Homegrown Residency: Aurin & The Hex w/ special guest Caleb Reeves
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Aurin & The Hex w/ special guest Caleb Reeves


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

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO HOWARD BROWN HEALTH


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a 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


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Aurin Woods is a singer-songwriter raised in Memphis and based in Chicago. At 21 years-old, Aurin has established a unique sound blending R&B, Neo-soul, Hip-Hop, and pop. With an all female band, Aurin has created a sound and space that is rooted in the soul of Memphis fused with the legendary grit of Chicago. Aurin's band, The Human Experience (also known as The Hex) met at Columbia College Chicago in 2017 and have been combining their collective influences ever since. With influences from rock, punk, and funk music, Aurin and her Hex give a diverse voice to the complexity of human experience. Influenced by the very same, Aurin and The Hex delivers a new synthesis of sound to the R&B world and bring it to life with an electrifying five piece band. As an artist, Aurin is proud to go outside of her comfort zone to find meaning where others may not and tell those untold stories. Her most recent track, "Addiction" puts an unusual spin on self-awareness and is her unique take on what it means to be human. If you let them, Aurin and The Hex will put their spell on you.


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Caleb Justinger is a 21 year old soul and blues artist from Chilton, Wisconsin who has recently moved to Chicago and joined the Merchants of Music group. He has been playing his original work for a couple years now at venues around and in the Chicagoland area, like the House of Blues, but has been a part of music related things since he was a kid. The genres that have shaped his musical style include: soul, blues, R&B, jazz, and singer-songwriter. If you like: Justin Nozuka, Sam Cooke, Tom Misch, Daniel Caesar, Bill Withers, James Bay and/or James Arthur; you will probably like Caleb. He recorded and mastered his first EP, “Love and Stuff,” in the fall of 2017. He recently released a Winter EP in December of 2018. They can both be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other major streaming services. You can follow him on Instagram: @calebjustinger; Facebook: @CalebJustingerMusic; and Twitter: @calebjustinger.

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ANNA PANCALDI w/ Eric Tre'von & Donyae Asante
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

ANNA PANCALDI w/ Eric Tre'von & Donyae Asante



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

Uncommon Ground is delighted to present: 

Anna Pancaldi w/ Donyae Asante & Eric Tre'von
Doors: 6:30
Show 7-9pm
Tickets $10
Full food and beverage service is available throughout show, but not included in ticket price

Anna Pancaldi has long been in possession of a voice that reaches for emotional highs and swoops into emotional lows with an equal intensity. the raw beauty of that voice shines through like never before. Anna's brand new EP 'Sweet Charity,' is being released on March 20th, 2017 with her London launch at The Victoria in Dalston, London followed by a UK tour. All of Anna's releases have now charted in the top ten of the iTunes singer songwriter charts following her third release of brand new EP, 'Sweet Charity'. Recently off tour in Europe supporting Jake Isaac, Anna just completed her first US tour playing NYC, Nashville and LA also performing live in CBS LA TV.Influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Carol King. Anna's haunting, deep and mature vocals alongside her thought provoking and raw music promise to leave audiences as someone to remember. Anna also launched her own line of gin called 'Joe's Gin' made by Mason's, an elderflower infusion inspired by her brother who used to make them elderflower cordial as children. Mason's gin is sold in the likes of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. "Really polished...She doesn't need our help, we need her." - Dermot O'leary Radio 2. 

Singer and Chicago -Native, Eric Tre'von's sound stamps into a combination Pop and Neo Soul. His sound is hugely influenced by artists such as Sade, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder just to name a few. Eric has committed his voice to remarkable acts such as Black Monument Ensemble, tribute band: Greatest Moments in Vinyl and Mosaic Soul. In 2019, Songwriting has become a vital part of how he defines himself as an artist. He plans to release a body of songs before the end of this year. 


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

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The Doc Talk Show - 7PM | FREE
Jun
27
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 for an evening of short documentaries and conversations with womxn filmmakers from Mezcla Media Collective, a community of femme filmmakers of color in Chicago!

Audiences have the option to eat, drink and discuss timely issues and the craft of storytelling directly with following Mezcla member filmmakers:

Elodie Edjang
Naeema Jamilah
Aisha Allen
Ramona Pozek
Simms-Harris Eleshia
Brittany L. Hogan

Networking starts at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:30pm.
The kickoff film trailer is an official selection of Sundance Film Festival: MERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen. Screenings include works-in-progress, finished shorts and trailers for longer documentaries. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $20. See you there!



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Eli Lev w/ Angie Campbell & Paige Hargrove - 8pm | $12
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Eli Lev w/ Angie Campbell & Paige Hargrove - 8pm | $12


$12 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Global citizen and neo-folk singer Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens hymns for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer wisdom culled from self-discovery.

His latest album, Way Out West, has been featured on CBS Radio, Buzz Feed, and Paste Magazine for its blend of country, folk, Americana, soul, and pop, while being free from any specific tradition. In performance, his infectious musicality, commitment to deep grooves, and playful charisma foster an immersive experience for the audience that moves bodies and opens hearts.


Chicago based singer/songwriter Angie Campbell brings a heartfelt musical encounter everywhere she goes. All she needs is an acoustic guitar to take her audience with her into a place of sharing life and love in song that will not soon be forgotten. Writing poetry since she was a child turned into songwriting, which is a now full-blown passion of creating music that people can relate to and will come away from changed .
Performing solo, and with her acoustic band Angie Squared, at local Chicago venues such as Fitzgerald's, World of Beer, The Harp and Fiddle, and Uncommon Grounds--she captivates, uplifts, and entertains with original and cover music.
She was recently a featured guest on National Public Radio’s show “Midwest Beat” with host Tom Lounges. She has also recently released her latest acoustic project, Places of The Heart, available on Soundcloud and CD.


Paige Hargrove is a singer-songwriter living in Chicago, IL. From traveling back and forth from her past home in Atlanta, Ga, Paige has played at a variety of venues. Paige was voted Balcony Tv Atlanta's best session of 2016 and has also opened-up for multiple award-winning singer-songwriters, including Chuck Cannon and Mike Mentz.

Over the past couple of years she has focused on producing her full length album, Georgia (released 9/21/18). Her new album gives her listeners a uniquely intimate and live experience. Paige is eager to share her new work with her fans. Sign up for her mailing list to be notified when she's touring near you.


