THURSDAY MARCH 21
Las Guitarras de España, Special guest Los Hombres Perdidos at City Winery
“This is flamenco music, sort of — its roots are in the classic, guitar-driven sound, but Las Guitarras add jazz, rock, blues and everything else into the pot. The result is brilliant.” Chicago Tribune
City Winery 8pm
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago
Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird CD Release Concert for “Bad Old Songs” (*$10 advanced tickets w/ code: BIRD at ticket checkout*)
“Bad Old Songs”, the fourth album from Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird is a dark and intimate follow-up to their award-winning “Lost Causes” (2011, Oriente Music). Originals like Kahn’s wicked Berliner ostalgie ballad “Good Old Bad Old Days” and the anti-love blues “Love Lays Low” meet polyglot reinventions of Yiddish folk songs and classics from Leonard Cohen and Franz Josef Degenhardt. In the desolate borderlands between Berlin, Detroit, New York, and Yiddishland, these Bad Old Songs are the midnight reveries of a lost time that is yet to come.
Mayne Stage 8pm
1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago
Nowruz – Persian New Year Celebration w/DJs Armin and Arshan
On Thursday March 21st and with accordance with the traditional celebration of the first day of spring, Shabeh Jomeh and Crimson Lounge will produce this year’s Nowruz celebration, literally translated to a “New Day.” DJs Armin and Arshan will serenade the enthusiastic crowd with a mix of traditional Persian music, Pop and electronic dance music. If you have never experienced a Persian new year celebration, this is your chance. Otherwise, join us just to celebrate the fact that summer is almost here!
Crimson Lounge Chicago 9pm
333 N. Dearborn, Chicago