The Chicago Roots Collective Showcase 11/18/11

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to check out one of the great events Chicago has offered this year, The Chicago Roots Collective’s 3rd Annual Showcase. There were over 75 featured performers over two nights at The Elbo Room, and each of them shared a singular vision of a music-based community that is self-sustaining and effectively promotes all those involved. Before the show I … Continue reading The Chicago Roots Collective Showcase 11/18/11

The Chicago Roots Collective Showcase Is Tonight!

I haven’t had much time to do anything this week, but tonight I will be leading a round table discussion with members of the Chicago Roots Collective. I have four bands lined up for the talk, so I’d like to highlight them all here. They are all playing sets tonight at Elbo Room, so if you like what you hear please come down. Entry is … Continue reading The Chicago Roots Collective Showcase Is Tonight!

Seafarer at Lincoln Hall, Chicago 5-28-11

Now that you’ve seen the interview and got a little introduction to the band Seafarer, let me tell you about their show at Lincoln Hall a couple days ago. There were four bands playing in all: Glendenning was playing during the interview, so we missed them. For Black Canvas we went across the street to Fiesta Mexicana for some carmelized bananas and ice cream. Republic … Continue reading Seafarer at Lincoln Hall, Chicago 5-28-11