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On TV | Soulive & Marcus King Perform “Whipping Post”

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music were playing at the Tomorrows Verse headquarters. Who: Soulive with Marcus KingWhat: During a recent residency at Brooklyn Bowl, jazz-rock favorites Soulive welcomed blues-guitar mastermind Marcus King to the stage for a blistering cover of Allman Brothers Band's Whipping Post.You Need To...

Watch Radiohead’s New Video For “Man Of War” From OK Computer Era

As Radiohead are gearing up for the release of OKNOTOK, the 20th anniversary edition of their seminal OK Computer, the band has slowly been unveiling the much-anticipated unreleased tracks from the sessions.The band has now shared Man Of War, complete with a mysterious music video that simply features a man being followed.The song...

Recap / Photos | Blues On The Fox 2017

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Michael LepekOn a beautiful, breezy June evening, a pair of powerhouse performers kicked off Auroras 21st Annual Blues on the Fox festival in fine fashion.Rising star Shemekia Copeland, along with the iconic Mavis Staples, treated the crowd to a satisfying mlange of music, which ran the gamut from blues and...

The Hold Steady Covered Wilco And Other Chicago Artists During Three-Night Run

Photo: @ThaliaHallThe Hold Steady recently performed three shows in Chicago, with two nights at Thalia Hall and one intimate date at Empty Bottle as part of the venues 25th Anniversary celebration.Not only did the band switch up setlists dramatically throughout the three shows, they offered their audiences something special each night in the...

Photos / Video / Recap | The Wailers + Mungion @ Sideouts 6/10/17

By: Zach StoneThe Wailers were a legendary headliner, but openers Mungion provided as much fireworks at an early summer night at Sideouts Bar & Eatery in Island Lake.While the City of Chicago may claim Mungion nowadays, the band also has ties near this McHenry County location and that connection was...

PHOTOS / RECAP | The 2017 Chicago Blues Festival

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Michael LepekFrom the new Muddy Waters mural on State Street to inspired appearances by second-generation performers, the Windy Citys vibrant blues legacy was on full display at the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival.2017 marked the inaugural year at the Millennium Park location. But, as blues fans made their way around the...

Roll Tape! Should “Record Everything” Replace “Keep Your Publishing” As A Band’s Golden Rule?

By: Steven Jurgensmeyer, Founder/Editor at AllMusicBooks.comIt was a trend started forever ago, in jazz dens, bluegrass festivals and folk haunts. Fans would recordsecretly and not so secretlytheir favorite musicians of the day, who plied their trade set after set, night after night. The Grateful Dead famously took that notion to the Nth...

REVIEW | Yonder Mountain String Band - Love. Ain't Love

By: Nick DraperWhen it comes to Yonder Mountain String Band, a Colorado-based jamgrass band that manages to balance both a modern and throw-back sound, most acolytes will lead with tales of their live performances. They bring true talent and emotion on stage, traits that have netted them no shortage of boosters over the years....

Photos / Setlist / Videos | Micky Dolenz @ City Winery - June 13 & 14, 2017

By: John "Nunu" ZomotIt's been 50 years year since the Summer Of Love, and also 50 years since Jimi Hendrix opened for (*ahem*) The Monkees.It's odd how some things are mythologized, while others discounted, but it was evident at City Winery last week that The Monkees indeed made music that stood the test of time.  ...

GarciaLive Volume 9 Features Nine Covers, Including This 19 Minute "Harder They Come"

We were promised more for Jerry's 75th birthday celebration -- it looks like we're getting it.GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11, 1974  featuring a band anchored by Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (Round Records/ATO Records) will release just a few days before the big day (July 28 release, August 1 birthday).The two set show...