Frank Catalano On Jazz In Chicago Ahead Of Special City Winery Set With Jimmy Chamberlin

Frank Catalano On Jazz In Chicago Ahead Of Special City Winery Set With Jimmy Chamberlin
Earlier this month in the Horner Park neighborhood on the city’s north side, Grammy-winning saxophonist Frank Catalano and Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin rehearsed inside the historic recording studio at Delmark Records, a label that’s served as home to blues and jazz greats like Sun Ra and Junior Wells since its founding in 1953 by... Read more »

Steve Kimock On Return To The Stage Ahead Of Friday Concert At City Winery

Steve Kimock On Return To The Stage Ahead Of Friday Concert At City Winery
Over the course of more than 45 years, songwriter and guitarist Steve Kimock has carved out a unique niche, known in particular for his vast array of connections to the world of the Grateful Dead. It’s a community of fans who’ve historically gone to great lengths to embrace the art of live performance and, as... Read more »

New Power Generation Revisits Prince Sunday At City Winery - Morris Hayes On Welcome 2 America And More

New Power Generation Revisits Prince Sunday At City Winery - Morris Hayes On Welcome 2 America And More
On December 17, 1982, keyboard player Morris Hayes caught a performance by Prince at the Pine Bluff Convention Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, featuring opening act The Time as part of the “1999” tour. An immediate desire to perform with both led him to Minneapolis, where work with Revolution bassist Mark Brown gave way to... Read more »
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Patterson Hood On Return To The Road As Drive-By Truckers Head To Evanston For 'Out Of Space'

Patterson Hood On Return To The Road As Drive-By Truckers Head To Evanston For 'Out Of Space'
For nearly a year and a half amidst the COVID pandemic, artists were forced off the road as venues across the country shuttered in 2020 during the early days of quarantine. Following an uptick in vaccinations, live music began to return this summer, allowing artists to earn a living in an era where it’s otherwise... Read more »

Bill Cunningham Looks Back On 'The Letter' As Box Tops Head To City Winery

Bill Cunningham Looks Back On 'The Letter' As Box Tops Head To City Winery
In the early 60s, bassist Bill Cunningham performed at home in Memphis, Tennessee alongside guitarist Chris Bell and vocalist/guitarist Alex Chilton in the British Invasion-influenced group The Jynx. Chilton would go onto form The DeVilles, who would cut the early demos for tracks like “The Letter,” one made famous shortly thereafter as Cunningham and guitarist... Read more »

Rhett Miller Looks Back On Nearly 30 Years Performing In Chicago Ahead of Sunday Set At City Winery

Rhett Miller Looks Back On Nearly 30 Years Performing In Chicago Ahead of Sunday Set At City Winery
For Old 97’s songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Rhett Miller, a career which began in 1993 has brought with it a variety of highs and lows. A number of the highs have come right here in Chicago, one of the first major markets the Dallas group was able to crack outside Texas, thanks to a ravenous... Read more »
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Tiffany Revisits 'I Think We're Alone Now,' Preps New Album, Ahead Of Two Shows At City Winery

Tiffany Revisits 'I Think We're Alone Now,' Preps New Album, Ahead Of Two Shows At City Winery
Heading into sessions for her 11th studio album Shadows, the goal for pop star Tiffany was to push her music forward while reconnecting with the fun, celebratory tone that defined some of her most well-known songs in the 1980s. Working with producer Mark Alberici at Rockfield Studios in Wales, Tiffany enlisted friends Johnny Martin (bass)... Read more »

'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 »
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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 »