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Photos / Recap | Chicago Blues Reunion @ Arcada Theater 5/12/17

By: Howard Greenblatt_DSC4598Explore tomorrowsverse's photos on Flickr. tomorrowsverse has uploaded 2729 photos to Flickr.In the early 60s,  a bunch of young, middle-class musicians who were interested in the Blues, quietly slipped into clubs on the South and West sides of Chicago to learn from the masters: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little...

Sugar Blue Celebrates 'Voyage' Release At Fitzgerald's

 Dear Chicago,I realize that Sugar Blue plays around town an awful lot.I realize that it's easy to take that fact for granted.Here's some advice: don't. Sugar just put out an new CD called Voyage and busted out of the clubs he typically plays, and checked in to Fitzgerald's for a...

Panic Fans Guide To Chicago - Summer 2014

I usually reserve these guide to Chicago type posts for multi-day stands of biggest bands that swing through Chicago, but a couple factors led me to create a tidy little one for the big Widespread Panic / Tedeschi Trucks Band gig tomorrow night.1. The Venue. Out-of-towners (or even natives) may not realize that FirstMerit Bank Pavilion...

Setlist / Video: Leftover Salmon NYE @ Vic Theater 12/31/2012

Leftover Salmon rolled into town for two sets of New Year mayhem. As hinted in my conversation with Drew Emmitt, the band welcomed guests Roosevelt Collier (of The Lee Boys) and longtime collaborator Sugar Blue to the stage. Here's the full setlist and some great video of the "wigged out" festivities including the collaboration.Leftover...