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Sofar Sounds Brings Intimate Musical Experiences to Chicago

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If you haven't heard of Sofar Sounds, you are missing out on a genuinely interesting musical experience. The organization brings true music lovers together to see and hear new music in intimate venues which often times end up being someone's living room. These secret house shows emphasize a reverence to music, focusing all the attention of the audience directly to the musicians. I first heard of the shows from John Mark Nelson late last year at Schubas, where he performed a song that he wrote for a Sofar Sounds concert. It was the highlight of the evening and a fantastic example of what can come of a Sofar Sounds show.


While Sofar Sounds' origins stem from a 2009 house show in England, they have branched out throughout the globe, helping spread the word of local artists in the best way possible.The shows remain as unique and intimate as ever. You can check out their website for upcoming shows and even sign up to help host a show of your own.

They have hosted shows in Chicago for a few years now with their latest show happening this Sunday, August 23rd. Unfortunately this concert is full, but you still have a chance to watch the intimate show from your own home. Sofar Sounds has partnered with Miller High Life, who will be launching their Periscope livestream with this Sunday's concert, featuring all of the artist's sets. You can follow @MillerHighLife and @SofarSounds on Twitter to get updates and direct you to the Periscope livestream this Sunday, August 23rd at 7pm. Join in on what's sure to be a unique show.

 
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