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

  • uncomon ground (lakeview) 3800 N Clark St Chicago United States (map)



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.