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The Hemispheres / Object Heavy / Doum Sound @ Martyr's

  • Martyr's 3855 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

8pm - $12 - 21+

The Chicago-based Hemispheres band and their rotating cast of accomplished front men and women pay homage to the legends of Soul, Motown, and classic R&B. Forming the group in 2006, founder TJ Annerino felt the local Chicago music scene lacked bands that authentically recreate the passionate live performances the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Sam Cooke, and sought to change that. To tackle this heavy vocal load, he enlisted Deals Gone Bad front man, Todd Hembrook. Todd’s soulful tenor, demanding stage presence, and absolute reverence for the music brought a certain credibility and legitimacy to The Hemispheres sound and helped establish the authenticity TJ was looking for. For the next five years, The Hemispheres made their rounds performing at clubs all over Chicago, generating a significant underground buzz around the city. Music fans around town began to know that if they were looking for a night out with good music and drunken sweaty dancing, The Hemispheres were the band to see. At least three married Chicago couples claim to have met their spouses at Hemispheres concerts. The Hemispheres most recent project is performing as the house band for Chicago Cubs legend Ryan Dempster’s sports talk show, Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster. The Hemispheres are thrilled to be a part of this show that combines sports, comedy, music and stories from legends. The Hemispheres had the privilege to share the stage with show guests such as Eddie Vedder, Rodger Clemens, Anthony Rizzo, and Ozzie Guillen. The Hemispheres are: Justin Amolsch (Trumpet), Gina Bloom (Lead Vocals), Alex François (Keyboard & Backing Vocals), Jim Schram (Saxophone), Michael “Spider” Hobson (Bass), Ken Hunnemeder (Lead Vocals), John Maloney (Drums), Brittany Lee Moffitt (Lead Vocals), and Patrick Muldoon (Guitar & Backing Vocals).

Object Heavy draws from the sound of soul music. Inspired by the parameters of Rock, Funk, Blues, R&B and Hip Hop, the band features Two voices which really capture their versatility with lyrics, reminding us of a world in need, a world to love and a place to be free.Their self-titled 1st album features Bill Summers, percussionist of the acclaimed "HeadHunters". DJ Logic shows up on two tracks, and you'll get to hear the Legendary Fred Wesley with his signature trombone. Sleep and Zone(Macklemore) of "The Chicharones" and Raashan Ahmad of the "Crown City Rockers" are featured, showing Object Heavy's love for Hip Hop.Get Down with Object Heavy.

With positive healing vibrations through psychedelic soundscapes, dance grooves and the power of the word, Doum Sound brings the good medicine in the magic of music. As the rhythm pulsates from the sound of the drums, they spread the message of universal love and unity. Their music lives in the present, with respect to the roots, and is heading to the future. A sonic revolution for your mind, body, and soul. “Doum is the Sound of the drum, where our music comes from. Doum Sound plays original groove roots rhythm, with peace and love to everyone under the sun.