Aly Jados

Swizzle Steve Presents

Aly Jados

The Embraceables, The Fox & the Hounds, Petibone, Em & Them

Friday, March 29, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Aly Jados
Aly Jados
Armed with her hand-me-down ’78 Gibson Les Paul and powerhouse vocals that could shake walls, Chicago singer/songwriter Aly Jados performs with everything she’s got — her heart and soul and sweat and tears. Her voice is raw, soulful and bluesy with a rough edge, while her lyrics weave a story that almost everyone can relate to.

Since the tender age of 13, Aly has been forging her way as a musician, playing screeching guitar solos in punk and metal bands, while dreaming of rock and roll stardom. But her impressive pipes were the reason she was hand-selected to compete in front of a national audience on Fox’s popular talent search “American Idol” in 2011, and NBC’s hit vocal competition “The Voice” in 2012. Still, Aly has kept her eye on the prize and her home-town roots strong, playing monthly residencies to her loyal fans all throughout the city while continuing to write and record. She recently even enlisted a few of her biggest fans to act as extra’s in the music video for her gritty rock single “Waiting,” which has caused an online buzz with its dark imagery and hauntingly catchy hooks.

Aly’s debut EP Don’t Come Easy was recorded and released by Cassette Company Records in February 2012, and most nights you still can catch her, with her trusty Les Paul slung over her shoulder by a Kiss guitar strap, rocking rooms all throughout Chicago.
The Embraceables
The Embraceables
The Embraceables are a soulful pop sextet that turn fans into addicts with catchy melodies, fresh grooves, juicy harmonies, and volcanic stage presence.
The Fox & the Hounds
The Fox & the Hounds
For any band, it's terrifyingly easy to get lost in the shuffle, especially in a city as vast as Chicago. Setting yourself apart, or even finding kinship with other like-minded acts, are tough tasks with all the booking and promotion that needs to be done. But from the start, it seems The Fox & The Hounds have never had such issues. Self-billed as "Chicago's only burlesque rock n' roll band," the area sextet create seductive and sensual sounds with elements of high-drama classic rock, baroque chamber pop and cabaret-style performance. There truly is nothing like them in the Windy City, and upon the release of their debut album, they're well on their way to making their mark.
Petibone
Petibone
Originating and writing in Aurora, Illinois, with a plethora of musical tastes and personal and musical backgrounds, the band Petibone shows no limitations with their writing ability and unique style. Starting in 2010, with a musically solid six piece line up, Petibone has broken the mold of today's repetitive rock/alternative scene. With music influenced by musicians and bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Miles Davis, RHCP, Phish, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Alice in Chains, Dave Weckl, The Beatles, The Eagles, and Incubus, the band mixes jazz to blues, from folk to rock, fusing funk, soul, and groove together seamlessly. Blending acoustic and screaming electric guitars, thick bass and intricate drums, smooth keys, trombone and soaring trumpet, plus 3 part melodic vocal harmonies, Petibone will hit you, and not to be cliche.... like a wall of sound you've not heard before! The vocals are a mixture of Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Beatles, with horn lines unheard of in any other original band.

Four Petibone members, Jeff Eccles (bass/vocal), Bart McCartin (keys), and brothers Matt Radostits (trumpet) and Chris Radostits (drums/vocal), began writing songs together over 20 years ago. Now joined by Pat Marron (lead guitar) and front man Karl Miles (lead vocal, guitar, trombone), they write and create a sound that is unequivocally their own. Both separately and collectively, the members of this group have played with or alongside numerous noteworthy artists such as: Smash Mouth, Lenny Kravitz, Jay Bennett of Wilco, Local H, Seven Mary Three, Banyan, Mr. Blotto, Dread Zepplin, The Bad Examples, Michael McDermott, The Amazing Kappa, Pompous Lily, The Jack Dempseys, FireBug, Timebomb Taxi, Bellsize, and many others.

Petibone is preparing to start a new chapter. They have just finished recording their debut full length album entitled 'Unwound', which they are releasing independently as a testament to all their hard work over the last two years. Now that the CD is released and currently available for sale and download at petibone.com, iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, LastFM, and more, the band is currently planning a summer US and UK tour, while continuing to play shows for anyone and everyone into the New Year. So be ready and gear up for the undeniable wall of sound that is Petibone as they make a name for themselves.
Em & Them
Em & Them
Emily Roth - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Emily “Brushes” Roth’s lead vocals are almost as smooth and soulful as the fro she rocks on-stage. On most days, you can catch her humming along to Sam Cooke, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill and other powerful voices. An important rule growing up in the Roth home was that if you wanted three meals a day, you had to play an instrument. So to avoid starvation the young Miss Roth tried the piano and cello before falling in love with the guitar. After having played in a blues band in high school, Emily took her new passion for music to such places as Venezuela, Ghana and the UK. She now finds herself in Chicago with a new group of amazing musicians and enough inspiration to last for years. She views music as mankind’s universal language and hopes to sooth souls all over the globe!

Michael Lang - Bass/Vocals
Born Miguel Sanchez, Michael immigrated to the United States in 1983 with a simple dream of finding a job and making enough money to send for the rest of his family. None of that worked out, so he became a musician instead. Living and performing in Chicago for the past 8 years, Michael has played in numerous groups ranging a wide variety of genres and styles. You may catch him laying back in a deep groove rocking out on just the root, or slapping his bass like he’s trying to break it right in half. Either way a melodic constant seems to find it’s way into Michael’s bass lines, while an almost metronomic inner pulse allows him to play with the rhythm around the guitar and drums.

Sean Grabiner - Guitar/Vocals
After finding his mother’s Gibson J-45 in the closet of his childhood home Sean was convinced he had found his calling. Over the years Sean has studied with more teachers than he can remember but he knows deep down that their teachings and guidance reside in every note he plays. These teachers have come from a variety of backgrounds that include but are not limited to rock, blues, and jazz. As Sean’s musical tastes have evolved over time his playing has kept pace. The result is an exceptionally versatile guitarist who can feel as comfortable sitting back and playing rhythm as he is soloing over anything thrown his way. His proudest moment? Helping bandmate Miguel Sanchez obtain his green card.

Paul Shallcross - Drums
From banging on trash cans in the driveway to performing, recording, composing and writing, Paul Shallcross has been immersed in music and creativity since the dawn of his time. Studying under a slew of musicians throughout the midwest as well as graduating cum laude at McNally Smith College of Music, Paul has developed himself into, what some call, a renaissance man. With a primary focus on drums, he also indulges in other instruments, including guitar, bass, piano, and vocals. Currently, Paul works at Comma Music running their music library, Implement, and recording as a studio musician. He performs with the soul/funk group Em & Them, as well as writing hip hop tracks, short stories and laid-back, reggae-infused songs. His love of almost all musical genres keeps his mind open and his style ever changing, but, no matter what he's playing or where he's performing, Paul strives to encompass a rawness and honesty that makes music timeless.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com