!


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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.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones w/ special guest Reno Cruz & Michael Damani - 8PM | $10
Oct
22
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones w/ special guest Reno Cruz & Michael Damani - 8PM | $10


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

$1 OF EVERY COVER CHARGE IS DONATED TO OUR MUSIC MY BODY.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Miss Jones has chosen to support Our Music My Body. Overall, “this collaborative campaign led by Between Friends and Resilience was created to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the music scene. We do this work because we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe when they go to a concert or festival.”


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Miss Danielle Jones is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Indiana. Her upcoming Indie Jazz EP explores self care, the elements of nature and the trials of depression. She's dedicated to making every song and performance a personal for everyone. Never afraid to test new genres, Miss Danielle Jones plans on using her best instrument to tell stories to all people.


Michael Damani guitar player for The Original Chicago Blues All Stars, Tamarie T and the Elektra Kumpany, Wyatt Waddell and others as well as his own group. Chicago based for the last 7 years.


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Meet Reno Cruise. He lives in Chicago, writes songs about love, and might be your new best friend.


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The Doc Talk Show - 7PM | FREE
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Doc Talk Show - 7PM | FREE



The Doc Talk Show: The Eye Witness

Meet Maggie Bowman of Kartemquin Films, Clayton Brown of 137 Films, Alex White of Columbia College Chicago and Jeff Spitz of Groundswell Educational Films (host of the show).

Witnesses are critical in court rooms and in documentaries. What does it take to find great witnesses and to craft unforgettable stories based on testimony from the eye witnesses? It starts with trust.

Maggie Bowman will take us behind the scenes of WE ARE WITNESSES-CHICAGO. This powerful web series features short first-person stories from witnesses who have first hand experience in Chicago's criminal justice system.

Clayton Brown's feature documentary, WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS, features Christian witnesses who debunk evolution and believe in the bible to the point that they have raised $120 million to build a massive theme park in Kentucky with a "life-size" Noah's Ark. Alex White, a Columbia College student, bears witness to the power of photography and motion graphics in his life. Jeff Spitz's follow up to THE RETURN OF NAVAJO BOY is a web series that amplifies the voices of Navajo residents in Monument Valley. Their cameras expose radioactive dangers and persuade the EPA to clean up an abandoned uranium mine.

Enjoy a rare evening of short non-fiction films and conversations with the four filmmakers.

Each month Jeff Spitz presents a fresh lineup of talented filmmakers who screen their short films, trailers and excerpts of works-in-progress. The evening always includes a variety of new and veteran talent as well as outstanding student filmmakers from across the city. Audiences dine, drink and discuss timely issues and the craft of storytelling directly with filmmakers. Filmmakers from across the city enjoy connecting with each other and new audiences. Come for dinner and drinks and stay for The Doc Talk Show.


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The Drawing Board: An EP Release Dinner with The Shades - 7:30 PM | $25
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Drawing Board: An EP Release Dinner with The Shades - 7:30 PM | $25


Join The Shades for an evening of songs, stories, and surprises as they celebrate the release of their second EP, DRAW. This one-time-only event will include an acoustic performance of the EP from start to finish, as well as a very special set of covers that inspired the music on the record.


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The Shades are a Chicago-based pop trio comprised of NBC 'The Voice' contestant, Andrew DeMuro, and brothers Phil and Mark Jacobson. Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, The Shades draw on a variety of influences to create an uncommonly good blend of pop, rock, folk, and soul. Impressive arrangements, tight harmonies, and creative mashups are hallmarks of The Shades’ live act, which has reached thousands of audience members between Chicago's City Winery, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Hall, with appearances on Windy City Live and WGN along the way. After receiving nationwide honors when lead vocalist Andrew DeMuro landed a spot on ‘Team Adam’ in Season 11 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, The Shades released their first major recorded effort in October 2017 – a six-song EP entitled Miles Made of Inches. The Shades also demonstrate a commitment to making an impact off the stage and in Chicago's underserved communities through their work with Guitars Over Guns, a music and mentoring nonprofit focused on providing healthy after-school arts programming and performance opportunities to students in challenging environments. Follow The Shades journey on Instagram (@WeTheShades).


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

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

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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Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones & Blackfinn - 8PM | $10
Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones & Blackfinn - 8PM | $10

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

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO OUR MUSIC MY BODY.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Miss Jones has chosen to support Our Music My Body. Overall, “this collaborative campaign led by Between Friends and Resilience was created to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the music scene. We do this work because we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe when they go to a concert or festival.”


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Miss Danielle Jones is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Indiana. Her upcoming Indie Jazz EP explores self care, the elements of nature and the trials of depression. She's dedicated to making every song and performance a personal for everyone. Never afraid to test new genres, Miss Danielle Jones plans on using her best instrument to tell stories to all people.


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BlackFinn is a multi-instrumentalist who is focused on creating art that serves as a form of self-expression and connects with people. His roots lie in the music of jazz, soul and R&B. The experience of studying jazz pushed him to have an open mindset when creating and collaborating with other artists which results in a unique sound that blends aspects of many genres.


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Jeffrey Martin w/ Emma Grace - 7 PM | $10
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Jeffrey Martin w/ Emma Grace - 7 PM | $10

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Jeffrey Martin tours full time now. He is always making music, and he is always coming through your town. He misses teaching like you might miss a good old friend who you know you'll meet again. Jeffrey has put out bunches of music since 2009, but he's most proud of the more recent stuff. He's fortunate to be a part of the great and loving family that is Fluff and Gravy Records in Portland, OR. "One Go Around," which released in October 2017, is his 3rd full length album. At his luckiest, he's shared shows with the likes of Sean Hayes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Courtney Marie Andrews, Jeffrey Foucault, Joe Pug, Peter Mulvey, Amanda Shires, Sean Rowe, Tracy Grammer, David Wilcox, and others. He currently lives in Portland, OR but feels lately that it has become a secret that someone figured out how to monetize. And since he has no money of any kind, everything beautiful about the city is marred by the quiet ticking of a countdown toward the day that he'll have to find somewhere to live that doesn't require a steady bleeding fortune.


Emma Grace is a passionate queer singer-songwriter and ukulele player from Chicago, IL. Her music is driven by her bold and powerful voice and fierce strumming on her baritone ukulele. Emma brings a whole new powerful meaning to folk/punk. She just released her first EP Peach Tree, which is on all listening platforms worldwide. You can find her performing weekly all over Chicago. She's a regular performer at Chicago's sexiest antique speakeasy, The Drifter, where she sometimes pops on her sparkly peach pasties. Follow her on instagram @bemma_grace to get the latest updates on performances.


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Halloween Show w/ Hitsleep, Honeydew Squeeze & Elliot Krull - 8PM | $10
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Halloween Show w/ Hitsleep, Honeydew Squeeze & Elliot Krull - 8PM | $10


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


Hitsleep is an alternative rock band hailing from Chicago, IL. Punches of reggae and pop music make way for a pleasantly unique listening experience.


