Umbra and the Volcan Siege will be performing a set at Darkroom on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
This six-piece has been featured in UR Chicago, on Jim DeRogatis' Vocalo blog and right here on Hostage Radio. If you are a follower of the Chicago music scene, it is very likely that you have heard [band leader] Jim Licka's mellotron on a recording or at a live show.
In fall of 2008, Licka decided to bring his own songs to life by assembling a cast of his favorite Chicago musicians. Umbra and the Volcan Siege features members of Oucho Sparks, Belmondos and Curtis Evans. Their debut album, The Beginning of the End, was released in 2009 and the band is currently recording a follow-up for release in 2011.
Darkroom is located at 2210 W Chicago Ave. Woody Pines headlines, Byron Grossman opens; Umbra takes the stage at 9 PM. The show is 21+/$8 cover.