The Shams Band Headlines House Of Blues 3/17


The Shams Band must be feeling the luck of the Irish because they’ll be headlining Chicago’s House Of Blues this Tuesday. They’ve played all over the city, most notably setting up shop for month-long residencies at Schubas where they bring in their own openers. These shows have been great every time out and I’ve been introduced to artists I may not have otherwise thanks to The Shams.

The focus is gonna be more on the headliners this time out, though. They’ll be playing some new songs off their forthcoming EP Dirty, and some off their 2012 release Cold City. They’re one of the finest live bands you can hope to see in Chicago, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Joining them for the show are some other great Chicago artists: Jared Rabin, Michele McGuire, and Nasty Snacks.

Two songs off Dirty have already been released, and you can hear them below. The title track isn’t anything like you’d expect from the name. Instead, it’s a pretty song with a mean bass lick.

The second, “Issues,” is a bit more of a rocker and should be a fun one live.

This is an early show. Doors open at 5pm and music starts at 5:30, so don’t bother going home after work-just head straight down to 329 N Dearborn. Get tickets in advance here.