Honeydew Squeeze is a Blues rock jam band.


Elliot Krull is a member of The Bank Notes, a four piece band from Chicago that brings a unique mix reggae with strange dissonant chord professions.


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We Are The Willows & Fernando House - 8PM | $10
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

We Are The Willows & Fernando House - 8PM | $10

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WE ARE THE WILLOWS is an Orchestral Indie Band out of Minneapolis, MN. They craft songs with dynamic and intimacy. At the heart of each song is PETER M. With songs drawing from family history, mental health, and existentialism, Peter's unique countertenor floats over strummed guitar strings to create moments of contemplation and wonder.


Fernando House is the solo project of Santah drummer Steve Plock. The sound of Fernando House is a moody, haunted pop tunes with a psychedelic spin.


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Caroline Lucius w/ Ben Mulwana & Lionhearted Socialists - 7PM | $10
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Caroline Lucius w/ Ben Mulwana & Lionhearted Socialists - 7PM | $10


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


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.


Ben Mulwana is a Ugandan-born and raised singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Wisconsin. With a diverse range of musical inspiration, his songs have a storytelling quality that are both unique and familiar and are heavily shaped by his culture, past, and faith. With friends and family in many different corners of the world, Ben is inspired to create music that serves as a constant reminder that no matter the distance or differences that may separate us, sharing our love for one another can always bring us closer together.


The Lionhearted Socialists are new to the music scene in Chicago, they’re two teachers who want to share their love of music. They cover different genres, sing in English and French, enjoy mash ups, write their own songs, and like to make their performances playful with the audience.


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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Dani Nguyen, Olivia Gregorich,  and Child of Eve - 8 PM | $8
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Dani Nguyen, Olivia Gregorich, and Child of Eve - 8 PM | $8

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Dani Nguyen hails from the dusty streets of Phoenix, AZ in hopes to find new life for this arid mind.


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Olivia Gregorich is pretty new to Chicago and is still finding her way around the music scene, but she’s happy to make new friends!


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Hailing from the tranquility of the midwest, The Child of Eve has studied his craft immensely and obsessively over the years. A herald of explorations, juxtapositions, and a master in isolation. Drawn by those who have beguiled him, The Child of Eve is knee deep in the progressive folk community, writing music and lyrics with such subtle melancholy that it will often leave you profoundly curious.


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

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

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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Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ ARACELI & Mariah Colon - 8 PM | $10
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ ARACELI & Mariah Colon - 8 PM | $10

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

$1 OF EVERY CHARGE IS DONATED TO THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, theycallmericky has chosen to support The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Overall, “The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. We serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.”


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Theycallmericky is a 23 year old rapper from the southwest side of Chicago. He began writing at the age of 12 with influences spanning multiple genres. The music he makes often are self-reflective. A lot of what he writes is honest emotions and feelings that he shares in hopes to connect with others who may feel the same.


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ARACELI is an artist and creative. She appreciates the escapism created by music, acting and creating art. She has been writing songs since she was twelve years old but only recently used them as a form of a journal. She holds her taste in music near and dear to her heart and finds it to be the catapult to her creativity. Music is the constant in her life, it is in her thoughts, her dreams and in her choices. She has released an EP "We Think By Feeling", a single "In the End" and have been featured on songs.


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Raised in Cicero, Il., Mariah started her music career with just a keyboard and ukulele in her room. Though singing since early adolescences, her first single "Roots" was released earlier this year, July of 2019. With inspiration from artists like Erykah Badu, Willow Smith, and Jorja Smith, Mariah incorporates the love of R&B with a hint of pop in expressing her day to day thoughts.


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Beer & Hymns - 8 PM | $10
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Beer & Hymns - 8 PM | $10

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Part Pentecost, part hootenanny, part pub and all hymns, Beer and Hymns Chicago launched in April 2015 and brings local musicians playing banjos, mandolin, guitar, accordion and anything we have lying around to lead spirited sing alongs where the only rules are faster and louder. We have a commitment to not using a large PA system, relying on those gathered to lead the way and guide the singing.

Our main goal is spreading the joy to more saints, sinners and spirited sojourners. All are welcome as we join the voices of the past with people in the present and look toward the future we can create together.


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Brian Krumm of the Great Crusades, Scott & Odie, Chris Rawlins, and David Prusina - 7 PM | $5
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Brian Krumm of the Great Crusades, Scott & Odie, Chris Rawlins, and David Prusina - 7 PM | $5

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Like the bands they admire, such as Camper Van Beethoven, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Kaiser Chiefs, The Great Crusades seem to be in it for the long haul—still writing outstanding tunes and playing mind-blowing live shows. Vocalist/guitarist Brian Krumm gathered the current band members in Chicago 20 years ago, including collaborators Brian Hunt, Brian Leach and Christian Moder. He had already released the band’s first album, The First Spilled Drink of the Evening. Soon after, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke wrote, “The Great Crusades look at life through a shot-glass lens, mixing anger, muscle and minor-key remorse like a roughneck Tindersticks with the bonus of a singer who’s got the tubercular pipes of Tom Waits and Axl Rose’s love child.” (Mud Records reissued First Spilled Drink in Summer 2017.)

Welcome to the Hiawatha Inn, Four Thirty, Keep Them Entertained, Fiction to Shame and Thieves of Chicago followed. Two of the band’s songs appeared in the season 4 finale of the HBO vampire series True Blood. In 2017, the Crusades completed Until the Night Turned to Day with Grammy winner Brian Leach at the production helm in JoyRide Studio in Chicago.

Today, the band continues to expand its fan base and further build its reputation as one of the wildest and most-loved bands in the business. Along the way, they have shared the stage with Gary Moore, Scorpions, 16 Horsepower, Bottle Rockets and Leningrad Cowboys—on many memorable tours of Europe, the U.S. and everywhere in between.


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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.


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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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David Prusina is a Singer-Songwriter from Chicago


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Urban Twang, Echo & Ransom - 7PM | $10
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Urban Twang, Echo & Ransom - 7PM | $10


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


Singer/songwriters Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield met in the early 2000's and quickly became collaborators and friends. After performing together throughout the region, they went their separate ways, had families, and honed their crafts in other projects. In late 2016, they reunited to play a show, which turned into a handful of shows, which eventually became the acoustic duo Echo and Ransom. Since then, they've made a name for themselves for their powerhouse vocals, tight harmonies, honest songwriting, and their ability to engage and entertain a crowd.


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

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

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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Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ CHEBAKA & Mila La Morena - 8 PM | $10
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ CHEBAKA & Mila La Morena - 8 PM | $10

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

$1 OF EVERY CHARGE IS DONATED TO THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, theycallmericky has chosen to support The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Overall, “The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. We serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.”


