Sunshine Boys / Gerald Dowd - A Special Vinyl Release Throwdown
|Date & Time:||Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:00pm - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:00am|
SUNSHINE BOYS / GERALD DOWD -
$5 / 21+
SUNSHINE BOYS are a Chicago-based rock trio from Chicago featuring Freda Love Smith, Jacqueline Schimmel and Dag Juhlin, veteran recording and touring artists who’ve served in some of the most revered bands in indie rock, dating back to when the term ‘indie rock’ represented a work ethic, rather than a genre. Featuring Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Antenna, Mysteries of Life) on drums, Jacqueline Schimmel (Big Hello, Justin Roberts) on bass, and Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, The Slugs) on guitar, Sunshine Boys offer a propulsive, melodic take on pop rock that runs the range from sparkling to dark, often within the same number.
“Blue Music is a stunning pop/rock debut; the result of three lifetimes of musical experience, made by three musicians with the good fortune to have found each other.”
"...hook-heavy, cleverly crafted tunes....with humor and catchy melodies, influenced by everything from country to rock to R&B, all tied together with a great pop sensibility."
"Melodies rule (Home Now), and many moments are flush with acoustic instruments and multiple harmony work that reflects the warmer, earlier period of the Band."
Gerald Dowd has been described as “the hardest working drummer in Chicago” (Richard Milne, WXRT), playing on over 100 albums, and averaging 150 live dates a year around the world. He plays regularly (and sometimes irregularly) with Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts, Electric Dirt, Chris Mills, Rachel Drew, Sons Of The Never Wrong, Frisbie, Nora O’Connor, Dave Ramont, Kelly Hogan and Man's Body.
In recent years, he's been releasing solo albums of original material, starting with his 2012 release, KINGSIZE. In 2014, he was the recipient of an IAP arts grant from Chicago's Dept. Of Cultural Affairs/Special Events (DCASE), which led to his first full-length solo album, HOME NOW, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Liam Davis. To celebrate the release, he held a benefit concert (Day Of The Dowd) at which he played for 13 hours straight with 16 different bands, raising over $10,000 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
|Address:||2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60618|