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Last Second Plans: Coach House Sounds Launch Party And SYGC Benefit

By Veronica Murtagh in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 10, 2009 10:45PM

2009_11_CHS.jpg We've been longtime fans of French renegade concert purveyors La Blogotheque who host intimate performances of indie artists in unexpected locales worldwide, videotape them, and publish them on their blog. There's been a host of sites that have followed similar suit, each with their own slightly different take on the concept. Thanks to Matt Baron and the Lakeview coach house he calls home and stage, Chicago now has its very own intimate series. Titled Coach House Sounds, Baron's site features half hour sessions with musicians from all over and unlike similar series' singular focus on indie rock, CHS will encompass a wide range of music including jazz, ambient and classical genres.

Coach House Sounds formally launches today with a party and benefit for the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir at The Whistler tonight. Before heading out to the shindig, have a listen CHS' inaugural sessions from SYGC, Blue Ribbon Glee Club, Mar Caribe, White Mystery and DRMWPN.

Coach House Sounds Launch Party with Animal City, Zing! and the Classical Revolution of Chicago, tonight, November 10, at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee, 8 p.m., FREE