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Theycallmericky is a 23 year old rapper from the southwest side of Chicago. He began writing at the age of 12 with influences spanning multiple genres. The music he makes often are self-reflective. A lot of what he writes is honest emotions and feelings that he shares in hopes to connect with others who may feel the same.


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CHEBAKA is an emotional luchador.


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Mila is the brown girl who creates Spanglish lyrics, genre bending, Latin, Electronic, and Hip Hop influences


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Jacob Jasz w/ Alison Gross & Kiki Xu - 7 PM | $10
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Jacob Jasz w/ Alison Gross & Kiki Xu - 7 PM | $10

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


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A multi-Instrumentalist, singer, writer; Jacob McCullough has come from a lot of different musical worlds. Beginning his musical endeavors in the world of classic rock, he's developed a very visceral connection with music, eventually he'd realize it wasn't enough for him and he'd desire to dive deeper into the roots of the sounds he admired. He then stumbled upon folk music, a music that, to this day, is very near and dear to his heart. The potential for storytelling and the value of witnessing musical snippets of history appeals to Jacob rather deeply. Jacob found his way around plenty of musical idioms, picking up techniques from classical discipline and flamenco technique.
Eventually Jacob would find his way to a musical sound who's depth was so deep, Jacob would find himself drowning in said sound attempting to make sense of the complex idiom of j a z z. Jacob is drowning in Jazz and doesn't desire to find a lifeguard.


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Although still new to the Chicago scene, local band Alison Gross has been making its mark all across town, playing and booking shows at such venues as Elbo Room, Tonic Room and Phyllis' Musical Inn. Their rip-roaring brand of electric folk and blues is guaranteed to knock you back a step!


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Kiki Xu is a vocalist, songwriter, mainly focus on Jazz and R&B.


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Cloudtone w/ Bailey Minzenberger & Etzkorn Wong - 8 PM | $10
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Cloudtone w/ Bailey Minzenberger & Etzkorn Wong - 8 PM | $10

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


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Cloudtone makes shimmery rock noises and is based in Chicago.


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Dramamine, the title track on Chicago artist Bailey Minzenberger’s most recent album, features ambient, guitar-heavy melodies that fade in and out like a late-night AM radio station. “Who I am writing for? I don’t know”, They ask. In the live show, they’re joined by their full band- Georgia Swinand, Niko Kapetan, and Jack Lickerman, childhood friends now joining forces for an earnest show that embraces nature, life’s big questions, and what to do when you get an answer you weren’t expecting.

Bailey Minzenberger most recently played Knox College and SPACE in Evanston IL, and look forward to touring this summer. Their most recent album, Dramamine, was produced by Erik Lobo of Wolf’s Den studios and was embraced by crowds throughout the midwest following its release this March 2019.


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Etzkorn Wong’s music is as eclectic as his upbringing. Born in Chicago, Etzkorn Wong was raised by two families—one of Vietnam War refugees and the other Kentucky drag-racers. When asked how he describes his sound, he responded “imagine Frank Ocean, David Bowie, and Bruce Lee all had a baby”. His lyrics weave together narratives of individual dysfunction, collective frustration, and political turmoil, as if they were all one in the same. A quintessential millennial, his music exudes a seemingly contradictory mixture of both naïve idealism and apathetic cynicism while questioning himself, his relationships, and ultimately the dystopia that his generation was raised in.


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JEFF BUCKLEY TRIBUTE - 6PM | $55
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

JEFF BUCKLEY TRIBUTE - 6PM | $55

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22nd Annual JEFF BUCKLEY Tribute Concerts Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the album “Grace”

Uncommon Ground presents:
An intimate dinner show celebrating the life and legacy of Jeff Buckley

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Saturday, November 16th
6pm DINNER | 7pm SHOW | $55 PER PERSON
Ticket includes: 3 course price fixed dinner, Tribute Performance, tax and gratuity included.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Old Town School of Folk Music Scholarship Fund.
By being a part of this event, you are supporting the next generation of artists.


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For as long as Violet Wine can remember, she has felt bewitched by an uncompromising and insufferable love affair with music. it's utterly romantic. temperamental. harrowing. therapeutic. it's taken quite some time in her life to embrace it all. faults.. folly.. fruition.. amidst many other paths tread and endeavors explored, her figurative and finicky heart adamantly leads her back to melodies. to stories. to rhythm. to connection. to expression. it's absolute magic. and she can’t wait to share it with you.


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Soulmates Alex and Courtney (Millennium Youth) have been making music together about 3 years ago after a very serendipitous encounter. Since then they have gone on to tour with the band Polyenso and record in NYC. They have relocated to New Orleans where the muse is powerful! They are currently recording a full length album.


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Jeff Campbell’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and found him sharing stages with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, The Grateful Dead, and opening for Train. After being crowned winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter Competition out of over 13,000 entrants, his 2013 EP Release, “In Spite of Everything”, produced by 6x Grammy Winner John Shanks, premiered at #1 on the iTunes rock EPs and singles charts, following a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.


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When we listen carefully to this 23 year-old man’s voice, we are struck; we are totally blown away. His debut EP contains tracks that sounds like classics. We may have found the secret spiritual son of Bill Whithers and Jamie Cullum: it is Alexandre Joseph! From the first listening, we understand that he belongs to the long tradition of good music makers such as Jamie Lidell, Mayer Hawthorne, JMSN, Allen Stone, Matt Corby, James Bay, Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka or Lianne La Havas.
By adding perfectly well his prolific inspiration and his profound respect for Music’s codes, he got himself noticed by the famous french DJs Ofenbach and he is traveling among them around Europe.
Alexandre Joseph carries passionately the Ancient’s soul in this new world.


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Louisiana native John Guidroz is a singer/songwriter that blends elements of folk, pop, rock and other genres to create a sound that is truly his own.
John began playing solo acoustic shows in 2004. Over several years, he built a reputation as a solid live performer, willing to play songs from a variety of artists and genres. However, audiences would have to wait for any glimpse of original material.
That all changed in 2012 when John released his first solo album, Yesterday’s News. Produced by Matthew Moss and mixed by Michael James, the eight songs showcase John’s powerful vocal range, a keen sense of melody and clever lyrics. The songs are reminiscent of artists like Pete Yorn, David Gray and John Mayer.
John recently released his second full-length album, Misfit Me. Written and recorded over the span of a year, the 10 songs tackle subjects like the pressures of fame, love and escape. Moss returned to produce and mix the album, and mastering was done by legendary engineer David Donnelly.
John continues to perform regularly at live venues and has built up more than a decade of experience along the way. Whether performing solo or with a full band, audiences are sure to be entertained by his blend of humor, storytelling and well-crafted songs.


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David Keenan is a 23 year old Irish Songwriter. An absolute obsession with Words and Melody took hold of David at a very early age. Exposed to the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde with the soundtrack of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners illuminating his formative year's. Inspired by the Storytelling and Character creations of his Grandfather he took the boat over the water and gathered Tales and Tunes of his own, learning his craft and expressing his love of Language. Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard David is fast becoming one of Ireland's most talked about young Artist's.


