Showing posts with label Paper Thick Walls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Thick Walls. Show all posts

Monday, August 27, 2012

Play Locally: TONIGHT The New Folk CD Release/Paper Thick Walls Opens

Monday, August 27, 2012 8:00 PM
21+ $6.00  
08-27-2012 The New Folk

The New Folk celebrates the release of their debut album Sea Fever with an August 2012 “Practice Space Presents:” residency at Schubas, but the story behind The New Folk began in 2005 as Singer/Songwriter Todd Kessler went in to the studio to record his debut album. That album, entitled We Are The MusicMakers, was released in 2006 and with the backing of his original band helped Kessler to make his name and music known in the local Chicago music scene. In 2007 and 2008, in the midst of touring the Midwest, Kessler teamed up with Producer Greg “G-Ball” Magers to record his next two albums, The Veronika EP and Boomerang, only garnering him more praise and recognition on the road and at home. 

 It was while recording The Veronika EP that The New Folk began to take root with the addition of Bob Parlier on Drums, Sam Smiley on Guitar and Graham Burris on Bass. The quartet began playing out in 2008 in support of Boomerang, still under the name of Todd Kessler, but it was during the next two years and the addition of a String section (Elana Hiller and Chris Bauler), a Horn section (David Ben-Porat and Ben Bell Bern) and a second vocalist (Molly Parlier) that the band began to make waves with their signature Alt-Folk-Pop sound. 2009’s double-single release Golden Bird, along with headlining shows at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Double Door and Millennium Park, solidified the bands place as a respected group in Chicago, and in 2010, the band began playing shows under the name Todd Kessler and the New Folk. 

 With over two years, countless shows and a slew of new material, the band, now billed simply as The New Folk, teamed up with producer Manny Sanchez to begin work on their debut album, Sea Fever, in August of 2010. Two years and hundreds of studio hours later later, Sea Fever will be released this August under Kessler’s label Wyzguy Records.

**Click here for ChiIL Live Shows' past Paper Thick Walls live show shots**

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Paper Thick Walls Opening for Company of Thieves After Party @Lollapalooza #Lolla


ChiIL Live Shows has shot Paper Thick Walls all over Chi-Town.   They're a treat to hear LIVE.   Click here for more of our original live show shots of Paper Thick Walls at Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest and more.

We are psyched to hear Paper Thick Walls is opening for Company of Thieves at what is being billed as “THE After Party” for “that big festival” in Chicago this coming weekend.   Paper Thick Walls goes on at 9:30PM! Show is $10 and ages 18+.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
THE After Party
Company of Thieves featuring THE 92s / Paper Thick Walls
Band Called Catch
Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 9:30 PM CDT (9:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 1:30 AM CDT
Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
, Chicago, IL
18 years and over

Friday, May 18, 2012

Shows on our Radar: Empty Bottle 5-23 Hes My Brother Shes My Sister-The Damn Choir-Paper Thick Walls


Wed May 23 2012 9:30 PM


Empty Bottle says:

MY BROTHER SHE’S MY SISTER is an outfit with a pretty self-explanatory
name.  Led by brother and sister ROB and RACHEL KOHLAR, the lineup also
includes a tap dancer/full-body percussionist and an emotively
unconventional cellist.  The bands’ EP has been called “flamboyant
folk,” “psych-acoustic,” and “vaudeville-y”
and NPR has
praised their live performances for being full of “dancing, humor and
nostalgia…spreading great vibes across the country.”  The band has
played over 200 shows in the past year and they return to the Bottle
amidst a tour as main support for EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
and we’re to welcome back their alleyway rhythms and earthly swagger to our stage.

**ChiIL Live Shows has shot The Damn Choir and Paper Thick Walls in action a number of times.   Click on the links above, for our photo filled features on the bands, and check out our archive of show shots at ChiIL Live Shows, ChiIL Mama, our FB pages and Twitter feeds.   Come early and check all 3 sweet bands!

Here are our Paper Thick Walls shots from Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Paper Thick Walls Live at Schubas 1-16-12 (photos)

Here's our original Paper Thick Walls show shots from Schubas last Monday.

They put on a pretty hot live show, that'll warm your frozen toes and have you back to dancing in no time.  You can see them live at Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest at 6pm on January 28th, along with 30+ rockin' bands at The Congress.   We are giving away a pair of passed to one lucky reader and there's still time to enter.   *(all ages/kids under 12 admitted free with paying adult to The Congress Theater Shows!)

You can also still win a pair of tickets to the next two Monday nights at Schubas. (18+).   So what are you waiting for?!   

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