ChickenFat is kicking off 2019 by starting a new residency at Independence Tap every 2nd Sunday of the month.  Come enjoy our freylachs, zhoks, and waltzes! ChickenFat Second Sundays Residency at Independence Tap Sunday, February 10, 2019 Independence Tap – 3932 W Irving Park Rd 5:00pm-7:00pm… Read More

Next Saturday we’ll be playing the third annual Love Jam benefit concert at Independence Tap. This year’s lineup is excellent: 5:30pm: Generation Landslide (North American debut) 6pm: Grave of the Wizard (A synth/surf odyssey from another dimension) 7pm: ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra 8pm: Cody Tracy (Chicago homecoming show) 9pm: Ice Bombe 10pm: Blind Trust… Read More

Join us for a celebration of 10 years of ChickenFat! Our band started in 2008 as a class at the Old Town School of Folk Music. At the encouragement of our teachers, we started playing live shows that year. In 2009 we officially became the ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra.  Since then, we’ve played stages big and… Read More