Hey, blogspot readers, if you're in the Chicago area, check out the following shows happening this weekend at The Abbey!
The sludge metal act (from Arkansas), RWAKE, will be rockin' the stage before releasing their album "Rest" (recorded here at Engine Studios with a producer and engineer Sanford Parker [Nachtmystium, Unearthly Trance]), it's the follow-up to the 2007 release of "Voices of Omens". "Rest" will see its North American release on September 27th on CD, digital, as well as pressed on olive green and 180 gram black vinyl.
Also performing with RWAKE is Earthen Grave, Zebulon Pike and Czar. The tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at door / door: 8pm show: 8:30pm. / 21+ Buy them here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/56959/
Or on Sunday, check out Laetitia Sadier, an indie legend best known for her work with Stereolab and Monade. The French-born vocalist and keyboard player will be performing songs from her debut solo album "The Trip." Released in 2010, this album contains nice original compositions as well as three specially chosen covers: "By the Sea", originally performed by Wendy and Bonnie, "Un Soir, Un Chien", written by Fred Chichin and Catherine Ringer of Les Rita Mitsouko and the standard "Summertime", composed by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward.
Also sharing the stage with her will be Sam Prekop, who fronts The Sea and Cake, an indie rock band with a pronounced jazz influence, and Chicago's own new an exciting duo, Redgrave, opening the show. Recently, Redgrave was featured on WXRT's Big Beat Show.
Her friends at Last Rites promises music fans as the one show not to be missed. Unfortunately, SouthSide is unable to review it due to other commitments that night. Door: 8pm show: 8:30pm / The tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door / 21+
Ticket link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/63463/
Until next time, support your local scene,