Monday, July 02, 2007
Scared of Guns
Did you book your tickets for Chicago this weekend? As mentioned in my previous post, we've got a swell show coming up on Friday, July 6th, brought to you by yours truly, Songs:Illinois, and Can You See The Sunset From The Southside, the three finest tastemakers in the Chicagoland area.
For 5 measly bucks, you get three bands and entrance into the finest dive in the South Loop, the legendary Cal's (400 South Wells), where the booze is cheap, the women are cheap, and the men are free (hell, they'll pay you). It's a Big Rock Candy Mountain kind of joint.
Who's playing, you ask? We've got Satellite 66 from the great land of Chicago. We've got Frontier Ruckus from Michigan, who Craig from Songs:Illinois recently gushed about.
And finally, we've got recent Chicago transplant, The Gunshy, who I think is the bee's knees.
Combining a little Tom Waits, a smidge of Eric Bachman/Crooked Fingers, and a mesa-top full of burnt desert filtered through urban neon sprawl, the Gunshy play a gritty Western noir through the greasy windows of your favorite Old Style bar.
Show starts at 10 p.m. Come by and look for the red-headed stranger in the John Deere cap (that'd be me, the walking stereotype).
'Til then, check out some Gunshy tunes below. Then hop over to Barstool Mountain, where we've got a couple more Gunshy tunes, ones that tend toward the more alcohol-infused aspect of the band (including the should-be-classic "$4 Pabst".)
The Gunshy: Last Songs (mp3)
The Gunshy: Remember These Chords In The Morning (mp3)
Please support your local rock'n'roll bands and the dive bars that love them.