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Homegrown Residency: Saltwater Tap w/ Special Guests Cait Arq & Long Lost - 8pm | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)


$1 out of every cover is donated to Lakeview Pantry. Remaining profit goes to the artists!

Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked 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.

$1 out of every cover charge is donated to Lakeview Pantry to help nourish our local community!

Saltwater Tap brings elements of Soul, Folk, and just about everything in between to the stage. With 6 musicians, the band provides a large but intimate sound awash with tight background vocals, mellow guitar lines, and tasteful keyboard grooves.

With an emphasis on hard-hitting and meaningful songwriting, they keep a certain 70s type of sound alive, and never fail to mention the importance of hydration.

An upbringing of old country music, a few competitive seasons of Chicago's spoken-word scene. A vinyl collection in high school, featuring some of the best songwriters of the 60's and 70's. And many long nights studying the dramatic vocal lines in Romantic-era opera...

A broad range of inspiration has shaped Cait Arq’s own, evolving artistry into something with a unique familiarity. And though the Chicago-based songstress has since shifted genres from her country-crooning childhood to a more pop-soul sound, the impact that those old Country tunes had on her storytelling ability is still evident in her music. And she tells those stories with crafty, poetic lyricism and soulful, dynamic vocals.

Fiercely spirited and relentlessly authentic, The Long Lost write songs laced with both bleeding heart optimism and bitter cynicism. The Chicago Americana/Alt-country group blurs the line between happy and sad, creating misleadingly upbeat songs about the dark and disheartening times in life. Above all else, the music of The Long Lost centers around the intuitive harmonies of front-women Avalos and Burke. This distinct vocal pairing is shaped by influences across the decades - the glamour of early rock and roll, the theatrics of mid century country, as well welcoming the guidance of the modern folk-rock genre. The band succeeds in capturing a singular, unique sound.

Continually honing their sound, The Long Lost has grown into a five piece outfit playing off their vintage-tinged Americana sound. Although their music has evolved, Avalos and Burke offer variety in their performance, often returning to their roots as a duo and playing their songs in the natural, raw style they were created