A Birdsong Valentine, Workout Music and Friends

The Elbo Room Presents...

A Birdsong Valentine, Workout Music and Friends

The Phoenix Philosphy, The Smokin Tones

Sat · January 27, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

$5 Advance / $10 Day of Show

A Birdsong Valentine
A Birdsong Valentine

Formed in the heart of Chicago in 2006, by Brian Bender, Chris Masta Shen, and Oscar Diaz. They have achieved a great deal of success in a small period of time with a D.I.Y. attitude to get heard in an overly saturated market.

The band's first album “GIVING IN AGAIN” (August 2007) was recorded with Emmy Award winning producer Freddie Breitberg (Neil Diamond, Natalie Cole, Britney Spears). Their second effort, "SINK OR SWIM" (October 2008) was recorded with producer Matt Mercado (Mind Bomb, Escape From Earth), and finds the band venturing into even harder-hitting territory as they hone their unique raw sound and harsh style.

-National semi-finalists for 2006 LOLLAPALOOZA LBS competition (top 12 out of 2000)
-Winners of the 2007 super nova battle of the bands
-Featured national band on UBL.com (sept 2006)
-Performed at NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Chicagoland Speedway
-Live on air performance with Q101.1 WKQX morning show (3rd larget national rock radio station)
-Featured Pabst Blue Ribbon LIVE AND LOCAL band
-Song track on 2006 HOSTAGE RADIO CD compilation
-Performed at the 2008 Hennessy/Steve Madden/Akira Spring Fashion show at Alhambra Palace
-Performed at Chicago venues like metro, double door, logan square auditorium, reggies, durty nellies, lake shore theatre, sub-t, elbo room, clear water theater, and more...
Workout music
Workout music
In June 2010, Workout Music won WGN's Breakthrough Band contest which landed them a $10k recording at I.V. Lab Studios. Since then WM has gained popularity throughout Chicago headlining gigs at the House of Blues, Double Door and Metro.

Workout Music prides themselves on their explosive live shows; creating a party atmospheres with confetti, silly string, balloons, and of course, Jameson.
John Marino (trio)
John Marino (trio)
The Phoenix Philosphy
The Phoenix Philosphy
The Phoenix Philosophy is an Electronic Rock band from Minneapolis, MN. The idea behind “the phoenix philosophy” applies to the band’s sonic evolution from into a heavily electronic influenced powerhouse consisting of members Jesse Weber (vocals/keys/programming), Stephanie Thorup (vocals/guitar/keys), Caio Thomas (bass), and Chad Helmonds (drums/programming). Elements of commanding guitars and introducing dueling male/female vocals over eerie synths creates a sonic blend of rock and electronic (pop) that matures and inspires with every release.

With several sold out shows at venues such as the Fine Line Music Cafe and First Avenue/7th Street in their hometown under their belt, The Phoenix Philosophy have also made their way across the midwest over the last few years. Most recently, they played to packed houses at The Rave/Eagles Club (Milwaukee, WI) and The Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL). The band has shared the stage alongside national touring bands including Switchfoot, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Dangerous Summer, Icon For Hire, and Throw The Fight. The Phoenix Philosophy have also received airplay on commercial and internet radio. Stations such as 93x (KXXR Minneapolis, MN), Rockin’ 101 (WHMH St. Cloud, MN), Fearless Radio (Chicago, IL), and MIT Radio (Boston, MA) have spun tracks from the band’s growing catalog.

The Phoenix Philosophy have proven themselves as an unstoppable force and will continue to transcend beyond their roots in the Minneapolis music scene.
The Smokin Tones
The Smokin Tones
The Smokin' Tones was formed as the official band of Columbia Tonight, Columbia College's late night show, in September 2016. In preparation for the show's premier, the band quickly came together and began its quest for zesty, transcendental music and killer tone. Since then, the band has continued writing and performing original music along with unique twists on covers that appeal to musicians and music enthusiasts alike
Venue Information:
The Elbo Room
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, 60657