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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Painted Rock Records artist: Amy Hart - Live At The Mayne Stage - New release review

I just received the newest release, Live At The Mayne Stage, from Amy Hart and it a soft and rocky blues performance. Opening with In The Zone, Amy plays guitar and performs lead vocals backed by Wally Hoffmann on bass, PT Gazell on harp, Gene Bush on dobro and Matt McDowell on drums. An easy 12 bar blues format gives Gazell a good format to lay in some real nice harp riffs, Hart to show she has taste and flair on guitar and Bush to slide through a few of his own. Nice opener. Blues At The Top Of The Word opens with some cool slide work from Bush and Hart sits down in the groove vocally. Get Ready has a light taste of back beat under the blues rock feel. Primarily a pop track with a good melody, this track has solid instrumentation with quick riffs from Gazell, Hart and Bush. Put Me Back digs a funkier beat but with a "Crossroads" backbone. An understated slide solo from Bush and a cool solo from Gazell as well are nice compliments to Hart's strongvocal performance. Eased down to a country stroll, Blue Eyed Blues has an easy country swing feel. Gazell and Bush add nicely to the overall cohesive feel of the track. Ribcage has a nice blend of Texas blues and pop. Hoffman's bass line adds nicely to this track with Bush and Gazell creating the icing on Hart's solid vocals. Red Dress Blues has a solid R&B style with an understated Buddy Guy feel. Get The Girls Dancin' has a funky rhythm with slide guitar call and response with Hart's vocals. Bluesy ballad, Even Country Gets The Blues opens with a really syrupy silde intro. Hart takes this opportunity to really showcase her vocals and does a nice job. I particularly like solos from both Gazell and Bush on this track which aren't flashy but fleshy. Congratulations, another track with it's feet in R&B, may be my favorite on the release with just the right amount of beat, bite and blues. Rich Ass Daddy is a country 2 stepper with a bluesy feel. With it's standard 12 bard setup, Bush and Gazell each get their turns up front. Wrapping the release is You Drive Me, a blues rocker. Bush takes a fat slide solo on this track and Hart steps up with a little guitar flash of her own.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Edgar Winter is coming Mayne Stage!



Edgar Winter
April 12 | 7:30pm

Keyboardist. Percussionist. Saxophonist.
Edgar Winter plays them all and sings as he plays. Thanks to his invention of the keyboard strap, he is allowed to roam freely with his instruments for an extremely energetic performance.

He will be here in April performing your favorite hits:
Frankenstein
Free Ride
and of coarse Tobacco Road!



1328 W Morse Avenue | Just steps from Morse Red Line Stop! | $5 Valet
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mayne Stage | Act One Pub Newsletter 10.24.12


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October 24, 2012

JUST ANNOUNCED
HENRY COLE
December 13
 ANGEL D'CUBA
February 8
THIS MONTH!
2 MORE SHOWS!
OCT 26 | OCT 31
DA BEARS!
Watch the games on our 22 ft screen! Schedule HERE! 
ACT ONE PUB NEWS
10/24 @ 8PM
Come on in for an appetizer before the show and/or dinner!
We also have $6 lunch specials!
Open at 11am Tuesdays-Sunday
UPCOMING EVENTS
2 MORE SHOWS THROUGHOUT OCTOBER

10/25 @ 9PM
  
HALLOWEEN: ENIGMAS AND PERPLEXITIES WITH PSYCHIC ROSS JOHNSON
10/26 @ 8PM
  
10/28 @ 2PM

10/29 @ 7PM

with Patti Rain
10/31-11/1 @ 7:30PM

11/2 @ 8PM

11/3 | 7:30PM | 10:30PM

11/6 @ 7PM

with The Old Ceremony
11/8 @ 7:30PM

WITH AL ROSE
11/9 @ 8PM

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA and EL PAYO
with Chiara Mangiameli
11/10 @ 8:30PM

11/14  @ 8PM

11/16 @ 8PM

11/17 @ 8PM

11/18 @ 7:30PM

with Tutu and The Pirates
and Regal Standard
11/21 @ 8:30pm

11/26 @ 7PM

11/30 @ 8PM

HENRY COLE AND THE AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE
12/13 @ 8PM

12/31 @ 10:30PM

MIDGE URE of Ultravox
with Right the Stars
1/19 @ 8PM

ANGEL D'CUBA RELEASE PARTY FOR "HERITAGE"
2/8 @ 9PM

2/26 @ 7:30PM

3/22 | 8PM | 10:30PM

Greetings! 

