Guest Mixtape: Diego Garcia
Diego Garcia will join us tonight at Schubas and tickets are still available here. Before his show, enjoy the following mix which he made just for us! Doors tonight open at 9:30, show starts at 10.
If you didn’t see it already, TIME released their “14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014” and three of them will be joining us for TNK ‘14. See what they had to say about each…
It seems clear that Diane Birch has spent a lot of time listening to Fleetwood Mac, but it’s actually Prince to whom she owes her biggest debt of gratitude. The Purple One himself heard Birch playing piano at a Los Angeles hotel and invited her back to his house to jam. It kickstarted a career that has seen Birch’s sound evolve from a warm-hearted ‘70′s rocker to that of a soulful torch singer with a rebel’s heart. The 30-year-old Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter just released her sophomore album, Speak a Little Louder, which shows off Birch’s beautiful voice, which, whether by nature or nurture, sounds a bit like Stevie Nicks.
This Australian-born, New York-based pop singer released her upbeat debut EP, The Movement, last April. Since then, the 22-year-old — born Jessica Newham — has worked tirelessly to get her catchy melodies stuck in everyone’s heads. It was only after her improbably peppy song “Somebody Loves You” was featured in a proposal video that went viral (over 10 million views and counting!) that record labels came calling. Who will soon join a roster of RCA artists that includes heavyweights like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson. Her second EP is due out in early 2014.
Over the past several years. this singer-songwriter has been making memorable music that’s hasn’t made waves outside his hometown of Minneapolis — but that’s all about to change. With four albums already under his belt, Messersmith has signed to Glassnote Records, home to such artists as Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, and Childish Gambino. If any label knows how to get an ambient-folk-singer–turned–power-pop-crooner on the radio, it’s them. His new album isn’t due until early 2014, but if the first track, “Tourniquet,” is any indication, it will be filled with smart songs that show off Messersmith’s incredible voice.
Check out the whole list here.
Jagwar Ma playing tonight, folks! Be there.
Enjoy 45 minutes of at-your-desk karaoke with this lyric video of Midlake’s new album, Antiphon.
Tickets are going fast for their 12/5 Schubas show. Get them while you still can here.
Once In A Lifetime — the show that unleashes some of Chicago’s funniest comedians on the Lifetime original movies you’re ashamed to admit you’ve seen…twice. — presents: She’s Too Young
Join us tomorrow evening with comedians Marlena Rodriguez and Natalie Jose and enjoy their creative commentary overtop this OG Lifetime film. Tickets still available here.
Houndmouth’s latest video was released today. Enjoy above and if you’re not seeing them on Friday or Saturday at Schubas, you’ll have another chance on February 7 at Lincoln Hall. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon.
Eleven tracks from Santa Monica’s Cayucas make up our latest guest mixtape, the second of the week. Cayucas will be performing at Lincoln Hall as part of Tomorrow Never Knows Festival on January 15 and tickets are on sale now. Check out their TNK Spotlight feature posted earlier this week right here.