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Photos / Video: Main Squeeze & The Heard @ Lincoln Hall 12/13/14

We love our photographers around here, especially when they are able to capture such photogenic bands.You can just feel the soul and funk drip off of the shots from Rickie Kostiner's camera as she covered a pre-holiday double bill with two of the hottest Chicago bands going right now.Main Squeeze capped a national...

Photos / Setlist / Recap: Psychedelic Furs @ City Winery 1/4/14

Photos: Heidi Peters | Reporting: KC DriscollThe Psychedelic Furs completed a sold out three night stand at City Winery and Heidi and KC were on hand for Sunday night's gig to report for The Barn.Richard Butler, clad in a black three-piece suit, white shirt, black tie and fashionable black glasses, sported the look of a...

Photos / Setlist / Recap | Blind Boys Of Alabama @ City Winery 12/11/14

[flbike]Photos: Hedi Peters | Additional Reporting: Mary Beth BusbyBlind Boys of Alabama first sang together in 1944, so when founding member Jimmy Carter speaks, people tend to listen. Carter introduced the show and spoke in between nearly every song, providing the connective tissue to the origin of this remarkable group for the crowd that gathered for...

Review / Photos: Skydeck Allstars 2.0 @ Willis Tower 11/21/14

Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout Wills Tower Jam?Words:@312mrg| Photos: Daniel Peterson courtesy of musicfestivalcentral.comIt takes two elevator combinations to get to the 99th floor of the Willis Tower. Somewhere around floor 40 of my first, I struck up conversation with a guy from Philly who had just arrived in Chicago on Saturday and was just...

Setlist / Photos / Video / Audio | Mavis Staples Tribute Concert @ Auditorium Theater 11/19/14

A parade of stars, including many Barn favorites, took the stage with Mavis Staples last night in Chicago in tribute to the living legend for her 75th birthday. The trusty Wyatt Brake was on hand with his camera and grabbed a handful of shots.Video of Widespread Panic's two song slot courtesy of YouTuber Adam...

Review / Photos / Stream / Download: David Grisman & Del McCoury @ City Winery 11/16/14

Words & Photos: Alex WoodFor a short tour, David Grisman and Del McCoury are celebrating a friendship and musical partnership lasting more than 50 years. The City Winery performance felt informal, as though two friends were looking back at the wild ride their bluegrass careers had taken them on, sharing stories and jokes while running through...

Setlist / Recap / Photos / Video | Peter Hook & The Light @ Metro 11/14/14

Photos & Reporting: Heidi PetersAn excited Friday night crowd was met by Metro owner Joe Shanahan, who came onstage to introduce the band -- celebrating the fact the Peter Hook first appeared with New Order at The Metro (then Cabaret Metro) in 1983, within the first year of Metro opening its doors.Metro is a venue...

Get To Know... Chicago Funk Mafia

Words: Ashley Marie Downing | Photos: Chris MonaghanThe Chicago Funk Mafia is a force to be reckoned with. In 2014, the band emerged from the Windy City like a hurricane, taking Chicago by storm while making big waves across the Midwestern music scene. Anytime this 8 piece funk company performs live, it is easy to get swept away...

Photos / Setlist / Stream / Download | Bruce Hornsby @ Thalia Hall 10/23/14

Photos By: Heidi Peters | Audio: Z-ManBruce Hornsby has been going it alone recently in support of a new solo LP Concerts. Everybody at Thalia Hall last night took home a copy on CD, a nice bonus after two hours of non-stop playing and singing from the piano man.The CD, like the show, covers an...

Photos: Creature Carnival featuring Beats Antique, Emancipator, Shpongle & Lafa Taylor @ The Riv 10/18/14

Photo Set By: Rickie KostinerRickie K. checks in with a huge photo set from Saturday's show, the second of a two night stand at The Riv. With 36 shots, there was certainly plenty to see and capture. We'll have her explain a bit of went down:This show was everything that it was promised to be:...