with Jones Street Station & Many Places
Proceeds to benefit Lolly’s Place
Many Places, a post-rock band from Chicago, released their third official EP entitled “Shells” in September 2016. The five-piece band creates and performs soul-driven, head-bobbing rock with complex instrumentation. Their sound has evolved and continues to move in new directions as they write and release new material. In regards to performance, in addition to many local Chicago venues including the Empty Bottle, Lincoln Hall and Schubas, they have performed throughout the midwest. Over the past five years they’ve been featured on Daytrotter, WXRT’s Local Anesthetic, have received airtime on WLUW and Chirp Radio and performed at a 2012 SXSW Brooklyn Vegan Showcase. These long-time friends gather every week to write, rehearse and record in their practice space in Garfield Park.
Jones Street Station
Jones Street Station recently found itself spread across the United States, with core members living in Brooklyn, LA, Boston, Chicago, and beyond. Rather than closing up shop, they decided to up the ante, pledging to write more music in a year than they had in the previous seven. Knowing this would take a musical collective, the band reached out to their friends and began planning “Perennials.”
The project, which aims to write, arrange, record, mix, master, and release 52 songs in 52 weeks, will be created in studios across the country and collaboratively honed in the cloud, using Dropbox, Evernote, Google Hangouts, Ning, Network For Good, SoundCloud, and other tech partners to organize the effort. Proceeds collected during the marathon songwriting project will benefit 12 hand-picked charities personally important to the band.
Originally formed in Brooklyn in 2005, where the albums Overcome and In Verses were written, JSS has shared stages with acts such as Grace Potter and Ben Kweller. In 2010, the band scored the musical Twelve Ophelias and in recent years has written for several feature films, including Hello Lonesome and Who Cares About Kelsey? In 2011, Jones Street collaborated with Danny Pudi, of NBC’s Community, to create a video for the band’s single ‘The Understanding’. In 2012, JSS performed regularly with The GIRLS, a vocal trio which includes Alison Brie, of Community and Mad Men.
Charity partners include: Charity Water, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Musicians on Call, Cause Effective, Rosie’s Place, Camp Interactive, Old Town School of Folk Music, Housing Works, The Trevor Project, Para Los Ninos, and Evacuteer.org.