- Jim Newberry
- Liam Hayes in 2010
A couple months ago I profiled the singer-songwriter Daniel Knox; he recently returned from a tour of the UK, and tomorrow night he plays a free show at the Virgin Hotel (where he’s probably played the piano before, though not as part of a performance). Also playing is singer-songwriter and Chicago native Liam Hayes, whom some people might know better as Plush. In January he released the album Slurrup (Fat Possum) under his own name—as Peter Margasak wrote in a Soundboard capsule, the album is “a marked shift toward something more stripped-down after years of richly orchestrated work.” You can hear it for yourself by streaming the album on Hayes’s Bandcamp page, and on today’s 12 O’Clock Track, “Fokus,” which sounds like the Television Personalities infused with Big Star‘s enthusiasm. The show tomorrow starts at 8 PM and is free, so try and get there early, before the space fills up.