CAU Presents…a fourtunate experience with four of the best bands on one stage, the Mayne Stage. Four only $10.00 adv. $12.00 at the door see Chicago’s finest as well as touring bands that will knock you like a left hook!

The Future Laureates
The Future Laureates’ forthcoming EP, Here and After, is a showcase of vibrant and mature songcraft. With the help of producer Chris Grainger (Wilco, Switchfoot, Sixpence None the Richer, and Kopecky Family Band), TFL has finally captured the unabashed energy of their live shows on record. The band delves into varied subject matter, ranging from an apocalyptic escape, to modern love songs, to a eulogy of Don Quixote, told from the perspective of his loyal servant. They also flex some new musical muscles, pulling from their influences in modern rock, classic pop, rhythmic folk, and 60’s soul.

The Lauren Wolf Band: Celebrating the amazing new album “Rise Up” and the Single Run Daddy Run…
Though “Rise Up” is The Lauren Wolf Band’s second full-length album, it is their first full-band collaboration. Comprised of 10 originals and one cover, “Rise Up” is a departure from the band’s first album, “All My Secrets”. This time around, each band member has contributed to every track. While the debut album was primarily Lauren’s story, “Rise Up” is a collection of what this band family has become. It takes many bands years of performing in front of live audiences and rehearsing privately until they can figure out their sound and who they really are. “Rise Up” is the result. Marrying the powerhouse vocals of classic rock artists like Janis Joplin with the rock/blues guitar licks of Jimi Hendrix, the band pays homage to yesterday’s greats while creating a new sound all to their own.

ESH / Red & Reckless
Red and Reckless is a Alt-Rock band from Chicago, fronted by recording artist Esh (e-shh) The Singer. Gaining the majority of her industry experience by writing, recording and touring as a powerful background vocalist, Esh began her solo career with band Red and Reckless in 2009. Esh struck out on her own, forming her own ace backup band consisting of Terence Lee (bass, producer, music director), Nick Jaffe (guitar, producer, vocals), and Myron Cherry (drums); all who have worked with famous performers such as Common, Estelle, Dwele, Ice Cube, Syleena Johnson, and many others.

Sister Speak
After a five year sojourn in Chicago, the windy city set Sherri-Anne on an exciting musical adventure. It was a Missy Higgins concert in 2007 that inspired her to no end to pursue music and set her on course. Within days she began to book shows, within months national tours – many WITHOUT A CAR, which eventually landed her in San Diego where Sister Speak was formed. The vision: a collaboration of musicians in support of the expression of the female voice in an authentic and genuine way. In 2012 an injury brought Sherri Anne back to her Canadian homeland, British Columbia, where she rest in recovery unable to walk or perform live for two months – it was then that she wrote most of the songs for Sister Speak’s debut Rise Up For Love album and the band line-up began to evolve. Upon her return, Sherri Anne & drummer Lisa Viegas fully delved in to the San Diego music scene, collaborating with various musicians such as current band member Tolan Shaw. Over the next two years Sister Speak’s “Rootsy-Rock” sound truly came to life, the songs written found their place in the hearts of many, and Sister Speak’s debut album was born.

Venue: Mayne Stage


Following up a successful tour of Central and Northeastern Ohio to promote songs from his upcoming solo EP, CAUDog artist Matthew Morgan got a chance to film an episode of Random Acts of Music with host Henry J. Konczak.  The web series, similar to NPR’s tiny desk concerts, features emerging independent singer songwriters presenting stripped down versions of two-three original songs shot in HD by a professional camera crew.
Matt’s episode was filmed in the historic Lions Lincoln Theater in Massillon, OH (incidentally, his home town) featuring a selection of old/new songs including an exclusive, never released track called “HELLOHIO!”.  Joining him in this video is Nate Lockwood (www.natelockwood.com) on cajon.  Nate is currently producing/engineering Matt’s upcoming solo EP!
The entire show, including a brief interview, will be broadcast for several  weeks via Time Warner cable/Massillon Cable TV beginning next Tuesday (9/23).  A comprehensive schedule of channels, dates, and times is available at www.randomactsofmusic.tv.
The music videos from the show will be available for viewing on youtube, vimeo and also on Matt’s personal website http://matthewmorganmusic.com/random-acts-of-music.


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Months in the making, The Lauren Wolf Band reunites with NYC’s Danielia Cotton at City Winery Chicago! On this rare May 8 evening, two female-fronted powerhouse rock bands reunite for one unforgettable night.

*** BUY ADVANCE TICKETS: http://bitly.com/lwbcitywinery

*** Just added! Simpleton & Cityfolk opens at 8:00pm.

City Winery features a full dinner menu and bar. Concert seats are available in three tiers. Claim your seats now at the ticket link!

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (performance)
Venue: City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph
Tickets: $15 (reserved), $18 (premier) or $22 (VIP)

The Lauren Wolf Band is a 2014 Hard Rock Rising Chicago finalist and is the 2012 Live Nation Battle of the Bands national winner. Danielia Cotton has been named one of the “5 black artists saving rock music”.

Check out this Lauren Wolf duet with Danielia Cotton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1ea3gTAKos

What is the difference between VIP, Premier and Reserved tickets?
* The VIP section is elevated and spacious with great views. It is the only section with two-top tables.
* The Premier section includes the seats closest to the stage.
* The Reserved section encompasses the remainder of the seating. While the reserved seats are the furthest back in the venue (relatively speaking), keep in mind City Winery Chicago is a very intimate setting, so every seat will provide a great view and unique concert-going experience.