Posts Tagged: Show Review

Show Review: Dopapod & Spread at The Cubby Bear in Chicago

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I spent last Saturday night at the Cubby Bear, located just across the street from Wrigley Field. This notorious Chicago bar was comfortably filled for Dopapod and Spread to play a long night of improvised music. Now this particular show came highly recommended by some of my most respectable friends in the jam scene. Plus… Read more »

Show Review: Rubblebucket in Chicago

I first heard Rubblebucket while road tripping from Boulder to Memphis in 2012.  A friend and I were on tour with Umphrey’s and, since I was driving, he was in charge of the music.  Needless to say, I completely fell in love with this band the minute their energetic sound exploded through my speakers. From… Read more »

STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee at Northerly Island

Let’s start at the beginning of this epic night.  After a weird Chicago summer of never being really that hot, until one point when it was insanely hot, we finally reached the best-ever-summer-weather.  Tribe and Umphrey’s played this Saturday at FirstMerit Pavilion (Northerly Island).  Fun fact for non-Chicagoans… Northerly Island is an island that used… Read more »

Yonder Mountain String Band – Buffalo, NY – August 1st, 2013

There’s something special about seeing live music outdoors. There’s something even more special about seeing bluegrass outdoors. One of my favorite bluegrass acts to see is Yonder and they brought their foot stomping sounds to the beautiful outer harbor in downtown Buffalo, NY as part of the free Thursday at the Harbor line up on… Read more »

Gomez in Chicago – 7/21/12

This past Saturday, the boys of Gomez (hailing from the UK) made a stop in Chicago during the US leg of their tour.   In case you missed them at Summer Camp in 2009, Gomez is a five-piece British act consisting of Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar), Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Paul Blackburn (bass, guitar), Olly… Read more »

Dark Star Orchestra – Park West Theater – 7/7/12

The past harmonizes. Everyone on Earth has a doppelganger. Both axioms proved to be true upon my second time seeing the Grateful Dead reenactment group, Dark Star Orchestra. As I stared onto the stage at guitarist Rob Eaton’s mouth gaping Bob Weir face, I thought to myself, “how was tonight any different than if i’d… Read more »

Review: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers w/ Van Ghost 6/17/12

It was appropriate given it was Father’s Day this past Sunday that Bruce Hornsby was playing Park West. After all he’s a father of two and one of the guiding patriarchal figures of modern classical piano.  The intimate venue located a stones throw from Lake Michigan created the perfect environment for he and the Noisemakers… Read more »

Moe. in Burlington, VT with Taraleigh

Hey!  It’s your Summer Camp CIT Taraleigh here and I had a blast at Moe. in Burlington, VT.  Check out some of the photos my good friend Josh Talbert captured of the band.  They are sick!  I also caught some video of the band rocking out and my reaction to the show at set break…. Read more »

Railroad Earth with Kyle Hollingsworth 12-30-11

Although Railroad Earth has only graced the Summer Camp bill in 2010 they are still part of the family. They have a dedicated fanbase and are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the scene. For the second time in two years, I headed down to the Ogden to catch Railroad Earth for… Read more »