SPACE is very excited to have critically acclaimed jazz trio The Bad Plus at the club for two shows in December. Jazz fans will have even more to be excited about that month, with legendary bassist Stanley Clarke returning with his band on Dec. 9.
Grammy-winning Texas country-rock group Reckless Kelly comes to SPACE in support of its ninth studio album,Sunset Motel, this November. Check out the single “How Can You Love Him (You Don’t Even Like Him)” via Rolling Stone. We’re excited to have folk singer Joe Pug back at SPACE for two shows in December. Pug, who spent some of his formative songwriting years in Chicago, was a major standout last December.
Nashville songwriter Jim Lauderdale, who has collaborated with a musical who’s who, including Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello and Robert Hunter, returns to the club in December. Another well-respected Nashville songwriter, Kevin Gordon, who Rolling Stone calls a “juke-joint professor,” is here in November. Bluesman Duke Robillard is back at the club in December.
New York singer-songwriter Jaymay comes to the club in support of her new album, To Tell The Truth, in December. And Chicago duo Bittersweet Drive will celebrate the release of their new CD in November. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via evanstonspace.com.
This Weekend: Tonight, SPACE is excited to welcome contemporary Mexican ensemble Villalobos Brothers, who blend Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. On Saturday, a cappella group Street Corner Symphony are here with Andy Davis. And there are only a few tickets left for Sunday’s concert with singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins.
Next Week at SPACE, we have a blockbuster string of shows. Storytellers come together for The Moth on Monday night. Tickets have sold out via The Moth’s website, but there may be some tickets released at the door. On Tuesday, one of our favorite soulful folk singers, Langhorne Slim, returns with his band for a standing room show at the club. British jazz phenom Jacob Collier is here next Wednesday. Jazz, soul and pop fans won’t want to miss his unreal “one-man live show.” And on Thursday, English R&B singer James Hunter — known for his collaborations with Van Morrison — brings his stellar six-piece band to the club. The group recently released a new album, Hold On!, via Daptone Records