Previous events

Celebrating The Big Life of Michael Heaton

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Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL

Mike was a talented singer-songwriter, and just one of the nicest humans you could ever meet. He was taken far too soon, at only 53, by cancer. I have the honor of joining his bandmates to sing a few of his tunes at this celebration of his life. Event starts at 7, music begins at 9. A $10 suggested donation at the door will go to help 3 year old Wrenley Pavels in her fight against idiopathic aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder. Do your soul some good and join us!


The Stars That Hang Above - record release show

The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave, Aurora, IL

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! At long last, my new album, The Stars That Hang Above, is done! Official release date is 11-15-2019. Join us a few days later at The Venue in Aurora, IL. The Venue is a cool new spot opened up by the Fox Valley Music Foundation. Great sound and nightlines, and yes, they serve adult beverages (if you are so inclined). We will have vinyl and CDs of the new album available for sale at the show. I'll be performing with my band, Chris Walke (lead guitar), Justin O'Connell (drums), and Adam Gardner (bass). We're really excited to play the new album (and some of your old favorites) for you. Our good friend Dave Ramont will be opening the show for us.

$12 reserved/$8 general admission ($15/10 at the door)


Writer's Round - hosted by Gigable

Mockingbird Bar & Garden, 217 Barrington Ave, East Dundee, IL

Another Nashville style Writer's Round brought to you by the fine folks at Gigable. Olivia Ports (she did a show with us at The Law Office back awhile), myself, and the ever mysterious TBD will trade songs and stories throughout the evening, and probably rustle up something to play together at the end of the night! Join us, you should.  

no cover



WXRT's Local Anesthetic
Every Sunday evening, Richard Milne brings you the finest local music Chicago has to offer. "The Rarest of Birds" from SOMETIMES NOTHING, "All Messed Up" from WAITING ROOM, and "Another" from SEA OF STRANGERS have all been featured on the show.
WXPN 88.5FM Philadelphia
Home of great shows like World Cafe, XPN is a public radio station bringing quality music to the people of the Philly area (and web).
CHIRP radio
The Chicago Independent Radio Project is dedicated to providing Chicago residents with a community radio station focused on the representation of local people, events, and issues alongside a wide array of local and independent music.
UIC Radio's Hidden Treasures Of Rock N' Roll
John Rose is your host for "some of the best music you've never heard". Listen Mondays 12-4PM CST.
KGOAT - 102.7 FM Idaho Springs, CO
Check out Alex's show "Funk Kitchen" which, despite the name, plays stuff (like mine) that isn't funky.
Nightsounds on WUIS
On Sundays from 8-10PM is where you'll hear some fine music played by the host, Dave Leonatti. The show originates from the University of Illinois at Springfield, but they stream online in several different formats so you can listen no matter where you live.