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February 2017
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The Orwells LIVE

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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RSVP to see The Orwells here: Guarantee your reserved ticket and enjoy the JBTV hosted bar by becoming a VIP member here. “Not too far back we sat down to write what we call mutilated pop songs,” explains guitarist Matt O’Keefe.” “We wanted to make songs that at their core are catchy and pretty, then slash them up,” adds singer Mario Cuomo. “After two misfires we landed on something that felt right,” O’Keefe continues, “like an engine failing to…

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LÉON LIVE

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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RSVP to see LÉON here: Guarantee your reserved ticket and enjoy the JBTV hosted bar by becoming a VIP member here. Breakthrough Swedish vocalist LÉON (Lotta Lindgren) has imbued her new EP Treasure with a sultry mix of smoldering synth pop, throw-back soul, and unforgettable hooks. The 22 year old’s ingénue looks come with the requisite street swagger to pull off seductively shaded songs that capture night life ambience with a noir-ish flair that she and her producer/collaborator, Agrin…

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Phoebe Ryan LIVE

February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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RSVP to see Phoebe Ryan here: Guarantee your reserved ticket and enjoy the JBTV hosted bar  Phoebe Ryan was first recognized for her ingenious mashup of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and Miguel’s “Do You,” which reached #1 on Hype Machine and has gone on to accumulate nearly 30 Million Spotify streams to date. Her debut EP, ‘MINE,’ came shortly after, drawing attention from the likes of tastemakers such as Taylor Swift, Tove Lo and Chloe Grace Moretz. Phoebe…

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Lovejoy LIVE

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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lovejoy live at JBTV

RSVP to see Lovejoy here: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Hailing from the city of Chicago, Lovejoy is a 6-piece band that consists of Duncan Lee (guitar/ lead vocals), David Matthews (Drums), Cal Froikin (keyboards), Zach Bridgman (bass), Kris Hansen (trumpet/backup vocals/auxiliary), and Sam Lubliner (guitar). Over the past several months, Lovejoy has released two singles, Against Me and Phoebe, in anticipation of their debut record titled The Girl From The Crystal Cave.…

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Taylor Bennett LIVE

February 24 @ 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Taylor Bennett performs live at JBTV

RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY RSVP here to be entered into a lottery that gives you a chance to see Taylor Bennett: Taylor Bennett is a 21-year-old independent artist from Chicago, Illinois. The younger brother of Chance The Rapper is changing the game with his lyrical style, flow and heart pounding live shows. Bennett’s rise has been meteoric, selling out shows all over Chicago and being featured on the cover of The Chicago Reader as “The next…

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March 2017
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The Flat Five LIVE

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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The Flat Five perform at JBTV

RSVP to see The Flat Five here: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and…

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April 2017
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A R I Z O N A LIVE

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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ARIZONA Live at JBTV

RSVP to see A R I Z O N A here: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. For all the climates and cities that bring people together, the boys in A R I Z O N A came together as a trio in an apartment in Boston, their makeshift studio the counterweight to the lofty halls of East Coast music scholarship. In a string of infinite sessions during their…

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Slot Machine LIVE

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Slot Machine

RSVP to see Slot Machine here: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Slot Machine is set to perform at JBTV on their first US tour. It’s not easy for a Thai rock band to stay at the top of their game and maintain their popularity for 10 years. But Slot Machine is that band. And they continue to grow, becoming better musicians, expanding their horizons and gaining new fans by the day. Slot…

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May 2017
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Flagship LIVE

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Flagship LIVE

RSVP to see Flagship here: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Indie rock duo Flagship set out on a mission to make music that stirs up feelings, creates an atmospheric vibe, and makes you feel an array of emotions amidst a moving soundscape of timeless rock and roll. While that mission has been accomplished on the Charlotte, North Carolina-based band’s previous releases, it comes to fruition even more intensely on the band’s second full-length…

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SHEL LIVE

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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SHEL LIVE

RSVP to see SHEL here: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The classically inspired mandolin, violin and piano are there, along with the band’s glowing vocal harmonies. But we also hear dense, ethereal textures that hover between the digital and the…

