Roundhouse Bands: Save the Clocktower
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Save the Clocktower w/Alec Lehrman, 9 pm, No Cover, 21+ Show
Save The Clocktower is an indie-pop band from Chicago, formed in 2009 by life long friends Greg Newton, Sean Paras, and Jimmy Shenk. While the group holds its roots in the City of Broad Shoulders, they continually draw inspiration from Greg’s electronic music work from his college years in Boulder, Colorado, Sean’s film work and intensive study of psychoanalysis at University of Illinois, and Jimmy’s education of eclecticism and mastering revels at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
In 2011, they released their first full-length album, Carousel, earning them the reputation as, “one of those acts you should be telling your friends about” (Dead Journalist). In 2013, the band summoned the power of James “Umbrella” Washington, a long-lost (but never forgotten) friend from their high school days, to bring in his meditative mastery of the low-end four string to keep up with their ever-expanding vision. The band’s music has been featured on NPR’s World Cafe, MTV, E!’s “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and Victoria’s Secret retail stores across the US.
Alec Lehrman is a Chicago-based musician who has shared the stage with top acts including Charles Bradley, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and the JB’s. The up-and-coming guitarist/vocalist toured three continents in 2016 alone, and cites some of his biggest influences as Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Jimi Hendrix, and John Mayer. His blues-infused style and soulful sensibility have earned him spotlights in iconic venues across the country, ranging from the Apollo Theatre in NYC to the House of Blues in The Windy City.