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Martin Johnson Brings his new sound to JBTV

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After his run with Boys Like Girls and a hiatus from music, singer-songwriter Martin Johnson decided to put his skinny jeans back on and make The Night Game three years ago. This new project of his made its TV debut t...

MEW Makes Rockin’ Return to JBTV

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JBTV studios this past Saturday was rockin’ as MEW stopped by to play an electrifying seven song set. MEW was not a new visitor to our studios they were here once before two years ago on their last tour.   This...

The National Parks Perform at JBTV

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This past Monday, five members took the stage to play an eight song set at JBTV studios. Their harmonies, melodic sound and good vibes filled the studio, creating a great happy-go-lucky energy amongst the crowd. T...

Peter DiStefano shares his Music History at JBTV

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In 1992, Peter DiStefano hit rock bottom and almost didn’t live another day after a drug overdose. Once he woke up from this nightmare, he had a new outlook on life. He decided to revive himself into sobriety, but als...

Cage The Elephant Strip it down for New Album

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What’s better than a Greatest Hits Album? JBTV alumni Cage The Elephant must’ve asked themselves. Thankfully, for their fans they had the answer; an edgy live recording of their greatest hits including covers of some ...

Future Generations Stop By JBTV Studio

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Future Generations stopped by this week to perform their self-titled album along with their new single, "One More Problem" live on JBTV for the television premiere. The band members- Eddie Gore, Mike Sansevere, D...

Margaret Glaspy Puts on a Soulful Performance at Lincoln Hall

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“Chicago, you guys know good music when you see it. Not to toot my own horn,” singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy said, addressing the hushed and attentive crowd at Lincoln Hall. Glaspy has played many times in Chicago,...

JBTV Catches Up with Amid Gilad the Reggae on the Mountain Fest Co-Founder

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This year marks the 8th annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival, which will take place on July 22 and 23 in Topanga Canyon, California. The festival is sure to bring in positive vibes, music-lovers of all ages, local v...

JBTV Catches Up with This Is The Kit

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It's about half past 5 during the first day of the third annual Eaux Claires, and as I head to the media tent, the sound of Tweedy's set drifts through the main grounds of the festival, still audible as I find the mem...

Mayday Parade Returns to Chicago: A Lesson In Romantics 10-Year Anniversary Tour

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It’s hard to believe it’s been almost ten years since Mayday Parade released their debut album A Lesson in Romantics in July of 2007. What isn’t hard to believe is how many dedicated fans have stuck with them, and how...

PARTYBABY Brings California Vibes to Chicago

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The JBTV studio turned into a party when PARTYBABY came through for their afternoon show. Although several members of the band had previous appearances on JBTV, most notably Portugal.The Man and 30 Seconds to Mars, th...

Dan Layus Excites JBTV Crowd

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Dan Layus from the band Augustana hit the JBTV stage for the first time this past Friday before his show at Lincoln Hall. The Indie artist played songs from his album Dangerous Things and explained his writing process...

Lydia Loveless Rocks on after Metro, at JBTV

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Following her killer show at Metro on Saturday night, Lydia Loveless took the JBTV stage early on Sunday afternoon to play a six song set to an energetic crowd including Real, Same To You, and Longer.  After her...

The Mowgli’s Feel The Love at JBTV Again

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The Mowgli’s hit the JBTV stage this past week for the third time since their first visit back in 2014.  The positive energy the six-piece band radiates with their upbeat rhythm and encouraging lyrics set the tone thr...

Potty Mouth Drops in and Discusses Songs, Salads, and Style

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This all girl band from Massachusetts stopped by the studio to give an electrifying Pre-Lolla 2016 performance. Potty Mouth is made up of Abby Weems on vocals and lead guitar, bassist Ally Einbinder and drummer Victor...

Secret Weapons Give Lolla After-show at JBTV

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Secret Weapons made one last stop on their tour around the U.S. at JBTV studios.  They were still so full of energy and excitement despite playing at Lollapalooza 2016 the night before.  After their performance, we ha...

Whitney Packs JBTV; Puts on a Show

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Monday’s can be rough, but this Monday wasn’t for the 200 people who showed up to JBTV to see Chicago-based band Whitney perform on our stage.  A line like I have never seen at JBTV formed all the way down the street ...

Taylor Bennett Plays JBTV

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Taylor Bennett drew in a huge crowd as he got on the JBTV Stage and put on a fantastic show.  Born and raised in Chicago’s South Side, Bennett said he was was ecstatic to be performing at “a staple venue for up and co...

Magic Giant Drops in and Excites JBTV Crowd

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Magic Giant took to the JBTV stage with authority Friday, June 24th; giving an electrifying performance that had the audience jumping right, right, right, and left, left, left.  They played smash hits off their self-t...

Cage The Elephant Returns to Chicago; Rocks UIC

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Way back in August 2014, Cage The Elephant put on a killer show at JBTV and they didn’t disappoint on Tuesday June 7th when they were back in Chicago at UIC Pavilion along with fellow JBTV alumni, Portugal The Man.  T...

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