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Sat, Jan 22 - 9pm - $15 - VAX REQUIRED
In a world full of Grateful Dead tribute bands, it takes a certain level of respect to coax the music into new exciting genres & stand out from the crowd. With a catalog full of Dead favorites originals as well as covers that the Grateful Dead performed, The Grateful String Band dedicates its bluegrass prowess to anything dead related. Any music the Grateful Dead performed is what TGSB explores and we perform it with our unique bluegrass spin. But The Grateful Dead is simply a starting point for what this band is capable of. With so many more options from the Pigpen days as well as spinoff projects like Old & In The Way and Jerry Garcia Band, The Grateful String Band is your one stop shop for your Deadgrass fix! If what you crave is middle ground between Grateful Dead and bluegrass, you've come to the right place.
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Sun, Jan 23 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Jan 30 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Feb 6 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Feb 6 - 8pm - $10 - VAX REQUIRED
With over two decades of experience in the literary and music industry, UGOCHI has gained quite a notable reputation for her solo career and collaborations. Not content to rest on her gnash, UGOCHI & A.S.E. are always laying foundations for the next release, adding more classics to their repertoire. Nina Simone once said, "It's an artist's duty to reflect the times in which we live. That’s why UGOCHI & A.S.E. write, record and share their offerings on a frequent basis, making countless public appearances locally, nationally and internationally. This Chicago native is an international singing sensation who has been performing her original style of song and word poetics since she began her musical journey. She is known in her hometown best for her refined storytelling and songwriting ability as well as the technique and song style she has been known to dub vocal harmonics.
With upbeat music and lyrics directly inspired by current struggles for social justice, Chicago-based Reggae Fusion band Adam Gottlieb & OneLove offer their songs to the soundtrack of a new revolution. Adam Gottlieb (first known from the Youth Spoken Word poetry movement) now writes primarily in the form of songs, brought to life by the incredible band OneLove. Comfortably rooted in a versatile Reggae/Folk-Rock sound, the band dexterously fuses Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, Ska, Jazz and more. Because the message is for everyone, the musical repertoire intentionally crosses over into these and more genres to create eclectic yet cohesive musical experiences, with a little something for everyone. You can find OneLove's music on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, etc. Follow the band on Facebook and on our official website: adamgottliebandonelove.com.
Tukkiman is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and bandleader from Dakar, Senegal. His music is a unique mix of Afro-Beat, World, Hip Hop, Reggae and English Pop and sounds like a mix between U2, D Angelo and Bob Marley. His style is powerful, political and knows no borders. Tukki came to study in Paris in 2006. Currently, he traces his steps between Dakar, Paris, New York and Chicago making his own route and following his own path. Tukki means travel in his native tongue Wolof and is the name of his first album; a unique project of a nomad who tells stories. In each of Tukkiman's songs, there is always an underlying feeling for each of us to have the freedom to love, live and explore.
Vision in the Rhythm is a young alternative reggae/world band. They’re a group of brothers and friends who create a welcoming atmosphere with their mindfully directed music. With no other intention but to create a worthy experience for their listeners Vision in the Rhythm will jam the audience into a groovy space most highly elevated.
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Thu, Feb 10 - 7pm - $25 - ALL AGES - VAX REQUIRED
Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio consist of American guitarist Greg Koch, his son DylanKoch on drums and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall. At the heart of this organ trio isa blues sensibility - but Koch's compositions are an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and countryserved up with heavy grooves and dynamic improvisations delivered with no small dose ofhumor and occasional wild abandon.The trio blends the explosive guitar manipulations of Greg, the groove-centric, power-pocketplaying of his son Dylan on drums (who share many telepathic musical moments) and theglorious, Hammond organ stylings of the uber-talented Toby Marshall, Greg’s compositions areproperly portrayed in the blues drenched, funk, chicken-fried, gospelly, jazz-rock panorama inwhich they were conceived. Their first release, “Toby Arrives” the first moments of theirunexpected musical partnership captured at an extemporaneous jam session earlier in the year
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Fri, Feb 11 - 9pm - $15 - VAX REQUIRED
WuGrass: Chris Castino is a writer of dance music. Chris is the primary songwriter for Minnesota-based rock’n’roll jamband The Big Wu. The Big Wu started in the mid 90’s and quickly ascended from the comforts of the local club scene to playing H.O.R.D.E Fest, Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, High Sierra, and the list goes on.
Castino joined forces with the incredibly talented band Chicken Wire Empire from Milwaukee, WI, and took the opportunity, to arrange some of his catalog into impeccably fitting bluegrass tunes. "Fresh Pickles" aims to satisfy your cravings—it is a light-hearted, down-home concept that plays with the idea that although some of the songs were written many years before, they now feel brand new.Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each others playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.
