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Ensemble Ziraph/Wajid Aldomour/Kohl&Hatcher&Wagster event photo

Ensemble Ziraph/Wajid Aldomour/Kohl&Hatcher&Wagster

Tuesday July 23rd

   Ensemble Ziraph transcends traditional boundaries, weaving together threads of spiritual resonance, free improvisation, and inspirations from their diverse musical roots, from Chicago and beyond. Featuring Brianna Tong (vocals), Ishmael Ali (cello, vocals), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), David Fletcher (trombone), Bill Harris (drum set).  

Wajid is a Chicago based multimedia artist. Utilizing a variety of media, their work is a meditation on alienation, dissociation and connection through the use of harsh, droning sounds and abstract soundscapes.

Free

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2024-07-23 20:00:002024-07-23 23:00:00America/ChicagoEnsemble Ziraph/Wajid Aldomour/Kohl&Hatcher&Wagster   Ensemble Ziraph transcends traditional boundaries, weaving together threads of spiritual resonance, free improvisation, and inspirations from their diverse musical roots, from Chicago and beyond. Featuring Brianna Tong (vocals), Ishmael Ali (cello, vocals), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), David Fletcher (trombone), Bill Harris (drum set).   Wajid is a Chicago based multimedia artist. Utilizing a variety of media, their work is a meditation on alienation, dissociation and connection through the use of harsh, droning sounds and abstract soundscapes.FreeThe California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com
Sparklmami/Convertible Ashley with DJ sets from Oui Ennui event photo

Sparklmami/Convertible Ashley with DJ sets from Oui Ennui

Thursday July 25th

Sparklmami is the experimental Bossa-infused, Jazz project by Ariella Granados, a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist, featuring members of Resavoir (International Anthem). 

https://sparklmami.bandcamp.com/track/fajas

$10

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2024-07-25 20:00:002024-07-25 23:00:00America/ChicagoSparklmami/Convertible Ashley with DJ sets from Oui EnnuiSparklmami is the experimental Bossa-infused, Jazz project by Ariella Granados, a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist, featuring members of Resavoir (International Anthem).  https://sparklmami.bandcamp.com/track/fajas $10The California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com
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Reilly Downes/Ac Sapphire event photo

Reilly Downes/Ac Sapphire

Friday July 26th

Reilly Downes is the Sad Cowgirl of Chicago. An Americana artist hailing from the Texas Hill Country, she cut her teeth as a session musician in Nashville, singing behind some of Americana’s favorite singer/songwriters.

Reilly's first solo album, Spent, earned her the spot of #1 Americana releases for 2022 as well as features on The Boot among other Americana and Country covering media. Since then, her haunting rendition of “Wicked Game” has landed her radio play, a feature on Spotify’s “Vibes” playlist, and more.

