An evening of music at Rhinofest
Feb
25
9:00 pm21:00

An evening of music at Rhinofest

  • prop thtr

We are closing out the Rhinofest with a selection of songs, new and used. Our very excellent friends, Eve's Undoing, will be joining us, and there will be libations and probably cake. Lots of birthdays to mark!

The Eve's at the Park

The Eve's at the Park

 

Tickets, as ever, are $15 or pay what you can.

Cabaret Prop'd! (some enchanted evening)
Feb
17
9:00 pm21:00

Cabaret Prop'd! (some enchanted evening)

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The Crooked Mouth will be the February 17th guest at Cabaret Prop'd! The Prop Thtr's curated variety show running every Friday throughout the festival. The weekly delights feature Yves Francois(music), Viktoria (dance), Diva La Vida (burlesque), Emma Bice (hoop), Jill Erickson (story), Robin Fine (poet), AlleyCat (dance), and Improper Behavior (band), along with a different guest band.

Visit the rhinofest calendar page for a full schedule!

 

Tickets are $15 or pay what you can. Always and forever.

Rhinofest Full Moon Vaudeville
Jan
21
8:00 pm20:00

Rhinofest Full Moon Vaudeville

  • prop thtr

Help us kick off the 28th annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival with the traditional opening night Vaudeville. The guest list will be varied and excellent, as ever, hosted by us truly. Come early, because it always sells out. Tickets are $15 or pay what you can!

Be sure to check out the full Rhinofest schedule at the link above. Lots of excellent work to sample and savor.

 

Acoustic House Concert
Jan
7
7:00 pm19:00

Acoustic House Concert

  • Brook's House

We sure do love playing in a living room--intimate, quiet, cozy. Just right for a January Saturday night. Come on over to Brook's house and we will sing for you. Maybe you will sing for us to. However it goes, we will be together. And that is the point.

Admission is free. We will pass the hat a time or two. See you there.

Record release concert!
Dec
11
7:00 pm19:00

Record release concert!

  • Wishbone

The Crooked Mouth is celebrating the release of our third record, loveloveloveloveSTOPlovelovelove with a musical party at Wishbone North. We could not be more delighted to finally share this record with you. And if you were one of the generous folks who participated in our fundraising campaign, you can pick up your CDs and other prizes at the show. 

We will play all of the songs, in order, plus a couple of new tunes. Special guests include poets Sheila Donohue and cin salach, formerly known as the performance duo, Betty's Mouth, and the daughters of the band

There is also, as ever, a fine selection of drinks and comfort food available from this excellent restaurant. 

Tickets are $15 or pay what you can!

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Crooked goes to Church
Sep
3
8:00 pm20:00

Crooked goes to Church

  • unity church

It's our first show after a summer hiatus. We have new songs for you, and you know how much you love the acoustics in a church, so please, come on over!

Open rehearsal during Avondale Arts Crawl
Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Open rehearsal during Avondale Arts Crawl

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Join us at Prop Thtr for an open rehearsal during the Avondale Northwest Arts Connection "crawl" event. Neighborhood arts organizations are on site to share information and interact with patrons. Find out about the not-for-profits in the area while we work on new songs and fine tune existing ones.

We would love to see you.

House concert at Emmy & Ira's with the Foots
May
14
7:00 pm19:00

House concert at Emmy & Ira's with the Foots

  • Emmy & Ira's

Take a look at this picture of 80 Foots per Minute. Are they not the finest looking string band in town? They are. And we get to play with them, in the house of Emmy Bean (with the flower in her hair) and Ira Murfin (not pictured, but also a fine looking gentleman). Our lovin' T-Roy does double musical duty this night, so we will be sure to keep him hydrated. Our last time round in this venue was a delight, and tonight will be no different. Join us!

Emmy Bean, T-Roy Martin, Chris Schoen

Emmy Bean, T-Roy Martin, Chris Schoen

rhinofest music series - week 5
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

rhinofest music series - week 5

  • Prop Thtr
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Hip hop meets doo wop, as members of The Push Push and Midnight Moxie join forces to create the jammingest jam band ever. It's the musical version of Reese's peanut butter cups and you do not want to miss it.

Rhinofest music series - week 2
Feb
2
8:00 pm20:00

Rhinofest music series - week 2

Throughout the Rhinoceros Theater Festival, the Crooked Mouth will share a musical Tuesday evening with a special guest. This week features our old friend, Jeff Kowalkowski. He's a brilliant pianist and composer, member of Jack the Dog, Lucky Pierre, King Pignacious, and other projects. He's also working with us on engineering our new record.

