7/20/2014

Wilmette, Illinois • Baha’i Temple • 2011

filed under: chicago,north america — christopher @ 18:19 Sun

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7/9/2014

Chicago, Illinois • The Bio Dome • April 2006

filed under: joseph cytrynbaum — christopher @ 13:26 Wed

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Joseph Cytrynbaum
My Brother.

“What’s lost is nothing to what’s found,
and all the death that ever was, set next to life,
would scarcely fill a cup.”
-Frederick Buechner

6/27/2014

Northerly Island • Chicago, Illinois • May 31, 2014

filed under: chicago,musicians — christopher @ 21:24 Fri

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Jack Johnson • Adam Topol • Merlo Podlewski
Zach Gill • Brian Clairemont • Michael Pollock
Scott Nicholson • Boogie

6/9/2014

Chicago, Illinois • April 20, 2014

filed under: chicago,musicians — christopher @ 18:24 Mon

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Evan Coulombe, Timmy The Teeth, Isaac Russell, and Joshua James

Easter Sunday 2014

4/5/2014

Desert Noises • Schubas Tavern • April 4, 2014

filed under: musicians — christopher @ 10:47 Sat

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Desert Noises
Tyler Osmond, Kyle Henderson, Brennan Allen, and Pat Boyers
Schuba’s Tavern | Chicago, Illinois | April 4, 2014

   Friday’s Desert Noises show at Schuba’s Tavern could potentially be the final time this gifted band plays a venue this small in Chicago.  Desert Noises are currently touring North America supporting their new album “27 Ways.”  On this evening, they were the opening act for headliners The Wheeler Brothers, and were allotted a solid 45 minute set.   Kyle, Tyler, Brennan, and Pat wasted no time, and launched into a wonderful performance of mostly newer material, with little dashes of “Mountain Sea.”  It was a caustic set, that ended far too early for my fanatical self, but what I witnessed was something beautiful to behold.  These four players undoubtedly know each other’s tendencies, and it gives them a glorious fluidity together.  Mind, Body, Spirit.  Each member is fulfilling the perfect role within the band itself.  Brennan Allen, the drummer, holds down the groove with both stone simple and then poly-rhythmic tempos.   Tyler Osmond, bassman and back-up vocalist, is the other side of the battery, and him and Brennan have a lovely work ethic.   Pat Boyers guitar playing is equal to that of Mike McCready’s, and extremely flammable when stoked.  Boyers, just like the rest of the band – never over plays, only showcasing his extraordinary talent at the most appropriate times.  With this brilliant execution, the musical spirituality of this band only resonates further.  Kyle Henderson, exemplary lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player is the final puzzle piece of this quartet that illustrates perfectly how Rock n Roll and Vocal Harmonies should meet together.  Henderson’s vocals never waiver, even at the most precarious of moments.   The aural connection that Osmond and Henderson have together closely resembles the harmonies of an Everly Brothers tradition.  Desert Noises from Provo, Utah should not be overlooked or slept on.  This is an outstanding band that is beginning to blossom, yet will continue to develop musically.  Don’t Sleep.   Desert Noises will be playing at Lollapalooza this Summer 2014.

Check their new album here.   Order the vinyl.

Words and Photography by Evil Vince

US Cellular Field • Chicago, Illinois • March 31, 2014

filed under: chicago,sport — christopher @ 9:46 Sat

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Chicago White Sox
Opening Day 2014
US Cellular Field

3/6/2014

Chicago, Illinois • West Rogers Park • February 23, 2014

filed under: chicago — christopher @ 17:54 Thu

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North Seeley Avenue

Chicago, Illinois • West Rogers Park • February 11, 2014

filed under: chicago — christopher @ 17:50 Thu

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Winter In Chicago

Evanston, Illinois • Chicago Avenue • January 31, 2014

filed under: evanston — christopher @ 17:46 Thu

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Frozen Bicycle

Australia • Byron Bay Blues Festival • April 9, 2007

filed under: australia,musicians — christopher @ 15:02 Thu

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Leon Mobley and Ben Harper

3/4/2014

Chicago, Illinois • Chicago Theatre • October 6, 2013

filed under: chicago,musicians — christopher @ 18:11 Tue

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Jack Johnson

3/2/2014

Chicago, Illinois • United Center • October 11, 2012

filed under: musicians — christopher @ 18:17 Sun

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse