Category: Concert Reviews

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

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...

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 »
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Photo Gallery: The Magpie Salute (Saturday, January 26, 2019 At Metro)

Photo Gallery: The Magpie Salute (Saturday, January 26, 2019 At Metro)
Photos of The Magpie Salute live at Metro by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/

Photo Gallery: City Winery Best of 2018 (Featuring: John Hiatt, Howard Jones, Joe Pug, Alejandro Escovedo, Brian McKnight, Terri Nunn, Dennis Quaid, Graham Parker, Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal, Max Weinberg And More)

Photo Gallery: City Winery Best of 2018 (Featuring: John Hiatt, Howard Jones, Joe Pug, Alejandro Escovedo, Brian McKnight, Terri Nunn, Dennis Quaid, Graham Parker, Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal, Max Weinberg And More)
Contributing photographer, and City Winery Chicago house photographer, Philamonjaro shares a few images representing a cross section of artists who performed at City Winery in 2018. Featuring: A.J. Croce, Terri Nunn of Berlin, Brian McKnight, Chick Corea, Dennis Quaid, Howard Jones, Keb’ Mo’, James Hunter Six, Keller Williams Duo, Sérgio Mendes, The English Beat, The Zombies... Read more »

Photo Gallery: The Struts (Friday, November 23, 2018 At House Of Blues)

The Struts live at House of Blues Chicago (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Photos of The Struts live at House of Blues by Philamonjaro Studio. For more, visit Philamonjaro online at http://www.philamonjaro.com/
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Concert Review: Echo & The Bunnymen and Jonathan Jackson Of Enation (Saturday, November 24, 2018 At The Vic Theatre)

Concert Review: Echo & The Bunnymen and Jonathan Jackson Of Enation (Saturday, November 24, 2018 At The Vic Theatre)
Following successful recent area appearances at Riot Fest in 2015 and at Northerly Island alongside the Violent Femmes in 2017, Echo & The Bunnymen returned to Chicago Saturday night for a headlining set at the Vic Theatre. While the group is touring in support of their new album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon (October, BMG),... Read more »

Photo Gallery And Review: J Mascis And Luluc (Tuesday, November 20, 2018 At City Winery)

J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. live at City Winery Chicago (photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Guitar stalwart J. Mascis performed a rare solo set Tuesday night at City Winery with opening act, Australian indie duo Luluc... ...

Photo Gallery: Thievery Corporation (Wednesday, November 7, 2018 At House Of Blues)

Thievery Corporation live at House of Blues Chicago (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Thievery Corporation performed their first of two shows in Chicago Wednesday night in front of a full house at House of Blues. A Thievery Corporation performance is more than merely a concert – it’s a celebration of life through music. Founding members Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, along with their usual live musical entourage, delivered a high energy 1... Read more »
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Photo Gallery: The Joy Formidable (Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Acoustic Duo At JBTV, Electric Trio At Lincoln Hall)

Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable live at Lincoln Hall (Photo by Philamonjaro Studio)
Welsh alternative power trio The Joy Formidable, featuring vocalist/guitarist Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd Davies on bass, and drummer Matthew James Thomas, hit Chicago Saturday for a full schedule of performances. Starting at 12:30 in the afternoon, Saturday’s slate began at JBTV for an acoustic taping and continued with another unplugged set as the pre-show teaser/meet-and-greet prior to a sold-out... Read more »