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Photos | Keller Williams @ Park West 3/10/17

Photos: Zach StoneKeller Williams & Leo Kottke joined forces for a pair of sets, and a little collaboration at Park West on Friday night.Zach Stone was on hand for Tomorrow's Verse to capture some of Keller's kinetic solo performance.The Shut The Folk Up & Listen Tour is a perfect name for a pair...

What's In A Winterlude? A Look At Four Wilco Shows In Chicago

Photos: Zach StoneAfter Wilco's summer stop in at Pritzker Pavillion. I had a good long thought about the bands pure Chicago-ness.There was plenty of Summer Lovin' from their hometown fans on that evening, but Wilco has traditionally funnelled its love of the city into a winter residency -- dubbed Winterlude -- and by Februrary...

Photos / Setlists | Pink Talking Fish & Crosseyed & Phishless @ Park West 3/11/17

By: Tara Gracer PhotographyPink Talking Fish are exactly as advertised. and sometimes a little more.As implied by their name, the band delivered a roller coaster mix of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish covers over two big sets in Chicago on Saturday night.Tara Gracer was on hand to capture all the action from...

Steward Copeland's Work Returns To The Chicago Opera Stage

Words: Philamonjaro Studio | Photos: Liz LaurenChicago Opera Theater (COT) presented Stewart Copeland's "The Invention of Morel" in a co-world premiere with Long Beach Opera for three nights: February 18th, 24th and 26th at the Studebaker Theater in The Fine Arts Building 410 South Michigan Ave.Rock fans remember Copeland as the...

Photos | Here Come The Mummies & The North 41 @ House Of Blues 2/18/17

Sure there are a lot of funk bands out there?  But there's probably only one that bill themselves as "the world's premier undead funk ambassadors".Here Comes The Mummies brought their mummified funk to a fairly packed House Of Blues on Saturday night.The super talented Tara Gracer was on hand with her camera...

Review / Photos | Mark Farner and the N'rg Band @ Arcada Theater

By: Lisa Torem | Photos: Philamonjaro StudioThe interior of Ron and Rick Onestis Arcada Theater catches the eye with its gold-trimmed balcony and rose-colored ceiling, flanked with floating Cirrus clouds. This beautifully restored building once faced the possibility of demolition, yet here it stands, stately and timeless, thanks to the two brothers....

PHOTOS / VIDEO / RECAP | Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Park West 2/3/17

By: Michael Lepek | Video Nunu ZomotHow do you make the perfect gumbo? You need a calculated balance of ingredients, stirred in the pot in the precise order.That is exactly what Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue created at The Park West on Friday February 2nd. On a night off from their current tour with...

PHOTOS / VIDEO / SETLISTS | STS9 @ Aragon Feb 3&4, 2017

By: Kevin Hiller Photography | Videos: Hut Nons, Heady FlairSTS9 always seems to amp things up on their winter swing through Chicago and the 2017 run was no different.The two nights brought out some big jams, some rarities and a ton of solid segues.  Kevin Hiller was on hand from Tomorrow's Verse...

PHOTOS / AUDIO | Umphrey's McGee @ Palace Theatre 1/28/17

By: Dave DeCrescenteUmphrey's McGee continued a Northeast run on Saturday night, playing to a tightly packed State Theatre in Albany .Spafford opened the show, which featured a Joel sit-in, continuing the burgeoning bromance between the touring partners.LIke the two previous shows, the band pressed on without Jake Cinninger (sick leave), but still managed...

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Represents The Best Of America | Chicago 2017 In Review & Photos

Photos: Mandy PichlerFor the second January in a row, the Tedeschi Trucks Band set up shop in the Chicago Theatre and if this is the beginning of a new winter tradition, Ill doubt youll hear many complaints.The 2017 run was distinguished, not only by adding an additional day of music (plus a guest appearance with...