- $7 for one ticket to see American English and Kashmir ($12.55 value)
- When: Wednesday, November 27, at 8:30 p.m.
- Where: The Abbey Pub
- General admission
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Arguably the most popular and influential rock band of all time, The Beatles have spawned a glut of imitators across the globe. Yet very few tributes play with such meticulous detail or sport such lofty credentials as Chicagoland’s American English. The act—a fine-tuned, all-encompassing chronological journey through the annals of Beatleology—has gained a worldwide fan base, countless local awards, an endorsement from the president of Epiphone (makers of the John Lennon and George Harrison signature guitar line), and even a TV appearance with Sir McCartney himself. Like Method actors, the band members have lived in their roles for years, even going so far as to trace The Beatles’ footsteps to perform at The Cavern Club in Hamburg, record at Abbey Road, and repeatedly visit the snack machine outside Shea Stadium. The Faux Four’s scrupulously accurate act struck home with Sam Leach, the Fab Four’s promoter during their Liverpudlian days, who was so impressed by American English that he now manages them. More like a Broadway show than a typical club gig, the mop-top mimickers whisk audiences through The Beatles’ discography with spot-on vocals and copycat musicianship played on vintage instruments, all enhanced by special effects and costume changes that signal the band’s transition from suit-and-tie pretty boys to shaggy psychedelic vanguards.
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