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Sima Cunningham Creates Sounds Beyond Her Years On New EP

By Katie Karpowicz in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 4, 2014 9:15PM

2014_06_simacunningham.jpg "I often like to describe Sima Cunningham as the Patti Smith of Logan Square."

That's all Cunningham's publicist has to say to Chicagoist to spark intrigue over the young singer/songwriter. While there are certainly differences between the 20-something rising star and Ms. Smith, Cunningham certainly has the talent and spunk to keep us listening.

Her new EP The Wolf That Eats The Sheep packs a saucy punch in just five songs. Marrying jazz swings, rugged folk melodies and rocking guitar lines, Cunningham's songs could soundtrack a classy, Gatsby-like night out on the town just as well as they could a seedy barroom brawl. It's all about versatility and consistently strong songwriting with this North Side artist.

If Cunningham's name sounds familiar, she's a sister to fellow local musician Liam Cunningham (currently playing in Marrow, formerly of Kids These Days) and made headlines last year for erecting a 12-foot origami crane in her front yard "on sort of a whim."

Sima Cunningham celebrates the release of her new EP tomorrow night at Constellation. Tickets are $10.