Charming Axe, the bluegrass/country/folk trio comprised of former Elvis Brothers singer-guitarist Rob Newhouse, singer guitarist Eugenia Elliott, and singer Hannah Hill, will be performing songs from its Gathering Days album at 27 Live in Evanston tonight. Tickets are $10.00. Julia Klee is also on the bill.
The 12th Annual Renegade Craft Fair September Market runs tomorrow and Sunday in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, on Division between Damen and Paulina. In addition to a wide range of homemade items, there will be food and adult beverage vendors on hand.
Tim Ferguson of the Chicago psyche band The Red Plastic Buddha will be a guest on Richard Milne’s Local Anesthetic program on WXRT this Sunday night. Milne will be playing tracks from the very impressive new Red Plastic Buddha release Songs For Mara.
Baby, you can drive my car. Harper College in Palatine will be the scene of The British Car Festival this Sunday, September 7th. Over 500 vehicles of UK origin will be on display and there will be food vendors in case anyone starts feeling peckish. Admission to this British Car Union sponsored event is free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to Shelter, Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping provide housing for abused and neglected kids.
Reggies on State Street in Chicago will be celebrating its 7th Anniversary with a pair of shows on Monday, September 8th. Ken Mode, The Atlas Moth and three other acts will be performing in Rock Club section; and Mr. Blotto, former BoDeans member Sammy Llanas, Handler, and The Whateverly Bros will be in the Music Joint section. An admission price of $7 covers both shows.
The Second Disc website recently noted that the Omnivore label has reissued Blaze Of Glory, the 1982 the debut from Game Theory on vinyl and on CD. The CD will include 15 bonus tracks. The Second Disc points out that Omnivore plans to reissue more efforts from this underrated and exquisite Scott Miller-led power pop band.
The 10th annual An Art Affair Around The Square takes place tomorrow and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00PM in the Towne Square in downtown Palatine. Presented by the Palatine Jaycees, this juried art fair will also featured live music performances.
Blue Pearl Studio will host the first annual Charity Wine Walk in Evanston from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 18th. The event will benefit two nonprofit charities: No Boundaries—Train for Work, Train for Life, a workplace training program, and the Evanston Art Center. The suggested donation is $15.00.
Chrissie Hynde has announced her USA Tour in support of her impressive new Stockholm CD, it includes a November 12th date at the Chicago Theatre. Other cities include San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., San Diego, Detroit, and Philadelphia.
Best wishes for a full recovery to Gerry Marsden of Gerry And The Pacemakers. According to a Facebook post from Chad And Jerremy, Marsden has dropped out of the British Invasion Tour due to a serious illness. The tour, which also includes former Moody Blues and Wings member Denny Laine and Mike Pender from The Searchers, will keep to its 10-date U.S. schedule, with Terry Sylvester, formerly of The Hollies and The Swinging Blue Jeans, taking Marseden’s place. Noted producer Peter Asher, who performed with Gordon Waller in Peter And Gordon, will be a special guest on two of the dates.
Rumours? No, it’s all true. Rocker Magazine recently posted a Facebook link to a Consequence Of Sound report that Jemaine Clement and Brett McKenzie are creating a four-part comedy series for HBO. According to writer Josh Terry, the new project will not be related to their previous and hilarious sitcom Flight Of The Conchords. The duo is also seriously considering doing a musical with director James Bobin.