I'll stay away from comment on any drama that makes this item newsworthy. But, we have seen many times that music seems to have a way of conquering even the most personal grudges, and Chicago's musicians seem to have a way of coming together for the right reasons.
On Monday, November 5th, Tonic Room hosted a benefit for legal defense of Mike Georges, son of ex-Blotto lead guitarist Bob Georges. It was an occasion that found Bob jamming with some of his old mates, and featured appearances by a host of other members of the extended Blotto family, including Michelle Hallman and her band Whiskey Jezebel, Jack Straw keyboardist Barry Brown and Bill Irban of Hack N Wheeze.
Video from the event has surfaced on youtube. Here's a 7 song, 34 minute playlist that includes the former Blotto front line of Paul Bolger and Bob Georges jamming through a funky "Walk This Way", Lyle Lovett's "She's My Wife", and a sweet "Big River" > "Subteranean Homesick Blues".