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Mungion Stories

FESTIVAL WATCH | Live On Lincoln

By: Alex WoodFestival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know. Live On Lincoln  July 1 & 2 3200 N Lincoln AveHeadliners To Watch: The Motet Seven-piece funk band The Motet specializes in a smooth, jazz-influenced style that can be as rowdy as it can be...

REVIEW / VIDEO | Spafford & Mungion @ Bluebird Theater 4/1/17

By: Ryan MannixPhoto: Wallyography via Spafford FacebookRyan got a preview of this pairing's Chicago tour stop in Colorado.  For a chance to win a pair of tickets for Saturday's show with these two bands, check out our CONTEST PAGE.Two rising bands.One of Denvers premier venues.A sold out show.That combination doesn't...

Review | Aqueous & Mungion @ Lincoln Hall 12/17/16

By: Ryan MannixIt was another snowy winter night in Chicago with two up and coming jam-rockers ready to impress a packed house.Lincoln Hall is one of the cleanest, most comfortable, and best sounding rooms in the city, so it was a real treat to see these two bands at their shreddiest. A year...

PHOTOS / VIDEO / SETLISTS | moe. @ Concord Music Hall, September 2016

Photos: Adam Miszewski | Video: Melodie Yvonnemoe. kicked off their fall tour last weekend in Chicago. First playing in the city for 20 years ago, and making an Illinois stop yearly at Summer Camp, the moe. love is running strong here, and both band and audience made sure that was abundantly clear.Adam Miszewski was...

Album Review | Scary Blankets by Mungion

By: Alex WoodChicago four-piece Mungion embrace the jamband aesthetic whole-heartedly, fusing progressive rock, jazz, funk and more into a musical tapestry that echoes the scenes biggest names without sounding redundant. Their debut album, Scary Blankets, captures this experimentalism with an ambitious but carefully formulated set of songs that jam fans should fully embrace.Look...

Location, Support Acts Annouced For Blottopia 2016 in McHenry County

Blottopia had a nice long run at a single location through 2011, but since then, the only constant (besides Mr. Blotto's covers of classic albums) has been change, as they switch things up at various locations throughout the region.The team has decided to move again for the 17th edition of Blotto's summer classic, this time...

Beyondify Covers The Bases

Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotify. As usual, we mine Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube for the goods. There's even a new distribution platform featured prominently in this edition. Saudade features Jon Medeski, along with members of Deftones and Bad Brains. Like nearly every other Jon Medeski project, it's...

Beyondify: Superstars, New Psych, Americana & Locals

Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotfiy. There's a number of things to share in this edition, so I've decided to divide into fourdistinct segments: superstars, psychedelic, Americana and local bands.1. SuperstarsThe stars don't get bigger than Paul Simon. I was pretty surprised that when I first discovered this...

Photo Gallery | Everyone Orchestra & Mungion @ 1st Ward / Chop Shop 3/4/16

Photos: Dale Foster PhotoWhat do you do when you bring your rotating cast, all-improvised show to Chicago?If you're Everyone Orchestra's Matt Butler, you recruit some of Chicago's top jammers to round out the ensemble. Top shredder Marcus Rezak led the charge, but Jesse Clayton (MathGames), and Marty Giercyzk also brought the local flair as...