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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...

Q & A with Daniels on Swiss Army Man

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Film making Duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert also known as Daniels were in town this week screening their new film Swiss Army Man.  JBTV had the chance to sit down and catch up with the two to talk about the movie...

Ladyhawke Plays JBTV

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The distinctive sound of New Zealand rocker, Ladyhawke, transformed a Tuesday afternoon at JBTV into a whirlwind of passionate rock and roll.  Now based in L.A. and rising quickly as a female powerhouse, her musical r...

Eagulls Swoop In for a Show at JBTV

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The English rock band Eagulls dropped by JBTV Studios on Thursday for an exclusive, intimate performance.  Eagulls hail from Leeds, England, and is made up of five friends; Mark Goldsworthy, Henry Ruddel, Liam Matthew...

Saved By the Bell Pop-Up Diner Takes Eating Experience to the Max!

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In the heart of Wicker Park, fans form a line extending half a block; they all eagerly await the chance to dine at Saved By The Max.  Saved By The Max is an intimate pop-up restaurant inspired by the 90’s sitcom Saved...

The Peach Kings Bring Their Mojo Thunder to JBTV

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What better way to spend a Monday lunch break than rocking out with L.A. natives, The Peach Kings?  Prior to opening up for the legendary Cyndi Lauper, power-duo Paige Woods and guitarist Steven Dies along with drumme...

Record Store Day 2016: Not just a Death Rattle

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If you're experiencing some sickening concoction of nostalgia and FOMO for Record Store Day 2016, or just the holiday in general, fear not.  In honor of the holy day, here is a a little taste of Chicago's record shops...

JBTV’s Erika Force reviews Green Room

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Green Room follows a punk rock band, desperate for work and pay, as they find themselves trapped in an Oregon green room. It’s then they realize their only way out is to battle the murderous white supremacists keeping...

Atlas Genius Plug It In for Their Return to JBTV

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Atlas Genius rolled through the JBTV studio on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for the second time.  These cool Aussie dudes performed their hits If So and Trojans, as well as some tunes off their recent album like The City W...

Third Times a Charm for The Joy Formidable at JBTV

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The Joy Formidable is back on tour and rocking out harder than ever.  They kicked off the first week of their tour promoting their newest album Hitch here on our JBTV stage and gave our audience an unforgettable perfo...

JBTV Alum X Ambassadors Return to Chicago Better Than Ever

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From playing shows at water parks, and playing their first show at JBTV back in summer 2013, to releasing an album that debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, JBTV alumni X Ambassadors have been working nons...

From Australia to Chicago: The DMA’s Rock JBTV

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All the way from Newtown, Australia, JBTV welcomed the DMA’s to our stage on Sunday night.   They performed new tracks from their debut album Hills End.  Band member Johnny Took was enthusiastic about performing in th...

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