Real Pretenders w/ Phil Angotti Band

Friday, Oct. 07 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

Classic RockRock/Pop

Real Pretenders return to The Acorn! Don’t miss Naomi Ashley, Ralph Baumel, John Carpender and Andon Davis performing the timeless and lustful pop-rock gems of the Pretenders.

About the Artists:

Real Pretenders are four Chicago music scene veterans (Expo ‘76, Heartsfield, Zimmermen, Naomi Ashley Band) with a passion for the hard-driving rhythms, catchy melodic hooks, soul-tortured lyrics, and back alley sex appeal that characterize the music of the Pretenders. They aren’t a costume act; they don’t play the original members of the band as characters. Instead, these established players, with audiences of their own, have come together to thread the musical needle between faithfully rendering the Pretender’s sound and joyfully harnessing these timeless and lustful pop rock gems as a means to expressing their own musical identity. Not only do they take on both the band’s classics and deep cuts, they also offer a new take on songs covered by the Pretenders, as well as those that perhaps might have been. Real Pretenders aren’t simply a tribute to the music of the Pretenders, they are a tribute to their essential spirit. Do not miss.

Naomi Ashley- lead vocals, guitar
Ralph Baumel- bass
John Carpender- drums
Andon Davis- guitar

Phil Angotti is a longtime fixture in the Chicago music community, he has performed as a solo artist, and has fronted many different bands over the years.

Phil is currently lead singer/guitarist in Material ReIssue and his new original band features other Chicago musicians Casey McDonough ( NRBQ/ Flat 5) John San Juan (Hushdrops) and Blair Holmes. He has released 14 original albums -his brand new album “Once Around Again” is already considered his finest to date.

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Box Office opens at 4:00pm ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

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