Theft to the Gallows at The Heartland Cafe


Theft to the Gallows went out to do their first open mic style performance last night.  One song only; they chose “Lucky to Love Me.”  The Heartland Cafe is a cool restaurant on the north side of Chicago that has hosted an open mic on Wednesdays for 25 (or maybe it’s 26) years.  This was the anniversary and it was also Halloween, so there were costumes and congratulations.

Theft to the Gallows Headboard2

This is Lucky to Love Me – not the version from Heartland, but similar – Acoustic, one take.

Theft to the Gallows came up on stage around 10:40 PM, and opted not to use a microphone.  After a rousing “Welcome!” chant thing, that is given to new participants in the open mic, Theft to the Gallows went into Lucky to Love Me.  BB Mayes nailed some moves why Ryan took the opening lead, and then, having gotten the jitters out, BB Mayes rocked the crowd going into the first chorus.  Pointing, gesturing, and singing to the intently listening audience, (they had to listen intently because there was no amplification) it was a fun performance that continually picked up temp.  A three minute song ended up being about 2:30!

Looking forward to the next show.

– Ryan (Theft to the Gallows)