MER's positive influence continues to be felt on the Chicago music scene through his unyielding support of local talent by what is fast becoming a true music tradition and must attend event; MER'S MUSIC SHOWCASE. "Music for me is the one thing that makes me feel unique," says MER "and it's the one thing that I feel I can share with anyone and everyone."
MER invites Chicago's finest artists to partake in a "songwriters in the round" session followed by a featured artist performance. This stripped down format gives front men and women a chance to step back from their bands and deliver their stories and music as they were originally contrived. Catch this unique vibe and enjoy the sincere delivery of Chicago's most dedicated songwriters! MER's Music Showcase features headliner, Maks The Fox, and songwriters Wait For Morning, Jon Allegretto of A Friend Called Fire, and Luke Schmitt, and is hosted by Cubby Bear, 1059 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613, on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 8:00pm.
Wait For Morning: Based in Milwaukee, Dan Williams and Caleb Widmer from Wait For Morning have been playing live music together since 2006. They bring creative energy to current pop/rock cover songs and originals alike. Wait For Morning appear in several formats from a purely acoustic vocal duo to full band. An acoustic based band featuring a blend of pop/rock & singer/songwriter vocals. Creatively covering current radio hits and originals alike. [from Wait For Morning biography]
Jon Allegretto of A Friend Called Fire: Jon Allegretto is the lead vocalist and guitarist for A Friend Called Fire, a high-octane rock trio hailing from Chicago, IL. With a foundation based upon an infectious rhythmic assault, the band's music is a pairing of heavy grooves based in hard rock influence contrasted with delicate soundscapes and fused with compelling hooks and vocal melodies both genuine and purposeful. The band’s diversity is apparent in their intense electric performances as well as spirited acoustic sets and proves that much like their name implies, A Friend Called Fire in many ways creates and destroys with passion and power. [from A Friend Called Fire biography]
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
MER's Music Showcase presents
WAIT FOR MORNING
JON ALLEGRETTO of A Friend Called Fire
MAKS THE FOX
1059 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Doors: 8:00pm / Songwriters: 8:30pm / Headliner: 10:00pm