Get Off The Couch and come out and party!
In May 2010, Sam Wahl created the first ever Get Off the Couch; 4 years and 48 showcases later, GOTC is moving to a The Hideout Inn. Over the years, the venues have changed but not the good vibes. Wahl has featured some of the best musicians from Chicago and beyond, and has the reputation for mentoring Indie musicians. If you are a Chicagoan who has not been to one of these showcases, you are missing out on what the Chicago music scene is really all about.
What distinguishes these sessions is the sense of community. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome. The musicians are right there with you, not removed and unavailable on a stage. It's a good time to mix and mingle, and to hear good music. It's not about performance, it's about connection.
For the anniversary, hosted by Sam Wahl, the featured artist performing a headline set is the always entertaining Antony and the Tramps. Joining Antonly Ablan in the rounds will be Miles Nielsen, Alex Pataky (of Rivals of the Peacemaker), and Honey & the 45s.
It's happening on Sunday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets ($8.) here.