NEW YEAR'S EVE with The Heavy Sounds (SideBar Music Room)
Mon, Dec 31 2018, 9:30pm - $15 in advance, $20 at the door - Tickets
Ring in the New Year with the Chicago-based soul outfit The Heavy Sounds in the Booker T. and the MG's Spirit. Plus party hats, favors and champagne toast. Doors open at 8 pm.
In the live show landscape of crowds with their arms crossed and heads nodding, The Heavy Sounds are an instrumental group that almost dare the audience not to dance. Steeped in the soul and funk traditions of Booker T. and the MG’s, Grant Green, The Meters and Jimmy Smith, The Heavy Sounds testament to instrumental soul music of the 60’s and early 70’s has quite literally created a band that can say everything while saying nothing. But these four incredible musicians are just as comfortable improvising with one another in an instrumental setting as they are backing up amazing soul shouters. For years John Wills(guitar) Dan Ingenthron(keys) Jeremy Kay(bass) Ryan Juravic(drums) have individually backed up some of Chicago and Brooklyn's legendary soul singers like Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Renaldo Domino, JC Brooks, Lee Fields & The Expressions, and Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens. Lucky for us, they found each other and are stepping into the spotlight with some of the heaviest soul music heard in Chicago in decades.