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An alternative rock/indie singer and songwriter from the South Bay Area, Esha K. creates a unique blend of heartfelt lyrics, powerful vocals, and catchy guitar riffs. She combines musical elements to deliver songs that appeal to people from all walks of life. Her musical influences range from classic rockers like Fleetwood Mac and Jeff Buckley to alternative acts such as Nothing But Thieves and Kodaline.

Esha K. has been recognized for her music since the age of 13, winning talent competitions, scholarships, and international accolades. Some of her notable accomplishments include performing at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, embarking on a self-organized mini tour of New York City, performing nationally and internationally - including at London’s famous Bedford Pub - and working with a GRAMMY-winning producer on her debut album.


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Emma Grace is a passionate queer singer-songwriter and ukulele player from Chicago, IL. Her music is driven by her bold and powerful voice and fierce strumming on her baritone ukulele. Emma brings a whole new powerful meaning to folk/punk. She just released her first EP Peach Tree, which is on all listening platforms worldwide. You can find her performing weekly all over Chicago. She's a regular performer at Chicago's sexiest antique speakeasy, The Drifter, where she sometimes pops on her sparkly peach pasties. Follow her on instagram @bemma_grace to get the latest updates on performances.


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Jack Romero and Marissa Caroll are a duo from the suburbs of Chicago. They have been playing together for almost four years. They are both members of a band called Jack Romero & The Genies but branch off to work on other side projects here and there. Their genre styles range from folk, to soft indie all the way to acoustic pop and rock. You can find some of Jack Romero's and Marissa Caroll's solo original music on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, etc.


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Laura Glyda is a veteran storyteller and songwriter, illuminating familiar struggles of the heart and soul through song. Her unique and rich guitar playing blends elements of folk, rock, and country, and beautifully complements her powerful lyrics. The Chicago native can vocally move from a scream to a whisper in a moment, pulling listeners in with her dynamics. Her latest album, Radio Ghosts, is a 12-song rock record rooted in storytelling; a journey from heartache to hope and back again.


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JEFF BUCKLEY TRIBUTE - 6PM | $55
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

JEFF BUCKLEY TRIBUTE - 6PM | $55

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22nd Annual JEFF BUCKLEY Tribute Concerts Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the album “Grace”

Uncommon Ground presents:
An intimate dinner show celebrating the life and legacy of Jeff Buckley

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Sunday, November 17th
6pm DINNER | 7pm SHOW | $55 PER PERSON
Ticket includes: 3 course price fixed dinner, Tribute Performance, tax and gratuity included.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Old Town School of Folk Music Scholarship Fund.
By being a part of this event, you are supporting the next generation of artists.


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For as long as Violet Wine can remember, she has felt bewitched by an uncompromising and insufferable love affair with music. it's utterly romantic. temperamental. harrowing. therapeutic. it's taken quite some time in her life to embrace it all. faults.. folly.. fruition.. amidst many other paths tread and endeavors explored, her figurative and finicky heart adamantly leads her back to melodies. to stories. to rhythm. to connection. to expression. it's absolute magic. and she can’t wait to share it with you.


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Soulmates Alex and Courtney (Millennium Youth) have been making music together about 3 years ago after a very serendipitous encounter. Since then they have gone on to tour with the band Polyenso and record in NYC. They have relocated to New Orleans where the muse is powerful! They are currently recording a full length album.


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Jeff Campbell’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and found him sharing stages with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, The Grateful Dead, and opening for Train. After being crowned winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter Competition out of over 13,000 entrants, his 2013 EP Release, “In Spite of Everything”, produced by 6x Grammy Winner John Shanks, premiered at #1 on the iTunes rock EPs and singles charts, following a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.


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When we listen carefully to this 23 year-old man’s voice, we are struck; we are totally blown away. His debut EP contains tracks that sounds like classics. We may have found the secret spiritual son of Bill Whithers and Jamie Cullum: it is Alexandre Joseph! From the first listening, we understand that he belongs to the long tradition of good music makers such as Jamie Lidell, Mayer Hawthorne, JMSN, Allen Stone, Matt Corby, James Bay, Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka or Lianne La Havas.
By adding perfectly well his prolific inspiration and his profound respect for Music’s codes, he got himself noticed by the famous french DJs Ofenbach and he is traveling among them around Europe.
Alexandre Joseph carries passionately the Ancient’s soul in this new world.


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Louisiana native John Guidroz is a singer/songwriter that blends elements of folk, pop, rock and other genres to create a sound that is truly his own.
John began playing solo acoustic shows in 2004. Over several years, he built a reputation as a solid live performer, willing to play songs from a variety of artists and genres. However, audiences would have to wait for any glimpse of original material.
That all changed in 2012 when John released his first solo album, Yesterday’s News. Produced by Matthew Moss and mixed by Michael James, the eight songs showcase John’s powerful vocal range, a keen sense of melody and clever lyrics. The songs are reminiscent of artists like Pete Yorn, David Gray and John Mayer.
John recently released his second full-length album, Misfit Me. Written and recorded over the span of a year, the 10 songs tackle subjects like the pressures of fame, love and escape. Moss returned to produce and mix the album, and mastering was done by legendary engineer David Donnelly.
John continues to perform regularly at live venues and has built up more than a decade of experience along the way. Whether performing solo or with a full band, audiences are sure to be entertained by his blend of humor, storytelling and well-crafted songs.


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Justice Hill is just a guy who plays melodic music.


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In 2011, Fall Classic began carving their unusual paths through the landscape of Chicago’s expansive indie rock scene. Adventurous combinations of the rhythmically-syncopated African kings like Fela Kuti and the expansive introspection of Radiohead were present even in their debut Nerves. Years of musical refinement, personal tragedy and 3 albums later, one of Chicago’s must-see Indie acts of this generation continues to look forward.

Ryan Jeffrey Smith (guitar & vocals) and Jonathan Kolar (bass) met at Berklee College of Music in 2006 and performed together with various projects in the Boston music scene. But, it wasn’t until a reunion in 2011 and the addition of Chicago-native Christopher Grandberry (drums) that Fall Classic made their debut.

As a working musician in southern California, Ryan Jeffrey Smith backed up countless artists but never stepped into the spotlight himself. When self-doubt and self-destructive habits prompted a relocation back home to Chicago, he started exploring his own voice as a songwriter, inspired by the styles of Sam Cooke, D’Angelo, and Jeff Buckley, among others. Smith began sharing demos with long-time collaborator, fellow songwriter and Boston-based Andrew Fatato (vocals), and a collection of songs (half penned by Smith, half by Fatato) quickly presented themselves accompanied by the desire to record and perform the fresh material.

Sessions for the debut Nerves began in December, 2011. Nerves reflects the pop-sensibilities of the day (The Kings of Leon come to mind) and the excitement of individuals hearing something bigger than themselves. Fall Classic performed the duration of 2012 and spent the year finding their new voice writing material as a group. Man / Other Beasts quickly came together and was recorded in March, 2013.

