The Subdudes

The Subdudes will bring their unique blend of roots, gospel and blues to the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. The New Orleans-based group returns to Chicago after selling out the BAC in 2017. The evening will feature a set the band describes as a “living encapsulation of American music.” Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk and R&B with their own harmony vocals. Their sound is also noted for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedee, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass. Tickets are $40, $36 for BAC members. For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at