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Mar4

Tributosaurus Becomes CREAM

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60613

 

$20 Age limit: 21+

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Mar14

Tributosaurus Becomes Van Morrison

Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Illinois, US

 

$20/$50 VIP Age limit: 21+

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More Beatles in April - Rubber Soul & Revolver for the whole family 

93 XRT presents Tributosaurus Becomes THE BEATLES, a special reprise - Rubber Soul and Revolver
A special early evening, all ages show!




Both albums performed in their entirety, with meticulous, faithful re-creations of all the original arrangements on Sunday April 12th, at 5 PM

Tickets available 10AM, Friday March 6th

 
The audacious Tributosaurus Beatles project, to perform all of their recorded songs from start to finish, concluded last fall with a performance of Let It Be, and the best of the orchestral compositions.  Now, they have the freedom to craft special shows, spanning the entire catalog.  The first choice is a special early evening, all ages show, featuring the great back to back albums, Rubber Soul and Revolver.

On Rubber Soul, the songwriting of John and Paul reaches full bloom.  It’s 1965, and for the first time the band records an album in one continuous period of time.  The result is a cohesive collection of brilliant songs influenced by R&B, pop, and soul.  “I’ve Just Seen A Face.”  “Michelle.”  “Norwegian Wood.”  “In My Life.”  Perfection.  Remember, these are the UK releases, so the songs may not be on the albums you think, and the order might be a little different than you remember - but they're all there.

Revolver was an unparalleled musical achievement - it heralded the beginning of the psychedelic era, and was much more electric than Rubber Soul. It was a clear defined line in the Beatles development, and marked another paradigm shift that they introduced into pop music in general.  This is when things started to get a little trickier for Tributosaurus to recreate, with more interesting musical ensembles and instruments appearing.  A full horn section for “Got To Get You Into My Life.”  A sitar and Indian percussion for “Love You To.”   Strings for “Eleanor Rigby.”  An entire closet full of weird stuff from Abbey Road studios for “Yellow Submarine.” 

The expanse of the Tributosaurus Beatles series requires a special venue, and it returns to the perfect place. The Copernicus Center Theater was the first movie palace in Chicago designed for talking pictures, and it has been restored to its’ original condition and outfitted for live performance. It is incredibly convenient - located just a block from the Kennedy on Lawrence, and 2 blocks from Metra and Blue Line stops at Jefferson Park Terminal. From the starry sky ceiling to the marble clad lobbies, everything about this theater impresses, and the acoustics are fantastic too. 

Tickets go on sale Friday March 7th, at 10 AM, on Tributosaurus.com and CopernicusCenter.org, as well as at WXRT.com. Tickets are ONLY available online (no box office sales). The seating is assigned, so you’ll want to get yours ordered as soon as you can to reserve the section you want - and bring your kids to experience this - it is an ALL AGES show.



An encore presentation, for a special early evening all ages show!
Rubber Soul & Revolver
at The Copernicus Center Theater 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. - Chicago, IL 60630
Sunday April 12th, 5 PM
Tickets available 10AM, Friday March 6th
via WXRT.com, Tributosaurus.com and CopernicusCenter.org.

Partial Proceeds Benefit the Betty Hemmert Music Scholarship Fund

 

Anyone for Tennis? 

They arrogantly and perhaps rightly considered themselves “the cream of the crop” of the blues-jazz scene in late 60’s England, so when this threesome came together their name was obvious.  Join us on Wednesday March 4th at Martyrs, and Friday March 6th at Wire, as Tributosaurus becomes Cream.

 No one played drums like Ginger Baker; a drug addled jazz freak bringing uncommon creativity and worldly rhythms to the blues.  Eric Clapton is widely credited with inventing the modern rock guitar sound as a member of The Yardbirds in the mid-to-late 60’s.  Yet neither of them may have even been the best musician in the trio.  We’re a few months past the death of Jack Bruce, but it’ll be a fine way to honor him.  Bruce was not only a truly great blues-rock bass player, but one of the more criminally underrated rock singers in history.  His clarity of tone and ear-ringing endurance made Cream’s music more powerful than it would have been with anyone else.  He’s the voice you hear from the White Room, screaming I Feel Free, telling Tales of Brave Ulysses, and basking in the Sunshine Of Your Love.

 Jimi Hendrix made one demand when he was being courted by music management to come to England.  He wanted to meet Clapton.  That was the level of regard for Clapton’s playing, and it predates his hit and miss solo career.  Clapton with collaborators yielded Derek & The Dominoes, and Blind Faith.  Before that he gave us the tremendous, lasting excellence of Cream.

Side note: if anyone has not seen the music documentary Beware of Mr. Baker, check it out on Netflix or otherwise.  Ginger is a thoroughly unique, often detestable genius.  Knowing his psyche makes the tension in this music even more pronounced.

 Tight band, huge radio hits, thunderous rhythm section grooves, and wailing guitars.  See you there.

Tributosaurus Becomes CREAM

Wednesday, March 4th at Martyrs' - 7PM
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613
Tix Available at: Martyrslive.com

Friday, March 6th at Wire - 9PM
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

 

Van Returns for St Patrick's Day! 

 St. Patrick's Day Weekend Party! - Van Morrison


It has become a Tributosaurus tradition on St Patrick's Day to pay tribute to Ireland's favorite son, Van Morrison.  One of the world's finest singer/songwriters, Van is always a ton of fun. Once again this year, we are giving you a couple chances to catch the show, and even some bonuses on the St Pat's Day weekend...

We will bring you music from many different eras of Van's catalog - from the meandering gritty self explorations to the pop hits,  and even a few traditional Irish songs.  We will be joined by some great guests - Liam Davis, Kalyan Pathak, Tom McCarthy, and the Paleolithic Horns will join us at Wire on the Saturday the 14th.  That show will also feature the Trinity Irish Dancers, and a few extras to add to the St Pat's Day festivities.

TRIBUTOSAURUS BECOMES VAN MORRISON

Saturday, March 14th at Wire - 9PM Show - $20/$50 VIP Seating Available
St Patrick's Day Party! Featuring the Trinity Irish Dancers at 8:00PM
6815 W. Roosevelt Road - Berwyn, IL 60402
Tickets available at WireIsMusic.com

 

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