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Joan Osborne Delivers The Dylan @ City Winery [Photos / Video / Setlists]

Photos / Video: John "Nunu" ZomotJoan Osborne's latest release Songs Of Bob Dylan contains 13 takes on the Nobel Prize winner's songbook of hundreds of beautiful and impactful songs.So you didn't expect her to stick to the album when she stopped by Chicago for two dates at City Winery at the beginning of the month,...

Recap & Photos | Cherry Poppin' Daddies @ Navy Pier

By: Philamonjaro Studio Cherry Poppin' Daddies wrapped up a handful of Midwest dates over Labor Day weekend as they continue to tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut release Zoot Suit Riot.Sharp-dressed and ready to play, there was plenty to see as well as hear.Performing at Navy Pier's...

Photos & Video | Living Colour @ City Winery 9/3/17

Photos / Video: John 'Nunu' ZomotThere was a lot of weight put on Living Colour when they arrived on the scene to "save rock" in the 80s.  Fierce, bold, guitar-driven and black -- most folks never saw them coming before they were all over MTV and radio.  Over 30 years later, theyre still around and...

Review / Photos | John Butler Trio @ Ravinia 8/30/17

Words & Photos: Zach StoneThe John Butler Trio blew my mind.It's that feeling when after pursuing live music actively for over a decade, something that was hiding in plain sight comes rushing into focus.Kicking off their set with "Cold Wind" from their 2014 album Flesh + Blood, Butler noted that Nicky Bomba is currently...

On TV | John Bell & Tedeschi Trucks Band Rehearse 'Dark End Of The Street'

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music we're playing at Tomorrow's Verse Headquarters.Who: The Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest John BellWhat: A rehearsal room cover of James Carrs 1967 soul classic, Dark End Of The StreetWhen: July 30th, 2017 at Red RocksYou Need To Know: JB has played this tune with...

Photos / Video / Recap | Alanis Morrisette @ Ravinia

By: Philamonjaro StudioAlanis Morissette captivated her sold out audience at Ravinia Friday, August 25th with an energetic concert as she led her five piece band through her hits.Changing up between harmonica and guitar some numbers, her powerful and one-of-a-kind vocals were as strong as when she broke out in the US chart twenty years...

John Mellencamp Balances Dark and Light At Ravinia Performance

Words: Lisa Torem | Photos: Philamonjaro StudioOn a Wednesday night at Ravinia -- dressed in black, like his collaborator Carlene Carters famous dad, Johnny Cash -- John Mellencamp wasted no time getting in tune for his second performance at the venue.  Surrounded by a smoke machine and a background of scrawled graffiti, the stage was...

On Jerry Garcia's 'Positively Fourth Street'

By: Joe SupanWhat is it about this song that delights me so intensely? I mean, I am the kind of weirdo who thinks Jerry Garcia has one of the loveliest voices of all time, but still. Theres something special here.I actually remember the moment I first heard it. Its not a very good story...

Photos / Recap | Karl Denson Closes Tour in Denver With Free Show

By: Zach StoneWhat's better than a Karl Denson's Tiny Universe show in Denver?  A free KDTU show in Denver -- which actually went down this past Saturday at Leavitt Pavilion.There was an incredible Colorado sunset just prior to the band going on stage, a sign of great things...

Photos / Recap | The North 41 @ Lincoln Hall

By: Zach StoneFor a young Chicago band, playing the beautiful Lincoln Hall is a feather in the cap.  Headlining is a prize.  Getting the Saturday night slot -- that's the stuff that dreams are made of.The North 41 brought an excited crowd to the room last Saturday to showcase everything they've been working...