On Saturday, I went to something called the Queer Country Monthly at Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights. I didn't know what to expect but was delighted to find a great lineup of original songs and cover tunes by a nice array of local artists.
I particularly loved a duo called My Gay Banjo, who have been playing around the BK and developing a loyal following over the last couple years. I wrote about them for NEXT magazine's Nexus blog, where I am a semi-regular nightlife correspondent. You can read my article here and watch My Gay Banjo on YouTube, performing their delicious cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene".