Summer Bummer: Chicago's Baby Teeth Are Hanging Up The Mic

By Kim Bellware in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 20, 2012 9:00PM

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So long, farewell... (from L-R: Guitarist Jim Cooper, frontman/keyboardist Abraham Levitan and drummer Peter Andreadis/photo by Lara Levitan)

After a nearly a decade of delighting fans with their clever pop riffs and wry senses of humor, Baby Teeth are calling it quits.

When we spoke with the band earlier this year, the trio was releasing their fourth album together and soaking in the news that guitarist Jim Cooper would be moving to L.A. in June. When we asked the band if Cooper's move meant the end of Baby Teeth, the band was cautiously optimistic. Sadly, now the group has their final show in the works.

Per their usual style, however, Baby Teeth isn't dimming the lights without one last show-stopper. And their farewell kind of looks like a doozy. Billed "The Last Schmaltz," the band--joined by an boatload of guest stars--will play all four of their LPs and, according to frontman Abraham Levitan, "all the covers you've ever dreamed of hearing [Baby Teeth] play."

The band will also screen all four of their official music videos, including the most recent video for "White Tonight," which the band discussed with us in March.

Joining Baby Teeth at their farewell show:

Bobby Conn & Monica Bou Bou
Devin Davis
Jeanine O’Toole (1900’s)
Jason Narducy (Bob Mould Band, Robert Pollard)
Judson Claiborne
Nate Lepine (Cursive)
Brian Costello (Outer Minds)
Johnny Iguana (Oh My God, Junior Wells)
Karl Doerfer (Detholz!)
Stein-o-Mite (a.k.a. Jon Steinmeier, Detholz!, Bobby Conn)
Andra Kulans (1900’s)
Lara Levitan & Katie Kosinski
Ollie Davidson

The Last Schmaltz (Baby Teeth's final show) is July 20, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln, 9:30 p.m., 21+, $12