PriorVerse Stories

Review: Monophonics / Bumpus @ Martyrs' 9/11/14

Apparently, Chicago Would In Fact Like Da Funk Bumpus & Monophonics At Martyrs'By: Brian R. Brinkman - @sufferingjukeOn the first chilly night of fall, Martyrs' hosted a four-hour funk/soul expose featuring Chicagos own Bumpus, and the San Francisco outfit, Monophonics. Proceeds from the event went to the tattered souls that packed venue, each clearly...

Video: Man Rushes Stage At Widespread Panic @ Phases Of The Moon Festival 9/14/14

Sure, there were some challenges getting in to the festival earlier in the week, but most folks had settled down and put any frustration behind them.Apparently not this guy, who thought that deep into Panic's Sunday night headlining set was a great time to rush the stage. Here's video via evenstev(which also includes...

Setlists / Photos: String Cheese Incident / Lunar Landing Conspiracy & More @ Phases Of The Moon 9/12/14

The weather has not been kind to the inaugural Phases Of The Moon festival, but there has been some undeniably great moments on stage to put frustrations with logistics at ease.  We'll have more on the festival in the coming days but wanted to share the first round of photos and setlists that we...

Phish, Misdirection and Halloween -- What's In Store For Vegas 2014

Phish fans gambling on a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience in Vegas this fall, got a bit of a jolt earlier this week when Trey dropped this bomb in a recent interview with OregonLive.I dont know that were going to cover anything this year, to be perfectly honest, he said. Thats the word Im getting from...

Review / Videos: Hideout Festival 9/6/14

Sun, Summer Jams & Braces Saturday At The Hideout Block Party & AV Club FestBy: Brian R. Brinkman - @sufferingjukeIn its eighteenth incarnation, The 2014 Hideout Block Party & AV Club Fest proved one certainty about modern-day music festivals: space is always key.Moreover, a consistent fluidity in the venues beer and port-o-john lines makes a...

Are We Experiencing The Golden Age Of Chicago Street Fests? Photos & Video From Boulevard Festival 2014

Photos by Rickie KostinerStreet festivals have always been a Chicago summer rite of passage. We've got four, maybe five months of weather to support them and plenty of places for them to pop up and take on different neighborhood flavors.But it wasn't too long ago that they all pretty much boasted a similar lineup...

Rumor: String Cheese Incident to Play 3 Nights at The Aragon This Winter

I'm a little late to post this one after it went viral last week, so for all I know everybody who cares already knows about this.But it looks like String Cheese Incident will be heading to Chicago in January, based on this image that circulated on social media.I'm not sure where it originated,...

Preview / Ticket Giveaway: Monophonics @ Martyrs' 9/11/14

Monophonics: Funk Sure To Rock Your Soul & Your BrainBy: Brian R. Brinkman - @sufferingjukeBy its definition funk is emotive in nature. Emphasizing rhythm in place of melody and harmony, funk exists to make you move. Yet, paired with introspective lyrics, funk can also make you think.San Franciscos Monophonics understands that the key to...

Setlist / Review: The War On Drugs @ Chicago Music Exchange 9/5/14

Lost In A Heavy Dream The War On Drugs At The Chicago Music ExchangeBy: Brian R. Brinkman - @sufferingjukeMy uncle passed away suddenly from a heart attack on March 21, 2014. The man had so much love in his soul that his heart simply couldnt work any more. 59 years young, he left a legacy of six children,...

Bustouts, Segues & Gags -- On Phish's 2014 Dick's Run

By Brian R Brinkman @sufferingjukeThe weekend and the Summer Tour ended with a show that flirted at times with being an instant classic, yet whose parts were somehow greater in the end than the sum.Opening with "The Curtain With" for the first time since 6/19/88 was a clear nod to the symbiotic energy that exists...