Lonesome Organist Returns To The Empty Bottle
By Sarah Cobarrubias on May 14, 2010 5:40PM
Image via the Lonesome Organist’s site
Tonight, he’ll be performing at the Empty Bottle for the first time in nearly four years since the record release party for his last album, Forms and Follies. But Jacobsen hasn’t just been slumming around the city these past few years. He’s been part of acts such as post-rock collective 5ive Style and Chicago’s Complaints Choir, and he currently serves as an organist and choir director at a Unitarian church. But tonight’s show won’t be the type of thing you see at Sunday mass. There’s a strong theatrical element to his performance as it relies on a sort of frantic spontaneity, and you can look forward to some drumstick twirling, tap dancing and, of course, watching one guy juggle a whole slew of instruments. Local pop trio Sonoi and experimental act David Daniell open.
The Lonesome Organist plays tonight, Friday, May 13 at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 10 p.m., $8, 21+