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A Benefit for Harold Washington Cultural Center:

Motel Breakfast

w/ R. Andrew Humphrey, Boo Baby

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, February 04
DOORS: 7:30pm | SHOW: 8:30pm
ADV $15 / DOS $18

Motel Breakfast brings three nights of music to Chicago’s independent venues to celebrate five years as a band. In partnership with the Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL), these shows will be raising funds for the Harold Washington Cultural Center (HWCC), a community institution in Bronzeville. $1 from each ticket sold will be set aside for the HWCC.

Motel Breakfast is a Chicago-based indie rock band with strong roots throughout the Midwest. Since forming in 2017, they’ve garnered a devoted fanbase, booking regularly throughout the region and selling out shows in Illinois and Wisconsin. Most recently in August 2022, the band performed a session at the legendary Audiotree studios and headlined a sold-out hometown show at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall (500-capacity room). Their latest single is “MB (as in Modern Baseball),” recorded in Chicago with producer R. Andrew Humphrey (known for his work with Twin Peaks, Calpurnia, and Sun Cop).

R Andrew Humphrey is a musician, producer and engineer who was worked Twin Peaks, Divino Niño, Paul Cherry, Charlie Reed, and others. As a solo musician he released two expansive, exploratory pop albums under the name Sun Cop. In 2022 he retired the Sun Cop moniker and released a new single and video, “House of the Butterflies” under his own name.

Boo Baby is a Chicago band looking, above all, to put on a show. Maybe it’s because their members come as much from the city’s music scene as its comedy and art scenes. What comes together is a convergence of folk-y grooves and sideways poetry in one big boo against boredom. They might be the only band that encourages you to “boo” instead of clap, but you might end up yelling “whoo” more than anything. It’s a mom and pop gas station. It’s a backyard cookie. It’s Boo Baby, baby.

Their newest album “The Opening Band” is out everywhere via veteran micro-label Summersteps Records (Tigers Jaw, Lewis & Clarke). Loose-knit yet classy, it celebrates the idea of the band as a vessel of art and heart.