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Jeremiah Higgins, Chan Fuze, Nicole Amine - 8pm | $10
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Jeremiah Higgins, Chan Fuze, Nicole Amine - 8pm | $10


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


Jeremiah Higgins is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and teacher currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. He has been playing throughout Chicagoland since 2005, after leaving the jazz program at the CCPA of Roosevelt University. Jeremiah released his first full-length record, ID, in 2011. Following the release of ID, Jeremiah helped found the indie-rock band, Fall Classic. With Fall Classic, he produced and released their first album, Nerves. Jeremiah departed from Fall Classic in 2012. In the spring of 2013, Jeremiah was a founding member of the Folk/Americana trio, The Quiet Revelry. He also has played behind Chicago songwriter Kevin Andrew Prchal and many other talented musicians throughout the years.


The Chan Fuze experience is a modern take on Funk and R&B filled with soulful licks and tasty ear candy. The 6'10 falsetto singing artist is taking on the Chicago music scene looking to showcase his talent for the people of the city.


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


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Alencia w/ rachel&alan, Dearie - 7pm | $10
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Alencia w/ rachel&alan, Dearie - 7pm | $10


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


Alencia is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist who blends the sounds of indie acoustic with the warmth of neo-soul. First a poet, she creates lyrically rich, often thought-provoking songs about love and her journey through life.


This duo is a brand new! Rachel & Alan’s last performance in Chicago area was at Joe’s Live with the band, Kenny Live, for a separate project.


We The Animals’ frontwoman Kayla Brown and Bashful Youngens’ co-frontperson Carrie Chandler have teamed up to form a new duo: Dearie. If you are familiar with their respective projects, then you can likely anticipate what Dearie may sound like, melding the haunting, indie sensibilities of We The Animals with the harmony-rich, Americana sounds of Bashful Youngens.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jul
1
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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Marshall Hayes w/ MX Mistles & The Secret Lives - 8PM | $10
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Marshall Hayes w/ MX Mistles & The Secret Lives - 8PM | $10


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


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


MX Mistles believes a copy of Madden '97 for the SNES goes unplayed so long it learns to play itself.


The Secret Lives is an up and coming Folk//Rock//Rhythm//Blues//R&B Duo out of the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Comprised of Singer songwriter Andrew Victory and Rachel Darling, the duo operates in a wide spectrum of original music to covers with their own twist.From busking to smooth soulful breakdowns, their onstage energy is hypnotic.


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Quartet Davis w/ Max Bessesen - 8PM | $10
Jul
3
8:00 PM20:00

Quartet Davis w/ Max Bessesen - 8PM | $10


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


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Quartet Davis is a string quartet from Oberlin, Ohio dedicated to exploring a wide range of musical traditions. Unified in their commitment to pushing the boundaries of chamber music, the quartet embeds improvisation into original pieces and arrangements of traditional and contemporary works, celebrating the possibilities of the string quartet format and adding their own vocals. Violinists Camille Vogley-Howes and Molly Tucker, violist Emily Edelstein, and cellist Karl Henry come from a different musical backgrounds, but they ultimately integrate their fluency across a range of musical styles, such as Jazz, Blues, R&B, Bluegrass, and traditional Nordic folk music. The quartet formed shortly before embarking on a U.S. Embassy-sponsored tour of Amman, Jordan in January 2017 where they performed with the Jordan Orchestra and taught lessons and workshops at local schools.


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Max Bessesen is a performer, composer, and educator based in Chicago, IL. His skills as a saxophonist and woodwind doubler have taken him across five continents and earned him awards from organizations including Downbeat Magazine, and the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund. Max has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Dayna Stephens, Simone Shaheen, and Isaac Slade (of The Fray). He performs with a variety Chicago ensembles, leads his own group, and is one part of the collective quartet Echoes. In this performance Max will be showcasing material from an upcoming album for solo sax and electronics.


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Domini w/ Keziah & Melodi - 8pm | $10
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Domini w/ Keziah & Melodi - 8pm | $10


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


Domini is a singer/songwriter originally from Michigan but is now living in Chicago. Her main objective in music is to be able to relate to people's emotions and to try and connect with them.


Keziah is an R&b, Pop, Soul Artist who uses her music as a metaphor and a way for people to interpret and relate to the way she sees the world.


Melodi Eloise is a Chicago songstress and poetess who plants soft melodies and words of sweetness and wisdom into her listeners, awaiting their tender bloom.


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Blaqrock w/ E-Man & Mohawk Johnson - 8pm | $10
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Blaqrock w/ E-Man & Mohawk Johnson - 8pm | $10


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


Blaqrock is a reflection and representation of the African American and Chicago youth in today’s society. Their debut release, “No Love for Blaqkid” takes the perspective of the character “Blaqkid” and shows how being an African American today impacts one’s life and how to grow from it.

“I want to rap, but I want to have a bad behind me.”
This was the phrase that began the band.

Blaqrock combines hip hop/rap, hard rock, and jazz influences to create their unique sound. With thoughtful, introspective lyrics and hard-hitting catchy riffs, the songs and performances of Blaqrock are always memorable.


Ernest “E-Man” Allgood was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. He is a passionate, driven and dedicated Rap/Hip Hop artist. He is widely known for his energetic flow, stage presence, versatility and rap scheme. E-Man has received radio play on Power 92.3 & 107.5 WGCI radio stations. He has performed at the Portage Theatre, Bar Louie, Velvet Lounge, Sub-T, The Abbey Pub, Columbia College Chicago, The Renaissance and other local Chicago venues. His latest single is "On It" that was just recently released with a visual. E-Man also just released a album titled "Get It Going" that is available on all platforms.


Hi, I’m Mohawk. I enjoy the taste of ham and I distrust politicians.


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The Sisterhood Tour: Josey, Madalyn Martin, CYD Greenwood - 7PM | $10
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Sisterhood Tour: Josey, Madalyn Martin, CYD Greenwood - 7PM | $10

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


Josey is a soul pop artist born and raised in Houston ,Texas. She is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors of Music. Her talents have led her to perform at numerous venues such as The Chicago Theatre, The Metro, Auditorium Theatre, The Elbo Room, Reggies, Uncommon Ground, Alley Taps, Belcourt Taps and last but not least, House Of Blues. Josey has also performed with gifted songwriters / musicians such as Diane Warren, Corey Henry and Shawn Mullins. A few months after graduation Josey moved to Nashville to pursue her music career and songwriting further. She strives to create unique balance of soul, pop and alternative r&b. Josey sings to express, not impress. With her eclectic sound she pulls inspiration from Indie Arie, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, P!nk, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Adele. With her soaring vocals and telling lyrics Josey is creating her own path within Music.


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CYD Greenwood is a Nashville native raised on soul and jazz music. She loves creating a vibe with sultry tones and connecting with an audience with raw lyrics.


