Russian Circles, a Chicago-based post-rock instrumental band, have been breaking down genres with their sonic landscapes, and they smash through the Rock and Roll Hotel for a performance on Wednesday, April 18.
Ezra Furman may be one of the best musical secrets around. One part Bruce Springsteen and two equal parts Rock Horror Picture Show and Transformer-era Lou Reed (he’s even written a book on the subject), Ezra took the folk-tinged elements of his early records and expanded them over the past decade to include glam, ’50’s doo wop, and punk. He played this exciting blend of genres at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday.
Chicago singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks helped define alt-country when he released his first album in 1996. He most recently released Upland Stories to universal acclaim in 2016 via Bloodshot Records. On the road once again, Robbie plays Jammin’ Java tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Umphrey’s McGee arrived at The Anthem recently on the heels of their latest album, It’s Not Us, published on Jan. 12 via Nothing Too Fancy Music. Paivi was there to photograph the show!
Umphrey’s McGee released It’s Not Us, their 11th studio album, on Jan. 12 via Nothing Too Fancy Music, and the prog rockers began a massive new tour that week also. Umphrey’s McGee are on tour now, and they will play The Anthem in DC on Thursday, Feb. 15.
Indie rock trio Company of Thieves published Running from a Gamble, their last studio album, six years ago! But the Chicago band returned recently with a new single, and they are opening Walk the Moon at The Anthem on Friday, Jan. 12. Arrive early to see Company of Thieves!