Audiovisual Stories

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...

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...

Here's The Grateful Dead: Cornell '77 Mini Documentary

Last week, when Deadheads nationwide gathered in movie theaters to watch a remastered version of the classic The Grateful Dead movie, ticket holders were treated to a mini-documentary on the legendary Cornell 77 shows.Now, with only two weeks to go before the 40th anniversary of the famed Barton Hall show, and its long-awaited official...

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 (...

Setlist / Videos | Jeff Tweedy @ Vic Theatre April 2017

 A post shared by Jam Productions ???? (@jamusa) on Apr 22, 2017 at 9:17am PDTIf it's springtime that means it must be Jeff Tweedy time in Chicago.This year's show come on the heels of the announcement that the Wilco front-man will release a solo acoustic album, and come sandwiched around Record Store Day for good measure....

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...

Full Show Audio | Bob Weir Welcomes George Porter Jr. In New Orleans 4/18/17

 A post shared by Matt Busch (@mattbusch28) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:14pm PDT  It's hard to top Bob Weir when it comes to inspring the next few generations of jammers, but Meters bassist George Porter Jr. likely gives him a good challenge.That's why it was so satisifying to hear when Bobby hooked...

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...