Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest Presents...



Friday, April 1, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Lubriphonic would like to offer anyone who purchases tickets in advance two songs from each studio release "The Gig Is On," and "Soul Solution & Super Moncho." Also three tracks off "Lubriphonic Live."

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Digging deep and giving it all in everything they do Chicago’s Lubriphonic specialize in a unique offering of funky rock n’ roll. The septet’s tight and raw sound is immediately familiar, fusing the roots of soul with explosive in-your-face delivery and sensuous R&B dance music.

The Lubriphonic sound is full of precision orchestrations made up of blazing guitars, tight three piece horn lines, soulful songwriting, bluesy vocals and the habit to cut the funk loose. The best description of the band’s sound comes from Relix Magazine: “Superb, adventurous, diverse, simply mesmerizing instrumental work. Steeped in soul, rock, pop, and blues Lubriphonic's members play with a tenacity and precision that sets them apart from equally proficient bands.”

Lubriphonic is the brainchild of guitarist Giles Corey and drummer Rick King which began as a residency at Chicago’s legendary Checkerboard Lounge, where they recruited some of the best blues, funk, and rock musicians in the city for improvisational live sessions in which the kinetic energy that make a band were initiated.

The evolution from performing as sidemen for the city’s most legendary blues stars such as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Koko Taylor into an original group came from the hunger of each musician to develop an intense and simmering sound.

Guitarist Corey explains “Everyone in Lubriphonic comes from the Chicago blues or gospel music pools. I met Rick King while playing in blues bands in Chicago, and when we eventually wanted to start a band together all of the cats we knew played the blues. There were and still are all these cats that had a strong foundation in Chicago roots music who understood the feel and the nuances, but were dying to stretch out. Lubriphonic turned out to be a good vehicle for that.”

It’s this expression of creativity and energy at each performance that is paramount to Lubriphonic. “We are a live band first and foremost. There's a palpable energy emitted by any large gathering of people,” Giles continues. “When you perform for an audience and give them positive energy, they take what you give them, amplify it and then throw it back to you. It's a fantastic feeling.”
Greensugar is a four piece Blues Rock N’ Roll band from Chicago, IL. First spawned in Los Angeles in 2003, the band began its modern incarnation in 2007 when singer/guitar player Parker Dodson returned to Chicago in search of the Blues and Rock roots that still pump through the Windy City.

Enlisting childhood friend Jon Patrick Luby to fill the drum chair, the two immediately retreated to the shores of Lake Geneva WI, where their similar tastes in music and passion for organic, classic style Rock N’ Roll spawned the songs from the band’s 2007 release, Genesis.

Following the release the band played some 60 plus shows as a trio over the next six months, until one evening during sound check at Chicago’s famed Double Door the guys heard guitar player Michael Starcevic playing a masterful version of the song “Time” by Pink Floyd. This forever altered the history of the band. Within a week the “Power trio” format the band had been employing had been abandoned in favor of a meatier, more powerful twin guitar attack. Fueled by the infusion of Starcevic’s thick, Southern style licks, the band went into the studio in the spring of 2008 with Producer/Engineer Kendall Stephens (Buddy Guy) and put out the Power Snail Sessions as an announcement to Chicago that Gritty, Bluesy, Stomp Rock N Roll had returned to Chicago.

Following the release of The Power Snail Sessions, the band discovered bassist Jason Rollins. From casual conversations between the band and Rollins in the halls of the rehearsal studio a common bond was forged centered around a desire to bring the music world back from its current depraved state and re-store Rock N’ Roll to its rightful position: on the throne.

With Rollins officially on board by December ‘08, the band finished out the year in rehearsals and jam sessions blending their individual sounds and talents into one massive organic blend of Blues and Rock N’ Roll which most now know as the modern sound of Greensugar.

The band thus began 2009 with a singular focus that anyone who’s seen their 10+ shows a month can attest to, and in April returned to the studio with Stephens where they released their newest effort GORILLA FINGERS. The songs speak of hope and irony, and the experiences the band have undergone and are now the foundation for the band’s electric live set, which has been seen alongside such Rock N Roll Icons as Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule, Les Claypool, and The Black Crows. The band is now currently on tour throughout the Midwest and hoping for the opportunity to change your mind…about everything.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622