Ryley Walker Stories

Friday Album Reviews | Seven New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks. Here's are favorite albums from October 20.By: Alex WoodDestroyer kenCanadian songwriter Dan Bejar returns with another Destroyer album. As always, the record isnt quite the same as anything else hes created. His newest work, ken shares his similar influences, found in Bowie,...

New Tunes | This Week’s 10 Best Songs [8/10/17]

With a neverending flow of good music constantly being released, Tomorrow's Verse will keep you up to date on our favorite new tracks released this week. Queens Of The Stone Age The Evil Has LandedThe second track released from QOTSAs upcoming album is a lengthier psych-rock track that owes more than a little to...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Ellnora Guitar Festival

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Ellnora Guitar Festival September 14-16, Champaign, ILHeadliners To WatchJeff Tweedy Holding down the folk side of the festival, Wilcos Jeff Tweedy will bring his massive catalog of music to the festival for an intimate, ticketed...

The Hideout To Host "Picnics On The Porch" Series Throughout Summer

The Hideouts Picnic On The Porch series returns this summer, bringing eight shows to the beloved venues front patio.Focusing primarily on local acts, the lineup includes a set from Ryley Walker and Bill MacKay, folk trio Big Sadie, and multiple performances from The Flat Fives Kelly Hogan, including one with Nora OConnor.These shows...

Recap / Audio | Mute Duo with Ryley Walker, Bill Mackay & Matt Lux @ The Burlington 3/21/17

Sam Wagster (pedal steel) and Skyler Rowe (drums / percussion) are the Mute Duo.  This spring, they have a Tuesday night residency at Chicago's Burlington Bar, where they welcome guest musicians into their experimental jazz realm.Since they kicked off the series in March with Ryley Walker, Bill Mackay and Matt Lux -- basically musicians...

Photos / Recap / Video | Los Lobos & Ryley Walker @ Tivoli Theatre 3/14/17

By: Heidi Peters PhotographyLos Lobos had already re-scheduled a pair of show in Downers Grove once (these were originally set for mid-February), so when guitarist David Hidalgo injured himself prior to their March dates... the show must go on.Luckily Dave Alvin of The Blasters has had enough history with the band to fill in...

Musicians Unite To Offer 100 Days Of Tunes

Any new administrations first 100 days in office are heavily scrutinized, but the reckless policies of our latest adminstration have left many people feeling as nervous as ever.A new project, Our First 100 Days, is attempting to counteract this uncertainty and alienation by raising funds to support progress and...

Review / Audio | Ryley Walker @ SPACE 2/1/17

By: @WeirScrewedIn these uncertain days, we need escape more than ever.Few artists can elevate and transport the listener nowadays as much as Ryley Walker and the rotating cabinet of genius that accompanies him on stage. On the heels of his brief trio show over the weekend at The Hideout, Walker came to SPACE...

AUDIO | Ryley Walker / Bill MacKay / Michael Zerang @ The Hideout 1/28/17

Guitarist Ryley Walker hits Evanston's SPACE this coming Wednesday with his trio, but a trio of a different sort stopped by the The Hideout on Saturday night.  Joel Berk (@pfcidb) was on hand and captured audio of the appearance.  He has offered a stream of the show to accompany the download hosted at...

Tomorrow's Verse 2016 Album Of The Year Poll

So many publications offer so many end of the year album lists, so why do most of them look like they are written in a foreign language? Sure a handful of my favorites records find themselves in the "lists that matter", but even after looking at Rob Mitchum's incredible aggregation work, I still find myself...