Our last live event of the year is tonight? ARE YOU COMING? If you live in Chicago, you better; because this special event is going to feature both the words and music of St. Louis artist Ken Kase, at a show that features free admission, free food and free liquor. Seriously, what more could you possibly want on a mild Friday night?! And since I shared some of Ken's writing with you a couple of days ago, I thought I'd share a song of his today, to give you an idea of what you can expect at tonight's unplugged showcase: in this case, the song "Pauline," which you can download and listen to by right-clicking that name I just wrote, or stream right this second if you're seeing the playback interface above. Ken's a fantastic pop musician, which I mean in the best Beatles sense of the word; I feel that his work can be described as a wonderful mesh of bands like that, XTC, and the other smartest, most complex pop musicians from over the years, and it's no surprise to me that he sits in regularly with the similar band The Sun Sawed In 1/2.
Remember, things start up tonight at 7pm (performance starts at 7:30), at CCLaP's new Studio 505 performance space, a.k.a. my new apartment in the Uptown neighborhood. (It's approximately at 4200 N. Clarendon Avenue, one block east of Broadway and two blocks north of Irving Park Road; but since this doubles as my personal apartment, I don't post the actual address online, but rather send it by email to those who RSVP [cclapcenter at gmail.com].) Here's the Facebook listing, and here's the Google Calendar one, and here's the iCal one. I hope to see you there!