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Sun, Feb 13 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Feb 20 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Fri, Feb 25 - 8pm - $15 - VAX REQUIRED
GEORGE HARRISON BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE CONCERT “MY SWEET GEORGE”Hosted by Ellis Clark & Ary Jeebie
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Sat, Feb 26 - 7:30pm - $10 - VAX REQUIRED
A Group of Friends has members of Weird Beard, The Western, Marsh Boys, and The Connoisseurs. In the past they have played sold-out shows covering albums like Ween’s “The Mollusk” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and “Tusk”.
The Western is a Chicago-based post-rock outfit whose latest album “In Good Standing” was released in September 2019. Their previous album, "On Top of the World and Never Ever Looking Back Again, Ever; Goodbye", released in 2014, was well received at venues like Schubas and Metro. Influences include Stereolab, Deerhunter, and Neil Young.
Marsh Boys self titled album “Marsh Boys” was released in the fall of 2020. They are Marsh Boys.
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Sun, Feb 27 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Tue, Mar 1 - 8pm - $15 - VAX REQUIRED - FAT TUESDAY!
Terrapin Flyer is a Chicago-based Grateful Dead inspired band that features a revolving cast of top performers in the jamband scene. The band often tours with former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band and is one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired acts in the country. The band started as a Sunday Jam Night at the now defunct Boulevard Cafe in Logan Square. The band has grown into one of the top touring Grateful Dead bands in the country by performing with some of the top musicians in the Grateful Dead world. Because the band features a revolving cast of talent hundreds of notable musicians have crossed paths with Terrapin Flyer. To name all of the musicians who have performed with Terrapin Flyer would be an impossibly exhaustive task, but some include Bob Bralove from the Grateful Dead, Mark Karan from The Other Ones and Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Scott Guberman from Phil Lesh and Friends, Josh Olken from Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals & Tom Constanten, Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB, Wavy Dave Burlingame from Cornmeal, Janis Wallin from Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine and a whole host of tremendously talented musicians from across the country. .
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Fri, March 4 - 9pm - $15 - VAX REQUIRED
"Bumpus has done something few modern bands have done. Tapping into the deeply buried vein to rediscover the sound of timeless soul music." - ChicagoistBumpus and their powerful brand of soul music channels the uplifting energy of Sly & The Family Stone, the funk of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye. Led by the thunderous voice of singer Tina Howell, the band brings together big funky beats, thick horns, and a heavy organ sound that results in a high-octane live performance. Bumpus has shared the stage with many of their heroes, such as Dr. John, War, The Roots, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley. Bumpus will release their sixth record, “Way Down Deep” in the spring of 2018 and will be touring the midwest and beyond throughout the year.
The Right Now's pop-meets-soul sound is more than a vehicle for Stefanie Berecz's captivating voice. The celebration of thoughtful, catchy songwriting and intricate arrangements evokes a subtle sophistication in the tradition of Quincy Jones’ 70s and 80s masterpieces. Since 2008 the band has toured much of the United States and released three acclaimed albums, racking up placements in television, national commercials, and the multi-million-selling video game Watch Dogs.
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Sun, March 6 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, March 13 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, March 20 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, March 27 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Apr 3 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Apr 10 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Apr 17 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sun, Apr 24 - 3pm - Free - EVERY SUNDAY!
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Honky Tonk Sundays! Join us for an afternoon with The Hoyle Brothers. They play every Sunday at 3pm.
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Sat, May 14 - 9pm - $25 - VAX Required
The North 41 is a Funk/Rock band based out of Chicago, IL. The band’s members allgrew up in or around the Windy City. The name is a shout out to beautiful Lake ShoreDrive - a scenic highway that runs along the east side of the city and Lake Michigan.The band released their debut album Dancing & Praying in September of 2015, and hassince been playing festivals and clubs all over the Midwest. In early summer of 2018,they made a splash with their funked-up version of Enter Sandman that has reached over4 million views on Facebook. World on Fire, the band’s second LP, dropped inSeptember of 2018 and was welcomed to the world with a sold-out album release show intheir hometown of Chicago.
The Mild West prides themselves on delivering engaging, powerful performances with unbelievable energy. The band started composing music in 2018, released singles “Orange Grove” and “Time” in 2019 and is in the early process of recording and producing their debut EP. Drawing influence from groups like The Killers and The Band Camino, the band uses creative rhythms and unforgettable melodies to keep listeners dancing and singing along. A night with The Mild West will keep you guessing by touching on different musical genres, but you can expect to leave having sang, laughed and danced your heart out. The guys hope to see you soon!
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