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The Jauntee Strut Their Stuff At Martyrs'

Words & Photos: Ryan MannixStop me if you've heard this one: the Jauntee is a Boulder by-way-of-the-East-coast jam band. Yes, they are one of dozens.  But the buzz surrounding this group suggests they have something more to offer.  I saw it first hand at Martyrs on a weekday during...

PHOTOS / RECAP | Voice Of Wetlands Festival 2019

By: Howard GreenblattSurrounded by beautiful massive trees dressed in draping Spanish moss, the 16th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival was held in Houma Louisiana on October 11-13.Organized by Tab Benoit, the Voice of the Wetlands Festival seeks to call attention to the disappearing swamp habitats in Southern Louisiana. Benoit says that the issue...

PHOTOS / VIDEO / SETLIST | Gov't Mule @ The Riv 9/27/19

By: Howard GreenblattGov't Mule stopped into an old Chicago haunt in the midst of a fall tour which showed great love for the Midwest.The Riv has a perfect rock room vibe for the blues-based grind of Warren Haynes and company.The vibes flowed through the night's setlist, including an encore that paid tribute to...

REVIEW & PHOTOS | Umphrey's McGee in Indianapolis

Words: Ryan Mannix | Photos: Billy AndresAs Chicago music fans, we arent blessed with the greatest outdoor venues.  Although the Lakefront Green seems to be a great new addition, that won't stop me from making the short trip to Indianapolis when Umphreys is in town.I think of it as something like a "second"...

Festival Watch | Logan Square Arts Festival

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature that breaks festival news into the facts you need to know.Logan Square Arts Festival - June 28-30 Headliners To WatchHop Along - The musical project of songwriter Frances Qunilan, Hop Alongs clean and breezy indie sound will fit the festivals vibe well. Attendees looking for laid-back...

Chicago Blues Fest 2019 In Review [Photos & Recap]

By: Howard GreenblattThe City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events hosted the 36th annual Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park. The weather was mostly beautiful, the crowds were enthusiastic and the music was hot.Across multiple stages and three packed days, there was so much action, we couldn't contain it all ...

Chicago Blues Fest 2019 In Review [Part Two]

By: Howard GreenblattIf you're starting here, you came in the middle of the story.  Check out Part One here.Born in 1935, Mary Lane knew (and sang with) greats like Howlin Wolf, Otis Rush and Elmore James, but her greatest success may be yet to come with the recent release of her hot...

Late Night Roundup | The National, Vampire Weekend, Bruce Hornsby & More

Watch as some of Tomorrow's Verse's favorite artists hit the promotional, late-night televison circuit.The National on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertShortly before releasing their next full-length, I Am Easy To Find, The National stopped by Colbert. Performing lead single You Had Your Soul With You, the track has the same driving energy and...

Review | Andrew Bird @ The Green Mill 4/2/19

Words: Alex Wood | Video: the1stMikeC | Photo: @andrewbirdmusicAndrew Birds Chicago roots ensure that his shows in the city are always more than simply another performance. The songwriter is notorious for choosing some of the citys best venues, from 4th Presbyterian Church to Chicago Theatre to the Hideout, and delivering an unparalleled live experience regardless....

Late Night Roundup | Karen O & Dangermouse, Strand Of Oaks, Jenny Lewis & More

Watch as some of Tomorrows Verses favorite artists hit the promotional, late-night television circuit.Compiled by Alex WoodStrand Of Oaks featuring Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and members of My Morning Jacket on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertDense guitar-rock songwriter Timothy Showalter recently revived his Strand Of Oaks project to record with all members of...