Smile Politely

The Overture: July 26 – Aug. 1

WHAT: Eleni Morites, Paige Leubchow

WHERE: Krannert (Free)

WHEN: Thursday, July 29 (5 p.m.)

Eleni Moraites and Paige Leubchow are two locals who focus on folk with pop sensibilities. It’s not clear to me if they are playing at the same time or two different sets, but either way this should be nice way to relax and enjoy some wine after a hard day at work.


WHERE: Indi Go Artist Co-op ($5 donation)

WHEN: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 29, 30 and 31

This festival is dedicated to the memory of the late Ashley Ames. All proceeds will help her family with remaining expenses and the brand new Ashley Ames Scholarship Fund. This is your opportunity to celebrate a life with an impressively diverse music lineup and some interesting art.
Thursday (music begins at 8:00 p.m.): Sugar Prophets, Killborn Alley, Corn Desert Ramblers, My Dear Alan Andrews, The Palace Flophouse
Friday (music begins at 9:30 p.m.): JigGsaw, Roberta Sparrow, Private Thoughts, The Fresh Kills, Take Care,
Saturday (music begins at 7:00 p.m.): Death Tram, YouthBitch, The Burninators Alleyway Sex, We Must Dismantle All This, SDS, Wither & Bloom, The Diamond Stretch, Commodity

WHAT: Nature’s Table Reunion Show

WHERE: Iron Post (Fri. $10), Cowboy Monkey (Sat. $10)

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, July 30 & 31

From 1979-1991, Nature’s Table was a restaurant/local music venue/culural hub that hosted a wide variety of musical acts. For the last four years many of the bands that played there have gotten together for reunion shows to celebrate the venue. This year’s lineup features a jazz reunion event at The Iron Post and will include Traditional Jazz Orchestra, the Jack Webb Band and the Kelly Brand Quartet. The Saturday event will be held at Cowboy Monkey and include The Freak Brothers and a reunion of The Mudhens, who play the blues.

WHAT: Shipwreck, A Light Sleeper, Olde Scratch, Take Care

WHERE: Mike ‘n Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m.

Before they split up a little over two years ago, the dark rock quartet Shipwreck was among the three or four most popular bands in town. This week they’re getting together for a show before singer/guitarist John Owen officially starts law school somewhere in the great yonder. Chicago’s kid-friendly A Light Sleeper and locals Take Care open things up. And I don’t know much about Olde Scratch, except that it contains some of the guys in The Dirty Feathers that aren’t in Shipwreck. Perhaps they are a Peace Beach cover band?

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