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Gary Clark Jr. Stories

Late Night Roundup | The National, U2, Pete Townshend, Gary Clark Jr. & More

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite bands hit the promotional late-night television circuit. The National on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Shortly after releasing the excellent new album Sleep Well Beast, Ohios The National stopped by Colberts show to perform the solemn track The Day I Die. With a giant backing band adding a...

PHOTOS / RECAP | The 2017 Chicago Blues Festival

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Michael LepekFrom the new Muddy Waters mural on State Street to inspired appearances by second-generation performers, the Windy Citys vibrant blues legacy was on full display at the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival.2017 marked the inaugural year at the Millennium Park location. But, as blues fans made their way around the...

Album Reviews | March 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodGrandaddy- Last Place [3/3]Jason Lytles Grandaddy returned for Last Place, the bands first studio album in more than a decade. The record remains within the boundaries previously established on the bands older work, with layers of keyboards, swirling effects and a keen sense of melody. Lytles lyrics are quirky throughout, but more personal...

Lockn' In Review | Thoughts, Photos, Video & Audio From The Four Day Festival

By: Aaron Stein (@neddyo) | Photos: Adam Miszewski (@adjomi)Go To: Full Photo Gallery | Setlists & Media - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - SundayEvery year they play an NBA All-Star game and every year basketball fans look at the line-ups -- the amassed talent almost incomprehensible in its limitless possibilities -- and...

Review / Video | Gary Clark Jr. @ The Riviera 4/1/16

By: Amanda Roszkowski | Photos / Video: Wyatt BrakeGoing from featured festival performer to theater headlineris animportant transition, and one that can provide a whole different perspective on an artist.Headliners can offera bit more drama and showmanship. When the lights dimmed on Friday night, a shadowy figure -- tall and lanky-- stepped to the sage to...

Album Reviews | September 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodThunderbitch- Thunderbitch [9/1]After releasing one of the years best records with The Alabama Shakes, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brittany Howard surprised fans with an unannounced record as Thunderbitch. Consisting of Howard and a handful of Nashville rock musicians, the record has a gritty rock n roll sound, full of distorted guitar, pounding drums...

Setlist / Video Playlist: Gary Clark Jr. @ Vic Theater 11/19/13

Rising star Gary Clark Jr. is doing exactly what a rising star should do. He sold out the Vic Theater last night, and though he had been through Chicago as an opening act and on festival bills in the past, this Theater gig was a bit of milestone. A sell out crowd pretty much puts...

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...