featuring Days N Daze, Bridge City Sinners, We the Heathens, Joseph Huber, Rachel Brooke, Yes Ma’am, Joe Buck Yourself, Crazy & the Brains, Riley Coyote, Holy Locust, That Ol’ Coondog, Chad Hates George, and more lineup updated; set times to be announced at the festival website Reggies’ Rock Club
Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music
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Chicago played an outsize role in the birth of modern gospel music, but few artists remain from that foundational era.
Veteran DJ Vince Adams and nonagenarian bluesman Jimmy Johnson both took to livestreaming during the pandemic.
New projects kept coming from A Flor de Piel, the Los Sundowns, Lester Rey, Gabacho, ÉSSO, and others.
Saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Tyler Damon played regular concerts in Margate Park this past summer and fall.
Between the All-Star Weekend’s Big Jam and the Summer Jam, the pandemic arrived to shut down arena concerts.
Warm Violet has raised more than $10,000 so far, mostly from Chicagoans, which speaks to grassroots support for its cause and for local music.
Ric Wilson’s single arrived in the midst of this summer’s protests but carried the knowledge of uncounted protests that came before.
Chicago underground rock stayed great through a terrible year, and Born Yesterday released some of the best.