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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...

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...

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...

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