https://www.reillydownesmusic.com

Portland artist Ac Sapphire returns with the decadent new album Dec. 32nd, songs from a cycle that honors Sapphire at her best: guitar, and vocals front and center; celebrations of the songwriter, the shredder, that she is. Sapphire sits serenely among the songwriting class that is our generation's Laurel Canyon sound. Ac's music has a grasp on the cosmic side of Americana. She resides in Portland, but was once a desert denizen, and her southwestern exposure shows in the wide open, dusty, romantic sound of each song. She's the winner of Relix Sonic Showdown, a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting contest. She's shared the stage with artists like Son Little, long time friend Sunny War, and even been featured on a Shirley Manson (Garbage) song. Ac has played the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Treefort Music Fest. Even as this album is being released, she's finishing recording another with New Song Music as the winner of their 2022 contest. Sapphire makes a meta-modern version of Americana. Honoring the cross of hippies and cowboys that began the genre, embroidering thoughtful songwriting with cosmic consideration, emotional rock n roll, and western vista inspired folk rock. She’s capable of eviscerating emotions with harmonies and heated hard hitting love songs. Sapphire mines the same golden, glowing vein of Courntey Marie Andrews, Kassi Valazza, Madison Cunningham, or Mikaela Davis. She's a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose songs take the earnest torch of cosmic country and carry it forward, blazing a trail through a jaded, junk-future. Sapphire sings whole-heartedly, and makes cover-to-cover albums fit for Long Play listening, sitting and smoking, soul searching, desert dazing. The results of Sapphire's serendipitous wandering can be heard on the newer tracks on Dec. 32nd. On "Chaparral Bottom," her song for long-time friend and collaborator Victoria Williams. Sapphire romanticizes the mojave, and the peripatetic and perilous lives of working musicians, with voice and warbling electric while accompanied by a pack of coyotes yelping in the distance. You don't have to know what Sapphire is singing about for it to strike you. Her voice will penetrate your consciousness, your soul, the vibrations working from the inside out to shake tension and tumult loose. You'll weep, you'll cheer, you'll be won over. "Oblivion" sees a hail of harmonies like furies singing around an acoustic guitar. "Highway Hum" takes you for a ride: thrumming electric guitars sound like tread on hot tar, and Sapphire sings at the top of her lungs, as if to alone to her own radio. Dec. 32nd comes at a point of great upheaval for the artist. Owed to her ability to make friends and fans wherever she goes, she can book a gig anywhere in the country at a moment's notice, and has friends and fans all over the US and Europe. At the same time, her father -her first manager, and her biggest fan, has been battling cancer for the last two years. Ac also feels the pull of time as a singer/songwriter who is twenty years into a music industry at its most volatile point in history. Still, she's cranking out work, on tour, recording constantly.    Sapphire is at her mesmerizing best on songs like "Demon Sneeze", with just vocals and guitar sounding like a gorgeous chorus in a gargantuan church. A voice so strong that it seems to harmonize with it's own echoes, Sapphire's songs are cathedrals unto themselves. Each effort from Ac Sapphire is saturated in sentimentality, parts of these albums are views into the soul of the person. Sapphire has an ability to imbue an album with the ghosts of her past, effectively giving them a home. This saturates her work in sentimentality, making songs like "Weed Money" and "Stringbreaker" intensely personal, and poignant heartbreakers.  

