Category: Events Blog

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...

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...

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