Chris MacCarthy is a solo artist from Chicago, IL (native of Grand Forks, ND) whose music has received comparison's amongst some of today's top artists such as Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Sufjan Stevens, Nick Cave, Evan Dando (The Lemonheads), and Cat Power. In October 2002 Chris was selected personally by Matt Sweeney (Zwan / Chavez) to perform at the infamous "Jack Sweeney Open Mic" at the Hideout, sharing the stage with Billy Corgan along with the other members of Zwan, and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick). Chris has frequently played a variety of Chicago's best clubs such as The Elbo Room, The Hideout, Subterranean, Gunther Murphys, Wise Fools, Lilly's Bar, Hoghead McDunna's, Silvies, Red Line Tap, Heartland Cafe, Pint, U.S. Beer Company, The Big Horse Lounge, The Gallery Caberet, and Phyliss Musical Inn. Chris has also been a featured artist and has performed live on a variety of radio shows including Chicago's 'Fearless Radio'. Chris MacCarthy released his first full length solo album 'Lake Michigan' in February 2006 which was recorded at Million Yen Studios with producer Andy Gerber (Cheap Trick, Local H, Smoking Popes). -Joe Greenwood, Blackwood Press says: 'Chris MacCarthy's music is like a dream out of the forgotten youth of my past. I put his tapes into my radio whenever I get too awake into the future. His subtlety is misleading; his violent guitar work and taunting lyrics are a wolf in sheep's clothing for any would-be listener. He invites them in to his realm with quiet disinterest, then promptly ravages the ears and the mind with a multi-toothed flatpicking assault, rendering his audience dumbfounded and defenseless against the pleading, accusatory lyrical message of his songs. The sound of Chris MacCarthy's music puts the shine upon a sunny day and is the big black cloud coming to storm down on your head'. For booking inquiries contact Chris directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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