What happens when four guys get together and decide to make music they can be proud of, while juggling full-time jobs and families? It's the story of many local bands pursuing a passion, and documentary maker Emily Calhoun caputures the stresses and successes in her short film, "Creative: Material," which focuses on Concord band The Chaw.
Learn more about The Chaw and listen to their music online at TheChawMusic.com and on Facebook. Better yet, see them live at the upcoming show on Thursday, Jan. 17 at New Parish in Oakland.
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