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Steve Kimock Stories

Full Show Audio + Video | Steve Kimock & Electric Beethoven @ Metro

[instagram id="BWAn5XoAOXf"]Metro looms large as a post Wrigley Field destination.  Its location just a block north on Clark Street, means that aftershows can get started early and keep going late.And that's exactly what Steve Kimock and Electric Beethoven did on Friday night after Dead & Company had completed a two...

Dead & Company @ Wrigley - Quick Reference Guide

Almost two years of being a band, Dead & Company makes its Chicago debut this weekend -- the first time Grateful Dead members have played at Wrigley Field.  Guess the Cubs had to win the World Series first.As you can imagine there's no shortage of hoopla, both bad and good surrounding the event....

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers - May 2017

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers is a monthly Tomorrow's Verse feature which takes a look at the diverse set of artists -- in the GD family and beyond -- who are diving into the catalog.1.Let's start with Bobby, but here he's not with any of his established bands.  ...

Review / Photos / Audio / Video | Bob Weir @ Chicago Theatre 10/20/16

Photos: Mandy Pichler PhotographyDeadheads have always had reason to love and celebrate Bob Weir.As author and voice of dozens of our favorite songs, his primary and distinct disadvange in bringing along the rest of the world was sharing the stage with the guy who wrote and sang hundreds of them.Bob was...

Summer Camp Music Festival | Friday & Saturday Summary

By: Ryan Mannix |Photo: carmelocorn InstagramAfter a festival Thursday that delivered way more than just a pre-party, Friday kicked the festival off in earnest.So it was appropriate to be eased in with one-man-band Keller Williams. A staple of the jam and festival circuit, Williams brought his big but affectionate presenceto the afternoon crowd --...

Review & Photos | K I M O C K @ SPACE 4/2/16

Photos: Mandy Pichler PhotographyI first became aware of Steve Kimock as he was touring with the West Coast collective Zero in the early 90s. I became further intrigued throughout a series of collaborations with members of the Grateful Dead in the late 90s. But I truly went "all-in" on Kimock via his instrumental, four-piece SKBs...

Being Himself | Steve Kimock On Self Recording and His Own Voice

By: Ryan MannixSteve Kimocks Last Danger of Frost may sound like completely different music than what he's delivered to Chicago-areaaudiences in the past, but this may beas close to the true artist as it gets. Self-recorded, thealbum blends acoustic instrumentation with electronic soundscapes for a lush pastoral sequence crafted more for a seated audience than...

Sights & Sounds | Steve Kimock in Chicago During Fare Thee Well

Steve Kimock was among the more popular alternatives offered by fans who objected to Trey Anastasioto join the core four at Solider Gield. While Treyultimately wowed the crowd during the Fare Thee Well concerts,it's not like "Jerry's favorite unknown guitarist" wasn't available to the true believers over the course of the weekend.Kimock played...

GD50 Chicago Weekend Ticket Giveaways

Yes, our Fourth Of July weekend in Chicago can get a little overwhelming (and also quite expensive). But, we're looking out for our readers and have arranged a number of great ticket giveaways for events all around the city. Free sometimes is a great way to make a decision and depending on where you're coming...

Review / Photos / Setlist / Stream / Download / Video: Ratdog @ Chicago Theater 3/7/14

Photos: Mike Kaiz PhotojournalismAs both Bob and Phil have conspired to avoid Chicago for nearly two years, it was great to see Grateful Dead family rally around Bobby at Friday night's sold out Ratdog gig.But Steve Kimock was the pope of this gig -- stealing the spotlight again and again, a considerable task, as...