Chicago singer-songwriter Dane Penn answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!
What makes your live show great?
My new record describes some of the personal doubts, struggles, and the pains of life and love. Appearing contrived is the thing I seek most NOT to do. After every show, people always comment on the raw emotions expressed from stage.
Describe your sound in five words or less.
Tell us something random about the band, and why that's significant.
Our drummer is 6'8". Imagine trying to fit him behind a kit in some tiny venue!
Who would you want to work with, and who would you never work with? Why?
I've had the privilege of working with some great people, but I would love to work with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine or Ray LaMontagne.
If the band was a breakfast cereal, what would it be and why?
Cheerios. We jive. And if you add peanut butter, it's truly special.
What's the best album you've heard recently?
Damien Jurado's "St. Bartlett" is probably one of the best records of the past few years.
What song do you never want to hear again?
That one Uncle Kracker song.
What is Chicago's best music venue and why?
I really dig Schubas. It has great sound and an amazing atmosphere. You can be in the back and still feel completely involved as if you were front and center.
When: Sunday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
Where: Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave.
Tickets: $5; 773-465-9801