Still based in Boston, Fatato began to step away from the project, but the remaining threesome continued their productive writing habits, expanding on their complex rhythmic structure and angular songwriting styles. Over the next few years, Fall Classic’s trend toward more aggressive guitars, angsty vocals, and gritty production work would lay parallel to the eroding personal demons: drugs and alcohol, health, and issues of self-worth.

Focus returned to completing Polarity of Being, filled with appreciation for the transience of life. On this new record, Fall Classic addresses the dichotomous sides of social issues of the day, including systemic racism, the importance of self-care, and the Flint water crisis. In the face of constant conflict and identity politics, we are often compelled to choose a side or be washed away in a sea of noise. Knowing what they’ve gone through to get to this point, Fall Classic welcomes the storm and invites you to weather it together.


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NYC native and Chicago transplant, Kate found a home in the amazing community of musicians here in Chicago. Jan 2020 she will be releasing her third album. People say her music sounds like Portishead/ grace slick/ Fiona apple. Stay tuned!


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Anna P is a singer-songwriter from Chicago, IL. Her metaphoric lyrics, haunting melodies, and crystal-clear voice have propelled her to capture the attention of the local music scene and land gigs at legendary Chicago performance venues such as Cubby Bear, Navy Pier, and House of Blues' Foundation Room. Her new EP ‘I Was An Iceberg’ is a chronicle through a mental breakdown following a heartbreak. The painfully honest lyrics of songs like “Hesitate” and “Waves” paint a scenery of the inner struggles of mental health.


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Yomí is a dream-pop jazz harpist from Chicago, Il. She's was classically trained all though her childhood and teenage years, starting her journey with harp at 8 years old. 17 years later, and she's writing and producing her own music, touring the US, performing all around Chicago's best venues, and she's just getting started.

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

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

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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Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ Erikrhymeswell & Malo - 8 PM | $10
Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ Erikrhymeswell & Malo - 8 PM | $10

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

$1 OF EVERY CHARGE IS DONATED TO THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, theycallmericky has chosen to support The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Overall, “The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. We serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.”


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Theycallmericky is a 23 year old rapper from the southwest side of Chicago. He began writing at the age of 12 with influences spanning multiple genres. The music he makes often are self-reflective. A lot of what he writes is honest emotions and feelings that he shares in hopes to connect with others who may feel the same.


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Malo encompasses the irony of it being bad to be a good person within contemporary mainstream in this day and age. In other words, being good is bad these days, and vice versa. Thus, Malo seeks to deviate from the norm and encourages being oneself, both good and bad, ultimately to continue forming the #BRIGADE.


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Erik Salgado is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist. Born from Mexican parents and raised in Chicago, Erik grew an interest in graffiti and hip hop culture both themes often seen his work.


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The Doc Talk Show - 7PM | FREE
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Doc Talk Show - 7PM | FREE

Groundswell Educational Films Presents - The Doc Talk Show 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:


Join us JULY 25TH for an evening of short non-fiction films and conversations with the filmmakers. Each month Jeff Spitz curates a fresh new lineup of remarkable filmmakers who screen their works in person. The evening includes new and veteran talent. Audiences have the option to eat, drink and discuss timely issues and the craft of storytelling directly with filmmakers. Filmmakers enjoy the spontaneous feedback and networking. Networking starts at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:30pm. Screenings include works-in-progress, finished shorts and trailers for longer documentaries and innovative web series. Admission is free.

Support Groundswell's team with a suggested donation: $20. To see the line up check www.groundswellfilms.org/news or go to The Doc Talk Show page on Facebook.

The theme for our July 25th show is...

MUSIC

FEATURING:

Works by Justin Casselle; AJ Spitz; Dorian Electra and live Mississippi blues singer, Lindsey Slator.

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Validity Presents: 90s Night! - 8 PM | $10
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Validity Presents: 90s Night! - 8 PM | $10

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JOIN VALIDITY’S WESLEY MCKINNEY FOR A NIGHT OF 90’S HITS!


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Validity presents The 90s: A Piano Rock Party

Fanny packs, neon and Super Nintendo - 90s kids love the 90s. Relive the glory days with Validity's Wesley McKinney rocking out your favorites on piano. Since 2018, McKinney has released music under the name Validity. Validity's debut album, Twentynothing, is a solid indie pop rocker with fan favorites such as You Tonight and Static on the Radio. Come rock out to Validity's music and then enjoy an evening of 90s hits woven together to tell a story of love, heartbreak and life after.


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TV Dinner w/ Big Little Lions & Megan Hosack - 8 PM | $10
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

TV Dinner w/ Big Little Lions & Megan Hosack - 8 PM | $10

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


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Two friends that have been through some bands (Shadab Agabudhabi, Baby Blue Typewriter, The Meat Sweatz) and have finally decided to strike out on their own. TV Dinner songs are built on Everly Brothers harmonies and lyrics that range from meeting in a coffee shop to tragic car accidents.


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Big Little Lions are the award winning band from Cincinnati, OH and BC, Canada born out of a collaboration that won them a JUNO Award in 2014. Ever since they have been cranking out infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion along with tight harmonies that sound like the product of two people working closely and side-by-side instead of living in different countries.


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Originally from Bloomington IL, Megan Hosack is a singer/songwriter and comedienne living in Chicago. Her music style is alt rock/pop with a little bit of folk too- just to keep you rascals on your toes. She has performed in The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Fest, The iO Theater's Bentwood Comedy Festival, and has played music in venues all around the city such as The Elbo Room, The Second City, The iO Theater, The Annoyance Theater, The Playground Theater, CIC Theater, and Gallery Cabaret.


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Joshua Moss, Justin Duenne, The Alibis - 7 PM | $10
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Joshua Moss, Justin Duenne, The Alibis - 7 PM | $10

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


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Joshua Moss grew up in Turkey, developing a musical palette branching into many different genres. He has recorded and produced musical work ranging from simple, singer-songwriter folk to electronic-ambient alternative pop. After a season of traveling through Europe, Asia, and South America, Joshua has moved to Chicago to begin building a local fan base.


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Justin Duenne is an Americana outfit that can be described as Indiana Roots Music. These songs are meaningful representations of love lost and love gained.


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The Alibis are the songwriter duo Daniel Robbins & Eric Quigley. Daniel and Eric met years ago in the Chicago songwriter community and now gig together regularly fronting their respective bands, Doomerang and One More Moon. After reconnecting and working on various projects together, they found they share many influences and a general love of earthy, warm, honest music. They wanted to explore different sounds and textures, and after a few writing/recording sessions it was clear the two worked easily & organically with each other. The Alibis were formed from a shared desire to co-write, harmonize and get pastoral.

The Alibis debut album ‘Bloom’ was written, recorded and produced in the first quarter of 2019 in Chicago, IL. Bloom is available on all digital platforms.


