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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...

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...

On TV | JRAD's "Here Comes Elizabeth Reed"

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music we're playing at Tomorrow's Verse Headquarters.Who: Joe Russo's Almost Dead with special guest Oteil Burbridge on bass.What: The band squeezes a little Allman's ("In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed") into an all-time underrated Dead cover, "Here Comes Sunshine".When: March 18...

Existensial Improvisation | Mom, Mother Nature & Joe Russo's Almost Dead

By: Carmel O'Farrell - @carmelocorn[instagram id="BTemOV-gwfS"]How appropriate that Mother Nature played a major role in a concert planned with my mom.Jambands are known for improvising, so the members of the Joe Russo's Almost Dead team weren't too far out of their comfort zone when JRAD's first headlining...

Setlist / Photo / Video | Vulfpeck @ Metro 5/4/17

By: Zach StoneIMG_0059Vulfpeck kicked off a run of four shows in three days at Chicago's Metro on Thursday night.  The Michigan-bred funk band wasted no time in getting right down to what they've been doing since the days when Chicago was one of the only stops on their touring itinerary.IMG_0214That means...

Photos / Video / Setlist | Flaming Lips @ The Riviera 4/17/17

By: John "Nunu" ZomotIf you can look past the spectacle, the confetti, the balloons and smiling faces, there's music at a Flaming Lips show, too.Wayne Coyne and crew touched down in Chicago for a big, bright and beautiful night at The Riviera on April 17th.With banks of electronics and costumes and all manner...

These Official Wanee 2017 Videos Are Incredible

The Southern USA is the place to be this weekend.  With Sweetwater 420 Fest in Atlanta and Wanee in Florida, jam acts are making the festival rounds.Wanee has seen several of our favorites on the same days, and they've not been shy about doing a little collaboration.The official YouTube channel of the fest (...

REVIEW / PHOTOS / VIDEO | The Last Waltz 40 @ Chicago Theatre 4/9/17

Words: Tim Kelly | Photos: Howard Greenblatt | Video Nunu ZomotThe Last Waltz was The Bands swan song.  The legendary final concert for a band so elemental that they simply called themselves The Band took place on Thanksgiving Day 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.  The show included guest appearances by...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Kishi Bashi @ Thalia Hall 4/11/17

Photos & Words: Alex Wood | Video: the1stMikeCWith an eclectic but consistently quality catalog of music and a talented, versatile band, violinist Kishi Bashi is precisely the kind of musician that keeps fans coming back with each subsequent tour.Touring in support of last years excellent Sonderlust, Kishi Bashis concert at Thalia Hall also...

Full Show Video / Setlist | Paul Hoffman / Anders Beck Quartet (PHAB4) In Frisco 4/7/17

 A post shared by Filippelli Photos (@filippelliphotos) on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:32am PDTThankfully, Greensky Bluegrass still plays a lot of shows.  But with a growing fanbase and national profile, they can actually get by playing a few less shows.Which means more time for other stuff.Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck are recontextualizing...