PREVIEW: Ike Reilly Assassination at First Avenue 11/25/2015


Libertyville, IL-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 has 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.

Born On Fire is Ike Reilly’s seventh studio album with his band the Ike Reilly Assassination and his first release in over four years. Born On Fire was mostly recorded at IV Lab in Chicago, IL. Reilly’s longtime friend and Assassination guitar player Phil Karnats (Secret Machines, Polyphonic Spree) worked with Reilly and the band on production and the result is a group of rock & roll songs that would be hard to put in a specific era. Reilly said his hope for the record was that it sound like it could have been made “somewhere between 1966 and 2032.”

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The Ike Reilly Assassination will be at First Avenue on Wednesday 11/25 and some tickets are still available HERE