On September 20, Brasstax presents Break Bread: An Evening of Beer, Food and Music featuring Perennial Artisan Ales and Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits at The Whistler.

For this month’s Brasstax, we’re shaking things up. Inspired by our friends who do great work in other industries - in this case craft beer and food - we invited Perennial Artisan Ales and Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits to help create a special event at The Whistler. We want to drink, eat and party with our friends. We want to break bread.

Enjoy Perennial Artisan Ales on draft, paired with special dishes crafted by Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits. Brewer Andy Hille will be on-site to chat beer. Music all night provided by the Brasstax DJs.

Tonight at The Whistler: Housesitters, Coldair

Coldair is the solo effort of Warsaw, Poland based multi-instrumentalist Tobiasz Biliński. His one-man-shows fuse the experimental-folk background with newly-developed love for modern electronic and pop music. After starting out as the drummer for experimental band Kyst — which released two critically acclaimed albums and performed at such festivals as SXSW, Primavera Sound, and Eurosonic — Biliński later decided to let his love for weird pop music take control. He self-released Persephone, a collection of home-recorded, semi-demo songs in September 2010 and toured Poland and Europe extensively while promoting the release. Coldair’s first official album, Far South, was released by a Polish indie-label Antena Krzyku in October 2011. Increasing popularity in his niche and critical acclaim led Biliński to national radio and television appearances. In September 2013 he released his latest album, Whose Blood, and then shortly thereafter, surprised his fans by recording a cover of Justin Timberlake’s hit song “Strawberry Bubblegum”.

Brasstax presents Break Bread: An Evening of Beer, Food and Music
On Saturday, September 20th, join us at The Whistler and enjoy Perennial Artisan Ales on draft, food pairings by Bang Bang Pie, and music all night by the Brasstax DJs. From 6pm-9pm (or until the food is gone) early birds will receive a Bang Bang dish with the purchase of a Perennial beer. From 10pm-3am, stick around for Brasstax proper, as your hosts Guidry and Bizzies explore the path from 0 to 100, from the baby-makers to the two-steppers.

Sunday jazz at The Whistler. It’s better than TV.

The Chicago Tribune hails Doug Rosenberg's “fearlessness of spirit and a robustness of tone that seem likely to win him a devoted following in coming years.” Rosenberg’s work on saxophone has an instantly recognizable sound and personal melodic language. His debut album, Better Than TV, is out now and he’ll be performing music from it this Sunday at The Whistler.

Celebrate the release of The Game We Play by Susan Hope Lanier at The Whistler on Tuesday, September 9, from 6:30-8:30pm. Susan will read from her debut, short story collection along with James Tadd Adcox, Halle Butler, and Jac Jemc.

"Susan Hope Lanier’s collection of brilliant short stories, The Game We Play, is a triumph. Detailing distinct human relationships, moments of connection, and modern crises, these stories—all effortlessly rendered, all deeply felt—evoke the best of Raymond Carver and Lorrie Moore. An outstanding debut that should reaffirm our shared belief in the absolute necessity and imaginative possibility of the short story.” —Joe Meno, author of The Great Perhaps and Hairstyles of the Damned