All the Music is Indoors This Week

And one is even at a venue called “Indoors,” in case, you needed more assurance. Tuesday, January 16. A segment for songs for Martin Luther King Day, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM.\ Thursday, January 18. Strum Brothers at Vintage 53, 162 S. 1st St, St. Charles. 6 PM.... Read more »

It's Warming Up - Get out to a Concert

The weatherman promises temperatures into the 40’s. No time to stay home. Tuesday, January 9. Ok, you can stay home and listen to Festival Mixer on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Friday, January 12.    Dean Milano and Chris Minardi at White Eagle Restaurant, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave, Niles.... Read more »

Ring, or Strum, in the New Year

Or better yet, listen to a professional do it. Monday, January 1. Happy New Year. I have no scheduled events, so spend the time contemplating the dilemmas of the day, like, should Ohio State or Wisconsin have been included in the college football championship bowl, instead of Alabuma? Tuesday, January 2.  “Looking forward, looking back”... Read more »
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The penultimate 2017 Article.

All of us at acoustic music in Chicago, from the research team, to the editors, copywriters, accountants, legal staff, lunchroom ladies, and the maintenance crew, wish you a happy holiday season, whatever holiday you do, or don’t, celebrate. Monday, December 25. I got nuttin.’ Enjoy your family tradition, and/or watch TV and see if Ralphie... Read more »

Getcher Holiday Happenings Here, hombres

You get a couple of days off to do your holiday shopping (can one shop for a holiday?). Lots of gigs on the other days. Tuesday, December 19. The Holiday Hoot on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma gives us a chance to show off some of our pictures, including:  Dean Milano,  Merv Collins, Songsisters,  Small... Read more »

A Whole "latke" Music This Week

And I am not referring to the old tv character, Latke Gravis, from the Perfect Strangers series. Monday, December 11.    Robbie Fulks at The Hideout, 1354 Wabansia, Chicago. 7 PM. Tuesday, December 12. Happy first night of Hanukkah. Enjoy the aforementioned latkes, and listen to the radio: “Gifted Folk,” with   Mark Dvorak, and possibly... Read more »
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And the Music Keeps Playing

It’s not the most prolific schedule we’ve ever seen, but there are still lots of good shows to go see. Monday, December 4. Brad Cole in a birthday bash for Rick Vines at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 7 PM. Tuesday, December 5.   Megan McDonough in an attendable event on Folk Festival with... Read more »

Rolling into the Month of No Work

Let’s be honest. Nothing gets accomplished in December, so let’s just forget work and spend the month listening to music. Works for me. Tuesday, November 28. “Leftover Folk” on Folk Festicval with Lilli Kuzma. 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org.  8 PM.   Mark Dvorak presents “Remembering John Donahue” at the Grafton Pub, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave.... Read more »

Holiday Week: Less Work, More Music

Were we less clever than we really are, we would say something like, “no turkeys to give thanks for this week.” Too corny, right? So we won’t say it. Tuesday, November 21.   Muriel Anderson live, in-studio on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. This first of the Muriel blitz... Read more »
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This Just In: Indoor Venues Have Heat

And since your cars also have heat for the drive to the venues, it’s all good, right? Tuesday, November 14. Strum Brothers at Rendezvous Bistro, 2400 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock. 6 PM. Festival Mixer on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Wednesday, November 15. Louden Wainwright III at City Winery,... Read more »