Indie rockers Smith Westerns are parting ways for an indefinite period of time.
Frontman Cullen Omori announced the group, which formed in 2007, would be splitting for the foreseeable future to embark on solo projects and they are holding their last live performance at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Illinois on 23 December (14).
However, guitarist Max Kakacek will not be performing with the singer and bassist Cameron Omori one last time.
Omori writes on Facebook.com, "Just a reminder the 23rd at Schubas is the last official Smith Westerns show of the year and very well of all time. It's been a pretty crazy 7 years since we started this while we were still in high school, and this official show is the last before an indefinite hiatus. However, Max and I will still continue to create new music albeit in our own new respective projects.
"Max (guitar) will not be joining us for any of the remaining shows. He's hiatusing (sic) a little earlier than Cameron and myself and will be missed. However, the show must go on and we have really worked hard to put together a good parting show. It was really important to Cameron and myself that we at least have some semblance of a last show considering all the time and hard work thats (sic) gone into the project of the years."