Thursday, January 15, 2009

Big Shoulders Ball = Sold Out!

Yes indeed, the sure-to-be amazing Big Shoulders Ball — which takes place on Inauguration Eve at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. — is sold out.

In case you're all, "Big Shoulders Wha?" here's the skinny:

On Monday January 19, Chicago's Hideout Club and Interchange will host "The Big Shoulders Ball: Chicago Celebrates Change." The show features Windy City talent like Andrew Bird, Tortoise, Waco Brothers, Eleventh Dream Day, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Ken Vandermark, Freakwater, Icy Demons and Judson Claiborne. There are also some non-Chicago musicians playing — D.C.’s Ted Leo just got added, and FMC Deputy Director Jean Cook will also be sitting in with an act or two.

Proceeds from will go to the Chicago Public Schools marching bands program and FMC. If you already bought a ticket, we’ll see you there! If not, well. . . maybe next inauguration?

We were psyched to read the New York Times Magazine article on Andrew Bird that ran a short while ago. Andrew has a new album that comes out the day after the Black Cat show, which also happens to be Inauguration Day. Hmm, a Chicago musician releases an album on the day a fellow Chicagoan becomes President. . . sounds like some kind of strategy.

Either way, we're psyched to see him and all the other acts on Monday night!

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