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SoSaLa’s 2nd Chicago invasion final dates (from Dec 5th through Dec 10th, 2013)!!!

SoSaLa performing at SURPLUS OF OPTIONS (Chicago), March 8, 2013 (photo by Eric Ricks)
SoSaLa performing at SURPLUS OF OPTIONS (Chicago), March 8, 2013 (photo by Eric Ricks)

Last March SoSaLa toured Chicago and Normal for the first time.  All concerts were received very well.  This time SoSaLa is performing only in Chicago. Sohrab called  all the members from the March tour up and added one more musician to the band.

SoSaLa is: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on sax & vocals, Steve Marquette on guitar, Lucas Gillan on drums & djembe and Alex Wing on bass & oudDaniel Thatcher on acoustic bass and Greg Essig on drums.


Thursday, Dec 5th: Dittmar Gallery in the Norris University Center,(1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, 847-491-2300), 8:30pm, no admission
Friday, Dec 6th: WNUR FM interview with host Eric Ricks at 11:30am and live performance by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, Alex Wing and Lukas Gillen.
Cafe Mustache  (2313 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647, 773-687-9063), $5, a music event with Terrors (9pm), Man Meat & Boy Strange (10pm) and Ladjevardi/Thatcher/Billington (11pm) – with Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on voc and sax, Ben Billington on drums and Daniel Thatcher on accustic bass.
Saturday, Dec 7th: Q4/Multikulti ( 1000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, 773-435-9432), 8pm, $5. With Comfort Food as opening act.
Sunday, Dec 8th:  32forty (3240 S Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60608, 847-302-6510), 8pm, $12 cover. Sharing the stage with Doug Lofstrom and New Quartet (9pm).
Monday, Dec 9th: Caravan (4810 N Broadway St., Chicago, IL  60640, 773-271-6022), 8pm, $10
Tuesday, Dec 10th: Jerry’s Wicker Park, (1938 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60622, 773-235-1006), Ears and Eyes Music Series,   9:30pm, $5. Sharing the stage with Cortex (8:30pm) and  Bushman’s Revenge (10:30pm) both bands are from Norway.

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2 SoSaLa Chicago concert reviews

SoSaLa performing at SURPLUS OF OPTIONS (Chicago), March 8, 2013 (photo by Eric Ricks)
SoSaLa performing at SURPLUS OF OPTIONS (Chicago), March 8, 2013 (photo by Eric Ricks)

#1 Middle-Eastern-Infuzed Free Jazz Delivers Amazing Experience

SoSaLa Performance Review
Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Although I am a music enthusiast and have opinions about performances and content, I am willing to acknowledge when I am out of my depth. For example, because I am not very familiar with classical music and performances, I do not believe I could give a fair estimation of either. This holds true to a certain extent with Jazz, the particular subject of this article, and so I will tread lightly and offer the commendation I believe the artists deserve, although acknowledging I cannot give a perfectly-informed estimation of their artistry.

That being said, this past Friday night I had the pleasure to see SoSaLa at Surplus of Options, an independent antiques, furniture, and obscure art and objects buyer, seller and trader up on Lincoln Avenue. Initially, after reading the description of the band and considering the obscurity of the locale, I expected an amateur, indie effort—akin, perhaps, to a performance I once saw in a basement in which the “artist” periodically sipped wine from a bottle and put a microphone in his mouth to simulate a-melodic electronic crackles. Nevertheless, I went because I wanted to explore music in the city and hopefully make some contacts for my radio show. Read more here

#2 Concert review: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi mixing Iranian influences with the passionate tone of a well seasoned club musician.