https://www.acsapphiremusic.com

$5

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

2024-07-26 18:00:002024-07-26 21:00:00America/ChicagoReilly Downes/Ac SapphireReilly Downes is the Sad Cowgirl of Chicago. An Americana artist hailing from the Texas Hill Country, she cut her teeth as a session musician in Nashville, singing behind some of Americana’s favorite singer/songwriters. Reilly's first solo album, Spent, earned her the spot of #1 Americana releases for 2022 as well as features on The Boot among other Americana and Country covering media. Since then, her haunting rendition of “Wicked Game” has landed her radio play, a feature on Spotify’s “Vibes” playlist, and more.https://www.reillydownesmusic.com Portland artist Ac Sapphire returns with the decadent new album Dec. 32nd, songs from a cycle that honors Sapphire at her best: guitar, and vocals front and center; celebrations of the songwriter, the shredder, that she is. Sapphire sits serenely among the songwriting class that is our generation's Laurel Canyon sound. Ac's music has a grasp on the cosmic side of Americana. She resides in Portland, but was once a desert denizen, and her southwestern exposure shows in the wide open, dusty, romantic sound of each song. She's the winner of Relix Sonic Showdown, a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting contest. She's shared the stage with artists like Son Little, long time friend Sunny War, and even been featured on a Shirley Manson (Garbage) song. Ac has played the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Treefort Music Fest. Even as this album is being released, she's finishing recording another with New Song Music as the winner of their 2022 contest. Sapphire makes a meta-modern version of Americana. Honoring the cross of hippies and cowboys that began the genre, embroidering thoughtful songwriting with cosmic consideration, emotional rock n roll, and western vista inspired folk rock. She’s capable of eviscerating emotions with harmonies and heated hard hitting love songs. Sapphire mines the same golden, glowing vein of Courntey Marie Andrews, Kassi Valazza, Madison Cunningham, or Mikaela Davis. She's a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose songs take the earnest torch of cosmic country and carry it forward, blazing a trail through a jaded, junk-future. Sapphire sings whole-heartedly, and makes cover-to-cover albums fit for Long Play listening, sitting and smoking, soul searching, desert dazing. The results of Sapphire's serendipitous wandering can be heard on the newer tracks on Dec. 32nd. On "Chaparral Bottom," her song for long-time friend and collaborator Victoria Williams. Sapphire romanticizes the mojave, and the peripatetic and perilous lives of working musicians, with voice and warbling electric while accompanied by a pack of coyotes yelping in the distance. You don't have to know what Sapphire is singing about for it to strike you. Her voice will penetrate your consciousness, your soul, the vibrations working from the inside out to shake tension and tumult loose. You'll weep, you'll cheer, you'll be won over. "Oblivion" sees a hail of harmonies like furies singing around an acoustic guitar. "Highway Hum" takes you for a ride: thrumming electric guitars sound like tread on hot tar, and Sapphire sings at the top of her lungs, as if to alone to her own radio. Dec. 32nd comes at a point of great upheaval for the artist. Owed to her ability to make friends and fans wherever she goes, she can book a gig anywhere in the country at a moment's notice, and has friends and fans all over the US and Europe. At the same time, her father -her first manager, and her biggest fan, has been battling cancer for the last two years. Ac also feels the pull of time as a singer/songwriter who is twenty years into a music industry at its most volatile point in history. Still, she's cranking out work, on tour, recording constantly.    Sapphire is at her mesmerizing best on songs like "Demon Sneeze", with just vocals and guitar sounding like a gorgeous chorus in a gargantuan church. A voice so strong that it seems to harmonize with it's own echoes, Sapphire's songs are cathedrals unto themselves. Each effort from Ac Sapphire is saturated in sentimentality, parts of these albums are views into the soul of the person. Sapphire has an ability to imbue an album with the ghosts of her past, effectively giving them a home. This saturates her work in sentimentality, making songs like "Weed Money" and "Stringbreaker" intensely personal, and poignant heartbreakers.   https://www.acsapphiremusic.com $5The California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com
Blues Night w/ Joey J. Saye Trio event photo

Blues Night w/ Joey J. Saye Trio

Saturday July 27th

We continue our Monthly Blues Night with the Joey J. Saye Trio! 

When you look at Joey J. Saye, you see a promising, young musician with his entire life ahead of him. When you hear him, his sound and his musicianship far surpass his age. The way he attacks the strings with finesse embodies the roots of blues as if he was around when the Blues were born.

Joey is making a name for himself throughout Chicagoland and all over the US, he is being recognized abroad, becoming an international artist with audiences embracing him with open arms.

We're lucky enough to get Joey J. Saye at The Clipper, every last Saturday of the month. 

https://www.jjsayemusic.com

Free

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2024-07-27 19:00:002024-07-27 22:00:00America/ChicagoBlues Night w/ Joey J. Saye TrioWe continue our Monthly Blues Night with the Joey J. Saye Trio! When you look at Joey J. Saye, you see a promising, young musician with his entire life ahead of him. When you hear him, his sound and his musicianship far surpass his age. The way he attacks the strings with finesse embodies the roots of blues as if he was around when the Blues were born. Joey is making a name for himself throughout Chicagoland and all over the US, he is being recognized abroad, becoming an international artist with audiences embracing him with open arms. We're lucky enough to get Joey J. Saye at The Clipper, every last Saturday of the month. https://www.jjsayemusic.com FreeThe California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com
Real Ones & That Good Shit Present: Sydsational! event photo

Real Ones & That Good Shit Present: Sydsational!

