Category: Tonic Room

Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight

Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight
Last weekend, rockers Umphrey’s McGee took the Midwest by storm, ripping through raucous material with fiery abandon from Fort Wayne to Detroit. Trailblazing an eventual path to the west coast, the six-piece kicks off tonight at the gorgeous Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, after leaving Michigan in embers and taking a small break to recoup. If... Read more »

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24
Musician Joel Cummins is a lot of things. Here are five: A keyboard wizard: He plays piano, synths, and all things keys in prog-rock outfit Umphrey’s McGee. A man of the people: he makes friends with Umphrey’s fans and sits in with other bands wherever he goes. A Cubs fan: a classically trained piano player hailing... Read more »

Traces of Natalie Cressman: Chainsaw Set to Tear the Roof off Tonic Room This Saturday 11/21

Traces of Natalie Cressman:  Chainsaw Set to Tear the Roof off Tonic Room This Saturday 11/21
As a lady artist myself, I jump at the chance to support women in any way I can, and especially women in the arts.  But I wasn’t just excited about this Q & A opportunity because Natalie Cressman offers the feminine mystique alone, but because she’s a vibrant character, talented across so many facets of... Read more »
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An ANAGRAM acrostic: Play with words & At the Show with Marco Benevento: 15 TICKETS LEFT for Tonic Tonight!

An ANAGRAM acrostic: Play with words & At the Show with Marco Benevento: 15 TICKETS LEFT for Tonic Tonight!
We’re feeling silly cuz Friday, and feeling like happiness cuz Marco is tonight AND tomorrow.  So-are you down to clown???  Here’s a lil’ guided wordplay tour in convincing you to get on the good foot if you haven’t already.  Only fifteen tickets left for tonight! So consider this a PSA. — A lways a fun dance... Read more »

Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals

Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals
It’s no secret that Marco Benevento has superior taste.  Over the years his sound has developed from a heavy, dark, and pulsating offering of eccentricity, into an elongated space, balanced with more sonic love, light, and wisdom.  Just as we all grow up and evolve in our feelings and life-living, it’s evident to me his... Read more »