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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...

Music Plays Big Role At Chicago Women's March

Words / Photos: Heidi PetersA lot was made of "intersectionality" at the Women's March in Chicago on January 21st. That's the fancy way of saying "overlap" when it relates to social groups, especially groups that are marginalized politically.It occurred to me that all this talk of intersectionality between different social groups was also a way...

PHOTOS / VIDEO | Derek & Susan Join Buddy Guy Late Night at Legends 1/21/17

Photos: Howard GreenblattA three night run for the Tedeschi Trucks Band in Chicago was unprecendented, but apparently it wasn't nearly enough.Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi stopped by Buddy Guy's namesake club for a little more jamming with the Chicago blues patriarch.  Guy, deep in his annual January residency at the club, was firing...

Media Roundup | Umphrey's McGee NYE Run In Chicago 2016

Photos: Tara GracerWhile Ryan Mannix chimed in with reviews of all three nights of the Umphrey's McGee run as they happened, sometimes a picture (or video) can really complete the picture.Luckily, Tara had delivered hundreds of incredible photos (click on some of the galleries below to see even more great shots) that...

PHOTOS / VIDEO / SETLIST | Leftover Salmon w/ Bill Kreutzmann @ The Fillmore SF 1/14/17

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, Leftover Salmon got a special welcome from Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann Saturday at the Fillmore in San Francisco and Jay Blakesberg was kind enough to share some of his photos.He joined the band for "Playing In The Band" and "New Speedway Boogie" to...

Review / Photos | Over the Rhine @ Old Town School of Folk Music 12/31/16

By: Philamonjaro Studio"Strings of lights above the bedCurtains drawn and a glass of redAll I ever get for Christmas is blue"Over the Rhine performed a sold out New Years Eve concert at Old Town School of Folk Music.The husband-and-wife duet, pianist/guitarist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist have...

PHOTO GALLERY | Buddy Guy @ Legends 1/5/17

Photos: Howard GreenblattIt's January in Chicago and that means Buddy Guy is back for his winter residency at his namesake South Loop club.Howard was on hand with his camera to grab some great shots of the 2017 residency's very first night, Thursday, January 5th.  It continues each weekend in January -- Thursday...

PHOTOS / RECAP | Tab Benoit @ City Winery 12/17/16

Photos: Howard Greenblatt | Words: Robin ZimmermanThe cold and wintry weather was out in full force on Saturday, December 17th. But that didnt stop people from flocking to the City Winery for a pair of sold-out shows by Tab Benoit.While Benoit is known for his environmental activism and down-to-earth persona, he also puts on...

PHOTOS | Shemekia Copeland's Holiday Show @ City Winery 12/18/16

By: Howard GreenblattShemekia Copeland brought her powerhouse voice from the outskirts of love to City Winery Chicago for two shows on Sunday.Although she is expecting a bundle of joy next month, she was still hittin it two hours in to the second performance.Shemekia was joined on stage by big brother Ronnie Baker...