Saturday July 27th

To celebrate the birthday of our beloved on camera host Sydni, Real Ones is teaming up with fast-rising music curation platform That Good Sh*t for a night to remember at the Clipper. Experience live performances by dream-pop singer Tala Silva (with full band!), electrifying rapper Mvte, and DJ sets from Annabelle, Quincy Davis & FRANK LEONE. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pWzldmto6M2HTOYv8S6eg

Annabelle is a curator, creator, and DJ based in Brooklyn. She's the founder of the platform "That Good Sh*t,” whose mission is to build community around shared love of good music. Through artist interviews, curated live events, playlists, and more, TGS is a go-to source for keeping up with the most important and innovative music of today.

https://www.thatgoodshitmusic.com

Tala Silva is a Filipina-American indie artist/producer based in Chicago, exploring the new fusion sound of Indie, Alternative Bedroom R&B, Indie Pop, House, and Neo-Soul, inspired by the likes of Men I Trust, The Marías, Steve Lacy, UMI, Omar Apollo, and Kali Uchis. Her soothing vocals, relatable lyrics, emotive guitar melodies, and dreamy production are perfect for sunset drives, falling in love, vibing with friends, and late-night parked car convos. Her ability to create a variety of sounds and blend genres is a reflection of her individuality and talent. Tala Silva’s ultimate goal is to help show others that anything is absolutely possible, regardless of one’s resources and circumstances. Despite her humble at-home, make-shift recording studio, she has been recognized by outlets such as Fashionably Early, These Days Mag, and more. As well as Spotify, where her single, “Call Back” landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday editorial playlist, proving her to be the epitome of the saying “if there’s a will, there’s a way!” Within only a year, Tala Silva has already proven to be a potential indie force to be reckoned with.

https://talasilva.bandcamp.com

Quincy Davis is a creative music producer and DJ who specializes in blending Chicago House, Deep House, Hip-Hop, and more. With a unique ability to blur the borders of genre, Quincy’s sets are a testament to his dedication to pushing musical boundaries.

https://itsquincydavis.com

FRANK LEONE is a self-produced multidisciplinary artist from the woods South of Chicago. A bedroom prodigy who is just as confirmable programming beats, singing, rapping, as he is writing screenplays and creating animated TV shows. His ability to portray raw emotions in all their stillness is apparent on his latest album FISH, a project ripe with lush instrumentation and delicate patina. Collaborators such as BADBADNOTGOOD’s Chester Hansen, Coco O. (Quadron, Tyler the Creator) and Hrlum lend a few brush strokes to these songs of longing, as Frank portrays the great pink valley that is FISH.

https://foolsgoldrecs.com/artists/frank-leone/

$10

10:00 PM - 03:00 AM

2024-07-27 22:00:002024-07-27 03:00:00America/ChicagoReal Ones & That Good Shit Present: Sydsational!To celebrate the birthday of our beloved on camera host Sydni, Real Ones is teaming up with fast-rising music curation platform That Good Sh*t for a night to remember at the Clipper. Experience live performances by dream-pop singer Tala Silva (with full band!), electrifying rapper Mvte, and DJ sets from Annabelle, Quincy Davis & FRANK LEONE. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pWzldmto6M2HTOYv8S6eg Annabelle is a curator, creator, and DJ based in Brooklyn. She's the founder of the platform "That Good Sh*t,” whose mission is to build community around shared love of good music. Through artist interviews, curated live events, playlists, and more, TGS is a go-to source for keeping up with the most important and innovative music of today. https://www.thatgoodshitmusic.com Tala Silva is a Filipina-American indie artist/producer based in Chicago, exploring the new fusion sound of Indie, Alternative Bedroom R&B, Indie Pop, House, and Neo-Soul, inspired by the likes of Men I Trust, The Marías, Steve Lacy, UMI, Omar Apollo, and Kali Uchis. Her soothing vocals, relatable lyrics, emotive guitar melodies, and dreamy production are perfect for sunset drives, falling in love, vibing with friends, and late-night parked car convos. Her ability to create a variety of sounds and blend genres is a reflection of her individuality and talent. Tala Silva’s ultimate goal is to help show others that anything is absolutely possible, regardless of one’s resources and circumstances. Despite her humble at-home, make-shift recording studio, she has been recognized by outlets such as Fashionably Early, These Days Mag, and more. As well as Spotify, where her single, “Call Back” landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday editorial playlist, proving her to be the epitome of the saying “if there’s a will, there’s a way!” Within only a year, Tala Silva has already proven to be a potential indie force to be reckoned with.https://talasilva.bandcamp.com Quincy Davis is a creative music producer and DJ who specializes in blending Chicago House, Deep House, Hip-Hop, and more. With a unique ability to blur the borders of genre, Quincy’s sets are a testament to his dedication to pushing musical boundaries. https://itsquincydavis.com FRANK LEONE is a self-produced multidisciplinary artist from the woods South of Chicago. A bedroom prodigy who is just as confirmable programming beats, singing, rapping, as he is writing screenplays and creating animated TV shows. His ability to portray raw emotions in all their stillness is apparent on his latest album FISH, a project ripe with lush instrumentation and delicate patina. Collaborators such as BADBADNOTGOOD’s Chester Hansen, Coco O. (Quadron, Tyler the Creator) and Hrlum lend a few brush strokes to these songs of longing, as Frank portrays the great pink valley that is FISH. https://foolsgoldrecs.com/artists/frank-leone/ $10The California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com
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MaryMary!, Bloodhype, Kathryn Mohr, Alaska Jules, Anne Helen Wells event photo

