Author: Phil Solomonson

On the heels of their NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers are back for a 22-date tour. They will make their return to the iconic Chicago Theatre March 11 and 12. With Weir are Don Was on double bass and Jay Lane on drums, making a big sound for this trio. Watch their NPR Tiny Desk concert in entirety here: Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers Tiny Desk Concert Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers Chicago Tickets Tickets for Other Dates Tour dates: March 6 /// Tennessee Theatre /// Knoxville, TN March 7 /// Ryman Auditorium /// Nashville, TN March 8 /// Palace Theatre /// Louisville, KY March 10 /// The Fillmore /// Minneapolis, MN March 11 /// Chicago…

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Reuben and the Dark returned to Chicago’s North Side, bringing their brand of indie folk rock one of the city’s favorite music clubs, Schubas Tavern. Fronted by Calgary’s Reuben Bullock, the band played to a small but devout room of fans. With the recent release of UN | LOVE they played new songs including the title track and “Faultline.” The band is out playing select dates thru mid-March, so catch them if they are near you. Reuben and the Dark Tour Info *All photos © Philamonjaro

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G. Love & Special Sauce kick off the new year on the road for a 40+ date Juice tour, his ninth studio recording of the same name released in January. Chicago fans were not disappointed, having braved the first snowstorm of the year for the cozy confines of Thalia Hall in Pilsen, Chicago. Worth suffering the elements, the audience was treated to a great preview of the new material as G. Love performed half of the new songs. Opening the show, G. Love started the set playing the first two songs solo, perched on a tall stool and armed only…

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Thursday, November 21st The Last Waltz 2019 Tour came to the landmark Chicago Theatre 43 years to the week of the original final farewell concert of The Band. The 1976 Winterland Ballroom concert and subsequent Scorsese film are hailed as one of the most celebrated music milestones that still lives on decades later. Forever, the soundtrack will be in the most respected ranks of great 20th-century rock music. The three-hour concert (plus a thirty-minute intermission) covered the classic songs played at the original performance. Featuring a stage backdrop and lighting loosely replicating the same 1976 stage craft with three overhead…

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The Oh Sees kicked off their Face Stabber tour with three sold-out nights at San Francisco’s Chapel with special guest Prettiest Eyes and LFZ. This is the fitting location as San Francisco was their former home base prior to L.A. Founder John Dwyer and sole original member of Oh Sees is the band’s visionary and the focus on stage. He thrashes his guitar and slams about the stage uncontrollably while musically keeping it together. He is intense, prolific, and like a hurricane. Coupled with duel drummers Dan Rincon and Paul Quattrone, bassist Tim Hellman, and Tomas Dolas on Keys, this quintet delivers…

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