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Umphrey's McGee Show Cut Short | Photos & Setlist

Photos: Zach StoneLast weekend, Phish fans were graced with near perfect weather at Northerly Island. A good thing, too, as many in attendance will surely remember their weather-impacted inaugural run in 2013.So forgive the flashbacks if some of the same folks also made it out to see Umphrey's McGee on the big stage...

Friday Album Reviews | Eight New Records You Need To Know

 As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrows Verse brings you our top picks. Here are the highlights for July 21.Nine Inch Nails- Add ViolenceThe newest EP from Nine Inch Nails is the second in a trilogy that began with Not The Actual Events, released in December, and offers a straight shot of everything fans...

James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt Join Forces At The Ballpark

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt is a pairing that calls for Ravinia rather than baseball stadium, but fine production and outsized talent seemed to close the gap on a Monday night in July at Wrigley Field.You can forgive them for not bringing record breaking Dead & Company crowds, but those in attendance got a...

PHOTOS / VIDEO | International Dylan Tribute @ City Winery 6/29/17

Photos & Video: John 'Nunu' ZomotThat's a happy group, huh?It's what happens when a group of touring musicians meet up with a bunch of Chicagoans to celebrate the music of The Bard under the moniker of The International Bob Dylan Tribute.Under the leadership of Dewey Paul Moffit, this late June event at City...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival September 1-2Headliners To WatchDr. John New Orleans Night Tripper Dr. John will bring his funky, voodoo style to the festival for a set sure to impress. Infectious and endlessly...

Trump vs. Daft Punk | Watch The President Frown Through Bastille Day Parade Performance

President Trump joined French President Emanuel Macron for the nations celebration of Bastille Day.Amongst the most important holidays for France, the parade ended with a celebration of their hometown musical heroes, Daft Punk, where a marching band played a medley of Get Lucky, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, and One More Time.With the American...

Photo Gallery | Taste Of Chicago 2017

By: Philamojaro StudioBen Harper and the Innocent Criminals headlined The 37th Annual Taste of Chicago along with Passion Pit, The O'Jays, Caf Tacvba and Alessia Cara.A treasured institution for decades, the diverse program is free to the public, and the musical line up represented a cultural cross section as varied as...

Setlist / Photo / Video | Graham Parker Duo @ City Winery 7/12/17

Photos & Video: Nunu ZomotBritish singer-songwriter Graham Parker is keeping the flame burning on the road in 2017.His July stop at Chicago's City Winery, as a duo with guitarist Brinsley Schwartz of The Rumour, strips down the sound from the recent reunion of their shared band.And yes, Graham was happy...

Toronzo Cannon Returns For Bluesday Tuesday at Fitzgerald's

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos & Video: Michael LepekAlligator recording artist Toronzo Cannon is on the fast track towards a Chicago blues ambassadorship.His touring schedule for the last month has covered everything from Switzerland and Mont-Tremblant, Canada to blues festivals in Butte, Belgium and beyond.But, Cannons busy schedule also means that his Windy City...

Photo Gallery | Taste Of Westmont Offers Four Hours Of Classic Blues

By: Howard GreenblattIt may seem unlikely, but Westmont, Illinois was the Blues Capital of the World for four hours on Sunday afternoon.Taste of Westmont honored former resident Muddy Waters in their yearly tribute with a collection of some of Chicagos finest Blues artists -- including performances by members of his former band...