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Madalyn Martin is a singer songwriter originally from WV now living in Nashville. In Nashville she is recording and playing venues. She is looking to play more outside of TN.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jul
8
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: Jacob Tage w/ Makena Hartlin & Soul Honey Records - 8PM | $10
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Jacob Tage w/ Makena Hartlin & Soul Honey Records - 8PM | $10


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

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO CABRINI-GREEN LEGAL AID.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a 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.


Jacob Tage is a corn-grow blues boi who plays funky city-slicker Rock.


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Soul Honey Records is a band born in the studio.


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Makena Hartlin is a young Chicago native with a spell binding voice who blends elements of pop, jazz, and folk to create a unique sound. With engaging melodies and heartfelt lyrics, her music is intimate and captivating.


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Emma Ohm w/ Birddogs & Adela - 8PM | $8
Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

Emma Ohm w/ Birddogs & Adela - 8PM | $8


$8 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Emma Ohm is without a doubt one of the best artists developing in Nashville. Her writing style is passionate and powerful, with a masterful command of groove” (Liv Nazare, journalist at the Orange Light Studio Collective). Never one to shy away from risk taking, Emma is a self-proclaimed wild woman. Never one to limit herself, she is an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and street dancer. In her 8 years as an artist, Emma has performed at venues such as Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago, IL, The Steel Bridge Songfest in Door County, Wisconsin, and local Nashville venues such as the VIP Club at Ascend Amphitheatre, Mercy Lounge and Phat Bites Bar and Deli. "


Biddogs is a four piece rock band from Chicago, Illinois that infuses our music with funk, soul, jazz, prog rock, and whatever else catches our ears! We formed while at UIC studying jazz and music business. So far, we have released one E.P. and a music video and are hard at work on the next release.


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Adela Skowronski is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and indie music activist from the Chicagoland area. Most often seen performing on cello, guitar, piano or ukulele. Adela's freelance cello work in particular appears on many local albums, from Extrinsic's grunge rock to Adam Linder's folk, and Emma Ohm's soul. Her own compositions can be found under the name Adela's - a folk group that draws from 60s folk, classical, and pop influences - as well as the all-girl rock band They Found Us.


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Van Isaacson, Nicole Amine, Griffin Kenna - 7PM | $10
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Van Isaacson, Nicole Amine, Griffin Kenna - 7PM | $10

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


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


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Pink Sky w/ Cellar Door & Xavier.wav - 8pm | $10
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Pink Sky w/ Cellar Door & Xavier.wav - 8pm | $10


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


PINK SKY is an indie electronica duo from Grand Rapids, MI that performs with hardware synths, drum machines, samplers, electric pianos, and live visuals. No computers.

Comprised of husband and wife, Ryan and Angelica Hay, PINK SKY channels their turbulent personal stories of loss and trauma into immersive audio-visual beauty, and seeks to build community through transformative art-making. PINK SKY hosts an art and music series (HAY YAH House Shows) that features two synth-based artists and two visual artists each month during the spring and summer.

Their self-released debut album, FORMS, was released on vinyl and all major platforms on August 25th and hit #13 on the NACC Electronic Chart. FORMS was the #5 Most Played Album on WYCE 88.1FM in 2018. Most recently, FORMS won a Jammie for the Best Electronic Album. PINK SKY is currently recording their second full-length album and completing graduate degrees in Painting, Visual and Critical Studies, and Recording Technology while playing shows in the midwest.


Cellar Door is a 22 year old Chicago based producer/artist who mixes and masters everything in his bedroom studio making professional sounds of lo-fi synth pop with fusions of jazz and hip-hop beats. He has collaborated with several artists around Chicago such as, Jean Deaux and around the US.


Xavier.wav blends prepared set with improvised set in an engaging performance of building loops from the space and interlacing unique sources of rhythm.


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BEATMAKERS CHICAGO - 3:30 | FREE
Jul
14
3:30 PM15:30

BEATMAKERS CHICAGO - 3:30 | FREE

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Be sure to see the instructions to getting involved!

Full food and beverage menu will be available for order


Similar to an Open Mic for beat makers, and inspired by the BeatMakers event series in Taipei Taiwan, Come check out BeatMakers Chicago! Follow the instructions below to participate in the BeatCypher and bring your own work for the Open Workshop to play and discuss! All levels are welcome! Beats due May 24th!

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Jessica Mindrum, Annika Bennett, The Simple Parade & Molly Martin - 7pm | $10
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Jessica Mindrum, Annika Bennett, The Simple Parade & Molly Martin - 7pm | $10


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


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


New York born, ASCAP award winning singer-songwriter Annika Bennett wrote her first song at age 9 and hasn’t stopped since. She left NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at 18 years old and moved to Nashville upon signing an artist development deal with Sony Records. After two years of label-booked co-writes, Annika realized that her best songs were spawned out of solitude, prompting her to terminate the deal and become an independent artist in the most literal sense.

Annika’s profound insight into human emotions is complemented by her ability to capture and find meaning in moments that are often overlooked. This results in songs rich in boldness, honesty, reflection, and healing - with a sound that is an amalgamation of folk, pop and indie. At age 21, Annika has already written over four hundred songs – both for her own solo artist project, as well as with/for other artists.


Formed in the central coast of California in 2014, alternative folk group The Simple Parade creates music that is as fluid and free as the ocean waters they were bred from. Led by Justin Hooper (vocals/guitar/piano), Kayla Hooper (vocals/keys/percussion), Kevin Ostrom (guitar), Brigg Kula (drums), and Josh Anamier (bass), the band speaks to the rawest parts kept hidden with their feel-good, acoustic-driven tunes. With a genre that has lovingly been described as, “sneaky Jesus,” The Simple Parade speaks to the highs and lows of doubt and faith, with a genuine yet energetic feel of its full band. Hoopers’ smooth tag-teamed vocals paired with the multi-level string accompaniments make for a layered, energetic and easy listening feel in every track.


Originally from Philadelphia now residing in Nashville, Molly Martin’s sound combines confessional indie rock songwriting with deep melodic sensibility. Best said by Nashville’s Chuck Beard, “Molly is someone you feel like you’ve known your whole life the moment you meet her. She has no filters but the truth, and she makes you feel alive in the moment and in her presence.”


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Homegrown Residency: Jacob Tage w/ Bubbles Brown - 8PM | $10
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Jacob Tage w/ Bubbles Brown - 8PM | $10


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

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO CABRINI-GREEN LEGAL AID.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a 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.


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Jacob Tage is a corn-grow blues boi who plays funky city-slicker Rock.


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Bubbles Brown is a country blues machine by way of Chicago.


