Since the start of the pandemic, Chicago has lost an incredible number of artists whose contributions to the local music community helped shape the sound of the city and beyond. They include drummer and vocalist Joe Camarillo, who passed away in January following a stroke. Since the mid-80s, when he was a high school student […]
Dennis J. Leise’s Indiana farm doesn’t just produce food—it’s also the wellspring for his smart, witty country and rockabilly tunes.
Beloved drummer and collaborator extraordinaire Joe Camarillo built a long resumé, which includes decades playing with the Waco Brothers and Hushdrops.
Every year since 1981, FitzGerald’s American Music Festival has celebrated the Fourth of July with a great lineup of roots music, and the 38th edition is no exception: it has plenty of highlights on its four days on three stages (the club, the smaller SideBar, and a tent outside). Chicagoan Robbie Fulks rolls in with […]
Digital downloads haven’t yet driven box sets extinct—and this year the best include Paul Bowles’s Moroccan field recordings, vintage Ray Charles in mono, a 50-year NRBQ retrospective, and ten discs of foundational 40s bebop from Savoy Records.
The best shows to see through Sunday include Evian Christ, Shellshag, NRBQ, and Swans.
FitzGerald’s American Music Festival features Dave Alvin, NRBQ, Brave Combo, Mudd Morganfield, and dozens more, with a side of Cajun barbecue.
Terry Adams brings a new NRBQ lineup worthy of the group’s legacy to SPACE on Friday
What I learned about air guitar this week, plus news, gossip, concert previews, and blog rockers
The Hold Steady, Peter Bjorn and John, Supreme Cuts, and other shows this week
The Spampinato Brothers, one of the many post-NRBQ spin-off groups, bring their scrappy roots pop to FitzGerald’s tonight.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet, Juana Molina, Struck by Lightning, David Dondero, Natacha Atlas, and more