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Umphrey's McGee & Marcus King Band Go Big In Kalamazoo

By: Ryan MannixUmphrey's McGee set up shop for two nights at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan with special guests Marcus King Band. This short winter run saw people coming in from all over the Midwest for the band's only regional shows of the season.The small hockey arena seemed like an odd choice...

Review / Photos / Video | Samantha Fish @ Lincoln Hall 1/31/18

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Michael Lepek Samantha Fish has certainly racked up her share of accolades in 2017. During this heady year, she was named as one of the 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know by Rolling Stone magazine and released two highly-regarded CDs.Her collection of soulful covers, Chills and Fever popped up in...

Photos / Recap | Papadosio's Two Night Chicago Run

By: Zach StoneColor me dumbfounded when Papadosio announced that they were bringing their 7th annual "Earth Night" to Chicago for the very first time.It immediately jumped to must see status for me, and I'm doubly fortunate that I got to capture the event for this contribution to Tomorrow's Verse.There's a lot to...

Photos / Video / Setlist | Mavis Staples Brings Star Power To The Vic

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotWhile the snow came down on a Superbowl-Eve, the music heated up at a packed Vic Theatre for Mavis Staples' appearance in front of her hometown Chicago crowd.And the love was flowing both ways.Sliding through a fourteen song set that touched on a couple songs each from her recent Jeff...

Photos / Video | George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Drop A Funk Bomb On Thalia Hall

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotNothing like some good ol' foundation-shaking funk music in your ears.  But there is always plenty to see... well experience... when George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic are supplying it.That's why we're glad that Nunu was on hand to capture loads of eye-popping images and video from their second stop at...

Review / Video / Photos | Mungion's NYE @ Tonic Room

By: Zach StoneNew Year's Eve was cold in Chicago but Mungion brought the heat (and, yes, a rastafied banana) to three nights of sold-out shows at Tonic Room.If there was any doubt that the band is embracing its role in the jam universe, the band played an original setlist across all three nights without...

Photos / Recap | The Slackers @ Reggie's

By: Philamonjaro StudioNew York City's third-wave ska ensemble The Slackers had the house skankin' for three full-house performances the weekend of December 1-3 at Reggie's Rock Club in the South Loop.The special occasion was to perform their 1997 Hellcat records release Red Light in its entirety. Also, they released a 180...

The Los Lobos Chicago December Residency In Review

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotOne of the best things about covering the music scene over several years is witnessing the development of trends that slowly evolve into traditions.Los Lobos' December Chicago run definitely fits the mold, as the band has turned its multi-night pre-Holiday runs into something for both the band and its fans...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Andrew Bird @ 4th Presbyterian Church 12/11/17

Words: Alex Wood | Photos (from 12/12): Zach StoneFor a number of reasons, Andrew Birds Gezelligheid performances at 4th Presbyterian Church have become a holiday tradition for me.From the gorgeous, decorated church setting on Michigan Avenue to the intimate, warm performances from the native-to-Chicago violinist, the unpredictable setlists, guest musicians and natural sound quality form an...

Photos / Video / Setlist / Recap | Joe Marcinek's Dead Funk Summit @ Martyrs' 12/9/17

Photos: John 'Nunu' ZomotGuitarist Joe Marcinek is the chef who is always cooking up something special with whatever ingredients are on hand.As luck would have it, the cupboard happened to have a little from two separate camps for a December run.  Melvin Seals, the longtime Jerry Garcia Band organist was available for...