This Saturday night, Ary Paloma Jeebie from the Amazing Heeby Jeebies and Ellis Clark (Epicycle, Social Act, and solo artist) will celebrate John Lennon’s birthday at Martyrs’. They joined forces for a tribute to George Harrison at Fest For Beatles Fans – Chicago this past August, and the duo has hosted a fabulous George birthday bash at Martyrs’ for the past few years. This Saturday, Paloma Jeebie and Clark will be joined by the Plastic Orwell Band (featuring Chloe F. Orwell and Brad Elvis of The Handcuffs); Jay Goeppner from Backdated; vocalist Phoenix, rhythm and blues singer Gerald McClendon, and others. Ken Mottet will serve as MC. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.
A few weeks later—on October 9—Phil Angotti will be hosting a John Lennon birthday party at Martyrs’ that will include special guests as well as readings from some of Lennon’s books. Angotti also performed at Fest For Beatles Fans - Chicago this past August, and has done tribute shows around the Chicago area for The Zombies, The Monkees, The Bee Gees, and other acts. He’s a veteran of Chicago’s power pop scene, having started with The Idea several years back, and currently performs with Material Reissue.