Dunn Dunn Fest Night 1: Beat Kitchen

   What a magical night to kick off Dunn Dunn Fest 2016! With great shows lined up all over town, I went with my gut and picked the Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes show at Beat Kitchen. Once again I was made to look like a genius-the Nashvillains blew the roof off the house just as I expected. The opening acts, Chicagoan Jared Rabin and Kansas … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Night 1: Beat Kitchen

Moon Taxi at Subterannean for Dunn Dunn Fest 2/22/14

When I saw the lineup for this year’s Dunn Dunn Fest, I was most excited about Saturday night’s show at Subterannean. I’ve been a fan of Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes since I first heard them a couple years ago, and I’ve seen them a couple times already so I know they’re great live. I picked up a used copy of Santah’s record White … Continue reading Moon Taxi at Subterannean for Dunn Dunn Fest 2/22/14

Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes-Kid Tiger

Back in 2011 Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes dropped their debut and immediately garnered a lot of buzz. It’s a great album and ended up landing a spot on the Amazon Editor’s Top 100 in both albums and songs for the year. You may have heard the song “Shoe Fits” at some point, and if you have you’re all the better for it. If … Continue reading Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes-Kid Tiger

Get Ready For Dunn Dunn Fest, February 20-22

I wish I had half, hell, five percent of the tenacity and drive that Donnie Biggins has. Under the moniker Harmonica Dunn, he has his hands in about a hundred pies at any one time. I can’t even lift my face out of the one in front of me. He’s managing bands, he’s booking shows, he plays guitar and sings in The Shams Band, and … Continue reading Get Ready For Dunn Dunn Fest, February 20-22

Weekend Of Shams at Schubas

Last year The Shams Band celebrated the release of their album Cold City with a month-long residency at Schubas. Over the weekend they returned to play their first Friday and Saturday shows at the venue rated in the top 10 of United States concert venues. The fact that Saturday was Donnie Biggins’ birthday set the dial all the way up to 11, and the show … Continue reading Weekend Of Shams at Schubas