This just in!

We’ll be playing at the 2nd annual smARTshow:

Join the artists of the Flat Iron for  2nd Annual Fall smARTshow, a unique three day show & sale in Wicker Park/Bucktown, featuring the art of well over one hundred painters, sculptors, photographers, performers, poets and musicians.

Details here:

Friday, September 11
ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra

Debonair Social Club
1575 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
9pm to 10pm


In other, nerdier, news, Google Translate now offers Yiddish.  According to Google’s translation, our band is called:

שמאַלץ קלעזמער אָרקעסטער

Good to know!

We had a great time at last night’s show at Relax on Milwaukee. If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere and cheap beer in Logan Square, head here. Plus, a poster of Rick James is guarding the popcorn machine, so you know everything’s going to be cool.

I was further entertained by the arrival of balloon twister, Jami from The Balloon Biker. Look at this amazing work:

Balloon Beer Mug by

Balloon Beer Mug by

I think all of our concerts need a balloon twister.

Thanks to everyone who came. Come see us play this Friday at Bill’s Blues (1029 Davis, Evanston, IL) at 6pm!