Fictitious Rock Star to Perform at City Winery, Sunday 10/22/17 at 1:00pm

Fictitious Rock Star to Perform at City Winery, Sunday 10/22/17 at 1:00pm Unplugged is a new musical and album based on acclaimed novel by local author; Dayna Clay Project raises awareness, funds in fight against suicide, rape, stigma. Eclectic Team of Artists, Performers Mounts Book- and Album-Release Benefit Show   Chicago, IL — When talented …

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Ty Cooper “I’m All For You” Album Release Show Sunday 10/22 at Skokie Theater

Arrticle by Hannah Frank, On Axis Music Photos by Thomas Mohr Ty Cooper, jazz artist performing Sunday October 22, 2017 at Skokie Theater’s  I’m All For You album release show, talks about her life, her work, and what matters most to her: YOU. Ty Cooper, jazz stylist and artist, is performing Sunday October 22, 2017, 7:00pm, at the Skokie Theater for her …

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Rockin’ Johnny Burgin: Neoprene Fedora (Blues Guitar From Chicago to California)

It’s always amazing when music can capture a setting and take you to a place faster than any plane or car. On “Goodbye Chicago”, you can feel the breezy streets, 1940’s style bars, shiny gangster automobiles and winding horn lines that make a dancer swing down low. This is a track on the new blues …

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The New Zeitgeist: Myths and Mortals (Album Review)

The New Zeitgeist of Chiacgo recently released an album that is cinematic, fresh and lush– featuring the harmonies of founders Jen Reilly and Eddy Bluma, on orchestrated songs with Gerald Dowd, John Abbey (Kingsize Sound Labs), Alton Smith as well as Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame member Lloyd Maines. This album slams into the …

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Classic Music Archives #1: Slim Harpo 

Numerous blogs review new music, so I’d like to review some old goodies. A friend turned me onto this song, and I was struck from the first vocal line. It embodies a lot of early rock and roll elements. With some brief info about the players on this tune, I hope to elucidate how it …

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Anne Harris (Violinist): Creating New Worlds 

In her music video for the song ‘Waves”, Anne is a mermaid—a mix of the sea and land. Two worlds are also inhabited by her music. Land lovers might think of violin for black tie orchestras or casual bluegrass, but her handling of the instrument opens up a whole world of music, deep and vast. With …

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Music Frozen Dancing– Coolest Festival in Chicago

Twenty-five degrees, four bands and plenty of beer… One of the things that make Chicago a great city is the outdoor concerts and street festivals each year which residents enjoy. One of the things that make Chicago not so great is the long, cold winter with arctic temperatures and lots of snow driven by gale …

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Show Review: Anthrax at Aaragon Ballroom supports new album For All Kings

A band heard worldwide, and even on the moon (yes, really), for thirty five years and counting, Anthrax is now raising the bar. They hit the stage at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on 1/30/16 with energy and conviction showing they’re at the top of their game. Clad in black, the crowd raised devil horns with …

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Guitarist Kaki King Merges Music and Visual Art with “The Neck is Bridge to the Body”

“Veni, Vidi, Vici” is Latin for “I came, I saw, I conquered” and Kaki King’s multimedia show conquers perceptions. Combining sound and projected images, the intricacy of King’s guitar work is visually manifested in projection which bathes the stage during the show. “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” is an onslaught on the …

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