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Sidewalk Chalk Coming To The Woodward Theater On 8/10

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk
8/10/17
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
http://woodwardtheater.com/

Sidewalk Chalk will release their fourth full-length album on June 2nd on Ropeadope Records. An Orchid Is Born is produced by Grammy Award-winner Robert “Sput” Searight. This is the album that Sidewalk Chalk has truly always been trying to make — a speeding bullet ripe with heat and rhythm that speaks to mankind’s need to cheer in the darkest of moments and to choose love over inhumanity in all things. In the band’s rebirth is an emphatic statement of purpose. This vibrant collection of transformative moments is a benchmark release for Sidewalk Chalk that marks the arrival of a powerhouse and proves that the Chicago sound machine is a phoenix rising. Read more

Chicago soul-funk ensemble Sidewalk Chalk returns to MOTR Pub on Sunday, June 15

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

SIDEWALK CHALK
Sunday, June 15, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
Free, ages 21-up, 8:30pm
www.motrpub.com

With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer.

In contrast to the 2012 debut release, Corner Store, this new album finds the group venturing into a grittier space and capitalizing on a subtle approach that is at times hauntingly beautiful. Leaves represents change, both the loss of something dear and the excitement of exploring something new. “The album is about growth, growing pains, and letting go of the past if need be,” states MC Rico Sisney. Vocalist Maggie Vagle adds, “It’s also about unfolding into a new color. Shedding to shine brighter.” Read more

Chicago soul-funk ensemble SIDEWALK CHALK returns to MOTR Pub on Friday, April 18

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk with The Almighty Get Down
Friday, April 18, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer. Read more

MOTR Pub rings in the New Year with a show by Chicago soul ensemble Sidewalk Chalk on Tuesday, December 31

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

Photo by Scott Preston

Sidewalk Chalk
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
FREE, 21-and-up, 10pm
www.motrpub.com

There are many lessons that come from age and experience. When one discovers such a thing, there’s an inherent need to broadcast it to the world. This is that. With an eclectic variety of ages and experiences, Chicago based musicians Sidewalk Chalk are a force to be reckoned with.

The emcee, singer, keyboard, bass, drummer, trumpet, trombone, and tap dancer are the evolution of Hip-Hop, Soul and Jazz superbly packaged into sounds that you’ve quite possibly never heard before. The legend Sam Cooke once sang, “Change is Gonna Come.” Musically, change is already here. Upon the heels of the release of their debut full-length album, “Corner Store” (released 3/6/12 and co-produced with Greg Magers of Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool), Sidewalk Chalk has already proven themselves worthy of a listen. They’re sure to satisfy the cravings of anyone in love with music and hungry for something different. Read more

Photos – Sidewalk Chalk, 9/26/13, Midpoint Music Festival, Midway Stage, Cincinnati, OH

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

Photos by Scott Preston

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Photos – Sidewalk Chalk, 8/10/12, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH

 

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

More Photos – Sidewalk Chalk, 8/10/12, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH

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Photos by Scott Preston Read more

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