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Birds of Chicago

Presented by HopMonk Tavern Novato at HopMonk Tavern Novato, Novato CA

Jul 21 2019
Birds of Chicago

Americana Roots meets Indy Rockers with opener Megan Slankard

KC Turner Presents:
Cookout Concert Series

Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana scene since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz, and break on through to a much wider audience.

Recorded in Chicago against a backdrop of bewilderment, deep divide and dread, Love in Wartime is a rock and roll suite with a cinematic sweep. Co-produced with Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), it evokes epic efforts of the 60’s and 70’s, with love as the undeniable through-line.

Their most recent releases include 2016’s Joe Henry-produced Real Midnight and 2017’s EP American Flowers, BOC’s debut from the label Signature Sounds Recordings. Critics have searched for the right words to describe Real Midnight’s deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and musicality…. “Secular gospel”  was one phrase that caught some traction. That fervor is evident in Love and Wartime as well:

Roll Away the heavy stone/roll away the heavy hours/roll on in the summer moon/who’s alive who’s alive who’s alive?”  

Birds’ shows attract a mix of indy rockers, jam-kids and Americana/roots lovers, mixing moments of hushed attention with wild, rock and soul abandon. Says Nero, “a good show can send you back out into the night feeling — for at least a little while – that everything isn’t broken.”

These days, that’s no small thing.

ADMISSION INFO

General Admission – $20
General Admission + Cookout Meal w/ Beverage – $38
Reserved Picnic Table for 10 includes Cookout Meal w/ Beverages – $380
Plus fees, All Ages

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224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945

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