MaryMary!, Bloodhype, Kathryn Mohr, Alaska Jules, Anne Helen Wells

Sunday July 28th

A beautiful day for live music and DJs!

Free

04:30 PM - 09:00 PM

2024-07-28 16:30:002024-07-28 21:00:00America/ChicagoMaryMary!, Bloodhype, Kathryn Mohr, Alaska Jules, Anne Helen WellsA beautiful day for live music and DJs!FreeThe California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com
Old Lady/Dark Canyon event photo

Old Lady/Dark Canyon

Sunday August 4th

Having been dubbed “the hardest working band in construction”, OLD LADY has spent over a decade playing the basements, honky tonks, and dance halls of the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. In a celebration of freedom and song, their music is a dance between the nightlife, and the sun up to sun down toil of the trades.

https://oldladyofficial.bandcamp.com

Continuing the legacy of the spaghetti west, DARK CANYON delivers haunting guitar melodies and hypnotic percussion that will transport you to a spring reverb soaked ghost town.

https://darkcanyonmusic.bandcamp.com

Free

08:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2024-08-04 20:00:002024-08-04 00:00:00America/ChicagoOld Lady/Dark CanyonHaving been dubbed “the hardest working band in construction”, OLD LADY has spent over a decade playing the basements, honky tonks, and dance halls of the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. In a celebration of freedom and song, their music is a dance between the nightlife, and the sun up to sun down toil of the trades. https://oldladyofficial.bandcamp.com Continuing the legacy of the spaghetti west, DARK CANYON delivers haunting guitar melodies and hypnotic percussion that will transport you to a spring reverb soaked ghost town. https://darkcanyonmusic.bandcamp.com FreeThe California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com
BW3 Album Release Show event photo

BW3 Album Release Show

Thursday August 15th

BW3 is the brainchild of trombonist, electronic artist, and bandleader Brendan Whalen. Frustrated with the boundaries of traditional music styles, Whalen quickly began to develop a unique sound of his own using a combination of electric trombone, original samples created with an SP404, and improvisation. Since their first performance as a band in 2023, BW3 is making waves in the creative music scene in a big way. Their debut studio album “BW3” combines lush, ambient textures with ripping electric trombone, break-neck drum and bass, abrasive boom bap beats, and experimental free jazz to create a cutting edge sonic experience

https://brendanwhalen.bandcamp.com

$10

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2024-08-15 20:00:002024-08-15 23:00:00America/ChicagoBW3 Album Release ShowBW3 is the brainchild of trombonist, electronic artist, and bandleader Brendan Whalen. Frustrated with the boundaries of traditional music styles, Whalen quickly began to develop a unique sound of his own using a combination of electric trombone, original samples created with an SP404, and improvisation. Since their first performance as a band in 2023, BW3 is making waves in the creative music scene in a big way. Their debut studio album “BW3” combines lush, ambient textures with ripping electric trombone, break-neck drum and bass, abrasive boom bap beats, and experimental free jazz to create a cutting edge sonic experience https://brendanwhalen.bandcamp.com $10The California ClipperThe California Clipperinfo@thecaliforniaclipper.com