Tom Goss, Scott Free, and More Tonight at Jackhammer

3 09 2010

The adorable and talented Tom Goss

After last night’s horrific Scissor Sisters’ show, of which we walked out, it will be nice to cleanse my music palette with some real talent. Especially the underrated singer/songwriter Tom Goss and queer music legend Scott Free with his new band Brown Lazer.

From Flesh Hungry Dog Show’s website

Tom Goss– “toe tapping and head bobbing…”Rise” is easily one of the best releases this year [in DC] and a great introduction to a man who has a lot to say and a wonderful way to say it.” – DC Acoustic Underground

– “Lot’s of energy and a diverse use of instrumentation, including horns and harmonica. Sometimes upbeat, other times dreamy and melodic.” – On Tap Magazine
– “craft draws comparisons to the Beatles ( A Thousand Times Before ) and Rufus Wainwright ( King of Something Right)” – Windy City Times

Heat Birds
The Heat Birds is an acoustic ensemble with an eclectic mix of vocal and musical styles. With instrumentation that is a hallmark of true Chicago Alt/Americana outfits, the Heat Birds incorporate clarinet, trombone, ukulele, accordion, and upright bass into their performances. Led by sultry jazz vocalist Stella, they seamlessly merge American musical styles of the past one hundred years and make them their own. They have performed at Scott Free’s ALT Q festival, and have opened for Ruthie Foster at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and Etta James and Melissa Ferrick at Milwaukee Pridefest.
Brown Lazer
Brown Lazer is a lyrical, post-post-modern punk band led by Marvin Astorga, a singer, songwriter and mixed media artist. They have performed twice at the Old Town School of Folk Music, first for the Folk & Roots festival, and then for Beatlefest 2010. Marvin recently had a gallery showing of his collage and mixed media work, entitled  “This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” at No Coast Exhibitions and Editions in Pilsen. Marvin’s previous band was International Bread Company. Brown Lazer also features Scott Free on bass and Jenny Urban on drums.

Tickets $8 online or $10 at the door

Friday, September 3rd
at Jackhammer
6406 N. Clark St.



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