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War is Over w/ Emily Franke - 8pm | $10
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

War is Over w/ Emily Franke - 8pm | $10


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


War is Over is the Chicago-based acoustic project of longtime best friends Cameron Young (vocals) and Brycen Waitkus (instrumentation). Songwriters since 14, their debut singles were released independently and gained traction online. Combining folk and pop (in the style of Ed Sheeran, Noah Kahan, and Mumford & Sons) their songs garner a striking, young, and unique blend of emotions.


Emily Franke is an acoustic singer-songwriter using journal entries to write songs and record demos about her life. She's 20 years old and based in the Chicago land area.


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Andy Suzuki & The Method w/ Liv Lombardi - 6pm | tickets $15
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Andy Suzuki & The Method w/ Liv Lombardi - 6pm | tickets $15



In Andy Suzuki & The Method's latest full-length release, Alibi, the NYC-based band pairs their brand of dusty boots rock and roll with futuristic production and pop hooks that stick to your ribs. The songwriting duo of Andy Suzuki and Kozza Babumba first garnered wider attention with their dynamic live show, supporting artists like Ringo Starr, Eric Hutchinson, Joshua Radin, Marc Broussard, Delta Rae, and Tyrone Wells. Alibi, released in early January 2019, is their most cohesive, energetic project to date, capturing the electricity of their live performances.


Chicago based, singer songwriter Liv Lombardi continues to build her dedicated fan-base through her soulful vocals and radically honest stylings. Liv released her third studio album “Freedom Girl” in 2017. With similar folk roots, Freedom Girl developed into a more universal story than that of the internal representation of her previous two albums. In 2012, Liv released her debut album "Self-Medicate" which went on to win the New Mexico Music Award for Best Pop CD. Liv has been featured on After Ellen’s 15 Lesbian, BI & Queer Musical Artists You Need To Know, The Advocate, NPR Sessions at Studio A, Daytrotter and Folk Radio UK.


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Carolina Galxia w/ ANDIE and Aurin & The Hex - 7pm | $10
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Carolina Galxia w/ ANDIE and Aurin & The Hex - 7pm | $10


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


A Chicago based vocalist and songwriter, Carolina Galaxia brings a vibrant, fearless, female empowered presence into the pop music scene. She’s known for  combining elements of jazz to pop while balancing mature lyrical themes. He debut single “Caged Bird Sing” reflects her nature to weld powerful vocals to wavy electronic instrumentation. GalXia’s early start fronting a rock band inspires her high energy performances.



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


Aurin Woods is a singer-songwriter raised in Memphis and based in Chicago. At 21 years-old, Aurin has established a unique sound blending R&B, Neo-soul, Hip-Hop, and pop. With an all female band, Aurin has created a sound and space that is rooted in the soul of Memphis fused with the legendary grit of Chicago. Aurin's band, The Human Experience (also known as The Hex) met at Columbia College Chicago in 2017 and have been combining their collective influences ever since. With influences from rock, punk, and funk music, Aurin and her Hex give a diverse voice to the complexity of human experience. Influenced by the very same, Aurin and The Hex delivers a new synthesis of sound to the R&B world and bring it to life with an electrifying five piece band. As an artist, Aurin is proud to go outside of her comfort zone to find meaning where others may not and tell those untold stories. Her most recent track, "Addiction" puts an unusual spin on self-awareness and is her unique take on what it means to be human. If you let them, Aurin and The Hex will put their spell on you.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jul
22
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: Jacob Tage w/ Mosaic Soul - 8PM | $10
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Jacob Tage w/ Mosaic Soul - 8PM | $10

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

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO CABRINI-GREEN LEGAL AID.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a 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


Jacob Tage is a corn-grow blues boi who plays funky city-slicker Rock.


MOSAIC Soul exists to bring people of all practices, musical tastes, and personal upbringings together through our richly rooted sounds of uplifting, soulful, and spiritual music. Emanating from the soil of the deep south: soul, gospel and spiritual music have reached the ears of many people in our world today for over sixty recognizable years. The selections you will hear in this performance range from gospel influences such as Kirk Franklin, Anthony Brown & The Blind Boys of Alabama to the soulful and theatrical influences of Bill Withers, Jill Scott, & Jason Robert Brown. The voices of MOSAIC Soul will be performing songs on this program written and arranged by directors Phillip Armstrong and Greg Woods to honor America’s natural and authentic musical genres; Gospel, Soul, Funk, Folk, Inspirational R&B, and Jazz.


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Hannah Lieb w/ Steven P. Robinson, Zaynab Wilson - 8pm | $10
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Hannah Lieb w/ Steven P. Robinson, Zaynab Wilson - 8pm | $10


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


Hannah Lieb, born and raised in St. Louis, MO grew up on pop music before delving into songwriting as a high school freshman. Hannah has a diverse background as a singer, touring the US, Argentina, and Spain with Millikin University's top Vocal Jazz and Choral ensembles in addition to performing original music on a regular basis. She recently moved to Chicago where she is working on her debut record while she continues to pursue songwriting and performing.


Originally from Manchester England, now residing in Chicago, he toyed the scene in various bands and guises before venturing alone under the not too imaginative nom-de-plume Steven P. Robinson. As far back as 2004 he released 'The Thrill of Discovery, The Pain of Invention' to favorable reviews from (now defunct!) music websites Angry Ape and High Voltage, a co-release with French record label Drunkdog and a feature on Fat Cat Label's demo archive. After a musical hiatus he broke out of his cocoon and formed two-piece ‘Adam & Steve’ for a one-off show in 2010 and EP Release 'And On The 6th Day God Created Adam & Steve’. Since then Steven P. Robinson has continued to record solo, releasing several EPs of his own brand of lo-fi tunes, and playing shows around the city.


A Montréal-born Trinidadian-Canadian, Zaynab Wilson brings a wealth of cultural and musical diversity to her sound. Her recent Live EP (2018) is the debut to her emergence as a fronting singer-songwriter where she draws musical and rhythmic inspiration from her Caribbean roots and merges with folk, her heart and soul. Her voice is sweet, unaffected and naturally blended, and carries a strong sense of rhythm. Zaynab’s passion for music has aligned her with prominent artists in Canada, Trinidad, Mexico, Australia, UK and Germany, in her capacity as a drummer and percussion. She also independently organized two solo tours of western and eastern Canada in 2018. Continuing with the flow, she is working on a studio EP and a July 2019 summer tour in USA and Canada.


