Upcoming Shows08.22 – The Burlington | Chicago, IL
A couple months back, we played FitzGerald’s a few months back and had an absolute blast. We were thrilled when they invited us to play their annual American Music Festival on July 5th. This year’s lineup includes awesome acts such as Junior Brown, The Holmes Bros, Joe Pug, Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, The Bottle Rockets, Joe Ely, and many, many, many more. Click here for the full lineup.
Around 15 years ago I found the first Sparklehorse album in a used CD store discount bin for $2. The name was familiar, I remember reading the band opened for Radiohead during OK Computer tour in the mid-90’s. That album opened up a new world of sound production for me and all my friends who cared for that sort of thing.
Eventually we were able to see them live and the set brought the same sort of feeling. He first walked out from the side of the stage after the guitar techs were in a failing battle with his rig. Tall, hunched over a semi-hollow guitar strapped to his thin frame, he twiddled is gear and was able to get it to work in no time. He used two microphones, one for strictly for a distorted effect. It was all so sublime. It was a wonderful compliment to the album my friends and I grew to adore. We left buzzing.
Mark took his life four years ago. While we’ll never know what caused such a talented soul to make that move, we know that his music will live on and his talents will continue to be discovered by new fresh ears everyday.
Come join us as we celebrate the music of Sparklehorse.
Artists include: Curtis Evans, Matthew Baugher, Mike Holtz, Lee Ketch, Jeremy David Miller, Chris Anderson, Ryan Juravic, John Slevira & Brian Morrissey.
Door is $7.00. Proceeds will go to Box of Stars, a non-profit organization that promotes mental health awareness through music. Purchase / Donate here: http://
We’re excited to be closing out the night with an original set at FitzGerald’s. We’ll be playing after the debut of The Zimmermen – featuring two sets of the music of Bob Dylan with Terry White, Pat Brennan, Andon Davis, John Carpender, Klem Hayes and special guest Robbie Fulks. Andon is a friend of The Dirt Pig, we’re honored to share the stage with him and all his buds. Get your tickets here.
In the spirit of Halloween, we’re transforming yet again. Last year it was The Moody Blues. This year – we become great Ozzy Osbourne. Be sure to come out, this is one the one of the most fun shows we do We’ll be sharing the stage with our friends Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts (performing as Beck), The Shams (Traveling Wilburies), Metropoly (Liz Phair), Phil Angotti (The Doors), and Room 509 (PJ Harvey).
10.25 | 8pm | $10adv, $12 door
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.