- May 18, 2018 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
- CSPS Hall
- $15 advance | $18 door
Libertyville, Illinois, native Ike Reilly is one of America’s best contemporary songwriters. The former gravedigger and hotel doorman made his major label debut in 2001 with the Universal release of the stunning Salesmen and Racists. He recently completed his seventh studio recording, Born On Fire, and his live performances, both as a solo performer and as the leader of the ferocious Ike Reilly Assassination, have garnered him a cult following and high praise from critics. David Carr of the New York Times said, “Ike Reilly is a kind of natural resource, mined from the bedrock of music. All the values that make rock important to people — storytelling, melody, rage, laughter — are part and parcel of every Ike Reilly show I have ever seen.” Tom Morello, who shares a hometown with Reilly, says “Ike is not just a great, authentic songwriter of the highest caliber but he’s always ready to throw down at a union rally… or a bar fight. Ike’s songs are a poetic cracked window into the lives of the heartland heroes trying to get by, find and keep love, and carve a place for themselves with humor and dignity. But we love him most because at the drop of a hat he’ll travel 1,000 miles to play one song for a dying anti-war veteran.” Don’t miss this chance to see a high-energy songwriter in an intimate solo performance.