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curt. w/ Manasseh & KayCee Shakur - 9PM | $10
Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

curt. w/ Manasseh & KayCee Shakur - 9PM | $10


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


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"Creation is catharsis." With this poignant phrase in mind, curt.,a New Jersey rapper dedicated to spilling his heart with every line he writes, paints pictures of his life. A lifelong poet and lover of literature, his meticulous rhyming intrigues the most brilliant of minds while his penchant for storytelling allows for people from all walks of life to relate to his songs. A true rose from the concrete, his only goal is to make people "feel" and find comfort in being their genuine selves, no matter what society expects or prefers. Welcome to his world.


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Manasseh Croft known as “Manasseh” was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He has always possessed the gift of music which started with his mother, whom herself was a vocalist. He is currently working as a vocal/session coach and songwriter in which lends his assistance and talents to local singers and rappers. He has performed at a number of venues and is a favorite/regular performer with Sofar Sounds.


Hailed as “Chicago’s sultry new home-girl”, Kaycee Shakur, also known as Black Shego, has captured an undeniable sound derived from the integration of her musical influences and life experiences. With her theatrical background and natural creative ability, she has cultivated a fresh new wavy sound dipped in the foundation of Neo Soul/ Hip Hop. As an advocate for the city that is her birth place, KayCee aims to be in the forefront of the underground renaissance that is sweeping the Chicago music scene. The mission is to abolish negative stereotypes that cast a dark shadow over the city’s culture by capitalizing on its beautiful qualities. How will she accomplish this? Well as Chicago’s self-appointed music vigilante, she plans to dispel these adverse convictions one project at a time; starting with her debut E.P. Divination E.P.


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LeXuS, Limbo and The Wrong People - 8PM | $10
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

LeXuS, Limbo and The Wrong People - 8PM | $10

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


LeXus is a 24 year old singer/producer/engineer who dropped her debut album LOVES ALIAS on FEB26TH, 2019. She dropped her first mixtape back in 2012 and called it NOSTALGIA. next, in 2014 she dropped another mixtape called "After Ours: A Love Story" and it caught the attention of various media platforms such as NPR's Heavy Rotation Series. Now, she continues to work with various other artists and brands across the world.


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The Wrong People are a collective of artists working together to share a sound that represents who they are as individuals.


Limbo is an independent singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area who has been performing, composing, recording, producing, mixing and mastering her own songs since 2013. She is adept at fusing RnB and hip hop beats she creates with lo-fi sounds of dream pop, which turns out beguiling results. Influenced by Baths, Regina Spektor, Tennyson, and many other underground artists, she has mixed the echoes of their influence with her own inimitable style to create a unique sound that is all her own. While she receives much talk due to the fact that she performs with her face obscured by a cat mask, and has posted little to no information about herself online, it is important to note that this is not a gimmick or joke. In fact, it is part of her appeal. What matters is the music, not appearance. So sit back, listen, and let the mystery be ~


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Eun Jin & Gabby Henderson - 8PM | $10
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Eun Jin & Gabby Henderson - 8PM | $10

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


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Eunfinished is a seven-piece jazz/hip-hop band featuring the original works of Eun-Jin Chung, a songwriter based in Chicago, IL.


Gabby Henderson is a Chicago based singer songwriter. Her style blends heavy jazz influences (Nancy Wilson, Esperanza Spalding), with contemporary soul inspirations (Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote) to create a contemporary jazz and neo soul fusion.


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OPEN MIC SEMI FINALS (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC SEMI FINALS (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: Jacob Tage w/ Cowboy Jackie, Greg Woods, Dom, and Sarah Marie Young - 8PM | $10
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Jacob Tage w/ Cowboy Jackie, Greg Woods, Dom, and Sarah Marie Young - 8PM | $10


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

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO CABRINI-GREEN LEGAL AID.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a 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


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Jacob Tage is a corn-grow blues boi who plays funky city-slicker Rock.


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Born and raised in the Windy City. Cowboy Jackie is a self taught acoustic guitarist and singer. He wore his cowboy hat to a local open-mic and was dubbed Cowboy Jackie by the host, his dear friend and fellow performer Jake Pearson. The name stuck.


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Greg Woods is a songwriter based out of Chicago, IL. Formerly of the local band Time & The New Romans, his music can now be heard via his debut solo record, "a double-EP called ""Hello", Goodbye, "and Later on."" The album is available in all on-line stores today."


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Sarah Marie Young is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician. She was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition and the winner of the 2011 Montreux Voice Competition judged by Quincy Jones, from which she recorded her first full length album "Too Many Februaries" at Balik Farm Studios in Switzerland and performed it at The Montreux Jazz Festival in 2012. After being signed by the dutch label Snip Records in 2014, Sarah Marie Young released and toured Europe with her second album, "Little Candy Heart". Sarah's latest album, "Recess" was self-produced and released in April 2016. In 2017 she was featured with Postmodern Jukebox, and in 2018 appeared on Playing For Change's "Skin Deep" video with Buddy Guy.


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OPEN MIC FINALS (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC FINALS (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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Validity Presents Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Tribute - 8PM | $10
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Validity Presents Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Tribute - 8PM | $10


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


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Releasing music under the name Validity since 2018, Wesley McKinney strives to produce authentic vocal driven pop rock music. Hints of Queen and Ben Folds blend together to create the sound you can't miss.


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Laura Glyda, Kenna, Eric Pedigo - 8pm | $10
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Glyda, Kenna, Eric Pedigo - 8pm | $10


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


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


Kenna is navigating life in Nashville, TN, while telling stories of our common humanness through her music. She creates an organic balance of indie, pop and americana. Grounding in the intersection of these genres, her authentic lyrics serve as a transparent barrier to her soul, exposing the themes of love, release and growth that unite each and every soul on this planet.


Eric Pedigo aspires to inspire. To connect. To share. He was born in a small town in southern Indiana. He has been playing music most of his life. Eric started writing and performing when he was 13. He released his second solo record called Sun & Shade in 2017. It has been heard in 22 countries. He is planning to release an EP in summer 2019.


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Chris Urquiaga w/ Audrey Q, Jory Avner, Ruth & Ellaine - 7PM | $10
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Urquiaga w/ Audrey Q, Jory Avner, Ruth & Ellaine - 7PM | $10


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


Chris Urquiaga is a singer-songwriter, pianist, composer, music director, and producer from Silver Spring, Maryland. In August 2018, he released a Latin pop album called “I’m Here”. The album is available in CD form, on iTunes, and on all other music platforms. He performed the CD release concert for his “I’m Here” album at the historic Blues Alley in Washington, DC in August 2018.


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Audrey Q writes and performs cello-fueled pop/rock with a contemporary chamber music aftertaste, combining the sounds of vocals, 3 cellos and drums.


