Wednesday, April 3, 2019


The new documentary The Center Of Nowhere,  about the rich but undiscovered music scene in Springfield, Missouri, will be screened tomorrow night at the Music Box Theatre on Chicago’s north side. The film, which was written and directed by veteran journalist Dave Hoekstra and co-produced with Jamie Ceaser, focuses on roots rock. The Skeletons, Brenda Lee, Dave Alvin, Robbie Fulks, Syd Straw, Merle haggard, and Jonathan Richman are among the acts featured.

Fee Waybill will lead The Tubes into St. Charles tomorrow night for a performance of the band’s The Completion Backward Principle album at The Arcada Theatre. Chicago-based power pop masters Off Broadway are the opening act.

The latest edition of JBTV’s Electric Feel Indie Rock Dance Party comes to Beauty Bar Chicago this Friday, August 5. JBTV on-air personality Greg Corner will serves as host. Beauty Bar Chicago is located at 1444 W. Chicago.

Lily Hiatt, daughter of John, and an engaging performer in her own right, will be at FitzGerald’s this coming Friday, April 5. I had the honor of meeting Lily Hiatt at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine when she was the opening act for Old 97’s.

Boston-based alt rock band Guster will be playing “Satellite” and other hits at the Riviera Theatre this Saturday, April 13 as part of its Look Alive World Tour Of Most Of America And Parts Of Southern Canada itinerary. It’s a WXRT show.

A recent blurb in the Chicago Tribune noted that We Will Rock You, a new musical hoping to cash in on the success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, will kick off a tour on September 3 Winnipeg, Manitoba. From there, it moves on to New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

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