Tauk Stories

FULL SHOW VIDEO | TAUK at Concord Music Hall 4/13/18

[instagram id="Bhip2pBDvZX"]TAUK has a full length coming later in the year, but is touring behind an excellent EP, Shapeshifter I: Construct.Chicago fans may be familiar due to association with (and side projects containing members of) Umphrey's McGee.  And a few more may have become aquainted on Friday as they...

Friday Album Reviews | 11 New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks for the week. Here are our favorite records from April 6.By: Alex WoodBlackberry Smoke Find A LightNearly two decades into their musical career, Blackberry Smoke remain a beacon of creativity and inspiration in the Southern rock scene, using blues and classic rock...

Summer Camp Music Festival Releases 2017 Schedule

Summer Camp Music Festival has officially released the 2017 schedule for their annual festival. Take a look, and start planning your weekend now.The Thursday night pre-party features Twiddle, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Spafford, Crosseyed & Phishless, TAUKing McGee (members of TAUK & Umphrey's McGee), Dumpstaphunk and more. ...

Summer Camp Music Festival Announces Late Night

Summer Camp Music Festival has officially announced the late night acts performing in the renowned Red Barn at this year's 2017 event. Also released are VIP packages (for those who want to experience #SCamp17 on a more exclusive level). Thursday night will feature TAUKing McGee (members of TAUK & Umphrey's McGee) and more, Friday...

Review & Full Show Video | TAUK & Earphorik @ Miramar Theatre 10/8/16

Words & Photos: Carmel O'Farrell | Video: izeoftheworldphotosWith festival season in the rear view mirror, Milwaukee sure gets treated as far as live music goes.Over the last few years, the city has experienced some pretty intense one-on-one shows with many of the jam scene's favorite road warriors. Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong,...

Eleven Probing Questions With Road Warriors TAUK

By: Carmel O'Farrell (@carmelocorn) | Photos: Kristine Condon (@kristinebobean)TAUK first caught my attention back in 2013 at Summer Camp Music Festival.  They played an energetic set opposite Trey Anastasio Band as buckets of rain drenched Three Sisters Park.  While most of the festival crowd gravitated to TAB, it was fairly obvious to...

Photos & Setlist | TAUKing McGee + Vulfpeck @ Concord 9/4/16

Photos: Kristine Condon PhotographyLesson #3 from our How Vulfpeck Hacked the Music Industry feature was "Sell Out Every Show".Given that the band had an upcoming show in Chicago at the time of publication, and it had yet to it sell out, you'd think we'd be sweatin' it.Sure it was as big a room...

5 More Artists To Check Out At North Coast Music Festival

Click through the pages of this site, and you'll see plenty of coverage of Editor's Choice for top North Coast acts: Greensky Bluegrass, Vulfpeck, Umphrey's McGee, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, TAUK, and The Revivalists.But that casts a narrow net for a festival with so much more to offer across many more...

Photo Gallery / Video / Recap | TAUK & The Heard @ Lincoln Hall 4/2/16

Photos: Kristine Condon PhotographyRemember the Quentin Tarantino films Kill Bill Vols 1 & 2?A slice of shocking, pulpy, ultraviolent art, the moviesfeatured an incredible instrumental cut on the soundtrack entitled"Battle Without Honor Or Humanity" by a little known band called Tomoyasu Hotei.It is an epic, sweeping instrumental with a hard edge and a bit...

Rocktober Ticket Giveaways [Head for the Hills, Jackie Greene, TAUK]

Hear that? Its the calendar page turning to our favorite month of Chicago music: Rocktober.While some of the bigger tours this fall will bypass the city, there are plenty of intimate shows at some of Chicagos finest venues that we think you should check out.In fact, we really think you should check em...