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

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

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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Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ Eddie Yuma & Jei. - 8 PM | $10
Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: theycallmericky w/ Eddie Yuma & Jei. - 8 PM | $10

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$1 OF EVERY CHARGE IS DONATED TO THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, theycallmericky has chosen to support The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Overall, “The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. We serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.”


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Theycallmericky is a 23 year old rapper from the southwest side of Chicago. He began writing at the age of 12 with influences spanning multiple genres. The music he makes often are self-reflective. A lot of what he writes is honest emotions and feelings that he shares in hopes to connect with others who may feel the same.


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Eddie Yuma is a Hip hop artist from Rogers park, repping his roots from Cuba and Mexico while also representing Chicago


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Jei. is a 22 year old Latin American singer/rapper. She likes to incorporate strong messages in her music. She feels that music really helps people connect and feel in tune. It’s her escape.


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Kenny Morningstar w/ Boxed Ookami & Ol' Joe - 8 PM | $10
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Kenny Morningstar w/ Boxed Ookami & Ol' Joe - 8 PM | $10

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Kenny Morningstar is an artist from Milwaukee, WI, he recently dropped 2 EPs "N Lovers Lane Rd" & "W Keefe Ave". He has been experimenting with different sounds and styles that he hopes to reflect the environment of growing up in Milwaukee. All that he has been doing since he was a kid was fighting for opportunities in this industry that haven't been afforded to many others around me. He is just trying to give the city a voice since not many people have listened to us before.


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Boxed Ookami is a 21 year old producer, rapper, and vocalist. He started making music when he was 14 but started to actually find his style within the last 2 years.


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Ol' Joe is an electrifying performer with an unearthly stage presence. His whimsical trap style creates a fun high energy vibe that makes the audience want to join in on the fun.


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Shades of Green w/ Echo and Ransom & Lovely Rose - 8 PM | $10
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Shades of Green w/ Echo and Ransom & Lovely Rose - 8 PM | $10

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Shades of Green have been enjoying the organic flow and do not want to rush their music relationship. They call themselves Shades of Green because the night of their second show, one person sent a group text asking everyone to wear greens and blues. Everyone replied with screen shots of them having already chosen greens and blues to wear for the day already.


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In late 2016, singer/songwriters and longtime friends, Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield, teamed up to play a show together. Quickly, the collaboration turned from a side project to the main project for both artists, and they gave the duo the name "Echo and Ransom." They now play several shows a week throughout the Chicagoland area, playing their own songs and a variety of covers spanning genres and eras.


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Lovely Rose is a Chicago native with a music style that is described as a "New Oldschool feel". Rose is a vocalist who plays the piano, guitar and flute. Rose was also a featured artist on Season 13 of American Idol. Although not making it beyond the judges Rose continues to share music in Hope's to bring people into a different atmosphere. Recently Rose has featured in 2 singles with another up and coming Chicago artist, Drubeatz and is excited to announce for the first time the creation of the first Lovely Rose EP. Stay tuned on social media for a release date


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Terriers w/ Christopher Elam & The Lazarus Rocket - 8 PM | $10

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Genre-hopping and subtly fusing melodic, Beatlesque pop music with folk, country and indie rock, "Terriers is the main project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Danny Cohen. Their debut album ""Unrequited Admiration Society"" (2013) was produced by Dan Duszynski (Cross Record", Gold Motel), and they quickly began sessions for a followup that winter with Bobby Lord (Springtime Carnivore, Jagged Jaw). After several lineup changes, studio moves and general BIG LIFE THINGS, "their second album ""I Don't Still Want to Unless You Want to"" will be released in the fall of 2017. Jokes they've already heard include ""Did you guys do the theme song to that FX show Terriers?"""


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Christopher Elam is a singer/songwriter, producer, and engineer from Chicago. He owns and runs Number Thirteen studio.


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The Lazarus Rocket is a solo indie rock artist based in Chicago, Illinois. The music is a tasteful blend of acoustic, indie rock, hip-hop, alternative and pop music centered around the songwriting of the lead singer Nate Olson. The artist formed in 2016 and in addition to performing charity concerts and countless shows around the area, has performed alongside notable local artists such as The Long Lost, Brittnee Meghan, Quiet Mountain, The Darling Suns, etc. With haunting lyrics about traumatic loss, heartbreak, and finding the strength to turn your life around woven into driving loops and unconventional arrangements, this songwriter is bound to turn every head in the room. Olson is best known for his raw unabashed vocals that will twist your heart in a knot, impressive smooth tenor range, and powerful new-soul flavor.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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Wildcats w/ Trevor Lach & AJ Dirker - 8 PM | $10
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Wildcats w/ Trevor Lach & AJ Dirker - 8 PM | $10

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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.


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Trevor Lach is a singer/songwriter from Chicago with an emphasis on finger style guitar.


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AJ Dirker is a singer, songwriter native to the south suburbs of Chicago. She began to develop a passion for music at the age of 8 when she picked up her first fender Stratocaster at a local music store and couldn’t imagine putting it down. Her genre of music consists of a genuine mix of delta blues, western country, folk and indie. Some of AJ’s biggest inspirations include Keb Mo, Bonnie Raitt, Adele, Howlin Wolf, Ella Fitzgerald, Jack White, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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Van Isaacson, Soul Honey Records, Pete Ford - 8PM | $10
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Van Isaacson, Soul Honey Records, Pete Ford - 8PM | $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.


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Soul Honey Records is a band born in the studio


“The motto is simple: Do what you gotta do to keep doin it.” Pete Ford embodies this mindset to the fullest. His journey began in a Minnesota mall kiosk off all places. To best hone his craft of a songwriter, he opened up his own boutique business writing personalized songs for anyone and everyone.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
23
7:00 PM19:00

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

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 Doc Talk Show - 7PM | FREE
Dec
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Doc Talk Show - 7PM | FREE

Groundswell Educational Films Presents - The Doc Talk Show 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:


Join us JULY 25TH for an evening of short non-fiction films and conversations with the filmmakers. Each month Jeff Spitz curates a fresh new lineup of remarkable filmmakers who screen their works in person. The evening includes new and veteran talent. Audiences have the option to eat, drink and discuss timely issues and the craft of storytelling directly with filmmakers. Filmmakers enjoy the spontaneous feedback and networking. Networking starts at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:30pm. Screenings include works-in-progress, finished shorts and trailers for longer documentaries and innovative web series. Admission is free.

Support Groundswell's team with a suggested donation: $20. To see the line up check www.groundswellfilms.org/news or go to The Doc Talk Show page on Facebook.

The theme for our July 25th show is...

