October's shaping up to be quite the exciting month so far as concerts are concerned, with many of this summer's Lollapalooza acts returning as well as an onslaught of bands making their way to the Midwest in support of their new fall releases. One of these artists is Sea Wolf, who, along with Port O'Brien and Sara Lov, will be helping welcome autumn to Chicago tonight at Schubas.
Port O'Brien (who have received quite a bit of buzz after M. Ward heralded them as one of his favorite bands) will be kicking off the evening in support of the October 6th release of their sophomore album, Threadbare, before making way for Sara Lov, who not only has an interesting back story, but also has an interesting stage set up, using a vintage record player as her backing band. Lov's been making waves with her lovely, deceptively simple debut, Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming, which features a duet with none other than Sea Wolf's Alex Brown Church himself on the song "Animals." The combination of these two interesting acts along with Sea Wolf (who Radio Free Chicago is no stranger to) make for not only a solid bill but one of the concerts I've been most looking forward to all year.
I got to chat up Alex in anticipation of his show at Schubas about his just released second disc, White Water, White Bloom.