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PREMIERE | JC Brooks Band - Red Black + Blue EP

JC Brooks exploded into Chicagoans' consciousness in 2010 with a smooth-as-silk re-imagining of Wilco's "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart".  It was a damn near perfect introduction to the version of retro-soul that he and his band The Uptown Sound were offering just year into the Obama era.But digging deeper after this intro,...

Review & Audio | Kung Fu @ Martyrs' 3/31/18

Kung Fu have become perennial visitors to the Chicago area, and their loyal local fanbase packed Martyrs' on Easter Eve for a fantastic show full of extended jazz-inspired solos, danceable favorites, and straight up heavy grooves.It seems the band and venue have worked out a mutual attraction, as their regular spring visits have created...

On TV | The Wood Brothers on “Live From Here”

In this special edition of On TV, we're spotlighting The Wood Brothers, who will visit Chicago for a pair of shows this weekend at The Vic.  Their latest release One Drop of Truth is one of the more infectious folk rock records to be released this year, this is a band whose chops...

Setlist / Video | The Decemberists @ Chicago Theatre 4/10/18

[instagram id="BhcsxhygLsh"]The Decemberists brought their spring tour to Chicago.  Sojahsey1 was on hand to capture seven outstanding videos over the lenghty set and two encores -- the second of which was a show-stopping 11 minute rendition of the epic "Mariner's Revenge"Check it out as well as the full setlist below.[...

Studio Verse | Psych & Jam Sessions

Studio Verse is a Tomorrows Verse feature that collects the best television and radio station recording sessions from our favorite musicians.In todays edition, we explore a collection of psychedelic rock and jam sessions that have surfaced recently. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard KEXP Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released five...

Review / Videos / Setlist | Rivers Cuomo @ Beat Kitchen 4/10/18

Words: Alex Wood | Photo: @comedyjunkie1Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo announced an intimate, one-off acoustic performance at Beat Kitchen last week, with tickets selling out instantly the next morning.Though Weezer will perform at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater with Pixies this summer, this 300-capacity performance naturally felt like the polar opposite, an extremely rare opportunity to see...

Millennium Park Announces Free Summer Concert Series

Millennium Parks Summer Concert Series has become a beloved tradition for Chicago summers, offering a wide variety of talented musicians performing free concerts throughout June, July and August. Concertgoers can bring their own food and alcohol and relax on Pritzker Pavilions lawn, beneath one of the citys best sound systems.This years lineup is eclectic...

Friday Album Reviews | 11 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 6.By: Alex WoodBlackberry Smoke Find A LightNearly two decades into their musical career, Blackberry Smoke remain a beacon of creativity and inspiration in the Southern rock scene, using blues and classic rock...

PHOTOS | Fleshtone @ Beat Kitchen 3/3/18

By: Philamonjaro StudioOn a Saturday night in Chicago, fans were treated to a rare concert by New York's favorite garage punk band, The Fleshtones.Having first debuted at CBGB in 1976, they were a part of the beating heart of the NYC punk scene.In 2018, the band harnessed energy from that storied era when they touched...

Late Night Roundup | Ben Harper, Kacey Musgraves, The Breeders & More

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite bands hit the promotional, late-night television circuit. By: Alex Wood1. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite on The Late Late Show with James CordenAfter releasing another excellent set of blues songs, No Mercy In This Land, guitarist Ben Harper and harmonica expert Charlie Musselwhite performed a track on The Late...