Bud Light...Here We Go
Butch Walker And The Black Widows
Shovels & Rope
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmDouble Door
$20.00 - $22.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/59877/
Raised in Cartersville, GA, Bradley Glenn Walker III launched his public career with the band SouthGang, who traveled to Los Angeles in 1988 and inked a contract with Virgin Records. The pop-metal group released two albums before splitting up, and Walker eventually resurfaced with Marvelous 3. The band enjoyed moderate popularity as the '90s wound to a close, but Walker grew frustrated with the band's label, Elektra Records, and Marvelous 3 splintered soon after. He then spent a year producing albums for such groups as Injected and SR-71 (whose most popular single, "Right Now," was co-written by Walker). This production work increased his reputation within the industry, and he quickly signed a solo contract with Arista. Left of Self Centered marked his solo debut in 2002; it also took a page from Marvelous 3's book by embodying the singer's nonconformist attitude and playful rock & roll swagger.
Walker spent the following two years helming records for such big-name artists as Avril Lavigne (Under My Skin), P!nk (I'm Not Dead), and Tommy Lee (Tommyland: The Ride), as well as emerging pop stars like Lindsay Lohan (A Little More Personal [Raw]). The experience further boosted his industry profile and helped shape the sound of his next solo album, 2006's The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites. The album spun stories of drugged-out starlets, struggling wannabes, late-night adventures, and wild parties in L.A.; it was also Walker's most fully realized album to date. Ever the multi-tasker, he returned to the production booth for several additional projects -- most notably Katy Perry's One of the Boys, which became a smash success during the summer of 2008 -- before returning to his solo career that fall with Sycamore Meadows. I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart followed in 2010 and featured a new backup band, The Black Widows, which includes fellow Georgia natives Fran Capitanelli and Chris Unck. His newest release "The Spade" is out August 30, 2011.
They sing, play guitar and harmonica, bang on the drums and make a ruckus.
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622