Exposure Local Music Showcase with Rich Krueger, Fauvely, Dick Taste (Like Frito)
Doors open at 7 pm.
Rich Krueger (8 pm): Rich Krueger is an interesting and generous guy who has something to tell you if you are willing to listen. Something that you might or might not enjoy, something that might even trouble you, but it will never be ordinary.What album do you know that features Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), Robbie Fulks, Peter Stampfel, John Fulbright, Sarangi Celtic, and Mexican harps, tuba, theramin, dogs, horns, Mariachis, AND great songs? And what do the themes of love, Wittgenstein, Cook County jail and trapeze artistry have in common? The answer to both questions is Rich Krueger’s newest release, NOWThen. Krueger, who is now based in Chicago, IL, was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC. He has been writing and performing with his band The Dysfunctionells since 1985. The Dysfunctionells, (who describe themselves as “THE Butt-Ugliest Band in Chicago”) have backed up the Holy Modal Rounders at their reunion at The Bottom Line in NYC, and Krueger has recorded with Peter Stampfel on his own and with the band.
Fauvely (9 pm): Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist Sophie Brochu, who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. After completing her master’s in fiction writing and feeling frustrated with the constraints of her craft, Sophie turned to music for its raw and immediate release. The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This, speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad. With Dale Price, Scott Cortez, and Dave Piscotti on board, the band signed to Diversion Records in 2019 while their sound evolved into fuller and dreamier soundscapes reminiscent of Mazzy Star. Fauvely has cultivated a strong presence in Chicago and beyond, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed artists Stella Donnelly, Gemma Ray, Ryley Walker, Ellis, Laura Veirs, and Ultimate Painting.