RECAP: Jon Drake & The Shakes at The Double Door
Time Out Chicago, Music. Defined., and Southside on the Town had some nice things to say about Jon Drake & The Shakes’ album release party at Chicago’s Double Door last Friday. Here are some kind words from Time Out:
“Drake is a beastly frontman, sweating out beer and staring intensely into the crowd like a plaid-clad Keith Morris. His band is almost too much talent for one stage, utilizing strings and horns in a way that never seems excessive or pretentious. It helps that they’re all dancing, too. I hate to classify a band when its music is this fun, so let’s call it celebratory. The compositions are brilliantly intricate, but once your feet start to move, all the parts meld into one ecstatic blend of peer pressure: Drink, dance, and be merry. Jon Drake & the Shakes want nothing more from its audience.” – Time Out Chicago
If you weren’t in Chicago for the party, you can still pre-order Dear Ulysses at The Shakes’ Official Website. Dear Ulysses will be available on May 29 via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, EMusic and the rest of your favorites.