The Congregation, Renaldo Domino Experience
Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Doors open at 7 pm.
THE CONGREGATION (10 pm): Classic soul meets rock & roll in this dynamic eight-piece collective from Chicago. The Congregation features Gina Bloom, a singer whose raw and powerful vocals are underscored by Charlie Wayne’s dynamic guitar riffs, the band’s rock and soul rhythm section and the lively call and response of a three-piece horn section. When it comes to the songwriting, you won’t find any sugarcoated love songs here–you’ll get a little bit of longing and a whole lot of wronging.
“Cut from the same cloth as Alabama Shakes, Vintage Trouble and their fellow Chicagoans JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, these soul revivalists recently earned an opening slot for Wilco. While their most obvious influences include the likes of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, they can also rock with the best of them—they’ve even recorded a cover of The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”” — Bonnie Stiernberg, Paste Magazine, “10 Illinois Bands You Should Listen to Now”
RENALDO DOMINO EXPERIENCE (8:30 pm): Renaldo Domino, one of the unsung heroes of Chicago soul, is joined by six Chicago music veterans to unleash a groove explosion. Featuring Renaldo Domino (vocals), Jason Larson (guitar), Kenn Goodman (keys), Ralph Baumel (bass), Joe Camarillo (drums), David E. Smith (saxophone), Justin Amolsch (trumpet).