Category: Concert Reviews

Reviews of live concerts at various venues throughout the Chicagoland area.

Concert Review And Photo Gallery: Gin Blossoms (Saturday, December 28, 2019 At The Genesee Theatre In Waukegan)

Concert Review And Photo Gallery: Gin Blossoms (Saturday, December 28, 2019 At The Genesee Theatre In Waukegan)
“Alright, let’s do a rock show!” said Gin Blossoms frontman Robin Wilson on stage Saturday night at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Following an appearance at the Genesee in April of 2018 as lead vocalist for The Smithereens – duties he shares with power pop vocalist Marshall Crenshaw and which could result in the first new... Read more »

Photo Gallery: City Winery Chicago Best of 2019 (Featuring: Booker T. Jones, Dave Davies, Brie Darling, Joan Osborne, Digable Plantets, Dave Mason, Robbie Fulks, Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm And More)

Booker T. Jones Live at City Winery Chicago (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
A 2019 City Winery Chicago Concert Photo Gallery. Some Favorite Moments (By Philamonjaro Studio) City Winery Chicago had a memorable year of live performances ranging anywhere from Joan Osborne and Rhiannon Giddens to Booker T. Jones and 10,000 Maniacs, alongside local favorites like Funkadesi, Toronzo Cannon, Corky Siegel, Robbie Fulks and more. More about the photography: www.philamonjaro.com https://www.facebook.com/philamonjarostudio https://www.instagram.com/philamonjaro/... Read more »

Concert Review: Ace Frehley (Friday, December 13, 2019 At Joe's Live In Rosemont)

Concert Review: Ace Frehley (Friday, December 13, 2019 At Joe's Live In Rosemont)
“I thought there was gonna be snow. Where’s all the snow?” joked co-founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley on stage Friday night at Joe’s Live in Rosemont. “I got more snow in New Jersey than you got!”  Frehley released his eighth studio album Spaceman in 2018 and is reportedly prepping the release of Origins, Vol. 2... Read more »
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41st Annual Chicago Jazz Fest - Frank Catalano Quartet, JuJu Exchange And More (August 29 - September 1, 2019 In Millennium Park)

Frank Catalano Quartet - 41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Photos of the 41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival – featuring The Frank Catalano Quartet, The JuJu Exchange, Latino-America Unida, Freddy Cole, Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra, George Freeman and Billy Branch and many more –  by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: 2019 Taste Of Chicago - Courtney Barnett, De La Soul, Bilal, Indie.Arie And More (July 10 - 15, 2019 At Petrillo Bandshell In Grant Park)

Courtney Barnett live at Taste of Chicago 2019 (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Photos of Taste of Chicago 2019 – featuring Courtney Barnett, De La Soul, Bilal, India.Arie, Bomba Estéreo, Cultura Profética, lovelytheband, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Strumbellas and Sunflower Bean –  by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: Rick Springfield And Richard Marx (Saturday, June 15, 2019 At Ravinia Festival)

Rick Springfield live at Ravinia (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Saturday night in Highland Park, Richard Marx and Rick Springfield brought their co-headlining tour to Ravinia...
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Photo Gallery: Chicago Blues Fest 2019 - Bettye LaVette, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Larkin Poe And More (June 7 - 9 In Millennium Park)

Bettye LaVette at Chicago Blues Fest 2019 (Photo by Janet Mami Takayama)
Photos of Chicago Blues Fest 2019 by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: The Specials (Saturday, June 8, 2019 At The Vic Theatre)

The Specials live at the Vic Theatre. Saturday, June 8, 2019 (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Photos of The Specials live at The Vic Theatre by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: Darryl Jones Jams From The Heart (Saturday, February 9, 2019 At The Promontory)

Darryl Jones Jams From The Heart Benefit - Live at The Promontory, Chicago (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
In addition to performing with artists like Miles Davis and Sting, since 1993 Chicago native Darryl Jones has handled bass duties for the Rolling Stones. This past Saturday night, the south sider, and Chicago Vocational High School graduate, performed alongside artists like Nicholas Tremulis and more in support of musician Brian Messiah as part of the "Darryl Jones Jams From The Heart" benefit at The Promontory. Photos by Philamonjaro Studio...
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Photo Gallery: Sweet Honey In The Rock (Friday, February 8, 2019 At Mandel Hall At University Of Chicago)

Sweet Honey in the Rock - Live at University of Chicago's Mandel Hall (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Sweet Honey In The Rock performed for 90 minutes Friday night on the south side at University of Chicago’s Mandel Hall. Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2018, the group took up residency in Hyde Park for the University’s 2018/19 season. Born out of the Civil Rights movement, the a cappella ensemble’s music and message remains timely, sharing love and hope... Read more »