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Photos & Video | Michael McDermott Kicks Off Tour At City Winery

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotMichael McDermott is looking to spread the vibes his hometown audiences have given him for 20 years to audiences everywhere.So he used Chicago's City Winery as a beachhead, launching a tour in support of Out From Under (out on April 27th) with a pair of shows that also had the support of...

PHOTOS & VIDEO | Matador! Soul Sounds & Hartswick/Cassarino Duo @ Martyrs' 3/22/18

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotIn this age of funk-and-soul supergroups, it seems like a pick-up band can materialize -- full of a handful of musicians sourced from a pool of well-known jammers -- at any time and for any reason.This group of road warriors is ready to be drawn into battle at...

Late Night Roundup | Jack White, Jamiroquai, John Prine & More

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite bands hit the promotional, late-night television circuit.By: Alex Wood1. Jack White on Saturday Night LiveAfter releasing the rather divisive Boarding House Reach, Jack White brought his new band to SNL for their television debut. Performing Over and Over and Over and Connected By Love, the band rips through...

Setlist, Video, Recap | Margo Price & Blackfoot Gypsies @ Thalia Hall 4/13/18

Photos & Video: Wyatt Brake (zepcowboy)Margo Price delivered a little bit of everything in her Friday The 13th Thalia Hall appearance.Want to see her behind the drums, at the piano, wielding a guitar or being a rave-up front woman?It's all in this package and it is all smoldering.Just as you can't...

FULL SHOW VIDEO | TAUK at Concord Music Hall 4/13/18

[instagram id="Bhip2pBDvZX"]TAUK has a full length coming later in the year, but is touring behind an excellent EP, Shapeshifter I: Construct.Chicago fans may be familiar due to association with (and side projects containing members of) Umphrey's McGee.  And a few more may have become aquainted on Friday as they...

Review / Setlist / Video | The Wood Brothers @ The Vic 4/14/18

Words: Alex Wood | Photo: @TinaNiberiThe Wood Brothers have long been one of the hardest working bands in the business, constantly touring, writing and recording for more than a decade.Ive watched the band grow from playing dive bars to their recent two-night run at The Vic Theatre, and the increased popularity doesnt feel the slightest...

PHOTOS / VIDEO | JGB @ Park West 3/16/18

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotFormer Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals is no stranger to the Chicago area.  He appears frequently as a special guest with the local Dead tribute staple Terrapin Flyer.But it's been a minute since he's brought his JGB project through the city -- so it was nice to get a...

PHOTOS / VIDEO | Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Turner Hall 3/1/18

Photos: Adam MiszewskiI'm going to say it.  Beyond just their name, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has a jambandy aesthetic that makes String Cheese Incident seem reserved, self-serious and demure by comparison.But good on them for just embracing the fuck out of it.  And you can't say the audience hasn't responded. The...

PHOTOS / VIDEO | Stanley Clarke @ City Winery 3/21/18

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotAs a music veteran, Stanley Clarke can fly a little bit under the radar, but when he pops up you best pay attention.The man is an absolute beast on the bass.  City Winery goers were treated to a full-on clinic during his March visit with his talented touring ensemble....

Friday Album Reviews | Five New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks for the week. Here are our favorite records from April 13. John Prine The Tree Of ForgivenessFolk-rock pioneer John Prine returns with his first album of new material in 13 years, but hasnt lost any of the talent that gained him his reputation....