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1/2 Mad Poet

1/2 Mad Poet

Rock / Pop Rock / Indie Rock Chicago, IL  US


  • 2013

    Nov 5

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm

    This is a show you that you WON'T want to miss! Why, you ask? 1/2 Mad Poet will be reunited with Chandler Marino on drums - that's Why!! Don't forget - we'll have the strangest but most awesome prizes to give away! 21+ show, $5 in advance / $8 day of show. *Doors open at 8PM 1/2 Mad Poet: 8:30 - 9:10 Jarryd Steimer: 9:25 - 10:05 The Prowling Kind: 10:20 - 11:00 Sex Therapy: 11:15 - ?

  • 2013

    Aug 2

    Chicago, IL, US | 7:00pm

    Catch Sheela & Anita performing a FREE show in the Flat Iron Arts Building in Wicker Park Friday, August 2. On the First Friday of each month the Wicker Park/Bucktown area comes alive with a unique celebration of the arts. It’s a neighborhood pARTy and everyone is invited! Start your evening at the historic Flat Iron Arts Building where you can explore two floors of art displayed in the intimate setting of over three-dozen resident artists’ studios and living spaces. Also on hand will be a selection of guest artists exhibiting in the building’s common areas, as well as impromptu performances throughout the evening. Many studios offer refreshments. In addition, special guest artists will be featured in the newly opened FIAA Gallery and Cultural Center on the second floor. Here you can also pick up literature and special offers from the dozens of WPB businesses participating in the First Friday events. Of course, the neighborhood is expecting you, so feel free to venture forth on your own and enjoy the boundless shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities our vibrant community has to offer. We will be performing with MMLB in Kevin Lahvic's awesome studio (#222). 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622

  • 2013

    Jul 20

    Chicago, IL, US | 3:00pm

    We are playing a new thing this summer at The Elbo Room (in the Cocktail Lounge) called, "The Liquid Lunch Show". This is for all of you who complain that we either play too late, would rather get your "liquid" on during the day or can't afford a cover charge. :-) This is a FREE show with two acts performing from 3PM - 6:30PM 3PM - 4:30PM: 1/2 Mad Poet 5PM - 6:30PM: Crimson & Coal FREE show! Unique prizes! Awesome staff, lots of laughs! 2871 N LINCOLN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60657 | 773-549-5549 | ALL SHOWS 21+

  • 2013

    Jun 22

    Chicago, IL, US | 11:00pm

    Hey everybody! Come join 1/2 Mad Poet this Saturday night at The Spot in Uptown! Lets hang out, have some cocktails and let us entertain you. As always, we'll have some cool & weird prizes to give away so mark your calendars and start inviting everyone! See you then xo THE SPOT, 4437 N Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 $10 admission - 21+ w/ID Bands Performing: 8pm Dalice Malice (dalicemalice.com) 9pm Evil Twin Sister (facebook.com/etsmusic) 10pm One Season (oneseasonmusic.com) 11pm 1/2 Mad Poet - Duo (facebook.com/halfmadpoet) 12am Foreign Shores (facebook.com/ForeignShoresMusic)

  • 2013

    May 11

    Chicago, IL, US | 5:00pm

    Poetry at 5pm, LIVE music at 7pm. The Art Colony Studio Building is presenting their Second Saturday event for May. Reception will be on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 5pm to 10pm. Some terrific musical women will be rockin' us with Hannah Frank and 1/2 Mad Poet. Join us for an evening of Art, Music, Poetry & Refreshment. Come see our Studio and Visiting Artists, and visit the Studio / Gallery spaces. Free parking. Participating Studio Artists include: Walter Fydryck, Adam Helman, Ken Kouba, Frank Mascenic, Cid Nowosad, Kirk Rohrbaugh, James Vellner, Take 2 Vintage Participating Visiting Artists include: Diane Aceto, David Bechtol, Nancy Bechtol, Eric Dinse, Brian Garay, Ken Hirte, Moira Hyatt, Michael Platt, John Tyszko, Kat Van Horn Live Poetry hosted by Vittorio Carli 5-7pm Live Music after 7pm: Hannah Frank & Co. (7pm) www.hannahfrank.net 1/2 Mad Poet (8pm) www.halfmadpoet SketchiBeats (9pm)


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  • sevasdog n the way (Artist)
    sevasdog n the way
    i dig youre soundzzzz and we chi towners need to stand together / friendz helping friends
  • Skarred Kage (Artist)
    Skarred Kage
    Loving' the sounds here today! If you have time listen to my music and fan me back. Thanks! Alex Skarred Kage
  • Shaggy Docious (Artist)
    Shaggy Docious
    Love your song, great vocal and killer guitar playing!! We're from Chicago too. Best of luck to you!! JAD
  • akai SKY (Artist)
    akai SKY
    Your music is amazing! So catchy and the vocals have so much spirit.
  • Justin Langston (Artist)
    Justin Langston
    Wishing you only the best. What I heard sounds great. Justin Langston Midland, Tx.


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Sounds Like: Heart, The Donnas

Bio: Somewhere on the way between the quiet wheat fields of Kansas and the steely towers of Chicago, Anita Chase and Sheela Reddy went just a little bit mad. 1/2 Mad Poet is one part the Who, one part the Donnas, and one part totally unpredictable.  Lead vocalist/guitarist Anita Chase pumps crushing ...See Full Bio

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"Self-classified as a mixture of funk, blues, metal, folk-alternative and punk, the sound leaves you at a loss for description."

— The Liberty Press - Wichita, Kansas

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