Ad 728

CurrentVerse Stories

Review / Setlist | M. Ward @ City Winery 3/27/17

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @mrsjjcreamOne of the most talented and powerful songwriters in the modern folk scene, M. Ward often feels like a musicians musician, popping up in the liner notes of your favorite records without you realizing.Despite his prolific and collaborative tendencies, the guitarist has only gained a small but dedicated following, diehards...

Fifteen Chicago Area Theaters To Host Special Grateful Dead Movie Screening 4/20/17

You may have seen the The Grateful Dead Movie before, but in honor of it's 40th anniversary, it's being packaged like never before.Fifteen Chicago area theaters and about 500 nation wide will particpate in the annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies on April, 20th.The Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast-directed film, was filmed...

Tedeschi Trucks Band Members To Release All-Improv Album

Tedeschi Trucks Band just released an incredible live album and is touring Europe, while some of its individual members (who are not named Tedeschi or Trucks), are getting out there and releasing music and gigging on their own.Whose Hat Is This? was recorded live in Berlin in 2015, a totally improvised set led by...

LISTEN | Greensky Bluegrass Performs Latest Album, Covers Set In Aspen

 A post shared by Belly Up Aspen (@bellyupaspen) on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:26am PDTWednesdays are always casual in the land of Greensky, but yesterday was -- as they say --  casual af.  After all, they were at the notoriously casual Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado.After a happy birthday to Monica Bruzza,...

Summer Camp Music Festival Announces Late Night

Summer Camp Music Festival has officially announced the late night acts performing in the renowned Red Barn at this year's 2017 event. Also released are VIP packages (for those who want to experience #SCamp17 on a more exclusive level). Thursday night will feature TAUKing McGee (members of TAUK & Umphrey's McGee) and more, Friday...

Umphrey's McGee Milwaukee umVIP Ultimate Giveaway

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were ringing in the new year with Umphrey's McGee in Chicago.That was one hell of a run. The band has logged many miles in three short months since then, and now find themselves just 87 miles North of Chicago at one of the premier&...

Phish Announces Chicago 2017 Run At Northerly Island, But What's Up With The Venue?

Photo: Dave VannSome rumored additional summer Phish dates have been officially announced, including three right here in Chicago.We've spilled plenty of ink on the merits of the venue at Northerly Island (now called Huntington Bank Pavilion), but the saga continues into this year.Phish played the venue for three night runs in 2013 and 2014...

Ween Concludes Chicago Run With Rarities, Acoustic Mini-set, Cubs Jerseys [Setlist / Video]

You can't say that Ween isn't aware of their surroundings.St. Patrick's Day?  Open the show with "The Blarney Stone".video via Brian J. LeonardPlaying in Chicago?  Don the Cubs 17 ("hey.." - Kris Bryant) jerseys for the encore.Second of two nights?  Change things up a bit.  Ween dropped...

VIDEO | Robert Randolph Offers Old & New At Lincoln Hall 3/17/17

Sacred steel genius Robert Randolph, along with The Family Band dropped into Chicago's lovely Lincoln Hall on a St. Patrick's Day Friday.Eschewing the green for a sharp black shirt and red bowtie, he treated the crowd to some material from across his catalog.Nunu Zomot was on hand to capture these ...

Revivalists Cover Chuck Berry, AC/DC (With Bagpipes) At Concord [Setlist / Video]

 A post shared by The Revivalists (@therevivalists) on Mar 19, 2017 at 11:51am PDTThe Revivalists, riding high off a wave of radio support, stormed Chicago and made the absolute most of their St. Patrick's Day weekend appearance.The band paid tribute to the late Chuck Berry with his classic "Johnny B. Goode".But they also went...