Posted by: Olivia Cerza
On July 5th, Stef Chura and friends took over The Empty Bottle for some good tunes and good times. And what a night it was! Bric-A-Brac Records sent over their loveliest DJs who kept the party going between sets, featuring the best “rock, pop, and slop” tunes you could imagine.
First up, Chicago-based crooner Sean Green graced the stage with his charming confidence. Self described as “millennial jazz,” Green’s set included his take on Sean Kingston’s 2007 classic “Beautiful Girls,” his new single “Driver,” and a closing acapella song featuring the beautiful harmonies of his very own mother! With the upcoming release of his new EP “Perfume Hill” and his Single Release Party later this month, Sean Green is certainly a local artist to keep an eye on.
With this being their first night of many on tour with Stef Chura, French Vanilla effortlessly hypnotized the crowd with groovy tracks that had us all dancing along almost instantly. French Vanilla describes their sound as a “feminist art-punk that tackles the complexities of identity, imagination and voice from a marginalized perspective.” You can check out their latest release, “How Am I Not Myself,” here.
As the clock struck midnight, Stef Chura graced the stage. Featuring some songs off her latest EP ironically titled “Midnight,” Chura flew from song to song without missing a beat. As she seamlessly shifted between moments of sharp energy and soft emotion, Chura’s dynamic performance did not disappoint. Listen to the new EP here, and catch me at her next show in Chicago, more info here.