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Photos / Recap | Squeeze @ The Vic 11/25/17

By: Philamonjaro StudioThere was a time when Squeeze's songwriting duo of Chris Dillford and Glenn Tilbrook were hailed by the British press as the next Lennon and McCartney. While they not have attained that level of fame, judging by Saturday night's sold out Vic concert, the hardcore fans...

When Boogie Meets Boogaloo | Karl Denson Eats A Bunch Of Peaches In Chicago

By: @312mrg | Photos/Video: John 'Nunu' ZomotAll of music is a whirling blender which incorporates elements of performers that swirl around each creator orbit.  Labels are always difficult, often times meaningless, but occasionally offer a window into how to process invdidual pieces of art.Paraphrasing from good ole wikipedia, Boogie is a term...

PHOTOS | LCD Soundsystem @ The Aragon 11/7/17

James Murhpy and crew returned to Chicago for the first time since a Lollapalooza appearance last year.While that visit saw the club and the festival field, the 2017 edition split the difference with three shows at the mid-sized Aragon Ballroom.  The crowds showed up, too, as the venue was tightly packed with eager fans....

Phil Takes Chicago | 10 Bullets, 30 Photos, 5 Videos & 2 Streams

Photos: John 'Nunu' ZomotAt age 77, there's little that Phil Lesh needs to prove.  And that's the genius of the Grateful Dead bassist, he doesn't fall comfortably into any narrative.  His very appeal lies in his ability to march to his own beat (bass lines?). So rather than try to recount the entirety...

Photos / Recap / Video | Moon Taxi & Too Many Zooz @ Concord Music Hall 10/13/17

By: Zach StoneForgive me... there are a lot of "Moon" bands out there.  I had Moon Taxi pegged for a brass band when I went to cover their October 13th show at Chicago's Concord Music Hall.And what they delivered was something wholly their own -- merging a chill, jammy rock vibe with...

Photos / Video / Recap | Arlo Guthrie & Family @ City Winery

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotIt's hard to avoid the concept of legacy when discussing Arlo Guthrie, so he has embraced the past and future of his family, by bringing along his children on his appropriately named Re-Generation Tour.The tour stopped in Chicago in early October for two nights at City Winery -- and Nunu was...

Photo Recap | Thievery Corporation @ Aragon Ballroom 10/6/17

By: Zach StoneThievery Corporation combined spectacle, variety, and innovation in a show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom.The band showcased a ton of new music from their latest release The Temple of I & I.  For nearly every song, a new vocalist came out to perform -- including political hip-hop personality Mr.Lif and vocalists...

Photo Gallery | Sons & Daughters Of The Blues @ Buddy Guy's Legends

By: Howard GreenblattThey say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  The Sons and Daughters of the Blues Jam at Buddy Guy's Legends on September 18 proved that old adage.Coming together to support prostate cancer education and awareness, the offspring of Blues legends are Blues Royalty in their own right.Hosted by Wayne...

Photos / Recap | Nick Murphy @ The Vic 9/29/17

By: Zach StoneThat's Nick Murphy.  You may also know him as "Chet Faker" but the Australian artist has boldly reverted back to his birth name.  These images were captured Friday night in Chicago at the Vic Theatre with a full band behind him.Taking the stage nearly an hour had elapsed...

Robert Randolph Brings Down The House In Evanston [Photos / Video]

Photos / Videos: John 'Nunu' ZomotThe sounds don't get much more joyful than the kind that come from Robert Randolph, and Evanston's SPACE was a perfect room to harness them.With Randolph his typically animated self, the already personable performer was up-close and with the crowd who soaked up a few choice covers along with...