MUSIC

FEATURING:

Works by Justin Casselle; AJ Spitz; Dorian Electra and live Mississippi blues singer, Lindsey Slator.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
30
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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Denise La Grassa - 6PM | $10
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Denise La Grassa - 6PM | $10


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


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"Rockin' The Castle Theatre" is the latest release to showcase Denise La Grassa’s reputation in Chicago and now central Illinois as a talented songwriter and soulful vocalist of immense power and feeling. Her 2009 album "April Dreams" received critical praise from numerous outlets, including Jim DeRogatis of NPR's Sound Opinions. "The Blues Ain't a Color" followed up with even more powerful songs dealing with race and society's maligned. Denise is heading into the studio this summer to record an album of new songs inspired by today's political unrest and the #metoo movement. "Sunshine in the Toxic Ballroom" and "Pieces of Peace" from "Rockin' the Castle Theatre" are hints of what's to come.


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Wayward w/ Grace Blackford & Mikaela Brielle - 8PM | $10
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Wayward w/ Grace Blackford & Mikaela Brielle - 8PM | $10


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Jonathan Edwards, aka Wayward, is an Indie Pop Singer-Songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. With a love for writing and sharing songs, Wayward is touring the US in anticipation of his debut full-length album ""Happiness"". The singer-songwriter began touring in November of 2016, eager to bring a personal, engaging live show to audiences across the Midwest. And those audiences have listened to the first release -- a 3-song EP titled ""Wayward"" -- over 300,000 times online. As a youngster, he grew up in Afton, MN as one of 13 siblings and taught himself guitar by listening to favorites on the radio like ""Teardrops on My Guitar"" and ""Fergalicious"" and watching ""Guitar for Dummies"". He began songwriting after his older sister wrote her first song. Not wanting to be bested by his older sister, sibling rivalry pushed him into writing his first song at age 13.


Grace Blackford is a Chicago-based vocalist, lyricist and composer. The jazz-trained artist allows her knowledge of the genre to influence her work while incorporating elements of other genres such as R&B and pop. The result? Soulful, original music laced with complex emotion and vulnerability. Grace released her first EP, ‘Home,’ in 2018 and her second EP, ‘Alterations,’ (a collaboration project with producer Zeke Akeem) in February 2019. She is currently working on her first full length album.


Mikaela Brielle is a Georgia-raised Chicagoan, new to a solo career but not to music. A lover of love, true words, and a driving rhythm. Always putting things in her own words, she uses her sultry voice to tell a story in familiar songs.


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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Comedy Night - 8 PM | $8
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Comedy Night - 8 PM | $8

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This weeks Ground Up Showcase: Comedy Night is being hosted by Ben Gerber!


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James Fisher Jr. was born in Louisville KY, in 1990. James grew up on the stage, singing, dancing, and acting in various youth groups and theatre productions throughout his childhood. He moved to Chicago IL. in 2008 to attend DePaul University, and after his Graduation in 2012 he began doing stand up comedy. Some of the subjects he talks about regularly are racism(on both sides, Minority and Majority) dating, music, growing up with 6 sisters and memories from childhood, as well as insecurities that we all have as humans. James tries to give insight on every side of each subject that he tackles, hoping to impart wisdom and understanding, all while keeping the energy high and still having a fun time. Since he's started, he has done shows all over Chicago at many venues((Laugh Factory, Zanies, Comedy Bar), become a regular comic at Laugh Factory Chicago, traveled to Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Washington DC and many other places to perform and compete in comedy festivals. He is the co host of Chicagos only video game Stand up show called " New player has entered the show" and the creator of "VaudvilleTV", and online sketch comedy show. James is a Energetic, Charismatic and Kind-hearted guy who can't wait to bring you entertainment!


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Hugh Thomas is not a stranger to comedy. His performances always bring out the best laughs from everyone in the audience. Hope to see you there!


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Paige Blair started as a poet now she's here. She performs all over the mid-west, as well as Zanies Chicago and House of Blues. She produces END OF THE LINE COMEDY in Albany Park, and ALL THAT GOOD STUFF at Lagunitas Brewery. Her jokes usually make someone in the audience says, "Jesus."


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Mitchell Potts is a comedian that currently resides in Chicago. Using a combination of self-deprecating humor and clever one-liners, Mitchell has charmed audience across the Midwest. He has been accepted as a featured performer for the Limestone, Arch City and Cape Fear comedy festivals and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy like Kyle Kinane, Mike Birbiglia and John Mulaney.


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Owoso w/ Dance Bullies & Will Mackie-Jenkins - 8PM | $10
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Owoso w/ Dance Bullies & Will Mackie-Jenkins - 8PM | $10


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Owoso is a Louisville based indie rock band with heavy 70s folk rock influences. The group of multi-instrumentalists emphasize eclecticism and introspection and, despite having strong pop sensibilities, do not shy from experimentation.


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Dance Bullies has been brewing for some time now. Songwriter Colleen Harvey has been writing bits and pieces of songs her entire life. Some of her first memories were of lyrics floating through her head. The more they came, the more she realized that she needed to get them out. Fast forward to 2012. A random chance encounter lead her to Katie Bender (Medicine Bear and the Herbal Remedies.) An immediate connection to music, life, and laughter was made, and from there, the Dance Bullies began their journey.


Will Mackie-Jenkins is a Chicago-based artist. His music focuses on narrative lyricism and building dynamics to combine a folk sensibility with an indie rock intensity. Over the past several years, he has released an EP and several singles, both independently as well as on Chicago- and New York-based labels. He has toured throughout the country both solo and with his three-piece band.


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Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones w/ Lyn Rye and Oh Yeahs! - 8pm | $10
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Miss Jones w/ Lyn Rye and Oh Yeahs! - 8pm | $10

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

$1 OF EVERY COVER CHARGE IS DONATED TO OUR MUSIC MY BODY.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical 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. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Miss Jones has chosen to support Our Music My Body. Overall, “this collaborative campaign led by Between Friends and Resilience was created to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the music scene. We do this work because we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe when they go to a concert or festival.”


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Miss Danielle Jones is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Indiana. Her upcoming Indie Jazz EP explores self care, the elements of nature and the trials of depression. She's dedicated to making every song and performance a personal for everyone. Never afraid to test new genres, Miss Danielle Jones plans on using her best instrument to tell stories to all people.


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Lyn Rye is a bassist, singer, and composer and released their debut album "Roots of Rye" in January 2019. The album resulted from a 4-month experiment to self-produce and release a song every week, and features guest appearances from Sacramento Knoxx, Joshua Virtue, Kyle Paul, and others. "As a versatile bassist who plays with folk, jazz, hip-hop, and rock musicians, Rye is someone who can create genuine newness. Being able to create beats, sing, play bass, and collaborate allows them to escape any boxes threatening to confine their music to genres." (Scapi Magazine)


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The Oh Yeahs,’ is an acoustic group featuring three of Chicago’s top vocalists and multi-instrumentalists: Leslie Beukelman, Allison Orobia, and Sarah Marie Young. Each of these women has a diverse musical background, but they all have one thing in common: they love to make music and sing together, and it shows. ‘The Oh Yeahs’ sing and play a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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A Girl Named Genny - 7PM | $10
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

A Girl Named Genny - 7PM | $10

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A Girl Named Genny is based in Rochester, NY. The band incorporates traditional folk instruments to produce a new sound that encompasses several genres and styles. Dynamic instrumentation and upbeat melodies drive this high energy Americana band, however, breaking down sets to create intimate tender moments is always a promise. Their self-titled EP was released April 29th 2017, and most recently the group released their first full-length record in May 2018. They have played all over upstate New York, and toured through the midwest in October of 2018. The band has played with acts such as Driftwood, Upstate, Aqueous, Dirty Blanket, David Mayfield, Folkfaces, The Honey Smugglers, Aaron Lipp, and The Crooked North.


