Kevin O'Donnell's September Spectacular | Martyrs' | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Kevin O'Donnell's September Spectacular Recommended Soundboard

When: Mon., Sept. 14, 8 p.m. 2009

Kevin O’Donnell is probably best known for his collaborations with Andrew Bird—he was the original drummer in the Bowl of Fire and appears on some of Bird’s solo records—but he’s had his fingers in lots of pies. Over the years he’s worked as a dancer, led his own group the Quality Six (which had two albums on Delmark), and composed, arranged, and performed music for theater and dance—in those departments especially his resumé is long and varied, including productions by Redmoon, Mad Shak, the House Theatre, the Hypocrites, Lookingglass, and Strawdog. For this show he’ll draw on his diversity of collaborators for two ambitious sets. To kick off the evening, Los Hombres Perdidos guitarist Colin Bunn (also a veteran of the Bowl of Fire and the Quality Six) and percussionist Shu Shubat from the Jellyeye troupe will join O’Donnell in a king-size dance-party band, complete with horn and string sections; then O’Donnell and company will present a relatively somber new composition honoring Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born United States citizen to become a Catholic saint. —Monica Kendrick

Price: $8

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