Donnie Biggins-Profiles Release Show 12/2/2016

You probably know Donnie Biggins from the booking wing of his business, Harmonica Dunn. He puts on great shows all around Chicago, showcasing local talent and up-and-comers from around the country. Or maybe you know him from Tonic Room, the bar he owns and operates in Lincoln Park. You SHOULD know him as a member of The Shams Band, and now as a solo artist … Continue reading Donnie Biggins-Profiles Release Show 12/2/2016

4th Annual Dunn Dunn Fest Releases Initial Lineup

When Donnie Biggins isn’t rocking out with his group The Shams Band, live-tweeting episodes of House Hunters, or teaching his kids about The Beatles, he’s booking shows. And not shows like, here’s a good band once every couple months and everything is whatever. No, consistently awesome shows that force you to show up early and stay late so you don’t miss any amazing music. Under … Continue reading 4th Annual Dunn Dunn Fest Releases Initial Lineup

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

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

The Shams Band-Schubas Residency Week 3

Tonight The Shams Band is going to close their epic month long residency at Schubas with a killer lineup featuring Archie Powell & The Exports and Young Hines as openers. I’m sure they’ll be pulling out all the stops for the last show, but sadly I will not be in attendance. However, I did catch last week’s show, and it was a great showcase of … Continue reading The Shams Band-Schubas Residency Week 3