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Sagamore Club Presents: Ezra Furman w/Shilpa Ray
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8:30pm | 21+
$15 Advanced | $17 Day of Show
About Ezra Furman
Chicagoan Ezra Furman’s second solo album ‘Day Of The Dog’ has finally gained him the attention that he deserves. Two BBC 6 Music sessions with Marc Riley and Marc’s enthusiastic support have helped spread the word.
Extensive touring with his band the Boy Friends in the UK and Europe in 2014 has built up a dedicated live following and a growing reputation as one of the most exciting live acts around. Ezra’s emotional honesty, howling intensity, frailty and humor combined with the bands honking rock’n’roll have proved irresistible.
‘Ezra Furman has made an album of classicist rock’n’roll that never feels like an exercise, but a living, breathing piece of self expression.’ The Guardian
‘Where has Ezra Furman been hiding? A bratty, ragged take on New York Dolls, Spector-era Ramones and E Street Band carnival rock. An unexpected gem.’ 8/10 NME
About Sagamore Club Presents
True story: from 1957 to 1975, the second floor of what is now The Press Room was The Sagamore Club, a speakeasy gay social club where members of the LGBTQ community would take a semi-hidden back stairwell (behind an infamous rough-and-tumble biker bar) up to a secret hub of bustling nightlife where they could all were welcome and could drink, dance, and socialize openly without fear for their safety.
The Sagamore Club Presents series honors this legacy and celebrates inclusivity. It’s an opportunity to lift up voices from the community that have too long gone unheard. Our goal is not to focus on just one scene here, but to be a beacon of diversity and invite all to celebrate the talent, art, and spirit of the underground.