Head to Roscoe Village in Chicago this weekend, and then to the Beat Kitchen. In past the restaurant upstairs, and over to the bar and music hall. Since by now you're past the kitchen, what's waiting for you is almost literally underground rock.
In the Blackfoot Gypsies, White Mystery, and The Evening Attraction, you'll get a set of blues-inspired rock that will keep you entertained (and dancing) all night. The Gypsies are from Nashville and you'll hear it in their sound, which large and complicated behind that simple, driving guitar.
Local act White Mystery shares some of their folk and classic rock influences, but Miss Alex White also enjoys a little bit of Jefferson Airplane-esque noise with her rock. In some ways, locals The Evening Attraction have the catchiest sound, but all three bring strong guitar-driven rock that belongs together.
On tap will be a set of beers diverse in style and taste, but driven by a central theme. "We try to cover as many different styles as possible while focusing on local, regional beers" said Beat Kitchen beer buyer Mike Corcoran.
He ran through the likely taps Saturday night, which should make your mouth water whatever style you prefer:
- 3Floyds Space Station Middle Finger American Pale Ale
- Lagunitas Pilsner
- Great Lakes Porter
- Two Brothers Citra IPA
- Surly Overrated IPA
- 5 Rabbits Vienna Lager
- Aleman Woman Dunkelweisse
That last deserves a little love of its own. Beat Kitchen bartender Samantha Bermundez and a host of other bartenders and women in beer helped Aleman conceive and brew that beer to their tastes. That comes from a brewery known for their flagship Witbier (or their Brown?), so it's definitely something a little different than your normal music venue beer choices.
So, this Saturday, head to the Kitchen for some underground beer and local music. Or was it local beer and undeground music?