Harmonica Dunn books great shows around Chicago all year long. So it’s nice that the man behind the whole thing, Donnie Biggins, can throw himself a victory party every February and celebrate some of the artists that inspire him to keep doing what he does. This year all the shows will take place in one venue, rather than spread them out across the city. That … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Moves 2018 Shows To Fitzgerald’s Nightclub
Last year I came really close to hitting Savannah, GA for this festival. I ended up not going because I had been laid off from my job and it didn’t make sense to fly down if no one was paying me to cover. The lineup was great, and I know it would’ve been a ton of fun. I also can’t go this year, but once … Continue reading Savannah Stopover Releases Initial Lineup
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas return to Chicago in a couple of weeks to play Ruido Fest. The Detroit-based band has been here many times in the last few years, but this festival appearance will hit a bit closer to home. I’ve been a fan since I heard their EP Live At The Magic Bag, but their newest album finds Hernandez reaching back to her … Continue reading Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Play Ruido Fest
You know summer is coming when The Hideout announces A Day In The Country. This is the 10th anniversary of the one-day festival, celebrating musicians from all forms of Country music. Curated by Lawrence Peters of The Lawrence Peters Outfit, music fans will enjoy everything from Americana and Honky Tonk to Western Swing. Plus, Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale will be performing songs from his 30+ … Continue reading A Day In The Country Turns 10!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the last installment of Chicago’s finest multi-venue music festival, Dunn Dunn Fest. The yearly smorgasbord of great music is provided by Harmonica Dunn founder Donnie Biggins. Every year he finds amazing known talent and acts flying under the radar and puts them all together for a crazy three days of discovery and enjoyment. Last year I … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Returns Next Week!
Savannah, Georgia, routinely third of the Georgian cities when it comes to music, is gonna be the host for some great bands from March 9th through the 11th (making it number 1 in my book, if only for a few days). Savannah Stopover, now in its seventh year, features headliners Kishi Bashi and Lee Fields & The Expressions as well as my personal favorite Ezra … Continue reading Savannah Stopover Announces Full Lineup
My experience at Bottlerock last year was pretty great. I had to transcribe interviews for a different website, but I got to take photos of some great bands. They have a really nice setup in Napa, with a stage where bands join chefs to cook food, great wine options if you’re into that sort of thing, and a bunch of interesting food options. The lineup … Continue reading Bottlerock Announces Lineup For 2017 Festival