By entering a contest, you are opting in to chicagoreader.com's “Reader Recommends” newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Friday, September 1st – 8pm
Two-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell returns to The Chicago Theatre for two night with his band, The 400 Unit, on September 1 & 2! The mighty 400 Unit is: Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). Jason and the 400 Unit just put the final touches on their highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Something More Than Free. The new album, titled “The Nashville Sound” was recorded at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville with Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb returning as producer, and will be released on June 16th. . Cobb produced Something More Than Free, which won the Grammy Award for ‘Best Americana Album’, and includes the song “24 Frames”, the Grammy winner for ‘Best American Roots Song’. The new, yet-to-be-titled collection will officially be the first Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011’s critically acclaimed Here We Rest. A brand new track “Hope The High Road” was recently released in March. American Songwriter describes the track as “a resilient display of no-nonsense rock and roll.” Listen to the track and watch the video here. Recently, Jason won ‘Album Of The Year’ for Something More Than Free and ‘Song Of The Year’ for “24 Frames” at the 2016 Americana Music Awards, held on September 21 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Click here for more information!
August 5th - 31st
From August 5 through 31, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 23rd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, a vibrant month-long celebration of independent films that tell the stories and explore the images, heritage, and history of the worldwide black experience. Join us for in-depth post-film encounters with filmmakers, as more directors, writers, production personnel, and cast members than ever appear for audience discussion. Click here for more information!