1354 West Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.227.4433

Rami Gabriel with Jon Langford and Al Scorch

Ages 21 and up
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Show: 8:30pm // Doors: 8pm
$20

Rami Gabriel
Born in Beirut, Rami Gabriel has worked deeply in various traditions: jazz, blues, punk, tarab, rock and roll, and
experimental music. Gabriel operates through syncretic dialogue and musical devotion, whether in the
pop-minded rock songs of Rami and the Reliables (featuring members of NRBQ) or in his exploration
of Arabic and American traditions in The Arab Blues. On his debut solo LP for Sooper Records, That’s what I been sayin’, Gabriel trips all the breakers with his worldly underground.

Jon Langford
Jon Langford is a Welsh-born musician and artist who is presently based in Chicago. He is the younger brother of science-fiction author and critic David Langford

Langford was originally the drummer for the punk band The Mekons when it formed at the University of Leeds in 1977, but he later took up the guitar as other band members left. Since the mid-1980s he has been one of the leaders in incorporating folk and country music into punk rock. He has released a number of solo recordings as well as recordings with other bands outside of The Mekons, most notably the Waco Brothers, which he co-founded after moving to Chicago in the early 1990s. He is involved with the Chicago-based independent record label Bloodshot.

Al Scorch
Al Scorch grew up in Chicago, with its storied history of corrupt power at the top and righteous fighters and big dreamers at the bottom. From the town that gave the world characters like Studs Terkel, Upton Sinclair, and the anarchists in Bughouse Square, Scorch adds his voice to the choir with the enthusiasm and charisma of a Maxwell Street preacher. He eyes the prize of that ever-elusive promised land that’s worth scrapping for, wherever or whatever it may be. With a stentorian bullhorn of a voice, he exhorts, not with a holy book in his hand, but a banjo and guitar. He’s a messenger and a conduit, a believer that a soul-stirring song will march you forward.

· 21+

· Door staff will check ID.
· Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, please review your order carefully before confirming.
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