FITZGERALDS SIDEBAR PRESENTS:
GERALD DOWD seen HERE
w/ DAVE SILLS
Mr. Dowd will be hosting a monthly residency in FITZGERALDS SIDEBAR. It's called SONG OF THE MONTH CLUB, and for a damn good reason: each month he and his invited guest will debut one BRAND NEW SONG. among the many other cool things they will do. You'll want to be in the room when it happens.
FREE SHOW! Click “Book Now” to RSVP
Enjoy dinner from BABYGOLD BARBECUE
There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.
Gerald Dowd has been described as “the hardest working drummer in Chicago” (Richard Milne, WXRT), playing on over 100 albums, and averaging 150 live dates a year around the world. In recent years, he's been releasing solo albums of original material, starting with his 2012 release, Kingsize EP. In 2014, he was the recipient of an IAP arts grant from Chicago's Dept. Of Cultural Affairs/Special Events (DCASE), which led to his first full-length solo album, Home Now, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Liam Davis, and featuring, among others, Chicago legends Robbie Fulks and Nora O'Connor. To celebrate the release, he held a benefit concert (DAY OF THE DOWD) at which he played for 13 hours straight with 16 different bands, raising over $10,000 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The Stars That Hang Above is the fifth studio record (and first to be released on vinyl) by singer-songwriter Dave Sills. The album’s roots go back two years to when the rhythm section of drummer Justin O’Connell and bassist Adam Gardner asked Sills if he’d like to do a gig with their project, The Tchotchkes. Sills jumped at the opportunity and also roped in his long-time lead guitarist Chris Walke. At their first rehearsal, Sills remembers looking around the room and thinking, “this just feels right. The chemistry between the four of us was obvious from the start.”
Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE