The Flat Five

The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — made of five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, J.D. McPherson and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies came together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together. For the mother-effing fun of it.

Latest Music

Another World

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Another World was produced by band member Scott Ligon and The Flat Five. It was recorded/engineered by Flat Five drummer Alex Hall at his popular Chicago studio, Reliable Recorders with some additional sessions done at Wilco’s gearhead paradise, The Loft, engineered by Mark Greenberg.

The charms of this band are manifest. These guys are all about vocal harmony — five hardcore vocal buzz junkies — and they share a vast range of influences from The Free Design to The Three Degrees to Captain Beefheart and a restless desire to explore a song from the inside out: to see just how far out it’ll go. This sophomore album showcases The Flat Five’s trademark keen musicianship and their slightly subversive sense of humor. It’s marked by the playful wide-eyed sweetness that colors all their music, tempered with their appreciation for how freaking good it feels to listen to a beautiful bummer on repeat sometimes. Like Charles Schultz said: “Happiness is a Sad Song.”

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Previous events

Sep24

The Flat Five @ Ravinia w/Andrew Bird

Ravinia, 418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL

Pavilion, Friday, September 24, 2021 Concert Starts 8:00 PM Concert Starts

Pavilion Tickets: Reserved Seats: $65–$95

Lawn Tickets: Reserved Spaces: $53^ General Admission: $40^ ^ Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the concert

Listed ticket prices are per person. Reserved Lawn Spaces must be purchased in groups of two, four or six together. Tickets go on sale to the public starting on July 21, exclusively here at Ravinia.org

$53-$95