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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JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

The fantastic (and maybe crazy?) Christian and Britton Picciolini opened their home to their musical family – people from JBTV, bands that Christian manages through Goldmill, and a random assortment of others that somehow fit into the mix (me included!).

They had one of these parties last summer, and we weren’t able to attend, so the second that Christian sent out the save-the-date email, I marked it on my calendar, swearing off all other activities for that date, no matter what. Luckily, it worked out, because it was a fantastic time. I mean, there was a 112 lb. roast pig, ladder ball/bags/badminton/volleyball, friends, campfires, sing alongs, smores, etc… what else could anyone possibly want?

As a side note, I know I haven’t been posting on this blog much lately… there will be blogs forthcoming. It’s wedding season right now, so my energy is devoted to that, but there are great things coming (Company of Thieves and Ludo come to mind…).

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(Christian’s such a good sport :))

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(must give love to the Treaty of Paris tattoo ;))

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(Aaron looks vicious when playing badminton… don’t worry, he’s all bark, not much bite)

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(one of my favorites from the day)

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(Molly died after volleyball)

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(Kyle & I have a longstanding ritual. I take pictures of him, he flips me off.)

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(The beautiful and gracious Britton)

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party
(The one and only Jerry Bryant)

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

JBTV/Goldmill Summer Party

And, as a special bonus, a video of one of my favorite parts of the night. Please excuse the less than stellar framing – with the light quality, I needed to set the camera down on a flat surface, so I had limited composition options.


Untitled from Tasha Schalk on Vimeo.