Lily Schaffer, Roy Ivy @ Homeroom Chicago | Elastic | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Lily Schaffer, Roy Ivy @ Homeroom Chicago

When: Fri., Feb. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2010

Justin Petertil of Love Raid and Office hosts our regular Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic featuring Lily Schaffer and Roy Ivy. Lily Schaffer is a Chicago songwriter who channels skepticism and self doubt into broad melodies and rigid pop forms. Her strong voice rarely reaches; Shaffer alternates between a sung/spoken style and an effortless, airy voice. Even in her louder songs, she always maintains a sense of intimacy and vulnerability. Roy Ivy is a songwriter from Texas where he was a founding member of Polyphonic Spree and The Tah Dahs. Ivy’s songs are often whimsical and avoid typical song structures. But his lyrics reveal darkness, loneliness and a general disgust with the crudeness of humanity and his own flawed nature. Ivy is anything but apathetic – his songs teem with frustration and hope expressed through his warm voice and simple guitar work.

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