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Jack Straw Stories

Mom's Place, A New River North Venue, Has Dead-Friendly Vibe

When the doors shut at Windy City Inn, it wasn't the end of the road for its proprieters.Although many northside Deadheads lamented the abrupt closing of the the jam-friendly room, you can't keep a good head down.  The husband and wife duo responsible for the WCI and its vibe, are back in...

The Visual Arts and The GD50 Chicago Weekend

"All we need is music, sweet music.There'll be music everywhere."- Dancin' In The Streets by Ivy Jo Hunter, Marvin Gaye, William StevensonOf course, there will literally be music everywhere in Chicago over GD50 weekend, but that's not the only type of artistry related to the good ole Grateful Dead that will be on...

Photo Set & Videos: Full Court Press 4 @ Abbey Pub 10/5/12

The stars came out to shine once again on Friday at The Abbey Pub and it proved to be another well documented event. We are pleased to be able to feature a substantial photo set from Mike Kaiz Photojournalism as well as a 5 song, 33 minute video playlist shot by Charles Izenstark, to recap the highlight-filled...

Preview: Full Court Press 4 @ Abbey Pub 10/5/12 + Pics, Video, Setlist & Lineup from FCP3

The fourth edition of the Abbey Pub Full Court Press Jam series is back next week (October 5th to be exact, click HERE for a chance to win tickets) and with it comes all the great things we love about the previous all star jam sessions.a full complement of talent from the top bands...

Rock 4 Autism Benefit Promises Jamming Fun For All Ages on Sunday, April 29 @ Cubby Bear North

Rock history is sprinkled with big stars coming together to raise awareness and money for their personal favorite charity or overlooked causes. It's nice to know that this spirit also carries over to the local level -- on Sunday, April 29th, a host of local bands will take the stage at Cubby Bear North in...

Setlist & Poster: Brendan Bayliss & Friends @ Teddy O'Brian's, Highwood, IL 12/16/11

Not content conquering Chicago proper with special gigs on fall tour, two monster shows over Thanksgiving weekend and an acoustic holiday gig with Jake Cinninger at the Park West, Umphrey's McGee guitarist / vocalist played a bar gig out in the cozy bedroom community of Highwood on a December Friday night, with the proceeds going to...