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Photos / Recap | Chicago Blues Reunion @ Arcada Theater 5/12/17

By: Howard Greenblatt_DSC4598Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2729 photos to Flickr.In the early 60s,  a bunch of young, middle-class musicians who were interested in the Blues, quietly slipped into clubs on the South and West sides of Chicago to learn from the masters: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little...

REVIEW / PHOTOS | Spafford & Mungion at Bottom Lounge 4/8/17

Photos: Tara Gracer2017-04-08-SPAFFORD-Chicago-104Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2734 photos to Flickr.It's time to talk about the J word again.Unlike many publications, we're happy to acknolwedge jambands -- to keep our finger on the pulse and look twice at the last few lines of festival bills.  ...

Photos / Video | The Meters Celebrate 50 at Jazz Fest

By: John "Nunu" ZomotDSC_2788.NEFExplore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2729 photos to Flickr.I can't imagine the conversation lasted very long when trying to determine a a location to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Meters.The Fairgrounds at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival -- specifically the Gentilly Stage on the...

Review / Photos | Robin Trower @ Copernicus Center 4/29/17

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard Greenblatt_DSC3622Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2648 photos to Flickr.With driving rain and high winds, it was not a fit night for man or beast. But inside the Copernicus Center, Robin Trower proved why he has been a guitar God since the mid-sixties. The 72-year old...

Setlist / Photo / Video | Vulfpeck @ Metro 5/4/17

By: Zach StoneIMG_0059Vulfpeck kicked off a run of four shows in three days at Chicago's Metro on Thursday night.  The Michigan-bred funk band wasted no time in getting right down to what they've been doing since the days when Chicago was one of the only stops on their touring itinerary.IMG_0214That means...

Photo Gallery | Split Single and R. Ring @ Schuba's 4/22/17

By: Philamonjaro StudioChicago's own Jason Narducy proves to be a formidable frontman and songwriter with his current band Split Single.They appeared on Saturday night a Schuba's as a part of a mini tour with R. Ring featuring Kelley Deal of The Breeders.Yes, Kelley is Kim's identical twin sister and onetime bandmate... but on...

Photos / Video / Setlist | Flaming Lips @ The Riviera 4/17/17

By: John "Nunu" ZomotIf you can look past the spectacle, the confetti, the balloons and smiling faces, there's music at a Flaming Lips show, too.Wayne Coyne and crew touched down in Chicago for a big, bright and beautiful night at The Riviera on April 17th.With banks of electronics and costumes and all manner...

Review & Photos | The Zombies @ Thalia Hall 4/13/17

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard GreenblattIt seemed fitting that historic Thalia Hall played host to the Zombies Odessey and Oracle tour dates in Chicago. As they celebrated the 50th anniversary of this iconic album, Pilsens beautifully refurbished venue was the perfect place for a still-vibrant band to showcase their timeless masterpiece.They kicked things off...

REVIEW / PHOTOS / VIDEO | The Last Waltz 40 @ Chicago Theatre 4/9/17

Words: Tim Kelly | Photos: Howard Greenblatt | Video Nunu ZomotThe Last Waltz was The Bands swan song.  The legendary final concert for a band so elemental that they simply called themselves The Band took place on Thanksgiving Day 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.  The show included guest appearances by...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Kishi Bashi @ Thalia Hall 4/11/17

Photos & Words: Alex Wood | Video: the1stMikeCWith an eclectic but consistently quality catalog of music and a talented, versatile band, violinist Kishi Bashi is precisely the kind of musician that keeps fans coming back with each subsequent tour.Touring in support of last years excellent Sonderlust, Kishi Bashis concert at Thalia Hall also...