Jory Avner is a singer-songwriter based out of Chicago, Illinois. By blending highly stylized lyricism and guitar with synth/rock soundscapes, he strives to create an atmosphere that is both deeply textured, thought-provoking, introspective, and yet succinct in terms of narratives.


Ruth & Ellaine’s real names are Hannah Ingle and Kerry Sheridan. The two met as member’s of Second City’s house company, and instantly connected over their love of day drinking and talking about their pets. It wasn't long before they started creating music that made them laugh out loud alone in their apartments. They first performed as Ruth & Ellaine at the iO Theatre Musical Comedy Tournament in 2017, where they took home the gold. Since then, they have played shows all over Chicago including Chill as Fuck, Shithole, Chicago Underground Comedy and a showcase for Comedy Central. Ruth & Ellaine’s music is comprised of banjolele, campy guitar, and harmonies so sweet you'll forget they just said the word anal. They like you and they hope you like them too!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
5
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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Nick Bisesi Quartet w/ Honey Room - 7PM | $10
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Nick Bisesi Quartet w/ Honey Room - 7PM | $10


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


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The Nick Bisesi Quartet, led by saxophonist Nick Bisesi, showcases original music, as well as deconstructed takes on well-known standards. Bisesi brings his vast array of performing, touring, and composing experience together with this group, which also features Clay Corso on piano, Vinny Kabat on bass, and TJ Thompson on drums.


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Singer Jess Brooks and guitarist Cole Runge are Honey Room, a duo that features harmonically lush, inventive takes on jazz standards, R&B, pop, and original music with a modern flavor.


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Gentle Temper w/ Verluna & Zion Rodman - 8pm | $10
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Gentle Temper w/ Verluna & Zion Rodman - 8pm | $10


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


In 2016 Ryan Meier and Marion Earley split from their respective bands to embark on a new project, Gentle Temper. Self-described as the ocean folk duo, over the course of their formation they explored newer, more intimate musical territory and have woven a new cloak from a stripped, lyrically-driven thread. They find strength in their use of dynamics, swinging from calm to calamity like the tides they often allude to. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies & a steady undercurrent of musical dialogue.

After nearly a year of sporadic trips to Red Bull Arts recording studio in 2017, Gentle Temper have realized their debut album, “Our Warm Red Light”. Released on October 7th, 2018, “Our Warm Red Light” tells the story of two people exercising the boundaries of their comfort and participating in the life of the other. Their story recites the journey of hardship and reward for a fledgling duo determined to grow.


Verluna started in 2015 as the brainchild of singer/songwriter Alex Katsaropoulos. Verluna's debut album, Oku, draws inspiration from the poet Matsuo Basho and combines Americana folk with more experimental writing and production techniques.


"Buttery bass-driven bumpers topped by a smoothly crooning voice, Zion‘s songs go down like sweet barrel-aged bourbon.”

Zion Rodman established himself as a soulful folk-rock musician in Boston. While he lived in New England, he performed at historic folk venues like Club Passim and Caffe Lena, and shared the stage with Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines. Zion has lived in Chicago since the fall of 2017, where he quickly became an integral part of the folk/rock music scene and came out in 1st place at the Uncommon Ground 2018 Open Mic Competition.


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Cassidy Rae w/ Sunflower Summit & Asia Ward - 8PM | $10
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Cassidy Rae w/ Sunflower Summit & Asia Ward - 8PM | $10


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


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Cassidy Rae was born in Rockford, IL and has been singing since she can remember. As a child, she was constantly humming tunes throughout the house and in the classrooms, even so much it got her in trouble at school. She attended Auburn High School in Rockford, IL to be in the city’s well known Creative and Performing Arts program choir. She would sing wherever she could, performing in school talent shows and competing in karaoke contests in her early years. Growing up with an array of music, her sole influences came to be Mariah Carey, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, and many others alike.


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"Hauntingly sweet”, Sunflower Summit is a Chicago based Singer/Songwriter. With her ukulele and her voice, Sunflower Summit is on a mission to be kind and loving and connect on a fundamentally human level. The name “Sunflower Summit” comes from a love for community and flowers; sunflowers are her favorite flowers, and the word summit refers to a space where many meet. Influenced by classical, folk, and pop genres, sunflower summit creates playful, rhythmic ukulele riffs to accent her soprano tone and add color to image-driven lyrics. Her debut record Love Notes is in the making and will be released in the fall.


This is Asia McKenzie's live debut for her original songs and couldn't be more honored to do it at Uncommon Ground! Although this is her first time performing original songs, this is not her first time under the stage lights. Back in May, Asia received her Bachelors degree in Musical Theatre at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Here are 3 things you don't know about Asia: 1. Her favorite artists are Ariana Grande and Beyonce 2. Thrift shopping is her favorite activity and 3. Her number one dream is to be able to create an album that she produced, wrote, and sung by herself. Hope you enjoy! Come and say hi after the show!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
12
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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Leah Woods & Emma Jayne - 8pm | $10
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Leah Woods & Emma Jayne - 8pm | $10

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Emmy nominated singer-songwriter Emma Jayne can be found everywhere, from Coca Cola campaigns to Justin Bieber fragrance commercials. Her most recent single, "Morning," was premiered on Pride.com and described as a refreshingly comedic critique on hookup culture. For lovers of Sara Bareilles, Carole King, and laughing until you cry.


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

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

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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
19
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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Ian George + the Well, Todd Kessler - 8PM | $10
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Ian George + the Well, Todd Kessler - 8PM | $10

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


A frisky and flamboyantly charismatic whipper-snapper of a young man (occasionally flaunting an enormously overgrown orange beard), Ian George is really just a simple folk singer who takes great fancy in playing around kitchen tables being ridiculous, and snacking. For a decade Ian has been writing and singing songs for a handful of bands ever since the pivotal moment of being mangled and tasered by three brutally aggressive Eugene, Oregon police officers. After leaving the front-lines of activism behind, he turned to homesteading and minstreling as a form of activism. "I believe in music and stories, I believe they change the world," says Ian, often. Ian is somewhat frighteningly slender (openly vocalized mostly by his mother) and enjoys performing shoe-less and sweater-full. The crowds really enjoy his ballerina frolic through the kitchen adorned with nothing but his daughter's tutu story. If Ian was good enough and could make enough money playing as an Irish fiddler, he would.. But since he's not (not yet) he instead frontiers the Contemporary-Art-Folk-Music world, happily.


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Calling Todd Kessler a singer/songwriter simply wouldn’t do him justice. The rising folk-rock star is the consummate storyteller, with a remarkable ability to take listeners on a winding, wonderful, and introspective journey through the depths of the human experience. Influenced by artists like Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Ryan Adams and David Gray, Kessler continues to evolve into the bold storyteller he’s always wanted to be.“I like to call myself a realistic optimist,” says Kessler. “I will always tend to see the bright side of things but don’t shy away when things get real.”


