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Homegrown Residency: STK w/ Fire Thief & Ryan Mannix from Lunar Ticks - 8PM | $10

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



Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, STK has chosen to support the Environmental Law & Policy Center, “a leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization.” Overall, they help “develop and lead successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business dealmaking with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together.”

Originating from Loyola University Chicago, STK consists of Sam Frederickson, Troy Richardson, and Kabir Dalawari. Each having unique musical backgrounds, their music incorporates elements of rock, jazz, and funk that mesh together to create a unique sound. They have played at prominent Chicago venues such as Bottom Lounge, and are hoping to share their music with more people.

Fire Thief is a six piece band lead by composer Devin Clara Fanslow that explores the margins between jazz, folk, classical, and pop music.

Hailing from Chicago, Lunar Ticks aim to barrel through stylistic boundaries by recreating and expanding on roots music (rock, jazz, punk, country, funk, soul, world, bluegrass etc.), with a DIY ethic and a jovial attitude. The band is influenced by the innovative Alternative rock of Wilco and My Morning Jacket, with a healthy touch of improvisation and composition in the vein of Umphrey’s Mcgee and Phish. Along our travels we’ve had the pleasure of opening for Aqueous, Mungion, Mr. Blotto, Old Shoe, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Cornmeal, and members of Vulfpeck. We've also played Festivals all around the midwest, including Shoefest and back to back trips to Summer Camp Music Festival. Each show is a unique experience with diverse originals and covers, crowd interaction, and exploratory improvisation. The band and the audience play off each other, creating something that’s never happened before, and never will again.