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NYE with JC Brooks Band & more!
Emporium Arcade Bar
Chicago, IL
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Dec 31, 2017 8:00 PM



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Early Bird $38.00 ($40.32 w/service fee)
 
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NYE with JC Brooks Band & more!
// NEW YEARS EVE // 21+ // $38 Early Bird Tickets //

JC Brooks Band
www.jcbrooksband.com
You know youre not just another indie soul band when your city sends you halfway around the world to showcase the sound of 21st century Chicago. Or when the mayor of Chicago personally invites you to play his inauguration concert or calls you to entertain foreign dignitaries. The JC Brooks Band came from humble beginnings, dreaming about getting the cool kids to shake it at the Empty Bottle and since have collected a wide range of fans around the globe. Wilcos Jeff Tweedy befriended the post-punk soul group after they scored a viral hit with their amped-up re-imagining of his song I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, performing it with them at Chicagos Park West and inviting them to appear at Wilcos Solid Sound Festival alongside heavy hitters such as Sonic Youths Thurston Moore and the Bands Levon Helm. Jake Johnson and Aubrey Plaza appeared in a music video with them. The taste-making crate diggers at the Numero Group were impressed enough by the bands take-no-prisoners live show to include them in their Eccentric Soul Revue, where they had the pleasure of collaborating with the spectacular Syl Johnson. The JC Brooks Band has shared stages with a staggering array of artists, from legends like Robert Plant, Buddy Guy, and Chicago, to indie faves Peter Bjorn & John and the Dismemberment Plan, and soul stirrers Fitz & the Tantrums, Sharon Jones, Lisa Loeb, Lee Fields, and Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens.

Erupting with raw emotion, JC Brooks unleashes his soulful shouts and heart wrenching falsetto over the relentless rhythm of guitarist Alec Lehrman, drummer Kevin Marks, bassist Theodore Berry IV, keyboardist Jeremy Tromberg and percussionist-extraordinaire, JoVia Armstrong. JC Brooks and his band are a force to be reckoned with, leading the Chicago Tribune to call them the real deal and MOJO Magazine identifying them as one of the hottest US soul acts, while the New York Times praised their neo-soul glory and the Onion AV Club declared their first album relentlessly catchy. Its live, its compelling, its now, its theatrical. So theatrical, in fact, that they were tapped to star in the critically-acclaimed run of the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts.

After a hiatus they are now preparing for the long-anticipated release of their Rock Ridge Music debut, The Neon Jungle, and this band is a sleeping dragon awakened from hibernation and hungry. Whether theyre wowing crowds in the US, Canada, or Europe, the JC Brooks Band has toured, warred, scored, and theyre not to be ignored. Bear witness, for theyre on the move and theyre ready to make you dance by any means necessary.

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Location

Emporium Arcade Bar (View)
1366 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
United States

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Categories

Music > Funk
Music > Punk
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Emporium Arcade Bar Venue
On BPT Since: Oct 16, 2013
 
Emporium
(773) 697-7922
omree@emporiumchicago.com
emporiumchicago.com
 

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