Steve Slagg, Allison Van Liere

Steve Slagg

Allison Van Liere

Thu · June 27 2019

9:00 pm

Free!

This event is 21 and over

Steve Slagg
Steve Slagg
Strange Flesh is the third album by Chicago singer-songwriter Steve Slagg, and the first released under his own name. Since 2011, as Youngest Son, Slagg has self-released a body of quietly urgent, emotionally vulnerable songs, while performing and recording keyboards with other Chicago-area bands, including Mooner, and being mentored by some of his songwriting heroes, including Over the Rhine and Erin McKeown. Strange Flesh is the culmination of Slagg’s life as a musician and his work–both personal and public—as a queer person raised in the Christian church (Slagg has been involved for most of his adult life with organizations providing LGBT support within faith communities). The album’s songs mingle intensely personal details from Slagg’s own life with stories that are not autobiographical but could be—the types of stories one hears over and over again when building long-term relationships within a marginalized community. A lot of these songs’ “I”s are really “we”s, and in their triumphs and tragedies, love and sexuality, excommunication and communion, they aim for truth, whether through memoir or fiction.
Allison Van Liere
Allison Van Liere
Allison Van Liere is a folk/rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Michigan who has contributed to albums by Steve Slagg and Mooner. She was recently featured at Over the Rhine's Nowhere Else Festival as part of an up-and-coming songwriter's showcase and is performing songs from her forthcoming debut album, "I Only Answer To My Name Now."
Venue Information:
Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/