We were trying to avoid the obvious Tom Waits comparison, but it’s just too hard. Chicago’s Mutts sound a hell of a lot like the legendary songwriter, and that’s that. Their music embraces the smoke-filled, boozy lounge lizard style that Waits made famous, and pulls it off masterfully.
Have a listen to a tune from from the trio, who will be in Madison on Friday opening for Maps & Atlases, below! Tickets are still available here.
Not that you needed any help getting excited for Dawes‘ upcoming Barrymore show with Shovels & Rope (tickets here), but we thought our readers might enjoy a sampler of six free tunes from the bands. Enjoy! Let us know what you think.
Click here to download the Jeff Tweedy-produced debut from Chicago’s genre-bending funky hip hop crew, Kids These Days.
They’re yet another exciting rising band that we’ll have in Madison in just a few short days at our second annual FRZN Fest. Get you tickets here to join the fun! And don’t forget: if you are among the first 25 fans to snag a 4-day festival pass, you’ll have free admission to the January 21 pre-party with Geographer.
We’ve never had a show this big before! Pretty Lights will return to Madison this Thursday for what is sure to be an epic performance at Exhibition Hall. Tickets are still available here, but going fast.