JONES announce Minnesota mini-tour in January!

Jones band photo (black and white)

Clay Hagen and his gritty new blues/rock band JONES will be playing three shows in Minnesota on January 9th, 10th and 11th. It’s been almost four years since A Night in the Box called it quits. Clay Hagen, the charismatic singer/guitarist of the widely celebrated Minneapolis outfit, knew he couldn’t leave music alone for long. Clay [...]

Musikanto at Ribfest Chicago

Home sweet home. Musikanto drove back to Chicago from Des Moines a little over a week ago to play Ribfest. Ribfest is one of Chicago’s best street festivals. The name doesn’t lie, you’ll eat some good ribs at Ribfest. This one’s a short stop, though. Musikanto will hit the road again on Thursday, heading to [...]

Musikanto back in the Midwest, playing Des Moines tonight

After driving for 19 hours and 41 minutes, Musikanto finally made it back to the prairie. He plays The House of Bricks tonight with King of the Tramps. The show starts at 9pm and is only $5.

Musikanto heading south to San Diego

Musikanto will be at the Soda Bar tonight, playing with Whitey Morgan & The 78′s.

Musikanto in LA tonight!

Musikanto in San Fran tonight!

Musikanto returns to Denver with The Staves

MPLS, Musikanto is at The Varsity tonight!

Musikanto at Schuba’s tonight!

Check out Musikanto in Atlanta tonight!

Musikanto makes his way down south to play Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta. He will be joining Haley and Alexis.

Musikanto hits the road!

Look out America because Musikanto is coming to a town near you! Check out the dates below to see when. Date Venue Location May 16 Crystal Ballroom (Al’s Den) Portland, OR Tickets & More… MusikantoCrystal Ballroom (Al’s Den) May 16PortlandOR Tickets May 17 Crystal Ballroom (Al’s Den) Portland, OR Tickets & More… MusikantoCrystal Ballroom (Al’s [...]

Jeremy David Miller and Ryan Anderson do The Hideout, tonight!

An intimate evening with two men of music. Thursday May 16 Ryan and Jeremy set up and play in the front room of The Hideout with their numerous musical projects including Go Long Mule, Rambos, The Louvin Lovers, plus special guest singers Sarah Holtschlag and Bekah Miller.

Musikanto does Portland!

Hey Portland, Musikanto is in you! And he’s not going anywhere for awhile so you might as well enjoy it. Check him out all week at Crystal Ballroom: Al’s Den where he will be serenading you with his sweet acoustic sounds. It’s his first time playing in Portland so show him how you do and go buy him a [...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day with The Minneapolis Henrys!

The MPLS Henrys haven’t played out in a while. Knyfs have never played out before. There will be new tunes all around! So after you’ve put your mothers to bed come to Whistler and rock out with us. Just Tivo Game Of Thrones and we’ll watch it with you later.

Mike Musikanto announces winter tour dates!

   USA, I’m excited to announce my 2013 winter Tour dates!!  2012 was an amazing year and I got to see so much more of the world then I ever dreamed of.  I am so thankful to every band that took me on the road and let me share the stage with them.  I am [...]

Rambos at Burlington with The Ladybirds (Louisville) and Blackbelts

Rambos take the stage at The Burlington tonight with The Ladybirds from Louisville and Chicago’s Blackbelts. Loud Loop Press says:

“Get your September off to a brawlin’ good start with high-energy Chicago rockers Rambos. The group melts faces with smoky rockabilly beats, which it lovingly layers with thick cuts of bluesy punk and surf rock. It’s like a rock’n’roll seven-layer bean dip. No, I’m not hungry. I swear. Also performing tonight are Louisville pop rockers The Ladybirds and music group Blackbelts.” (Audrey Leon)

Mid Point Music Fest lineup announced

Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Fest is back for its 11th year! Chicago has a nice contingent out there, including two of our very own, Ami Saraiya and the Outcome and Jon Drake & The Shakes. The festival runs in multiple locations around Cincinnati from September 27-29 and features close to 200 bands in 16 venues and outdoor stages strewn about downtown and the adjacent Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Jon Drake & The Shakes in Woodstock, IL for Wasted Plains

The second annual event aims to highlight Chicago bands by taking them out of the city and transplanting them north 55 miles in Woodstock. This year’s lineup includes Ezra Furman, White Mystery, Santah, Cousin Dud, Elephant Gun, The Heligoats, The Soil & The Sun, Jon Drake & The Shakes, Rabble Rabble, On Again Off Again, [...]

Dear Ulysses out today

The debut album from Jon Drake & The Shakes is now available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and anywhere else MP3s are sold. Go grab a copy today! iTunes Amazon Spotify (link on its way – if you have Spotify, just search for ‘Jon Drake & The Shakes’) Dear Ulysses Track List 1. Gustav 2. Charlie [...]

Jon Drake & The Shakes on Daytrotter

Head on over to Daytrotter for a session by Jon Drake & The Shakes. Along with the recordings, you’ll learn a whole ton about Jon Drake, The Shakes and how they all met. This session was recorded at Daytrotter’s original Rock Island, IL studio, the Horse Shack.