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Past Shows

11/30/17 8pm, Constellation (Chicago, IL)

3111 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL

A Benefit Concert for the Wild Life Rehabilitation Ctr of Minnesota

Featuring original songs by Chicago's finest songwriters, including: John Langford, Sarah Eide, Rebecca Jasso, Ami Saraiya, Alisa Rosenthal, Robin Bienneman, Steve Dawson, and Phil Agnotti


9/11/16 7:30pm, Uptown Underground (Chicago, IL)

4713 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL

Cupid's Kitchen: An Evening of Music for the Mood

Chicago musicians born from the cabaret tradition unite to host the first in a series of events that pay homage to the tradition of the lounge singer. The evening will feature a handful of Chicago's most demure and tantalizing artists, who will transport listeners to the timeless era of the the entertainer. The house band will be led by maestro double bassist Marc Piane, Damian Espinosa, and Steve Corley (members of the infamous Chris Green Quartet) will support the sultry crooning and burlesque antics of Antony Ablan (of Antony & The Tramps)Ami SaraiyaAnna SoltysCourtney Glascoe, Davor Paloš (of Ode)Sharon Lanza & David E Smith (of Mucca Pazza)Shirley Cean RogiersVanessa Valliere, Zach Duenow, and more. The rotation of singers will be peppered with burlesque dancing, perverse puppetry, and a variety of surprises to complement the celebration. Get into your best silk and sequined regalia, sit at a two top, sip a concoction, and enjoy entertainment from a bygone era that sought to truly lift the spirt and move your mood. Buy tix at:

9/26/15 3-5pm at Green Mill (Chicago, IL)

4802 N. Broadway. Chicago, IL

Paper Machete featuring music by Ami Saraiya & The Outcome

The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners.  Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a north side bar.  It’s a salon in a saloon.

8/28/15 9pm at Cafe Mustache (Chicago, IL)

2313 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

The Weight of Rage featuring Marvin Tate w/Al Scorch, Alyson Lyon, and Ami Saraiya (solo)

$7-$10 suggested donation