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Dan McGuinness w/ Jim Green & Jodi Walker - 8PM | $10
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dan McGuinness w/ Jim Green & Jodi Walker - 8PM | $10


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


Dan McGuinness’s voice harkens a listener's memory back to a time when Blue Eyed Soul ruled the radio. McGuinness was no longer Chicago's best kept secret when he re-located to the Black Hills in 2014. 

In January 2016, McGuinness took over on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, fronting bassist Stu Cook & drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford’s legendary touring group, Creedence Clearwater Revisited. [Cook & Clifford are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section and co-founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival]. 

In addition to his original music, McGuinness keeps busy as an actor and voiceover/radio & sports broadcaster as well as his radio podcast, Danimal Planet Radio.


Deciding that the well-worn paths that other musicians adhere to were not the proper routes for his own creativity, Chicago native Jim Green creates relaxing and reflective to exciting and percussively driven solo finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals in a fresh and compelling way. Influenced by many different genres such as Rock, Folk, New Age and World, he utilizes unusual guitar tunings while incorporating percussive rhythms, harmonics, and finger-tapping with a piano-like approach that is both musically and visually stimulating.


Jodi Walker has been a performing in and around Chicago since moving to Oak Park in 2009. She performs as a solo artist with the Jodi Walker Project in addition to her bands: Significant Others, Rainy Day Women with Naomi Ashley and Jenny Bienemann and The Zimmerman, a Bob Dylan tribute band. Jodi began her career as a jazz and funk vocalist in NYC and those influences run through her writing, as well as the more recent influence of Chicago's folk and Americana sound.


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Gardiner Quintet & Gary
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Gardiner Quintet & Gary

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


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


Gary is a bassless jazz/experimental trio with the intentions of pushing the boundaries of improvised music and providing good vibes. Founded in Chicago by Guitarist Jack Macklin in 2018, Gary consists of Connor Mannebach on Keyboard, Jeremy Benshish on Drums and Cymbals, and Jack Macklin on Guitar. Drawing inspiration from jazz artists like Pat Metheny and Joe Farrell and hip hop artists such as Noname and Isaiah Sharkey, Gary brings a fresh original perspective to Chicago’s most cutting edge modern music.


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Twinspur w/ Andrews', Jae Deco - 7PM | $10
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Twinspur w/ Andrews', Jae Deco - 7PM | $10


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


Twinspur is a 5 piece band from north Chicago and Evanston. They play alternative rock/jazz/funk/punk band with a very distinct sound.


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Andrews’ is an Indie Pop Artist based in Nashville,TN. The music is rooted in songwriting and draws from the creative collaboration of producers/across the country. andrews' will be releasing an EP in the summer of 2019, and will continue working on new music and making pop up live appearances. He hopes to continue reaching a broader audience with his music.


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


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
26
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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Jill Hoffmann - 8PM | $12
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jill Hoffmann - 8PM | $12

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$12 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Chicago-native, Jill Hoffmann is a singer/songwriter who has dedicated the last decade to building her musical vision. Her voice is rooted in country and 70's classic rock as her parents exposed her to those at a young age. As she grew up her heart drove her to the stories behind the music. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Alanis Morrisette, and John Mayer, Jill matches powerfully honest lyrics with uplifting melodies to create a safe place for her community to reflect and let go.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
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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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
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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Stray Local - 8pm | $10
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Stray Local - 8pm | $10


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


Stray Local is the indie folk pop husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Jamie Rowen and Hannah Lomas based in Wilmington, North Carolina. The pair performs a bouquet of indie sounds punctuated by rich vocal harmonies, catchy guitar riffs, and well crafted melodies woven with hints of their folk beginnings and pop sensibilities and released their debut EP Passenger in 2018.

When the couple is not writing or performing as Stray Local they are running the roads and trails along thier tour route, competing in 5ks through marathons and even obstacle course races. In March 2019, they will be launching the Stray Local "Run Wild" campaign inspiring healthy living and an active lifestyle partnering with local run clubs throughout the country and rolling out their Run Wild activewear line.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
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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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
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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Ben Lubeck (of Farewell Milwaukee) album release with Will Phalen - 7pm | $10
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Lubeck (of Farewell Milwaukee) album release with Will Phalen - 7pm | $10


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


Upon releasing his first solo album, Rented Rooms, Minneapolis singer-songwriter Ben Lubeck received praise for the quiet power, emotion and substance behind the 2016 release. Written as an act of reconciliation towards his father while contemplating his own newfound status as a dad, the album “carried years of heartache in the notes...with primal howls and words that cut deep (City Pages).”

This year, Lubeck is rolling out a few singles - the first new music since his debut release. Now a father of two, his life has shifted focus, but the introspective messages in his songs are as strong as ever. On tracks ‘For You Again’ (April 2019) and ‘Mrs Bluebird’ (May 2019) the intense passion that comes from being a father is poignantly portrayed in the honesty and rawness of the songs.

Lubeck is a founding member of Farewell Milwaukee who have received national acclaim, song placement on major network television, supported bands such as the Lumineers, and had their songs featured on compilations alongside Mumford & Sons, Adele and Amos Lee. He has released four albums with the band over the last decade, frequently working with longtime producer and collaborator Brad Bivens who produced Lubeck’s latest singles.


Chicago-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Will Phalen has spent the last decade re-imagining the sound of Midwestern Folk Rock. Drinking from the fountains of twangy Americana, sixties psychedelia, ambient electronica and classic rock n roll, Will has developed a voice and a sound that is warmly familiar while still maintaining a fierce independence and a penchant for sonic innovation.

In his efforts as a bandleader, solo artist, and producer he's worked on over 20 records, released four critically-acclaimed studio albums, and written hundreds of songs. His recordings have been played on radio stations worldwide, his songs have been featured in television shows, and he's preparing to release a new full length band album this winter in addition to a solo EP of recordings made during his residency at the Salem Monastery in Germany this past summer.


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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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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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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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 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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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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 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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jun
24
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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Dear Di(ary) - 3pm | FREE (donations accepted)
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Dear Di(ary) - 3pm | FREE (donations accepted)



During this interdisciplinary, live lit-inspired event, artists will perform self-selected artifacts they consider a "diary" and reflect on whether this artifact accurately captures this moment from their life and if they recognize the version of themself that created it.

Genesis is a collaboration between Lindsey Barlag Thornton and Amanda Dunne Acevedo. Genesis is based in Chicago, Illinois. Genesis creates, facilitates, and produces interdisciplinary performance.