This week, we are pleased to host GIMA award winner Karsh Kale performing a rare DJ set on Thursday! Psychic Ross Johnson presents Halloween: Enigmas and Perplexities on Friday and the amazing cast of The Rocky Horror Show performs at midnight.

John Mahady and Beckie Menzie perform a tribute to the legendary crooners of the 20th century in"Young at Heart" on Sunday.

Don't miss the return of The Dinner Party on Monday featuring Chicago Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, Michelle Boone, Creator and Executive Producer of Check, Please!, David Manilow, Sun Times columnist and former Michigan Avenue Magazine editor in chief, Susanna Negovan, and Sustainable Brown Trout chef, Sean Sanders. Enjoy food samplings from Brown Trout, wine Tastings from Vin Divino and Chocolate samplings by Vosges.

Happy fall and see you soon! 
Mayne Stage

UP NEXT AT MAYNE STAGE

with Radiohiro, MC Zulu and DJ Warp
October 25
October 26
October 29
Cocktails at 6:30PM

ON THE HORIZON 

XRT Welcomes
with Patti Rain
October 31 | November 1
Special Seated Show!
Las Guitarras de Espana and El Payo
Flamenco Dance Instruction With Chiara Mangiameli And Ronaldo Monge 
November 10
with Tutu and the Piratates and Regal Standard
November 21


Tickets to all performances can be purchased online at www.maynestage.com or by calling 866-468-3401. Reservations to Act One Pub can be made online at www.actonepub.com or by calling 773-381-4550

Thursday, August 16, 2012

JUST ANNOUNCED!



August 25

Join three of Chicago's top singer-songwriters for a night of original music.

Steve Hendershot's songs have been called "hauntingly gorgeous" (Maverick Magazine) and "simple, aching and hearty" (NewCity Chicago). He'll be debuting a new set of tunes he says are his best yet at the Mayne Stage in Chicago on Saturday, August 25. The concert marks Steve's first solo performance after spending seven years as half of the Chicago-based Americana duo The Spares.

In 2006, Steve's song "Mexico" won an international competition sponsored by the Independent Artists Company; "Mexico" was featured on an episode of HBO's True Blood in 2011. In addition, The Spares' CD Beautiful and Treacherous Thing, which Steve produced, was a national finalist for Americana album of the year in the 2009 Just Plain Folks music awards.

Clare Adella's soulful, evocative voice and original songs that are at once powerful and vulnerable make for a stunning combination: performances that overflow with beauty, insight, honesty and deep feeling. Clare grew up in Taiwan and now calls Chicago home. She performs at venues here such as the Mayne Stage, Uncommon Ground and Goose Island, and released her debut recording, Word for Word, in 2012.

Anti Beyond is a fresh sound on the Chicago scene. Drawing on influences ranging from The Decemberists to Drake to pop philosophy, Anti Beyond creates a unique musical experience. The backbone of the project, singer/songwriter Andrew Masters, is enthralled by the way things change over time. Through Anti Beyond's first EP, "Closet Space," released in May 2012, Masters hopes to capture the feeling of watching his closet fill with memories during his formative years.








