The Chicago Tribune: I have seen the future of rock ‘n’ roll, and its’ name is Tributosaurus.
Tributosaurus strives to do for rock and roll what a symphony orchestra does for classical; treat the music with the respect it deserves, and deliver it to a listeners ear in glorious detail. They accomplish this goal by utilizing the finest musicians Chicagoland has to offer, and by cutting no corner…s. If a Stevie Wonder tune has 6 horns, 3 keyboards, and 4 strings, then thats what you get on stage. If a Santana song needs 3 guitars and 4 percussionists, so be it. Every month, one band is given the treatment, now totaling more than 90 over the first 9 years of the project. The members of Tributosaurus are musical anthropologists, as songs are excavated, dissected, and reconstituted to replicate the original with proper reverence. They arent really a tribute band, but are every tribute band. There are no costumes and there is no make-up, because with Tributosaurus, the music is the star.
The band is comprised of five core members (Dan Leali, Curt Morrison, Chris Neville, Jon Paul, and Matt Spiegel), who are joined by artists with credits too numerous to mention. Tributosaurus has sold out shows all over Chicago, and their gigs are an event. Fans commune with the musicians, paying homage to songs that made us all fall in love with music in the first place.
Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Chicago Theatre on Friday night to continue their four-night residency in The Windy City.
Umphrey’s McGee debuted “Red Room” nearly 13 years since its release on 2007’s ‘The Bottom Half’ and busted out another Rush cover at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.
Marcus King joined Widespread Panic during night one of Panic La Playa at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico which also saw WSP paying tribute to Warren Zevon on what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Full Show Friday features a 1982 concert performed by the late Warren Zevon who would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today.
The Avett Brothers announced a handful of summer tour dates.