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

The Shams Band Headlines House Of Blues 3/17

The Shams Band¬†must be feeling the luck of the Irish because¬†they’ll be headlining Chicago’s House Of Blues this Tuesday. They’ve played all over the city, most notably setting up shop for month-long residencies at Schubas where they bring in their own openers. These shows have been great every time out and I’ve been introduced to artists I may not have otherwise thanks to The Shams. … Continue reading The Shams Band Headlines House Of Blues 3/17

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

The Shams Band-Schubas Residency Week 2

A couple weeks ago I reviewed Cold City, the new record by The Shams Band. The following week the band started their month long residency at Schubas, one of Chicago’s finest music venues. I wasn’t able to catch the first night, but I was able to make it to the second, and I’ll be there for the third. Since I’ll be reviewing next week’s show … Continue reading The Shams Band-Schubas Residency Week 2