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Shawn Butzin w/ Kevin Farris & Michael J. Foxy - 6pm | $10
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Shawn Butzin w/ Kevin Farris & Michael J. Foxy - 6pm | $10


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


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.



Kevin Farris is a singer-songwriter from the Chicagoland area, penning gritty/soulful and undeniably catchy songs, that cross the pop/rock and indie-folk genres.

A musical journey that started in his youth and unfolds into the present...Kevin cultivates his own creative spirit through powerful vocals and a sense of melodic intentionality. Thanks to familial influence, Kevin gained inspiration from a unique range of artists all while developing his own taste and musical sensibility.


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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PRIDE SHOW w/ Daniella Hope, Apres Pompeii, Dalice Marie, Gross Guitar Girl, Andre Jamal - 8pm | $10
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

PRIDE SHOW w/ Daniella Hope, Apres Pompeii, Dalice Marie, Gross Guitar Girl, Andre Jamal - 8pm | $10


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


Daniella Hope is in her final semester at Oberlin College and Conservatory where she will be receiving two degrees; one from the college in Africana Studies and one from the conservatory in Jazz Voice. She is a singer/songwriter, poet, actor and is looking forward to being more engaged in the Chicago artists' scene after her completion of undergrad.


Apres Pompeii is a project by Chicago-based, Pittsburgh native, Zachary Weiss. Weiss combines folk-influenced musicianship, poetic lyrics, and soaring melodies to create a dynamic and emotional journey with each album. Lead, the latest Apres Pompeii long playing release, is a bare-all examination of mental health and sexuality that is told through songs that are always moving and shifting beneath the surface.


Dalice Malice is a lot of things. In this case she's a singer, with songs for you to listen to.


Gross Guitar Girl is a comedic musician who currently sleeps in the city of Chicago. Whether she's kicking tinder date no-shows in the nuts or plotting the sweet revenge against her middle school bully, Emily is her name and self-deprecation is her game, baby.


Andre Jamal is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from the south suburbs of Chicago. Andre has is setup to release his second EP, titled A^2 (A squared) available for streaming on all platforms June 6th, 2019. In July of 2019 Andre will be furthering his education at Longy School of Music's MAT Program in Los Angeles, California.


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Eriick w/ Morgan Pirtle & Michael Adkins - 8pm | $10
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Eriick w/ Morgan Pirtle & Michael Adkins - 8pm | $10

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


Eriick is a young bandleader from Detroit Michigan. Having started learning piano and organ at age 9, Eric's talents and love for music were honed and developed in church and continued to be even as he went on to study music at Columbia College Chicago. He specializes in vocal performance, keyboards, songwriting, arranging and composition; and is trained in jazz, gospel, classical, and pop styles. Eric has performed with such Grammy Award winning artists as Paula Cole, Diane Warren, and Cory Henry to name a few. Eric also has extensive experience in live performance having played such venues as the historic Chicago Theatre, House of Blues (Chicago), and other venues throughout the Midwest; and he’s also performed internationally on stages in both Italy and Germany. Eric is a dedicated writer and musician as well as an authoritative voice on the R&B and Soul music of tomorrow.


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


Michael Adkins is a Singer, songwriter, actor and arranger from Philadelphia Pa. Michael is known for his supporting background vocals for many national gospel and rnb artist. He is currently working on a ep that is set to release later this year. He love to perform and travel, meet new people and love to collaborate with new artist. Instagram @mr_mikelawry_sings


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Homegrown Residency: Aurin & The Hex w/ special guest CLR Collective & Mila La Morena
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Aurin & The Hex w/ special guest CLR Collective & Mila La Morena


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

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO HOWARD BROWN HEALTH


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a 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


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Aurin Woods is a singer-songwriter raised in Memphis and based in Chicago. At 21 years-old, Aurin has established a unique sound blending R&B, Neo-soul, Hip-Hop, and pop. With an all female band, Aurin has created a sound and space that is rooted in the soul of Memphis fused with the legendary grit of Chicago. Aurin's band, The Human Experience (also known as The Hex) met at Columbia College Chicago in 2017 and have been combining their collective influences ever since. With influences from rock, punk, and funk music, Aurin and her Hex give a diverse voice to the complexity of human experience. Influenced by the very same, Aurin and The Hex delivers a new synthesis of sound to the R&B world and bring it to life with an electrifying five piece band. As an artist, Aurin is proud to go outside of her comfort zone to find meaning where others may not and tell those untold stories. Her most recent track, "Addiction" puts an unusual spin on self-awareness and is her unique take on what it means to be human. If you let them, Aurin and The Hex will put their spell on you.


CLR (pronounced "color”), is an artist collective that stands for Creative Life Restored. Daniella Hope, Andre Jamal, and Kiéla Adira, three Chicago natives, have been singing together since being apart of HHW’s vocal arts ensemble (Gallery 37) in 2012. The three multifaceted artists believe that it's important not to put themselves in a box.

CLR’s unconventional dynamic allows each artist to thrive as solo artists, a trio, and as friends. After graduating from Oberlin College in May 2019, CLR plans to create music and perform around the city of Chicago.

Although CLR is relatively new group, each artist has over a decade of performance experience and CLR will continue to create art that inspires those around them.


Mila La Morena the brown girl , Spanglish lyrics, genre bending, Latin, Electronic, Hip Hop influences


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jun
17
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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Public Disco Porch w/ Sleepy Gaucho & Pretty Beggar - 8pm | $10
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Public Disco Porch w/ Sleepy Gaucho & Pretty Beggar - 8pm | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Public Disco Porch. Music songs.


Sleepy Gaucho's discerning brand of Panamerican influenced folk music floats somewhat aimlessly in a realm of it’s own. Born in Wisconsin while also growing up some time in Argentina, the young multi-instrumentalist’s music can at times be melancholic, at others ethereal, but always agreeable. The seven track debut record “Another Time”, while initially recorded in Madison, WI, was eventually finished after the songwriter happened to find himself drifting around an East London neighborhood for a few months. The tunes have been brought to life by trusted musicians in the Midwest scene, helping the music and its stories make it to the road. 2019 brings the release of "Another Time" on Vinyl via Milwaukee's Hear Here Records. 12" Albums available this upcoming spring.


Pretty Beggar is a high-energy, lyric-centric, indie pop-rock blend of big hooks and meaningful storytelling that has a midwest soul and a California polish. Songwriter/frontman Michael Castle’s solo show implements beatboxing and instrument layering to make 1 man sound like 4 while highlighting his hip-hop influence through his focused and rhythmic arrangements of Pretty Beggar songs.


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