The Fabulous Thunderbirds
April 21 @ 8p
Tickets start @ $27*
RaueNOW Member Price starts @ $18.90*
Zone A: $36
Zone B: $33
Zone C: $27
For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American blues-rock band.
The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.
“We started as a straight blues band”, vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. “We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We’re an American music band and we’re much higher energy than we were before. “To be in the T-Birds, you need to understand the different styles of music and different ways of playing,” Wilson comments. “You have to be willing to adopt a more contemporary style. The guys we have now are able to do that.”
The band continues to tour extensively, in both the U.S. and Europe.
left to right: Wes Watkins (drums), Steve Gomes (bass), Kevin Anker – (keyboards), Johnny Moeller (guitar), and pictured center, original band member Kim Wilson (lead vocal/harmonica).
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March 23 @ 8:00p
Tickets: $10 ($15 at the Door)*
Voted Best Rock Band by the Reader’s Best of Chicago!
Lever will be pulling out all of the stops for a very special show at Raue Center For The Arts!
Lever identifies as “bipolar grunge pop,” generally performing alternative rock with influences of grunge and punk. The Chicago-based band grabs influences from a variety of bands, from Nirvana, The Vines and Speedy Ortiz to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin, to create their own unique sound.
The four-piece released their debut album, “Hover Bored,” in May 2015. The album features the single “Who Cares” and was described by We Are The Television one that “can be enjoyed the punks and pop enthusiasts alike.” Lever released their most recent EP, “Ms. Lead,” in August 2017. Lever plans on a third follow up release in 2018.
Lever has a relentless urge to play anywhere and everywhere, from wrestling matches and flea markets to dive bars and city venues like The Metro and the House of Blues in Chicago to the famous Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood.
With a raw energy and polished sound, Lever presents grunge pop and modern midwestern punk rock at its finest. Lever was voted Best Rock Band in the “Chicago Reader’s” Best of Chicago 2017. The band is made up of Jon Babin (lead vocals/guitar), Jeff Aquino (guitar/vocals), Brandon Erker (bass) and Michael Reinhold (drums).
Check out their music and more at https://leverband.bandcamp.com/.
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