Chicago it’s vitamin time! Get out the vitamin C and that good ole B12 for good attitude because sleep is for the weak in the Windy City!

We start off Tuesday evening with a JamBase Family Gathering at AliveOne that is sure put you in the boogie frame of mind. We will be giving all sorts of wonderful prizes away, such as, tickets, CD’s and stickers so be sure to come join in on the festivities!

There's no need to rub Buddha's belly, luck is already on your side with a double shot of Topaz this week. These amazing musicians will be playing at The Funky Buddha on Wednesday night and shaking the Subterranean with Vinyl on Friday at yet another down and dirty Silver Wrapper Funktion. . We highly encourage you to bring your beautiful smiles and electric energy to welcome these wonderful musicians to town!

On Thursday, JamBase Presents Umphrey’s McGee at the House of Blues, opening for them is Grammy Award winner Sugar Blue, the Jimi Hendrix of the harmonica. This promises to be a very special evening. Umphrey’s McGee is fresh off a tour of Colorado and ready to rock Chicago with their unique musical style and always entertaining stage performance. You never know, there might even be a special guest or two stopping by to take it up another JamBase Presents level; this is a show not to be missed!

This brings us to Friday my friends, it's 4/20 all day long and don't even think about slowing down! So many fantastic choices for musical entertainment! Vinyl and Topaz at the Silver Wrapper Funktion, St. Germain rocking the Metro, and Bill Frisell jazzing out the Old Town School of Folk Music, Jack Straw at Hog Head McDunnas. And if you live out by Joliet, you might consider Los Lobos playing at the Rialto Square Theater.

Feeling like you’ve had enough already? Suck it up music fans I told you already to stock up on those vitamins ‘cause Saturday night's the chocolate frosting on one of the sweetest weeks Chicago has seen in a long time with the North Mississippi Allstars at The Vic Theater, Dr. Didg at Griffin’s Public House, a little Zappa with Project Object at Martyr’s, Mori Stylez out at Lake Forest College and last but not least, a sold out String Cheese Incident at the Aragon Ballroom. String Cheese fans can get that extra Gouda meltdown at Martyr’s after the Aragon show. DJ Harry will be spinning his own music that is comprised mostly of String Cheese Incident samples. It's your choice and they're all sure to be tasty treats!

This is the calm before the storm, do what needs to be done so that you can be sure to Go See Live Music! And remember, you can always sleep on Sunday!

Kimmy Mooney
JamBase Presents Food For Your Soul!

[Published on: 4/18/01]

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