Square Roots would not be complete without a fantastic and diverse lineup of musical artists, and this year is no exception. Tune in to our festival’s livestream concert on Saturday night, August 29th starting at 6:00 PM featuring stellar sets from young, soul duo from Chicago, The O’My’s with their vintage sound for a new era, the heartfelt indie rock of Dehd, recently named “best new music” by Pitchfork, Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln, Puerto Rican music and dance ensemble, Bomba con Buya, and the crooning, country and western music of Andrew Sa and the Cosmic Country Showcase Band. Enjoy this amazing night of music straight from the Old Town School stage into the comfort of your own home.
Formed by Maceo Haymes and Nick Hennessy, Chicago soul band The O'My's have etched out an important place in the city's music scene. From collaborations with Chance The Rapper and BJ The Chicago Kid to TDE's Ab-Soul, The O'My's bring a traditionally vintage sound to a new era of music in seamless fashion. The O'My's are ready to capture the hearts of music fans, both old and young.theomysband.com YouTube YouTube
Chicago trio Dehd have a sound all their own filled with shining and melancholy undertones that fluctuate from synth-powered heartland rock to from-the-gutters howl. Their latest album, Flower of Devotion, features guitar lines that flirt with ticklish cosmic country, one-two rhythmic thumps and skittering beats, with descending vocal counter-melodies that can sound like The B-52s shaking off heartache.dehd.horse YouTube YouTube
Bomba con Buya is a Chicago-based ensemble that aims to preserve and advance Bomba. Developed during the 18th century among the island's African descendants, Bomba is Puerto Rico's oldest surviving music and dance form. Buya means ‘good spirit’ in Taino, and the group strives to embody this idea.bombaconbuya.com YouTube
Lonesome crooner Andrew Sa is joined by the Hideout's interstellar Cosmic Country Showcase Band to bring you classic Western entertainment featuring Sima Cunningham (guitar, backing vocals), Sully Davis (bass), Dorian Gehring (guitar, pedal steel), and Spencer Tweedy (drums).YouTube