Jamie’s News of the Brood – O’Reillys, O’Reillys Everywhere…

Jamie O’Reilly & The Rogues, Crooked Mouth Band & Midnight Moxie
an all family band show dedicated to our Mom!

Note from Jamie
There are no dry spells when it comes to the creative ventures my family of origin makes happen – the shear talent that fuels our clan is awe-inspiring. There are Club dates. Concerts. Festivals. Plays. Solo Performances. Radio shows. Works of fiction.
CDs. Zines. Blogs. Poetry. Photographs. Podcasts. Primers.

Here’s what happening around Chicago this month…

Midnight Moxie at Beat Kitchen
Thursday, Jan 19
8:30 PM
2100 West Belmont
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 773.281.4444
Buy tickets online

Daughters Meg and Nia and bandmate Sarah Chang headline this mid-winter
pick-me-up at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen. With – Pillow Talk, Justice Prevails with nephew Michael Amandes on drums, and Elvisbride- super-troupe, including Matt Test and Cat Jarboe, who might as well be family.


RhinoFest Year 23

Chicago’s longest running fringe festival, co-curated by my bro Beau, boasts all number of original pieces by my near and dear, and more. Edgy. Exciting. Mind-altering. RhinoFest at Lunar Cabaret was the birthplace for my folk-cabarets with Michael Smith Pasiones and Hello Dali.

Rhinofest features a great line-up of talented folk. Don’t miss it!

All performances are at Prop Thtr, 3502 North Elston, Chicago, IL
$15. or pay-what-you-can or get Tix online, save 3 bucks!


21 Pieces

Solo work. Written & Performed by Cecilie O’Reilly

Cecilie’s reading prose was a highlight of my May Day Salon at SPACE. In this new original solo piece, she at last presents her own conversational style of writing in poetry and short story form, covering subjects as diverse as dolls, goats, trees, abandoned cars, tsunamis, and the loss of political figures we all love.

Recent transplant from the Boston-area, niece Briavael Rose handles tech and sound!

21 Pieces plays Sundays, 3 PM – Jan 22, 29, Feb 5


Our Kate Takes a Trip
A new play by Beau O’Reilly

Directed by Matt Rieger

Plays Saturdays, 7 PM – Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11
AND Sundays, 7 PM – Jan 15 & Feb 12

It is the first Saturday of the summer in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, and the gang piles into Kate’s car to drive up the coast to Galway. Featuring Judith Harding, Brian Collins, Courtney Kearney, Beau O’Reilly, Matt Rieger, and John Starrs, a Roots Salon regular.


Samuel Beckett, Andre the Giant, and the Crickets
Written by Rory Jobst

Plays Thursdays, 7 PM – Jan 19 & 26, Feb 2 & 9

Nephew Rory’s one-act play imagines one particular drive to school.
Inspired by a true story.  Playwright Rory is an MFA Grad of SAIC.




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