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FESTIVAL WATCH | Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival September 1-2Headliners To WatchDr. John New Orleans Night Tripper Dr. John will bring his funky, voodoo style to the festival for a set sure to impress. Infectious and endlessly...

Rebirth Brass Band Highlights 'Live On The Lot' Debut At Temperance Brewing

By: Michael LepekLIVE ON THE LOTTemperance Brewery in Evanston, IL hosted its first "Live on the Lot" concert, welcoming a packed house of enthusiastic beer and music fans ready to shake their thing to The Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans.What was supposed to be a small tap room performance quickly sold...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Gets Horny

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist from Friday, September 20th. Paul's theme for the evening was (in your best Austin Powers accent) "Do I Make You Horny, Baby?"What does that mean? All brass bands, big bands and multiple horn led ensembles. This is definitely a playlist that gets an "...

Halloween Weekend - Chicago Live Music Guide 2012

Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, and apparently that means six full days of Halloween musical goodness in Chicago. While the bulk of the "costume" shows will take place on the prior weekend and, of course Halloween night itself, there's even a few heavy-hitting shows in the "days between" that serious music fans have...

The Barn's Greater Chicago Festival Guide - Summer 2012

We've creeped past the solstice marker and are entering the heart of festival season in the Midwest. The oddest trend for 2012 seems to be festivals moving locations, which no less than five of the fests that we are tracking declaring a new home this year. Here's our roundup of the most intriguing camping and / or...

North Coast Festival Leaning Towards Jams In 2012 With Umphrey's, Strange Arrangement and More

North Coast Music Festival, the Labor Day weekend event entering its third year in Chicago's Union Park has staked its reputation on eclectic lineups and an outside-the-mainstream sensibility. But while the inaugural festival in 2010 seemed to carve out a spot for edgier and crossover jambands, last year's lineup seemed heavily tilted towards EDM. It seemed...