In support of their sophomore album, Stumpwork, Dry Cleaning stopped by Thalia Hall in Chicago on Jan. 13 to perform to a sold-out crowd. The London-based quartet – comprised of Nick Buxton, Tom Dowse, Lewis Maynard, and Florence Shaw – kicked things off with a pair of songs from the stellar new record, “Kwenchy Kups” and “Gary Ashby,” before revisiting New Long Leg with “Scratchcard Lanyard.”
Shaw took time out to thank fans noting that Chicago always treats the band, which recently performed in Union Park during Pitchfork 2022, “very nicely.” “Viking Hair,” “Tony Speaks!,” and “Magic of Meghan” also appeared on the evening’s setlist.
Earlier in the night, Baltimore artist Nourished by Time (Marcus Brown) delivered a compelling 30-minute performance which set the tone for the singular concert-going experience.
Dry Cleaning will continue to tour across the U.S through February. Check out photos from the Chicago show below and click here to pick-up tickets to see Dry Cleaning at a future performance.
(Photos by Laurie Fanelli)