Address

Google Maps 3420 W. Grace
Chicago, IL. 60618
(773) 478-4408

Hours

M-Fri 4pm - 2am 
Sat 11am - 3am
Sun 11am - 2am

Box Office Hours:
Open - 6pm

Kitchen Hours:
Open - 11pm

Abbey Pub

Sexfist

Sexfist

The Harrow

Tue, November 27, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Abbey Pub

Chicago, IL

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Sexfist
Sexfist
Guitarist Harrison Birch and banjo player Chuck Oakton met each other in early 2001 when, during the talent portion of the Mr. Universe pageant, both contestants played the same song. The song was Bill Monroe's 'Real Life Blues' and, embarrassing a moment though it was, an instant friendship was formed. They began playing as a duo. Then in the summer of 2002 Peter Briarwood, with whom Oakton had worked in the adult film 'Shotgun Charlie,' began sitting in on mandolin.  The sheer amount of picking was really getting on everyone's nerves and the search began for a 'long note' instrument.  One afternoon outside of the 711 on Howard St., Chuck Oakton found fiddle player, Allen Ellwood, digging through garbage for his next meal.  Despite his foul stench and rancid attitude, Chuck knew he'd found the lead instrument the band was missing. Finally, in May 2003, bass fiddler Bradley Longwood blackmailed his way into the band and Sexfist was born. They have since taken Chicago by storm, amazing audiences with their high-energy, hard-driving picking and angelic harmony singing. Sexfist has won numerous awards and accolades including Third All-Time Highest Score on the Golden Tee game at the Oasis in Rogers Park, a citation in June 2005 by Officer Reginald A. White for disorderly conduct, and a 2007 Franky nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The band is not currently touring in support of its self-titled debut CD as they are not legally allowed to operate motor vehicles. You can however see the Fist live and in person every Tuesday night at The Abbey Pub, 3420 West Grace Street, Chicago, IL.

Harrison Birch: Guitar
Allen Elwood: Fiddle
Bradley Longwood: Bass
Peter Briarwood: Mandolin
Chuck Oakton: Banjo
The Harrow
The Harrow
Nate Van Allen - Guitar/Vocals
Dan Padgett - Bass/Vocals
Lawrence Peters - Drums/Vocals
Tom McGettrick - Pedal Steel
Venue Information:
The Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace St
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.abbeypub.com/