Quality Music Programming for Early 2023

You thought we were done for the year? Not so fast! Late inning Pravda Records ‘pop-up’ show: Steve Dawson & The Lucid Dreams @ SPACE 8PM Wed 12/28 filling in for Guided By Voices. Also performing are The Service 7pm & Josh Caterer Trio 9pm Tickets here. All these bands are phenomenal… get out of the house & come hang out to toast the new year early. For more info on Steve Dawson go here.

Push Puppets @ SPACE Friday Feb 17. This is the new band I joined this past October, and the first Chicago area show. Sample some songs, and what critics are saying about the new record “Allegory Grey” at https://www.pushpuppets.net. Reserve a seat at SPACE here. You are going to love this band!

Songs of Elton John @ City Winery Sunday Jan 22, 7pm. Alton Smith, Tommi Zender, Debbie Kaczynski, John Abbey & Peter Manis play Elton classics from 1969-75. Nobody does Elton like Alton! It’s been a few years & we are looking forward to this one. Tickets here.

Tommi Zender & Tim Mulvenna @ Jarvis Pottery Saturday Jan 28, 8pm. Tommi’s long-awaited return to this excellent intimate listening room. Percussionist Tim Mulvenna is a highly intuitive versatile musician who plays with great dexterity & sensitivity. He will accompany Tommi for original songs, covers, and they will play a second set of improvised grooves & soundscapes. This will be magic. $15 suggested donation, doors at 7pm, BYOB.

Tommi Zender Old Town School of Folk Music ONLINE winter workshops. Winter Beatles Songbag Friday Feb 10, 7:30pm. Fretboard Geography workshop Saturday Feb 11, 2-3:30pm. Advance sign-up is recommended.

Early warming warning… Tommi Zender & Phil Angotti duo show @ Sketchbook Brewery, Sunday March 12, 3-5pm