Check back to see if week 3 brings another Jeff with it!

 

Soltice Winter Christmas
Dec
20
7:00 pm19:00

Soltice Winter Christmas

Join us at the Side Project as we shepherd in the holiday season with lovely people, words, and musics. We will be joined by Andrew Calhoun, clan matriarch, Winifred O'Reilly, and Janet Sayre. Jenny will lead us in some caroling, and that, friends, is as warm and wonderful as it is likely to get this winter.

Tickets are $15 or pay what you can.

After Playing God
Nov
28
10:00 pm22:00

After Playing God

Mat Rieger's newest theatrical offering, Playing God, opens at the Prop Thtr in October for a 6 week run. In the spirit of Thanksgiving weekend during that run, we will play a late night after-concert. The time on this entry says 10:00pm, which is an approximation. We'll be setting up and be ready sometime after the play is over. Could be 9:45, could be 10:15. (It won't be 10:15.) What you really should do is come and see the show and then you will already be in place and you don't need to trouble yourself further about time. What is time, anyway? A construct. An inconvenient construct.

Tickets are $15 or pay what you can. As ever.

Mother Fool's, Madison
Oct
3
8:00 pm20:00

Mother Fool's, Madison

  • Mother Fool's

Crooked Mouth is road-tripping it back to our favorite place in Madison, Wisconsin: Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, whose proprietor, Jon Hain, also runs our record label, uvulittle.

We will be joined by Wendy Bugatti!

Come on along for the ride.
$6.00 cover

May time at the Prop
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

May time at the Prop

  • Prop Thtr

It's another show at our beloved Prop Thtr, celebrating, as we do in the merry month of May, the collective birthdays of Beau and Jenny. We'll have some new songs and we'll be joined by our old friends, Eve's Undoing.

 

March, in December
Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

March, in December

  • the side project theater

Taking over the Side Project for one Friday evening during the run of Beau O'Reilly and Julia Williams' play, March.

We will be joined by Eve's Undoing, a uke-centered band of great charm, featuring front man Jeff Weisfeld, his wife, Eve Ludwig, Mark Miller, Curtis Ruptash, John Beard, and Pickles O.

Eve's Undoing

Eve's Undoing


opening for The Dysfunctionells
Nov
8
Nov 9

opening for The Dysfunctionells

  • Gallery Cabaret

That's right. Chicago favorites The Dysfunctionells are reuniting for an evening of wonder and music at the Gallery Cabaret, and The Crooked Mouth gets to open for them. You know you want to see what Vernon Tonges will get up to onstage. He's not in town very often—don't miss your chance.

Andersonville
Oct
25
7:00 pm19:00

Andersonville

  • women and children first books

It's our first bookstore gig, and what a bookstore it is. W&CF is a Chicago institution and a unique and excellent place to spend an evening. We will be joined by our friend and favorite performance poet, Sheila Donohue.

Tickets are $7 - $10 sliding scale

Women & Children First Books

5233 N. Clark
Chicago, IL

Center Portion
Sep
27
8:00 pm20:00

Center Portion

  • center portion

We return to our home away from home in the heart of Logan Square. Hopefully, hostess Sheila Donohue will delight us with her latest work, and we will share two sets of new songs and crowd favorites. 

 

Roots Fest 5: Come & Get Your Love
Aug
16
6:00 pm18:00

Roots Fest 5: Come & Get Your Love

Annual Backyard Music Party
Hosted by Jamie O’Reilly
Roots Salon in Lincoln Square
(private address, password to get in! contact Jamie for details)
$15 donation (annual fundraiser)
 

We are playing with:
Midnight Moxie
Jamie O’Reilly & Friends (acoustic set)
The Push Push
Paul Amandes Band
Lost and Foundry

Featured visual artist Loretta Line (inside gallery)

This is one of our favorite gigs, and our fourth time doing it. The weather is always perfect, and the music is always good. Join us.

60 Story Animal at Roots Festival
May
17
8:00 pm20:00

60 Story Animal at Roots Festival

  • Roots

It's Beau's 61st birthday. Join us at Jamie's house in Lincoln Square for some glass and/or roof raising to honor the start of his 7th decade.

The evening begins with the final performance of Judith Harding and Beau in Samuel Beckett's This Old Tune and Text for Nothing 1. They kill, and are not to be missed. After which, we will play a full set. Full!

Call 773-203-7661 or email Jamie at roots@jamieoreilly.com for reservations and location information.