The Songwriter Showcase

The Songwriter Showcase emphasizes the craft of songwriting by inviting songwriters from diverse musical backgrounds to perform without a backing band or a full amplifier rig.

The Showcase features two to four songwriters per event who are each encouraged to discuss their song-writing processes and influences in an intimate environment that fosters focused listening and promotes open interaction with the audience. By stripping away the style and posture of a full band, songwriters’ techniques and philosophies become unobscured.


Upcoming Shows:

Every Thursday in May 2016, Homeroom curates Comfort Music at Comfort Station in Logan Square. 


Past shows:

June 12, 2015 Thomas ComerfordAxonsDeadbeatRebecca Francescatti at Elastic Arts

April 24, 2015 Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases), Lindsey Charles (Cell Phones), Justin Petertil (Love Raid), Nick Ammerman (Square Quotes) at Elastic Arts

October 10, 2014 Che Arthur (Pink Avalanche), James Deia (Blasted Diplomats), Anthony Cozzi (Radar Eyes), Maigin Blank (Whales) at Uncommon Ground Wrigleyville

October 2 , 2014 JC Brooks, Kate Adams, Odea, Isaiah Oby at Columbia College's HAUS

May 24, 2014 The Rutabega, Zigtebra, Deer Emerson and One Wing Low at Elastic Arts

May 16, 2014 Elastic Mashups with Tiny Fireflies and Donna Polydoros at Elastic Arts

April 5, 2014 Ronnie KullerSamantha Church, Andrew Pelletier and Transmontane at Elastic Arts

March 20, 2014 Ronnie KullerSamantha ChurchThe Rutabega and Deer Emerson at HAUS, Columbia College

April 27, 2013 Shelley Miller, Jordan Burk, Rockfalls and Hanna Ashbrook

March 23, 2013 Liza Day, Mark Goldberg-Foss of Marcel, Marcel,  Yoo Soo Kim of Hemmingbirds and Julia Klee

June 15, 2012 Antony & the Tramps and Ramah Jihan

April 27, 2012 Aleks Eva (Aleks Tomaskewska) of Magic Key and Aleks and the Drummer and Andrea Bauer of Touched by Ghoul and Coupleskate

February 10, 2012 Shelly Steffens and Donny Mahlmeister of A Tundra and Brian J Sulpizio of Health&Beauty

December 2, 2011 Colin Tyler and James Berthiaume of the Get

October 21, 2011 Matt Priest of Canasta and Dann Morr of Wells-next-the-Sea

September 16, 2011 Maria Jenkins of Hollows and Stephen Phillip Ucherek of Village

May 20, 2011 Mark Jumper of Bob Dey’s Tank Engine Man and John Lennox of Panoramic and True (Tyler Cannan of Saki Records curated)

April 15, 2011 Chris Salveter and Angela Mullenhour of Coins and Sybris (curated by CHIRP (Chicago Independent Radio Project))

March 18, 2011 Baron von Something + Dave Onderdonk and Loto Ball Show

February 18, 2011 Ami Saraiya and Arthi Meera

December 10, 2010 Eric Ziegenhagen and Wolfgang Shaefer

November 12, 2010 Andy Rosenstein and Jeremy David Miller

October 8, 2010 Rockfalls and Barilium

September 10, 2010 Ed Anderson and Andy Wagner (hosted by Josh Dumas)

May 14, 2010 Scott Masson and Kent Lambert

April 16, 2010 Andy Rosenstein and Tyler Beach

March 12, 2010 Eric Ziegenhagen and Isaac David Lyons

February 12, 2010 Lily Schaffer and Roy Ivy

December 18, 2009 Madsen Minax of Actor Slash Model and Juliet Mizicko with LaRaie Zimm

November 20, 2009 Chris Salveter and Reid Coker

October 23, 2009 Mercedes Landazuri with Jodi Jean Amble and Jared Grabb

September 25, 2009 Garrett Brown of the Hidden Mitten and Tony Sackett

June 19, 2009 the Dust Bunnies

November 21, 2008 Josh Dumas of Notes and Scratches and Rockfalls