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VIDEO | Chris Thile & Esperanza Spalding Join Snarky Puppy @ Ground Up Music Festival

Photo: @groundupfestIt's safe to say that Snarky Puppy's GroundUp Music Festival had one of the most ambtious forward looking jazz lineups that I've ever seen.  I anxiously await until they bring something like this closer to home than Miami Beach.  But for now, we've got several great captures of last weekend's action...

Review / Video | Leftover Salmon Takes Chicago

By: Nick LaMantia | Photos: Philamonjaro StudioIn the hours before Tom Brady and company completed their comeback, Leftover Salmon followed up a raucous Saturday evening concert with a Sunday brunch show at City Winery. Goat cheese flatbreads and chardonnay are unusual fare for Salmons bouncy brand of "slamgrass", but the band found a fitting groove for...

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...

What A Difference A Weir Makes | Video From Los Muertos Con Queso

Shit happens.  Sometimes quite literally.Bob Weir had to sit out the first of two Los Muertos shows during the new group's debut at the Los Muertos Con Queso destination event in Mexico -- food poisoning the official explanation.It had to be disappointing for Deadheads making the trip down to the co-headlined (with...

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...

Setlist / Full Show Video | Tortoise Kicks Off Tomorrow Never Knows Festival '17 at Lincoln Hall 1/11/17

TV favorite Tortoise kicked off this year's Tomorrow Never Knows Festival Wednesday night at Lincoln Hall.  Audiotree is livestreaming all Lincoln Hall shows from this festival and already has an archived version of the Tortoise show up on their YouTube channel (see below for their remaining broadcasts).Unlike a few of last year's...

REVIEW / PHOTOS / VIDEO | The B-52s @ Genesse Theatre 11/11/16

Words: Lisa Torem | Photos: Philamonjaro Studio | Video: joeypgh1The gorgeous, gilded Genesee Theatre looks like it should host inaugurations, not new wave/pop idols like The B52s, who jacked up their careers by performing in grungy, underground clubs like CBGBs.  But once the swirling, psychedelic backdrop was exposed, and the...

Recap / Photos / Video | North Mississippi Allstars @ City Winery 11/6/16

Words / Photos: Howard Greenblatt | Video: Wyatt BrakeThe North Mississippi All-Stars brought Mississippi Hill Country Blues to City Winery Chicago for two shows on Sunday afternoon and evening.Brothers Luther on guitar and vocals and Cody Dickinson on drums and vocals were joined by Dominick Davis on bass.The stage was configured with Luthers Marshall amps...

Review / Photos / Video | Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Thalia Hall 10/14/16

Photos: Heidi Peters PhotographyWhen writing about the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, I suppose it's important to address the elephant in the room.Only, in this case, it's not exactly an elephant, more like a big black crow.I'm sure it escaped nobody in Thalia Hall on Friday night, that Chris Robinson probably wouldn't be...