'Rise Against Day' Proclamation In Chicago Kicks Off Release Of New Album 'Nowhere Generation'

'Rise Against Day' Proclamation In Chicago Kicks Off Release Of New Album 'Nowhere Generation'
“Happy Rise Against Day, everybody!” said Rise Against singer and rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath last Friday in Wicker Park. 20 years in isn’t a point most punk bands either aspire to or reach, which made Friday’s release of the ninth Rise Against studio album Nowhere Generation, now available via streaming platforms and on CD, vinyl... Read more »

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old - Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Record Podcast Live On Stage At McHenry Drive-In

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old - Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Record Podcast Live On Stage At McHenry Drive-In
“Sorry for the delay,” said Kevin Smith last week in McHenry, taking the stage at the McHenry Outdoor Theater alongside cohort Jason Mewes for a live recording of the podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old. “We were looking for Shermer, IL and couldn’t find it as usual,” he joked, referencing the fictional locale of... Read more »

A Look Back At TUTS Chicago (A Photo Gallery By Howard Greenblatt Featuring Buddy Guy, Sun Ra, Savoy Brown And More)

Workers pose at now defunct Chicago venue Tuts (Photo by Howard Greenblatt)
Behold… a look back at one of Chicago’s most iconic music nightclubs: TUTS Chicago. 40 years ago, TUTS began a memorable run of concerts featuring a diverse roster of artists like The Cramps, The Replacements, Richie Havens, Commander Cody, The Violent Femmes, The Go-Go’s, The Stray Cats, The Alarm and more. Here is a peek at... Read more »
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Robert Randolph On Brighter Days, The Staple Singers And More (Concert Preview: Thursday, February 6, 2020 At City Winery)

Robert Randolph On Brighter Days, The Staple Singers And More (Concert Preview: Thursday, February 6, 2020 At City Winery)
Over the course of six studio albums since 2003, Robert Randolph & The Family Band have used their music to pick people up. Coming out of the Pentecostal church, pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph entered the non-secular world alongside keyboardist John Medeski and members of the North Mississippi Allstars on the self-titled 2001 album The Word, exposing... Read more »

Glen Phillips Of Toad The Wet Sprocket Explains Just What Happened In Schaumburg (Concert Preview: January 16, 2020 With Chris Barron At City Winery)

Glen Phillips Of Toad The Wet Sprocket Explains Just What Happened In Schaumburg (Concert Preview: January 16, 2020 With Chris Barron At City Winery)
During the 90s alternative music boom period, Toad the Wet Sprocket was making introspective music that dealt with life’s larger issues at a time when angst and edge made for a more popular facade. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Glen Phillips has taken that a step further in his solo career, particularly on his most recent... Read more »

Nicholas Tremulis On Turning 60 And The Importance Of Improvisation (A Nicholas Tremulis And The Prodigal 9 Concert Preview - January 9, 2020 At City Winery)

Nicholas Tremulis On Turning 60 And The Importance Of Improvisation (A Nicholas Tremulis And The Prodigal 9 Concert Preview - January 9, 2020 At City Winery)
While it’s a steadfast desire to push his music forward that’s defined the career of Chicago’s Nicholas Tremulis, turning 60 has provided a good reason for a rare look back. Since his debut on a pair of major label albums released by Island Records in 1985 and ’87, Tremulis has worked with an impressive array of... Read more »
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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/