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NEV, DeadstockV1, Jussol - 8PM | $10
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

NEV, DeadstockV1, Jussol - 8PM | $10

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Chicago based singer-songwriter, producer, and visual artist NEV embraces her Cuban and Guatemalan heritage by fusing her love for romantic Latin melodies with rhythmic hip hop beats.


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Before there was JusSoL, a free-spirited raspy voiced sol singer/songwriter/part-time rapper, there was just Liz. Liz was and well still is a nice, quiet, passive, emotional hopeless romantic who tries to find the silver lining in the darkest of skies. However, "when the Chicago south side native was tired of quietly wearing her heart on her sleeve she evolved into this powerful still hopeless and still romantic voice that could mend the brokenhearted while making the saddest of sols weep known as JusSoL. Under her former moniker ""Sunnie Storm"" she was able to use her voice to connect with people and to connect people something she hopes to continue to do on an even larger scale as ""Jus."" Her love for 90s R&B shines through every melody and every lyrics that she pens as she has shifted her focus to creating music that discusses REAL love", becoming disappointing by love and being lost in it. She believes that with love all things are possible including the one thing we all seem to desire, freedom.


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Bystander Intervention Workshop w/ Miss Jones, Caroline Watson & Levi Todd - 1pm
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Bystander Intervention Workshop w/ Miss Jones, Caroline Watson & Levi Todd - 1pm

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OurMusicMyBody and Uncommon Ground have partnered for October’s Homegrown Residency with Miss Jones.

With this kick-off event, OurMusicMyBody will present a Bystander Intervention workshop to promote fun & consensual music experiences for all!

Opening the night with poetry will be Caroline Watson and Levi Todd.

Closing the night will be Miss Jones herself.

Hear amazing local artist share their heart, and learn how to empower yourself at music spaces.

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Hannah Frank Group w/ Old Pup & Captain Coopersmith - 8pm | $10
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Hannah Frank Group w/ Old Pup & Captain Coopersmith - 8pm | $10

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


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Hannah Frank Group features the songwriting of Hannah Frank (guitar/vocals), with Meg Thomas (percussion), Victor Sanders (guitar) and Adela Zo (cello). Theis lineup will reflect the rhythms and tones of a variety of influences, all centered around Americana storytelling. Hannah's more recent influences of jazz and soul music make this music sculpted and angelic as well as raw and powerful.


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Madison, WI's Old Pup is a psychedelic folk outfit with a love for lap steel, singing saw, and surrealism. The project was created by multi-instrumentalist Will Hansen, who plays guitar, bass, singing saw, lap steel, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, vocals, cigar box guitar, and broom on the album ("JunkDrawer Daydreams” released March 1st, 2019). The trajectory of the project is currently moving towards collaboration, with live performances featuring duo, trio, and full band iterations of the songs. Hansen recycles influences from Folk and Americana music to create his eclectic, psychedelic originals, while always tipping his cap to the heroes that haunt and jolt him to life everyday (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt).


Captain Coopersmith is a multi-genre rock band based out of the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Motivated by many styles of music, their sound is not easily defined and constantly evolving. However, if you listen closely you are likely to hear the sweet lull of 60’s/70’s era melodies rising from an eclectic roar influenced by the styles of My Morning Jacket, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, and Cat Stevens.

Captain Coopersmith has had the pleasure of playing larger Chicago venues like the The House Of Blues & The Metro, as well as more intimate gigs like Martyrs, The Double Door, and The Elbo Room. Should you want a taste, you can find Captain Coopersmith on Spotify, YouTube, and iTunes.


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Charles Ellsworth w/ The Unknowable & Michael J. Foxxy - 7pm | $10
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Charles Ellsworth w/ The Unknowable & Michael J. Foxxy - 7pm | $10


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Born and raised in the White Mountains of Arizona, Charles Ellsworth first gained an appreciation for a simple, not so distant past. His vivid lyrics and near-familiar melodies weave to tell stories of heartbreak and loneliness while shining a light on the perseverance of the human spirit.


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Chicago based musician John Marino, writes about his life experiences with a dark and stormy vibe.


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Michael J. Foxy (aka Michael Heidemann) has been delighting audiences throughout Chicago with his acoustic sound and on stage flare. You can hear him every night on WGN Radio in Chicago (AM 720) from 7pm - 10pm as well as catch him every Saturday Night at Bills Bar and Burger (30 East Hubbard Street). Let's get foxy!


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Fanetic presents... Let it Be Known featuring Chai Tulani  - 7pm | $10
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Fanetic presents... Let it Be Known featuring Chai Tulani - 7pm | $10


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


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Chai Tulani calls it "soul hop."/ "Sonic Soul,” Influenced by the style and swagger of hip-hop as well as the soulfulness of R&B and singer-songwriters like Bob Marley and Tracy Chapman, soul hop is a new genre of music unlike any you've heard before. But soul hop as a genre is fairly new and Tulani, who began working full time as a musician five years ago, had a long journey toward the sense of purpose he now feels in his work. Tulani was born in Kenya and came to the United States at age 4. His mother is Kenyan but his father is from Chicago, so his family eventually moved here. Tulani grew up in the Roseland neighborhood before moving to the south suburbs at 15


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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Morgan Gold w/ Caesar Gorgeous & Shellz - 7PM | $10
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Morgan Gold w/ Caesar Gorgeous & Shellz - 7PM | $10


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


Morgan Gold is a 20 year old up-and-coming pop/R&B artist from Chicago, IL. Her sound has often been described as nostalgic, electrifying, and stimulating. Morgan’s wide variety of old and current inspirations has pushed her to innovate her musical abilities into a unique sound that has a little something for every listener. In just under a year, Morgan has released three EP’s, along with two singles. Since her first release in March of 2018, her total combined streaming numbers have hit just over 11,000. Throughout the year, Morgan has worked to push her songwriting and artistry to new heights. Her live performances showcase her engaging stage presence, backed by a voice that audiences have described as, “powerful" and "unforgettable”. Her latest project, I’ve Seen Enough, I Know What It Does, debuted a dark, thunderous new wave of contemporary pop, cracking the fourth wall between her and her listeners. The heavy six-track project was released in May 2019, and is available to listen to on all streaming platforms.