Touché to host Bear All, April 23

Bear All
CHICAGO — Touche will host a list of bear musicians with their Bear All event on April 23 in Chicago. Comedian Bryan Dowling will be the host with The Pleasure Centers, Mister E Machine, Ben Walter, and Scott Free performing.

The show starts at 10 pm at 6412 N. Clark in Chicago.

The performers are:

THE PLEASURE CENTERS are a Chicago-based power-pop band that only wants to make you smile. According to their Facebook bio, they are “incredibly pleasant and listenable”. Band members include Pete Snyder, Mark Johnson & John Gramila.

MISTER E MACHINE is an indie band from Chicago that combines acoustic rock with indie/pop elements to create a layered rock sound. A key element of the sound is its textured vocal harmonies and personal lyrics that delve into the emotional, mental, and spiritual journeys of the human experience. Band members include Manny Capozzi, Chuck Harling, Perry Simmons, Melissa Kempfer-Ciangiola. Mister E. Machine is an indie band with a Chicago rainbow twist.

BEN WALTER discovered his passion for music at an early age, Ben began singing as a child and has never stopped. With many years of experience performing at various events and clubs, he delivers a show that cannot be missed. His blend of piano, pop, rock and jazzy blues will catch your ear, but it is his honest, emotion filled words that will make you a life-long fan.

SCOTT FREE’s sometimes humorous, sometimes angry, always touching songs of queer life have gained him acclaim in both gay and straight media across the country In 2010, he was inducted into the City of Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame. He has twice been named OUTMusician of the Year by the OUTMusic Awards – in 2005 and 2009. His music video ‘Happy Again’ was in the Top10 Videos of 2009 on LOGOs ‘The Click List’. He has appeared on Black Entertainment Television, and NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’. He is the host and curator of the bimonthly ‘Homolatte’ , the longest running queer performance series in the country.

BRYAN DOWLING was host of the Bijou Dance Review from 2008-2014, and was co-writer, editor, and star of the film ‘Bearanormal Activity’. He is a Chicago-based video editor, graphic designer, writer and performer.

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