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REVIEW / PHOTOS | Spafford & Mungion at Bottom Lounge 4/8/17

Photos: Tara Gracer2017-04-08-SPAFFORD-Chicago-104Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2734 photos to Flickr.It's time to talk about the J word again.Unlike many publications, we're happy to acknolwedge jambands -- to keep our finger on the pulse and look twice at the last few lines of festival bills.  ...

Interview | Barry Goldberg Brings Blues Reunion to St. Charles

By: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard GreenblattMuch has been made of Keith and Micks meet up at the train depot in Dartford, England. They bonded over blues records and their shared love of musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and Chuck Berry. When these boys hit it big as the Rolling Stones, they tried to pay...

Five Questions With The Hip Abduction's David New

The Hip Abduction is touring behing their latest studio album Gold Under The Glow, their third since forming in Florida in 2010.  It is a recording that has propelled the group onto bigger stages, bringing music that reflects the sunny climate of their hometown -- possessing distinct pop sensibility merged with a reggae /...

Unconstrained: Chris Greene Embraces Boundary Issues

The Chris Greene Quartet uses an epigraph from Funkadelic in the liner notes of their latest album, Boundary Issues.  "Who says a jazz band can't play dance music?  Who says a rock band can't play funky?  Who says a funk band can't play rock?".Saxaphonist and bandleader Greene embraces the Funkadelic...

Taking A Punch | The Charlie Hunter Interview

By: Carmel O'Farrell - @carmelocornCharlie Hunter.  The man has been a music world game-changer and for 20 years he has crafted a meaningful career, chock-full of collaborations and improvisation. His journey began in Berkeley, California and has brought him all around the world as he has fined-tuned his vision as an artist and...

Grip It & Rip It | The Bubbles Brown Interview

By: Ryan MannixThe music of Bubbles Brown is a modern, gritty take on old American forms -- blues, country, and ragtime are just the beginning of the genre lines that this duo straddles. While the bare instrumentation recalls the past, the soulful melodies and whip-smart arrangements place Bubbles Brown firmly in the present.Bubbles Brown,...

Brothers Gow Enjoying The Good Days, Looking To The Future

Dunn Dunn Fest roars back into Chicago for a weekend packed with diverse bills at outstanding venues.  One of the more intriguing lineups will feature local favorites Spare Parts with San Diego based Brothers Gow at Tonic Room on Friday.Brothers Gow hit the road pretty hard these days, especially for a...

Interview | Catching Up With Kyle Hollingsworth

Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist of the String Cheese Incident, has been dedicating himself to his craft for over 30 years, which is made apparent by his refined taste, musical palette, and urge to constantly create under any circumstances, including a broken wrist.Aside from SCI, Kyle has been performing with his own group, Kyle Hollingsworth...

Eleven Probing Questions With Road Warriors TAUK

By: Carmel O'Farrell (@carmelocorn) | Photos: Kristine Condon (@kristinebobean)TAUK first caught my attention back in 2013 at Summer Camp Music Festival.  They played an energetic set opposite Trey Anastasio Band as buckets of rain drenched Three Sisters Park.  While most of the festival crowd gravitated to TAB, it was fairly obvious to...

Interview | John Scofield, Jazz, Country & The Shared Language Of Music

By: Ryan MannixA conversation with John Scofield can lead to so many places.  We started chatting about Country For Old Men, the beautifully named (and beautiful sounding) latest release from the guitarist, whose erstwhile jazz chops get a chance to pay homage to Country & Western greats via the tunes...