Tom Hamilton Stories

Studio Verse | Psych & Jam Sessions

Studio Verse is a Tomorrows Verse feature that collects the best television and radio station recording sessions from our favorite musicians.In todays edition, we explore a collection of psychedelic rock and jam sessions that have surfaced recently. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard KEXP Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released five...

This Week's Shows | August 28 – September 4

Depeche Mode @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - 8/30English electronic band Depeche Mode are on a world tour that stops by Tinley Park on Wednesday. The extremely influential 80s band is promoting their excellent new record, Spirit, and performing for the first time in the Chicago area since 2013. Psych-rock band Warpaint will open the show.Kevin Morby @...

Setlist / Video | American Babies & Melk @ The Hideout - Dunn Dunn Fest 2/16/17

This year's Dunn Dunn Fest kicked off on Thursday with a set featuring Tom Hamilton's American Babies and one of the city's most cherished rooms, The Hideout.Hamilton led the band through a long set with several transitions and a handful of covers.  The Beatles and Dylan each got a prime cut, but Jerry...

What A Difference A Weir Makes | Video From Los Muertos Con Queso

Shit happens.  Sometimes quite literally.Bob Weir had to sit out the first of two Los Muertos shows during the new group's debut at the Los Muertos Con Queso destination event in Mexico -- food poisoning the official explanation.It had to be disappointing for Deadheads making the trip down to the co-headlined (with...

JRAD / Lay's | Betcha Can't See Just One! T-Shirt from Apparel Thee Well

See More Designs from Apparel Thee WellBetcha Can't See Just OneThere's not a lot of JRAD Lot-style merch out there, so thought we'd give one a shot.Please allow 5-8 business days for printing / delivery.Have special requests with this design (hoodies, childrens, ladies, special colors)? Just shoot us a message and we can accommodate!$20 (...

Stayin' Peachy | Tasty Jams & Thunderstorms Descend on Montage Mountain

By: Faraz ChaudryDrooling over festival lineups is a common pastime for many concertgoers come spring, yet there were few as saliva-inducing as the Peach Fest lineup for 2016, its 5th anniversary.  Yes, the musicians make the 12-hour trek to beautiful Scranton, PA worth it, but with this year's edition taking place on Montage Mountain,...

Worth The Wait, JRAD Drops Media Bomb From Freaks Ball 2016

In the days after Joe Russo's Almost Dead performed for three nights at Brooklyn Bowl for the Freaks Ball, I searched high and low for top quality media of the affair.  After all, between the setlists, the guest appearances, crazy antics, prolific teases, debuts, (non-Dead) covers and sold out goodness of a three...

Review & Photos | Top of the Tower with Electron & Skydeck Allstars 4/17/16

By: Sean Wilmsen | Photos: Kristine Condon Photgraphy"Above The City". It's the Cut Copy tune that I was listening to as I pulled up to the Willis (Sears for the real Chicagoans) Tower last Sunday. It seemed appropriate. After all, I was gearing up for anight on the 99th floor with one of my favorite...

What We Talk About When We Talk About JRAD

By: Aaron Stein - @neddyoThis originally appeared in Aaron's excellent weekly newsletter Noted:: Nedsday. Sign up here.So... you may have noticed that I seriously dig on the Almost Dead thing.I'm certainly not alone, almost everyone that sees them is rightfully blown away. But, there are a nontrivial number of folk that are basically...

Electron & Friends Visit Chicago For A Pair Of Unique April Shows | Preview & Giveaway

In case you haven't heard, we're ALL IN on Tom Hamilton around here. And I guess that goes for all of Chicago, too.He'll be back with American Babies in May, but not before he's part of two big nights with Electron in April. For those keeping score at home, Electron is the supergroup featuring...