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Mr. Blotto

Mr. Blotto


Sat · January 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Mr. Blotto
Mr. Blotto
Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each others playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.

Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.

"Barlow Shanghai", the 5th and newest CD sees the band in collaboration with John Perry Barlow (lyricist to the Grateful Dead). This CD was released in 2006 and is available from the Official website
Stampy is Kevin Campbell (bass, vocals), Sean Briskey (guitar, vocals), Charles Williams (keys, guitar, vocals), Jamie Dull (drums, vocals), and Ian Engels (guitar, vocals). They are a mutation of several Chicago-scene bands. The diversity of musical styles combined with the longstanding friendships of Stampy's members contributes to a new and upcoming flavor of music that has been served to Chicago audiences since early 2016.

Stampy's sound is produced by an eclectic cast of musicians from Chicago who have played in groups such as In La Kesh, SMOKER, The Great Sky Band, Doug Shotwell and the Right Hand Band, The Dancehall Twigs, The Dropper, The Localvores, Electric Villain and The Blind Staggers. With influences spanning multiple genres and artists, Stampy's original material travels many musical avenues. From soulful grooves to high energy dual guitar solos, Stampy brings a versatile set to the table that is sure to please a variety of palates.

February 6th, 2016 saw Stampy take the stage together for the first time. Their debut was at Chicago's legendary Double Door alongside great bands Ode and Pet Peeve. Since then Stampy has played many amazing venues such as Chicago's Tonic Room, Martyrs', Reggie's, and Emporium Arcade Bar. They performed at the 2016 Blottopia festival, as well as the 2017 Winter Hotel Blotto festival. Stampy will be playing in the Illinois region throughout 2017 including neighboring states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647