From U.S. Presidents' Day to Mexican Flag Day, and Every Day in Between

Bet you didn’t know that next Sunday is Mexican Flag Day. Afren’t you glad you came? Monday, February 18. Presidents’ Day, when we celebrate 44 of the 45 American presidents. I have one in mind to omit, but you can choose your own. Tuesday, February 19.  Cheis Vallillo in an attendable event on Folk Festival... Read more »

Big Week for Locals and Out-of-Towners

That’s kinda everybody, isn’t it? Tuesday, February 12.  Amelia Sweet Bluebird Stamsta live in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. Contact Lilli to attend the PM live concert before the on-air show, at LKupbeat@aol.com. $15 donation to the performer. On the air at 8 PM at 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. Thursday, February... Read more »

The Weather Breaks, Let the Music Begin

Or actually, let the music continue. It never stopped. Tuesday, February 5. Happy Chinese New Year. Kate Early will be live on Folk festival with Lilli Kuzma, with a preview of the upcoming University of Chicago Folk Festival. 8 PM. 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org Thursday, February 7. Filisko and Noden on concertwindow. www.concertwindow.com/rootsduo. 12:30 PM.... Read more »
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This just in: Groundhog Froze his Faduzzle. Says he ain't coming out.

Woodstock Willie may be too much of a wimp to come out, but we’ll all be braving the weather to hear some good music. We’re tough midwesterners, after all. Monday, January 28. Happy birthday, BD. Tuesday, January 29. “Hot music for a cold night” including trivia for prizes, on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9... Read more »

There's Snow Music like Folk Music

Not to worry, the streets are getting plowed. The cure for Winter cabin fever is to get out and get to a concert. Last minute notice: Sunday’s Lake County Folk Club concert with Bryan Bowers has been moved to the Grayslake Village Hall, 10 S. Seymour, Grayslake. The Heritage Center just isn’t big enough for... Read more »

Holy Kapos, the schedule is heating up

Something almost every night this week. The demise of the Bears’ playoff season has freed us up for other things. Monday, January 14. Steve Earl and Waylon Payne at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St, Chicago. 8 PM. The Last Word Quintet at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 8:30 PM, $7. Tuesday, January 15.... Read more »
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Holiday Seasons Come and Go

The holiday season is in the rearview mirror, as we progress to Groundhog’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and soon new Christmas decorations. Tuesday, January 8. Folk Fest mixer, with an Elvis segment (no, he won’t be live in-studio), opn Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Fridasy, January 11.   Dean Milano... Read more »

Music is Fine, in Two Oh One Nine

A little homage to the late Ernie Banks, there. Cub Fans will understand. Monday, December 31. The New Years Eve version of the Midnight Special features    Joe Jencks, Mari Black, Timm Grimm, and Sonia live in-studio. 98.7 FM, or www.midnightspecial.org First Night in Evanston features, among others, Corky Siegel and “Standard American.” 1427 N. Chicago... Read more »

Never Fear, there's Music This Week

I know there’s some kind of holiday Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean that live music takes the week off. Tuesday, December 25. This is that holiday I alluded to. Have a merry one. Christmas Special on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. If Lilli can leave her house to schlep... Read more »
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Some Breaks from Shopping

You can’t spend all your time at the mall. You need some rest and music. Monday, December 17. Kerry Patrick Clark at St. Tim’s Coffee House, 9000 N. Kildare, Skokie. 7 PM. Free will donation. Tuesday, December 18. Annual Holiday Hoot on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. The ones we know will be there include ... Read more »