Harmonica Dunn Presents:


Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery, Murder Boots

Sun, May 27, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Mutts are a keyboard-centric, mercurial band often described as a unique blend of Tom Waits and Nirvana. Although keyboards drive their sound, Mutts draw
comparisons to bluesy rockers likes Queens of the Stone Age and The Black Keys for music that is alternately danceable, psychedelic, and heavy.
They have opened for artists such as Maps & Atlases, Murder By Death, and Psychic Twin and recently performed at the Do Division Fest in Chicago.
Their album 'Pray for Rain' was on the CMJ Top 200 for six consecutive weeks, and was named The Deli's Chicago band of 2011, along with being
featured in the Huffington Post's top 30 albums of 2011.
The third full-length Mutts LP and sixth independent release overall, Object Permanence is their first entirely unplugged album. This sound originated at monthly residency shows the trio played in its first two years. The lack of amplification and effects serves to spotlight Maimone's personal lyrical content and songwriting, while maintaining the band's untamed spirit of experimentation. Object Permanence is the fulfillment of a $10,000 Kickstarter campaign, and the band has recently been on Daytrotter, WGN, NPR's Chicago affilate WBEX, Audio Tree Live ,and WXRT's Local Anesthetic.
Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
Joshua Powell is an artist from Indianapolis, IN, who handcrafts a strangely literate brand of psychedelic indie rock that manages to be simultaneously socially conscious and spiritually turbulent. With over 700 shows in over 40 states under his anachronistic studded belt, Powell blends the narrative richness of American folk with a heavy dose of hallucinatory swirl and a ghost note of ‘00s-vintage bedroom indie, all highlighted in ethereal falsetto by his purposeful, kaleidoscopic poetry.

In 2017, Spotify has featured songs from his record Alyosha on their official "Indie Acoustic" and "Writer's Playlist." Joshua also had songs placed in Freeform's "The Fosters," ABC's "Blood and Oil," and in regular rotation on Starbucks' official national store playlist. The band has recorded sessions with Audiotree and Daytrotter, and been covered in the Huffington Post and No Depression which described Powell’s music as, “a crossroads of revival-in-the-river folk mysticism and barroom-ready guitar-driven rock with conscience and existential wonder.”

Joshua and the band have performed at Mile of Music (WI), Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival (NE), Midpoint Music Fest (OH), Starry Night (IN), Virginia Ave Music Fest (IN), Lincoln Calling (NE), and Whiskey War Fest (MO) on bills alongside Shawn James, The Crane Wives, The Cactus Blossoms, Mike Mains, Desert Noises, Lydia Loveless, San Fermin, and Diane Coffee. In 2018, Joshua is set to release his new LP, PSYCHO/TROPIC.
Murder Boots
Chicago based Murder Boots creates dramatic rock music that sums up all of rock history in short hailing's of psychedelic triangles . It is an acid test .
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614