Tonight! Nick Shaheen, Beauty Minus Beast & Liz Chidester at the Green Room

The Green Room tonight at Abbey Pub is going to sound amazing. Three Chicago acts are bringing their feel-good folk-pop wonderfulness to the stage, and you definitely don’t want to miss it.

 

Nick Shaheen headlines tonight, and you can plan to hear a track or two from the new album that’s currently being mixed. Recorded at SHIRK Studios here in Chicago, he plans to hit the road to Brooklyn at the end of the month. You can see a video for the first single, “State Song,” below, and keep reading to learn influences and favorites.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

DMB, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Band/Levon Helm, Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter, David Gray, Ryan Adams, Otis Redding, Joe Cocker.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

Just heard about this guy named Cory Branan. He’s on Bloodshot and just released a new record. Fantastic songwriter and great, original delivery. Rooted in folk/country but has some edge to him and he experiments with different genres and arrangements. His record MUTT is a great ride. Check it.

 

 

 

Beauty Minus Beast carry us through the night with their breed of folk music. They’re recently back in Chicago from their very first tour, which went really well despite getting robbed in Houston! From here, expect a few more singles being released and lots more shows at home. Check out the sounds below, and keep reading to learn more.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Death Cab For Cutie.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

I have lots of local favorites, but my top three are: Mighty Ships, Elizabeth Carol K, and Arkham.

 

 

 

Liz Chidester opens the night, and has also been busy prepping for the road. She’s heading to Virginia in October, and New York in November, so now’s your time to catch her! Check out her indie-folk-pop sounds below and keep reading to learn influences and favorites.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Definitely Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, and also Regina Spektor, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Fiona Apple, Jewel.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

I love the local band Frances Luke Accord. Their harmonies, lyrics, and arrangements are wonderful. Also, I know these bands are super popular right now, but I can’t stop listening to Alt-J and Tune-Yards. I’m also still madly in love with Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, and Wilco.

 

 

Friday, 9/12 at the Green Room

Nick Shaheen, Beauty Minus Bear and Liz Chidester

21+ | $5 | Doors at 9, Show at 9:30

Get tickets HERE