The Flat Five

The Flat Five

Sun, December 30, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15.00

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The Flat Five
The Flat Five
The Flat Five returns to The Hideout! Separately, each member of The Flat Five (Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall) is the secret weapon of some other esteemed band (Neko Case, Andrew Bird, NRBQ, J.D. McPherson, Mavis Staples, Iron & Wine, Jakob Dylan, and more) and together they form a...oh, I don't know...a five-pronged ninja death star of fearless open-minded musicianship? Yeah, that's it! As songs go, they take all comers -- and during a month-long residency this Fall, the group will set up camp for two sets each Thursday, performing new repertoire each week as they work toward completing their forthcoming 2015 release: a record featuring The Flat Five's take on the sweetly wicked and slightly bent tunes of Chicago songwriter and performer, Chris Ligon. Look for special guests and many other surprises each week!

"Chicago's roots-pop gene pool has been skimmed, and the group calling itself The Flat Five is the happy result...these five masters roam at will from ancient country to neo-cabaret, gently melodic originals to gruesome old Americana. Left to their own devices, they get busy translating feeling into tone, improvising gorgeous harmonic structures and grooves, and poking curiously into posterity's dusty little corners." - Robbie Fulks

"...they’re a supergroup of talented performers...and they're writing their own definition of what a standard should be as they have a blast interpreting a genre-defying mix of folk, jazz, soul, and soft rock." - Chicago Reader

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com