I won't call it a swan song, but it will certainly be the last Cooksie show in quite a while. I'm heading back to Chicago from New York next weekend for a special show at the Double Door on Saturday, September 23. It's special because we'll be sharing the stage with the Incredible Casuals
, one of the great bar bands of all time.
The Casuals have been rolling up and down the Atlantic seaboard for a quarter-century. They're from Cape Cod, and my brother Matt and Cooksie bass-player Sean Mulroney fell in love with them when they were in high school--a long
time ago--spending summers up there with Sean's family. I think it's fair to say it's been a longtime dream of Matt's to share the stage with the Casuals, and Sean worked very hard to get them to come to Chicago for this show, which will double as his birthday celebration.
Also on the bill will be Cranky George
from Los Angeles. It's another brother band, featuring Sean's brothers Dermot and Kieran. Yes, that
Dermot Mulroney. And that
Not to mention Casolando, Sean's latin band, and the Beer Nuts. Music starts at 9 p.m., Cooksie goes on around 9:45. Cover is $10. Hope to see you there.
If you want to check out some Cooksie songs, you can go here
to see the Cooksie page that Kansas City Star TV critic and No. 1 Cooksie fan Aaron Barnhart
has, unbidden and with charming generosity, created for us.