SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG
No better way to kick off the new year than with the wit, whimsy and wonderment of Chicago’s beloved folk-and-beyond trio…
THE FLAT FIVE
… unless you’re kicking off the new year with the hipness, heart and harmonies of Chicago’s beloved pop-and-beyond quintet.
Long Island brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario resurrect the gaudy glories of seventies pop with more brio than many of the acts that originated them.
Widely acclaimed for her near-definitive readings of Bach, pianist Hewitt shows her astonishing range in an all-Mozart program.
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD
Southern blues-rocker Robinson has been at this a long time, but he and his band still grind out ridiculously infectious rhythms and harmonies.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.