On Tuesday, March 14, vibraphone extraordinaire Gary Burton and pianist Makoto Ozone performed their final Chicago show at SPACE. Photos by Harvey Tillis.
On March 13, SPACE welcomed Oxford singer-songwriter Lewis Watson to the stage with support from Anchorage, Alaska, natives maeve & quinn. Midnight, the second album from Watson, drops March 24. All photos below by Emily Muller.
Mysterious neo-soul singer Allan Rayman will release his new album, Roadhouse 01, on Feb. 24 via Communion Records, and will hit SPACE on his spring tour on April 21. Check out the song “Faust Road” from the album below.
Evanston SPACE is excited to welcome magician, writer and host of Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic, Nate Staniforth, for a special spring residency at the club. Dates include March 30, April 8, April 18 and April 26; tickets are on sale now via ticketweb.com. “Forget the image you have in your noggin of an older chubster in a tuxedo,” writes Ozy.com, which goes on to call Staniforth “the Bob Dylan of magic.”
From now until midnight, we’re offering up to 60% off general admission and standing room tickets to select shows with the code CYBER via ticketweb.com. See the full list of discounted shows below and click the links to get your tickets!
*Please Note: Discounted tickets are limited to certain sections, so if you click on a section and don’t see a deal price, there is not a discounted ticket for this section. TicketWeb has removed all of their service fees for today’s sale, but we still have to charge a small credit card processing fee. This is a significant discount from the service fees ordinarily charged on online and phone orders.
Nov 29 Amasa Hines — FREE with TicketWeb Signup!
Nov 30 Liz Vice — GA for $5
Dec 1 Otis Clay Tribute — GA for $10
Dec 2 Joe Pug — GA for $10
Dec 3 Toronzo Cannon — GA for $7
Dec 6 Duke Robillard — GA for $10
Dec 7 Jim Lauderdale — GA for $10
Dec 13 Jaymay — GA for $5
Dec 14 The Bad Plus (late show) — SRO for $10 or GA Seated for $20
Dec 22 Anne Heaton — GA for $5
Dec 23 Mud Morganfield — GA for $7.50
Jan 6 Eddy Clearwater — GA for $10
Jan 7 Ezra Furman — GA for $10
Jan 8 Bones Jugs — GA for $5
Jan 11 Bowie/Elvis Tribute — GA for $6
Jan 19 Warren Zevon Tribute — GA for $6
Jan 21 Dolly Varden — GA for $10
Jan 22 American English — SRO for $5 or GA Seated for $15
Jan 28 David Gans — GA for $7
Jan 20 Liquid Soul — GA for $6
We’re also offering 50% off SPACE apparel and accessories in our online shop with the code CYBER. Get a $50 value in drink tickets for just $30. And save $50 on a $250 value SPACE gift card.
Little Rock psychedelic soul band Amasa Hines, fresh off recent performances at Austin City Limits Music Festival and Bonnaroo, will head to SPACE on Nov. 29. Watch their awesome Audiotree session below.
Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt has just announced her new album, Stitch Of The World, and will be at SPACE on April 6. Listen to the song “Love Soldiers On” below.
Legendary rock frontman Peter Wolf will return to SPACE on Nov. 14 with his band, The Midnight Travelers, in support of his recent album, A Cure For Loneliness. “It fuses Cajun accordion, country pedal steel, doo-wop harmonies, soul grit and rock toughness with the ease of an artist who has been conversing with those idioms for decades,” writes Greg Kot in Chicago Tribune. Listen to “Wastin’ Time” from the album below and get your tickets to the show before they’re sold out!
Jazz vocalist Madeleine Peyroux returns to SPACE on Nov. 13 in support of her brand-new album, Secular Hymns, which was recorded live in a 12th-century English church and features songs by Allen Toussaint, Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt, among others. “Secular Hymns is very close to the feel of a Peyroux live show, and one in which she’s clearly having a ball,” writes The Guardian. Watch Peyroux and her trio perform Toussaint’s “Everything I Do Gohn Be Funk (From Now On)” below. Tickets for the early show have sold out. Don’t wait to get your tickets for the 8:30 p.m. set!
This Week: Tonight, Tyrone Wells brings his “Cover to Cover” tour to the club. East Nashville songwriter and “Outlaw Country” radio host Elizabeth Cook is here Friday at 8:30 p.m. with songwriter Don Gallardo.
This Weekend: Journalist Mark Caro teams up with songwriter Steve Dawson to discuss the creative process at our special matinee show on Saturday at 1 p.m. On Saturday night, Robbie Fulks brings together a crack band (Duke Levine, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Todd Phillips and Alex Hall) to perform songs from his recent album, Upland Stories , as well as music from his back catalog as well as new and unreleased songs. On Sunday, country-rock pioneer Jim Messina comes to SPACE for a special full-band concert.
Also this Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m., SPACE partners with Evanston Oktoberfest, presenting music from The Dave Specter Blues Band and The Western Elstons. The beer festival takes place at 1818 Maple Ave., and features local vendors like Temperance Beer Co., Sketchbook Brewing and more.
Coming Up: Next Tuesday, Oct. 18, Maria Muldaur brings her New Orleans-flavored “Bluesiana” band to SPACE. Next Wednesday, Cuban jazz pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa performs with his trio in support of his new album, El Viaje. Minneapolis songwriter Mason Jennings returns to SPACE on Saturday, Oct. 22, in support of his most recent album, Wild Dark Metal. Louisiana bluesman Eric Lindell is here for a special solo show on Oct. 27. And Chicago native Eric D. Johnson (pictured) brings his revitalized Fruit Bats project to SPACE on Friday, Oct. 28.
We recently asked our Facebook fans what was their all-time favorite artist to play SPACE? Over 200 people commented, with answers ranging from The Strumbellas (who played SPACE in 2014 and will play a sold-out show in our sister venue Thalia Hall next month) to beloved New Orleans collective Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Here were the top 10 artists, according to our Facebook commenters. Who was your favorite? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook.
Five For Fighting
St. Paul & the Broken Bones