Hoo, Boy, a Full Week of Music

It’s a folk music full house. Something every day. Monday, April 22.   Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello present “Roots of Americana” at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave, Clarendon Hills. 7 PM.   Mark Dvorak at Just Goods, 201 7th St, Rockford. 7 PM. Kristin Lems hosts a plethora of musicians... Read more »

Good Friday? Good Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, too.

The Summer farmers/French market season is also getting started. Hope it doesn’t snow. Tuesday, April 16. A segment on “stormy folk” on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Thursday, April 18. The 244th anniversary of Paul Revere’s overstated ride.   Chris Vallillo at Dunn Museum, 1899 W. Winchester, Libertyville. 6... Read more »

Music for the Seasonal Transition

Not the transition from Winter to Spring. The transition from college basketball to baseball. With the Cubs’ start this year, we need all the help we can get. Tuesday, April 9. Tragic Folk (as in, the sinking of the Titanic, not the sinking of the Cubs pitching staff), on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9... Read more »
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April, Come She Will

That would make a good song lyric, don’t you think? We’ll get Paul Simon working on that. Monday, April 1. Arlo Guthry, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Kinky Friedman perform a house concert in Berwyn. April Fool, there’s nothing today. Tuesday, April 2. “Last Acre” live in-studio, plus April topics on Folk Festival with Lilli... Read more »

March Concerts Bring April Showers

And April showers bring May flowers, which bring June bugs, and on it goes. Monday, March 25. Connie Kaldor and Family at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park. Probably at 7 PM. Tuesday, March 26.   Dave Rudolf and Diane Laffey in an attendable event on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma.... Read more »

The Spring Music Explosion Starts - and a Holiday or Two

No, St. Patrick’s Day does not start the beer-drinking season. That never ended. Monday, March 18. Everything is closed in honor of Benito Juarez’s birthday. Tuesday, March 19. Pledge drive on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. Studio guest TBD at the time we go to e-press. Call in to 630-942-4300 to make your pledge. 90.9... Read more »

The Week in Music Starts and Ends With a Holiday

Yes,the beginning of Eastern Orthodox Lent is a holiday in our book (if we had a book). And Eastern Orthodox does not refer to Hasidic Rabbis in New York. Sunday, March 10. At 2 AM, turn your clocks ahead 1 hour, so you can get to the music that much sooner. Monday, March 11. The... Read more »

We Enter the Start of March Musicness

Every concert this week is a top seed, and we know that number one seeds never lose. Tuesday, March 5. Rachell Drew and Tony Richards-Horse at Thief Hollow Brewing  Co,  10426 S. Western, Chicago. 5 PM. Mardi Gras Special on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, pr www.wdcb.org. 8 PM. Thursday, March 7. Filisko... Read more »

Marching Into - a Venue or Two

After Tuesday some, not all, of the Chicago political ads will cease. Fill the void with sounds that you actually like (that’s music, folks). Monday, February 25. Steve Earl and Shannon McNally at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St, Chicago. $50 – $60. (also Tuesday). Radoslav Lorkovic at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St,... Read more »

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 »