JBTV wins an Emmy… and celebrates

The Fireship @ Angels & Kings
The Fireship

If you follow my blog, you’ve seen several concerts that have been shot at the JBTV studio. The people, the studio, and the TV show are at the top of my list of favorite people, places, and shows. In short, they’re amazing. They deserve every good thing that comes their way.

Well, speaking of good things, it’s been a great couple of weeks for the JBTV crew. Not only did they win an Emmy for their motion graphics, but they were also picked up by an NBC station (NBC 5.2), where they will air Saturdays at 9pm in addition to their WJYS airing every week at 11pm on Wednesdays.

Ryan Manno, host of JBTV, also hosts a show/event every Wednesday at the venue Angels & Kings called “The One Manno Show.” This week was declared a JBTV celebration week. Well, we had to go, despite the piles of work I have to do. And I’m so glad we did. It was truly a party. I love how much the Chicago music scene is one big family…. everywhere we turned, it was hugs, and another familiar face.

So, this is a post both to brag about how cool JBTV is and to show some pictures, and a sneak peek. I will be posting full sets as soon as I can from each band that played.

JBTV Emmy Celebration

JBTV Emmy Celebration

JBTV Emmy Celebration

JBTV Emmy Celebration

JBTV Emmy Celebration

JBTV Emmy Celebration

JBTV Emmy Celebration

The Frantic @ Angels & Kings
The Frantic

Empires @ Angels & Kings
Empires

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Cavalry @ Angels & Kings

Cavalry @ Angels & Kings

This is the third time I’ve shot Cavalry, and each time they get better and better.  Really, I don’t know what else to say.  I see so many bands, that it’s hard to keep my attention, but they definitely do.

They’re releasing their debut CD with a CD release show at Debonair on August 13th, so if you’re in Chicago, you need to go.  You have no reason not to – the show is free. Check their Myspace for more details. (more…)

A Night at Angels & Kings

Angels & Kings
Last Fast Action with Tom Higgenson

You might have heard of Angels and Kings. It’s Pete Wentz’s bar, and is a recent hotspot for many after parties and social events in Chicago. Last night, my friends Last Fast Action and my husband and I went to check it out and to participate in a radio contest called DEMOlition, where attendees of the event vote on which of the night’s demos they like best. A local Chicago band, The Scissors, were also performing and provided the music for the night. (more…)