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PHOTOS / SETLIST / RECAP | Pat Metheny @ Ravinia 6/14/17

By: Philamonjaro StudioDespite severe storm conditions, Ravinia Festival presented "An Evening with Pat Metheny".  Weather didn't dampen the fans' enthusiasm for a night of initmate jazz.At 61, Metheny shows no signs of waning.  His is still at his peek performance, playing with the same enthusiasm that has made him among the most...

Review / Photos | The Record Company @ Thalia Hall 5/24/17

By: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard Greenblatt_DSC5226Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2780 photos to Flickr.The Record Company proved Chicago is second-to-none during a recent pair of sold-out shows at Thalia Hall. Following their fiery opener, Youve Got Me on the Move, lead singer Chris Vos proclaimed that This is the first...

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...