TVD Recommends: Bassel and the Supernaturals’ Syria Benefit and vinyl release show at the Empty Bottle, 2/28

Chicago soul, jazz and rock group, Bassel and the Supernaturals will be officially releasing their new 12” vinyl, Dreamer, at the Empty Bottle tomorrow to coincide with the band’s “Save Syria” Benefit.

In Chicago by way of Northeast Ohio, front-man and Syrian-American, Bassel Almadani, has had family among the millions affected by the intense civil war in Syria. Half of the proceeds from tomorrow’s show will be directed to Avaaz and ICRC – organizations directly assisting families within Syria’s borders by providing food, blankets, water, and support.

Dreamer, engineered at Hinge Studios in Chicago, is an independent release funded by a previous presale campaign organized by the group. Along with the release itself, the campaign helped to fund the album’s recording as well as a three-week US tour and an already sizable charity donation to Syria.

Though the benefit has been organized by Bassel and is focused around Dreamer’s release, the headliner for tomorrow’s show will be Chicago hip-hop, funk, jazz, and soul outfit, Sidewalk Chalk. I’ve recommended the eclectic group here before, so this time I think that I’ll let the music speak for itself. Take a look/listen to the recently released music video for “Birds of a Feather” from the band’s debut full-length, Corner Store, and see for yourself why Sidewalk Chalk is a name that you’ll want to remember.

Jumping back into Bassel, the five track album, Dreamer, is available on 12” vinyl as a pre-order through the group’s online store before it gets its official release tomorrow. If you can’t make it to the show to grab your copy, the pre-order is currently running $12.99 with an instant digital download of two of the album’s tracks.

Bassel-DreamerTracklisting:
Advertise Me
Messages Pt. II
Blind Man, Climbing
Distracting Imagery
My Woes

The 21+ benefit show happens tomorrow night, 2/28, at the Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave), with Carbon Tigers taking the stage at 9:30 PM. Bassel and the Supernaturals will follow with the release of Dreamer, and Sidewalk Chalk will round out the night with their headlining spot. Tickets are just $10 for a good cause and can be picked up online through Ticketweb or at the door before the show. RSVP to the event on Facebook, here.

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Top Photo by Sarah Frankie Linder

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