The Ghost Room (304 W 4th St)
Artists: Makeshift Prodigy
About: "This is something different. This is the music people live to." Makeshift Prodigy (MP) is a five piece Indie/Rock band from Chicago, IL. MP connects with the listeners of Radiohead, Muse, Mutemath, U2, and Sigur Ros. With heart wrenching emotion, Makeshift Prodigy's sound captivates a listener from the first note to the last. Their explosive choruses and laid back melodic vocal style make for an intensely beautiful, energetic, and memorable experience that the audience takes home to embrace the powerful message this band has to give. Upon the accumulation of the current line-up in 2007, Makeshift Prodigy has spread their fan base from the suburbs of Chicago to a nationwide level. MP has independently built their success through writing, recording, producing, mixing, distributing, managing an internet presence, and building upon their repertoire. Upon the success of their 2008 full-length album release, "Welcome to the World," live shows have become a "must-see," drawing and maintaining a consistent and dedicated fan base. As of 2010, MP has now packed the most legendary clubs in Chicago including, but not limited to, House of Blues, The Metro, Double Door, and Subterranean. Most recently the band has created a palpable buzz throughout the music industry. Over the last several months many major and independent labels from across the country have sought the band out. In addition, many agents, attorney's and other industry personal have come out of the woodwork with interest in the band. The group hopes to complete and release a new record early next year and will continue to grow their touring markets and reach new fans.