Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers

Sandman

Thu, April 26, 2012

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

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Tony Rogers
Tony Rogers
Tony Rogers is a pop-rock singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL. For years, he toured the country with his band The Good, hailed by WXRT’s Richard Milne as “Masterful… I mean absolutely.” The soundtrack of Rogers’ musical, Pop Psychology, was named 2002 Album of the Year by Chicago Arts & Entertainment. He wrote and performed music to accompany Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s non-fiction best-seller, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life; the theme song to Jimmy Carrane’s Studio 312 interviews on National Public Radio; and also Alphabites, a series of stop-motion animation shorts still running on PBS Kids in Chicago.

His latest solo album, Sycamore is a sprawling work that spawned a popular 2-part YouTube video for the song “Call The Press.” His new single “Great” is featured in a national Purina commercial that has gone viral with millions of views.
Sandman
Sandman
A prolific songwriter, Chris "Sandman" Sand has produced fifteen musical recordings, including ten CDs. His music is fusion in the raw--country/ hip hop/ folk/ rap/ cowboy/ punk. Whatever you want to call it, it's unique, fresh, sexy, and distinctly western.

The great-grandson of Montana and North Dakota pioneers, Sand grew up hearing cowboy poetry and country music. When hip hop culture hit "the Rez" (the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, where Sand lived most of his early years), he learned to rap and rhyme to the pulse of baling machines and irrigation pumps. By his late teens, when he discovered Marley and Dylan, he had already begun to find his own prophetic voice.

Sandman has toured the country many times, sharing bills with acts ranging from Devendra Banhart to Kimya Dawson to Michael Franti & Spearhead. Selling "Sandman" t-shirts and pillowcases (recycled items slapped with the Sandman brand), worn leather belts, and old cowboy shirts, Sand keeps his audiences entertained during the breaks as well as on stage. He stays in touch with fans and friends between tours through his blog journal.

Sandman performances shine with heart and humor. If you are curious about the sound of avant-garde western Americana, take time to listen to this one-of-a-kind rappin' folk singer.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com