Kelly Hogan At The Dinner Party

Hogan, great conversation, fantastic food, and wine & chocolate pairings? Yes, please!

Hey Chicagoans, interested in an evening of gourmet food and conversation with the likes of Hogan, Black Ensemble Theater director Jackie Taylor, and art collector Howard Tullman, with food from The Trenchermen chefs Michael and Patrick Sherrin?  Elysabeth Alfano, host of Fear no ART, hosts a multi-sensory show the last Monday of every month at the Mayne Stage and invites everyone to join her and her guests on Monday, January 28.

Hogan will also perform a song from her latest album, I Like To Keep Myself In Pain, with the musician and painter, Jon Langford(Hint: probably the one he wrote…)

If you’re in the area, you can buy tickets to the 90 minute show, which includes a taste of the chef’s creations and wine and chocolate. Not in Chicago? You can still watch the show as it is live-streamed online starting at 7:30pm at Time Out Chicago’s site. Don’t forget to tweet your questions and comments to @FearNoArtChgo, they might even be featured on the show!

Doors open at 6:30pm January 28th and the show starts at 7pm. Don’t be late for dinner…



Kelly Hogan Owns Year-End “Best Ofs”

At year's end, Hogan's "Pain" tops (album artwork by Kelly Hogan, photo by Neko Case)

At year’s end, Hogan’s “Pain” tops (album artwork by Kelly Hogan, photo by Neko Case)

It’s been a banner year for Kelly Hogan. After the June release of her latest full-length, I Like To Keep Myself In Pain (Anti), Hogan toured supporting the likes of Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Mavis Staples, and Magnetic Fields and did duty on a slew of headlining performances, too. NOW!!!!!… she’s gracing a bazillion year-end “Best of” lists, and naturally, we’re thrilled. We know the praise is well-deserved.

The Los Angeles Times ranked Pain an impressive #2 on their year-end list, and celebrated her talent commenting that “the star is always Hogan’s voice, a casual, inviting instrument.” Paste Magazine christened Hogan a “musical omnivore” and slotted her at #49 of their 50 best. And Hogan’s adopted hometown of Chicago brought Top 10 love for Pain with accolades from Sound Opinions’ Jim DeRogatis (#2) and Greg Kot (also of the Chicago Tribune, #5), RedEye (#6), and the Chicago Sun-Times (#9).

Tribute continued for Hogan’s country soul album with a no. 8/10 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a no. 2/10 on the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, a no. 10/10 on The Midnight Wire, a no. 20/25 in Slant Magazine, a no. 25/25 on Pop Underground, and a no. 40/50 on AllMusic’s year-end list. WOWIE!

Hogan recorded I Like To Keep Myself In Pain at the famed East/West Studio in Los Angeles, where Frank Sinatra, among many others, laid beauty down. With a band of huge talent including R&B legends Booker T Jones, James Gadson (Bill Withers, Beck), Gabriel Roth (Dap-Kings), and Scott Ligon (of the newly resurrected NRBQ), she made her own versions of songs written specifically for her by musical luminaries including Vic Chesnutt, The Magnetic Fields, The Mekons’ Jon Langford, The Handsome Family, Freakwater’s Catherine Irwin, John Wesley Harding, Robbie Fulks, Gabriel Roth, Robyn Hitchcock, M. Ward and the aforementioned Andrew Bird.

As expected, Hogan’s gonna kick 2013 in the guts with more performances – in and around her new-ish homestead in Wisconsin, including two performances in one evening at the historic Green Mill (in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood) on February 1. First set starts at 9pm. Don’t be silly.

Kelly Hogan Headlining Tour

Eddie will not be appearing.

Enjoy a nice, long set by Kelly Hogan when she kicks off her headlining tour on November 29 in Madison, WI. Other lucky cities include Cleveland, Toronto, Northampton, Boston, NYC, Philly, Geneva, NY, D.C. and Charleston, WV for Mountainstage. Click On Tour for the deets and dates.



Kelly Hogan On “World Cafe”

From World Cafe: “Kelly Hogan is a professional backup singer who spends a lot of time on the road with her friends Neko CaseJakob Dylan,Andrew BirdRobyn Hitchcock and many others. For her long-awaited new album, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain, Hogan recruited the aforementioned musicians and others — including M. Ward and the late Vic Chesnutt — to write the songs.

In this interview and session for World Cafe, Hogan describes how she finally got her own record deal — and recruited more than 40 musicians to help with I Like to Keep Myself in Pain.”

Listen here:

Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest, September 14 & 15

Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest poster by the awesomely talented Kathleen Judge (© Judgeworks)

Hogan will be performing at the totally awesome annual Hideout Block Party at the Hideout in Chicago, IL on Saturday, September 15 at 2pm. Sadly, this incredible event is sold out, (with a line up like the below, are you surprised?) but lucky you if you’ve already got your ticket!!

The Hideout Block Party with Wilco, Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Wye Oak, The War On Drugs, The Corin Tucker Band, Wild Belle, Kelly Hogan, The Waco Brothers w/ Paul Burch, CAVE, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Redmoon Theater, and Guitarkestra.

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August 2012 Touring (With & Without Andrew Bird)

Kelly Hogan’s voice will make you see double. In a good way.

Ms. Hogan will be heading out on the road in August for a string of West Coast performances supporting Andrew Bird, and making a few stops throughout for her own headlining dates in Los Angeles, Phoenix and soon to be announced… Click the on tour link above for a tour calendar and ticket links.