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Review / Photos | Robin Trower @ Copernicus Center 4/29/17

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard Greenblatt_DSC3622Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2648 photos to Flickr.With driving rain and high winds, it was not a fit night for man or beast. But inside the Copernicus Center, Robin Trower proved why he has been a guitar God since the mid-sixties. The 72-year old...

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 / Recap | Hurray For The Riff Raff @ Thalia Hall 4/28/17

Photos: Phillip Solomonson | Videos: Dan Bejarano | Words: Alex WoodHurray For The Riff Raffs Alynda Segarra has a back story that has become a vital part of the music she creates.The singer-songwriter and guitarist was raised in the Bronx, notably of Puerto Rican decent, but left home at 17 to travel the country, riding greyhounds,...

Album Reviews | April 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodThe biggest month for music yet this year, our capsule reviews for April combine 31 excellent releases that should be on any music fan's radar. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy [4/7]With Pure Comedy, Father John Misty continues to be one of the most clever, brilliant songwriters in modern times. Its immediately less accessible...

Photo Gallery | Split Single and R. Ring @ Schuba's 4/22/17

By: Philamonjaro StudioChicago's own Jason Narducy proves to be a formidable frontman and songwriter with his current band Split Single.They appeared on Saturday night a Schuba's as a part of a mini tour with R. Ring featuring Kelley Deal of The Breeders.Yes, Kelley is Kim's identical twin sister and onetime bandmate... but on...

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...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Of Monteral @ Thalia Hall 4/22/17

Words: Alex Wood | Photos: Zach StoneAn unpredictable band with a definite attention to detail, Of Montreal has remained a relevant and exciting live act for more than a decade, carving out a much needed niche freak scene in the world of live music.The bands performance at Thalia Hall showcased their glam-rock and electro-pop sensibilities,...

Photos / Recap | The New Pornographers @ Metro 4/19/17

Photos: Zach StoneChicago's Metro and The New Pornographers may in fact be the perfect match.The Canadian super-group has embodied indie-rock spirit for over 20 years and while the venerable Chicago venue has been around a bit longer, thye certainly embrace the same sense of fun and talent.The mix was not lost on the more...

Review & Photos | The Zombies @ Thalia Hall 4/13/17

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard GreenblattIt seemed fitting that historic Thalia Hall played host to the Zombies Odessey and Oracle tour dates in Chicago. As they celebrated the 50th anniversary of this iconic album, Pilsens beautifully refurbished venue was the perfect place for a still-vibrant band to showcase their timeless masterpiece.They kicked things off...

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...