Category: Events Blog

Live Review: Taylor Bennett on the Importance to Know Yourself, Love Yourself, and Be Yourself

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Taylor Bennett celebrates the release of his new EP “Be Yourself” at JBTV Studios Thursday, July 12, 2018 South Side Chicago’s rising hip-hop artist Taylor Bennett celebrated the release of his new “Be Yourself” ...

Review of Panic! At The Disco from the United Center in Chicago

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JBTV alum Panic! At The Disco's "Pray For The Wicked Tour 2018" stormed through at the United Center in Chicago last night. Brendon Urie - in essence the only member left of the original Panic! At The Disco formation ...

Interview with Reggae on the Mountain co – founder Amit Gilad

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  The 9th annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival, a music festival in Topanga Canyon, California, is set to take place this year during July 14 - 15. The festival, founded by Californians Amit Gilad and Brooks...

Mamby On The Beach Day 1 + 2

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Contributors: Fiza Javid, Paula Lima, and Cheyenne McIntyre. The first day of Mamby may have been hot, but it didn’t stop the fans from enjoying their favorite music and the beach. Everyone came together to see all...

Millenium Park Concert Series w/ The Aces and The New Respects

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Photo Credits: Sara Baltierra The Millenium Park Summer Music Series held another event on Thursday evening with energetic performances from opening band The New Respects and JBTV alum The Aces. Hosted at the Jay P...

House of Vans Party with Iceage, Black Lips, Torture Love and Mary Lattimore

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    Photo Credit: Garrett Duncan The House of Vans House Party concert series premiered their first summer series through an event curated by post-punk band Iceage (with opening from JBTV alum Black...

House of Vans Party with Princess Nokia, JPEGMAFIA and Glitter Moneyyy

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Photo Credit: Garrett Duncan The House of Vans House Party summer concert series kept the friday night party going, this time with an event curated by Princess Nokia, featuring JPEGMAFIA and Glitter Moneyyy. Th...

Experiencing House of Vans Girls Skate Jam with The Kills

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Chicago’s House of Vans hosted another Get On Board: Girls Skate Jam event on May 18th in Brooklyn and May 19th in Chicago. House of Vans aims to inspire and encourage women of all ages to get on a board and sk...

Shannon Wise of the Shacks was a CBGB Baby

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“Have you guys ever gone to CBGBs, or any of those music clubs?” asked Jerry. I went there in person when I was little, but there is also a crazy picture of my mom, playing there with me in her stomach,” said...

San E and Mad Clown Want to Play a Show in North Korea

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“So with everything now with North Korea, is that going to be a good thing? Would you do a tour in North Korea?” asked Jerry after San E, Mad Clown and Sobae completed the performance of their first televisio...

THE DARKNESS – Hell Hounds and The Japanese Prisoner of Love

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It was storytime at the JBTV studio when Justin and Dan Hawkins of The Darkness shared the legends that inspired their songs “The Black Shuck” and ‘Barbarian”, along with the the story that inspired their lat...

PALE WAVES – Writing Songs About Love, Rejection and Imagining Covering Sk8er Boi

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While at the JBTV studio Sunday, Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Duran of Pale Waves opened up about their introductions to the music scene, citing Avril Lavigne and Kate Nash among their first concert experiences. “Ma...

What The Soft Moon Thinks Is Missing From Today’s Rock ‘N’ Roll

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In the JBTV studio Sunday, Luis Vasquez of The Soft Moon revealed to Jerry what he thinks is missing from today’s rock and roll scene. “I’d like to see more attitude, more honesty… I like real life topics” shared Vasq...

The Black Lips – Turning Country and Playing The Superbowl?

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While talking with Jerry after a rocking performance on the JBTV stage, The Black Lips claimed that their next album is going to be of the country genre. “We’re going country- we figure we’ve been a band for 20 years ...

Did Beth Ditto Write A Jingle For In-N-Out?

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She did not, but her hit song In And Out could have been about the burger place! While talking with Jerry in the JBTV studio Monday, Beth Ditto joked that her song In And Out from her latest album is “actually about t...

Sleep On It Reveals How They Named The Band

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In the JBTV studio with Jerry Saturday, the members of Sleep On It revealed how they came up with their band name. “I wanted to name the band Overcast for a really long time, but it sounded a little too emo,” said Jak...

InHeaven – DIY Music Videos Led to Their First American Tour

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  InHeaven made their very first television debut at JBTV Studios on Sunday, as well as their debut in America. The British four-piece began working together to create DIY music videos, and started po...

Chase Atlantic Talks Song Meanings and Avoiding Drunk Driving

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Chase Atlantic joined JBTV’s Breakfast Club with a Monday morning session at the JBTV studio. After a performance that was well worth waking up early for, the members of Chase Atlantic talked with Jerry about their cr...

JBTV Alum double header this past Friday night, with a sold out show from Portugal. The Man and Twin Peaks.

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The Aragon Ballroom hosted a JBTV Alum double header this past Friday night, with a sold out show from Portugal. The Man and Twin Peaks. The evening kicked off at 7:30PM sharp, with hometown heroes Twin Peaks h...

CIMM Fest

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  This year marks the 9th annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, otherwise known as CIMM Fest. "It takes a village," says Marketing Director, Gary Kuzminski. "I hold such a high admiration fo...

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