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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mayne Stage/ Act One Pub Newsletter 6.13.12


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June 13, 2012


Just Announced
Freshlyground
8/25 @ 930PM
ONSALE 6/16
8/26 @ 7PM

OCTOPUS NEBULA

6/14 @ 730PM

6/15 @ 8PM

6/16 @ 9PM
PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE PRESENTS CHICAGO SINGS JERRY HERMAN
6/18 @ 7PM
6/21 @ 8PM

6/22 @ 530PM

6/22 @ 8PM

RENATO ANESI

6/23 @ 9PM

6/24 @ 8PM

RICARDO LEMVO AND MAKINA LOCA

6/29 @ 9PM

WDRV WELCOMES DAVE MASON

6/30 @ 8PM

NOVALIMA RECORD RELEASE FOR KALIMBA

7/6 @ 10PM

REWIND WELCOMES HOWARD JONES LIVE

7/10 @ 730 PM

ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU

7/11 @ 8PM

BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION

7/13 @ 730PM

HENHOUSE PROWLERS

7/14 @ 930PM

LUISA MAITA

7/20 @ 9PM

DAN TELFER

7/26 @ 8PM

DOT DOT DOT

7/27 @ 7:30PM

THE ZOMBIES

8/1 @ 8PM

LUCY WOODWARD

8/3 @ 1130PM

MARC MARON

8/2-5

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL

8/11 @ 10PM

PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR

8/17-18

CHICAGO DANCE CRASH KTF PRESENTS THE 2012 KTF OPEN INVITATIONAL

8/24 @ 8PM

HAYMARKET OPERA PRESENTS CLORI, TIRSI E FILENO BY GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

8/31-9/1

HAL SPARKS

9/6-8

MARCUS MILLER

9/13

YOUNG AT HEART: A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY CROONERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

10/28 @ 2PM

CHICAGO DANCE CRASH KTF PRESENTS KANYE VS DYLAN: A NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

11/2 @ 8PM



Greetings!

We are excited about our summer line up of concerts! Don't miss Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason June 30, 80's new wave artist Howard Jones July 10, legendary West African band Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou July 11, The Zombies August 1 and many more!

Our full lineup of concerts can be found on this newsletter, our website and by liking us on Facebook (button below)

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ON THE HORIZON

June 30
Dave Mason's career spans nearly 50 years and has encompassed producing, performing and song writing, not to mention being one of rock's great guitar players! He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and is considered an important figure in American music history. Fans and critics alike hail Mason as one of the most talented songwriters and guitarists in the world.

June 24
Triple Grammy nominated artists Acoustic Alchemy are fast approaching their quarter century of recording since 1987's Red Dust and Spanish Lace established the ensemble as an ever evolving force in contemporary jazz.




Renato Anesi belongs to the young rock and jazz generation of contemporary Brazil, however, his musical roots integrate the tradition of many different styles of Brazilian instrumental music - choro, waltz, baião, frevo, maracatu, etc. With this material he has built a unique style, featuring a music universe committed only with creativity. His work was selected for the prize "Rumos e tendências musicais" of the Itau Cultural Institute in 2001. In 2004, he received the first prize at "Prêmio Syngenta de música instrumental de Viola".

THIS WEEK AT MAYNE STAGE

TICKETS

June 14
Colorado's Octopus Nebula has recently opened up on the scene, impressing audiences far and wide with their new style of music that blends elements of electronic, ambient, downtemps, breakbeat, rock, acid jazz, and ethereal grooves
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June 15
Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trio's during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he entered his fifth performing and recording decade.

June 16

Grammy nominee and musical director Angel Melendez to pay tribute to FANIA music legend Hector Lavoe "El Cantante de los Cantantes". This group draws crowds to remember the golden era of traditional Salsa music created by Willie Colon and sung by Hector Lavoe.


THIS WEEK AT ACT ONE PUB

Thursday, June 14
10PM
No Cover
Friday, June 15
10PM
No Cover
Saturday, June 16
11 PM
No Cover


Tickets to all performances can be purchased online at www.maynestage.com or by calling 866-468-3401. Reservations to Act One Pub can be made online at www.actonepub.com or by calling 773-381-4550.