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Beware of Darkness LIVE

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Beware of Darkness LIVE

RSVP to see Beware of Darkness LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. “Muthafucka, I’m back from the dead, I’m about to raise hell. Out of my coma, I’m ready to show you that season of my life is done.”   So taunts Kyle Nicolaides at the start of Are You Real?, the new Beware ofDarkness album and the front man’s biggest and boldest statement yet. As a saw-toothed,satin guitar riff slices into a crunching groove, the song…

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June 2017
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Day Wave LIVE

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Day Wave LIVE

RSVP to see Day Wave LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Update:  The Day Wave show is now Friday June 9th at 12 Noon. Jackson Phillips understands the value of proper headspace. The California based vocalist/multi-instrumentalist behind Day Wave has a knack for carving out room for his talents to grow, both in his life and in his music. Trained as a jazz drummer in his youth, Phillips studied the instrument at the…

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Banditos LIVE

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Banditos LIVE

RSVP to see Banditos LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. After spending much of the last two years on the road, relentlessly showcasing their critically acclaimed 2015 self-titled debut album, the six bandmates of Banditos regrouped in late 2016 at Plum Creek Sound Studios in Dripping Springs, TX and democratically poured out sonic influences and emotionally charged personal experiences for their new album Visionland. Produced by Israel Nash and Ted Young, the…

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Dragondeer Live at JBTV Tuesday June 27th 12:00pm Noon!

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Catch Dragondeer at JBTV Tuesday June 27th at 12:00pm Noon!

Dragondeer is a psych-blues band from Denver, Colorado whose singular, reverb drenched take on old school blues and soul coupled with inspired improvisation has the band making fans in roots circles as well as indie clubs across Colorado and beyond.

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July 2017
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Future Generations LIVE

July 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Future Generations LIVE

RSVP to see Future Generations LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Future Generations has been busy since the NYC quintet released its debut album in July 2016. In 2017, Future Generations played an official SXSW showcase in March and continued a streak of successful shows in NYC, Philly, Nashville, Dallas, DC and other markets. In November, FG toured out to Chicago and Atlanta to support Savoir Adore, and played with them again…

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The National Parks LIVE

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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The National Parks LIVE

RSVP to see The National Parks LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Catch the band live at JBTV and then head over to Schubas by 8:00PM to see them again! The National Parks was formed by frontman Brady Parks in early 2013 in Provo, Utah. To date, the band has independently released two full-length albums (and a standalone single, “As We Ran”), which together have amassed more than 13.2 million Spotify…

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August 2017
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Smooth Hound Smith LIVE

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Smooth Hound Smith LIVE

RSVP to see Smooth Hound Smith LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Catch the band live at JBTV and then head over to Schubas by 8:00PM to see them again! Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' American roots duo comprised of "one-man-band" Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion).  Established in 2012, and based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm…

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Peter DiStefano LIVE

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Peter Distefano LIVE

RSVP to see Peter Distefano LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Peter's current project DJ Gansta Rock and Violent Jazz mixes his legendary Rock and Roll guitar prowess with every thing from Electronic to Rap to Hip Hop and everything in between. Peter is a Guitarist, Song Writer and Composer. He is the founding member of Porno for Pyros, Lance Herbstrong and HellRide. He does Film Music as well. Peter also recorded and toured with…

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Blossoms LIVE

August 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Blossoms Live at JBTV

Bloosoms Live at JBTV Friday Aug 4th 12:30pm Pre #Lolla show!

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Mew LIVE

August 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
JBTV Studios, 318 W. Grand
Chicago, 60654 United States
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Mew LIVE at JBTV

RSVP to see Mew LIVE: Guarantee your reserved ticket by becoming a VIP member here. Mew frontman Jonas Bjerre has worked on the projections for the band’s live shows since their early days. Usually, the Danish trio finish an album and Bjerre gets to work on the visuals. For their seventh record, though, the singer decided to turn things upside down, picturing visuals in his mind first and seeing how they could inform the music. The resultant record feels like…

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