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$1 Beer Night:

cullah, warm human, old pup

Tuesday, May 17
Show | 9pm // Doors | 8:30pm
$5 Show / $1 PBR Cans
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$1 Beer Night is a weekly concert series that makes going out to hear great music more affordable. With a five dollar cover, discover upcoming artists and enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for $1.

Cullah (Born Ian McCullough on April 27, 1991 in Milwaukee, WI) is a multi-disciplinary musician and engineer who releases an album every year on April 27th since 2006. Each album reflects the eclectic musical styles that Cullah draws from – Cullah is a walking autobiographical journey of musical expression. With each revolution around the sun, Cullah explores and documents his human condition through various stories and song. Cullah finds his inspiration from in many places – you may find yourself moving from Appalachian Folk to French House seamlessly in a musical collage.

As a reflection of his life, Cullah’s music varies seamlessly between genres as a musical collage. He describes his pull towards music as “not a choice”, magnetic, and constant presence in his life. As a child, sharing a room with his epileptic brother, he would regularly enter into sleep-paralysis in his bed to cope. The haven of music within his mind provided him solace from the frightening fits of seizures his brother endured throughout the night. This connection with the dreamworld has allowed Cullah’s prolific 15 albums, one every year since he was 15.

Cullah describes his draw towards music as inherent to his being, perhaps even in his DNA. His grandfather, orphaned at a young age, would perform the fiddle in bars to make just enough money to eat that day. His mother, Mary, was one of seventeen children and she was one of eleven daughters – all named Mary (from Cullah’s grandfather’s devotion to Mother Mary). His grandfather told endless stories of divine visions and visitations from angels, many delivering music. Cullah’s two grandparents and seventeen aunts and uncles would participate in what Cullah’s mother claims was “the largest family band in American history”. In his mother’s womb, he toured the Midwest as she played her clarinet and tenor saxophone.

Warm Human is a Chicago-based, Oakland-raised sludge pop project from Meredith Johnston. Mixing ambient textures and synth-pop aesthetics, Warm Human drags her depression to the forefront as a one-woman chamber choir of devastation.

Old Pup is a cosmic folk outfit from Milwaukee, WI with surrealistic leanings and a lyrical nod to American poets old and new. The name was inspired by a Walt Whitman line, “I am old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise.” The music draws influence from the cinematic sounds of Lee Hazelwood to the cosmic country of the New Riders of the Purple Sage to the folky songwriting of Neil Young. In recent months, he has shared the stage with artists such as Charlie Parr and Daniel Donato. The project is led by multi-instrumentalist Will Hansen, who plays pedal steel guitar with Sleepy Gaucho and Cullah, among other artists in and around the city. Old Pup’s latest record, Incognito Lounge, is out April 22 via Hear Here Records.

A review // “What I like most about Incognito Lounge is how true it stays to the folk-country roots and psych roots without over-flavoring the whole dish with either ingredient. The sequence is perfect and the Lo-Fi, recorded-live on-the-floor, nature of it all lends an honest quality that is refreshing and alluring, like when a friend surprises you with a free lunch. ” Chris Ames, Americana Highways (link to the review

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3734 W. BELMONT AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60618

773.654.3971

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