Via Chicago

Named for the disturbingly brilliant Wilco song, this is a group for Chicago area No Depression community members to keep each other updated on americana and roots music shows, open mics, artists and albums in and around the Windy City. Open to all.

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Comment by Mike Mulcahy on January 20, 2014 at 7:46pm

Hi all, nice to be here with you all. My name is Mike and I have a little band out of Chicago called Majors Junction. I see my friend Will James posted here about our Gram National tribute show at Martyrs’ a little while back, that was fun! I just posted some tunes from our albums throughout the years on my page, please have a listen if you like. We play shows mostly in the Chicago area and are always looking to connect with others that enjoy good music.




Comment by James Curley on December 6, 2013 at 10:21pm

Hey there fellow ND members in Chicagoland. I've just posted up the mp3s from my recently released album 'There Used To Be A Train' - please enjoy and feel free to drop a comment or share the songs!

Comment by Dave S. on September 10, 2013 at 8:00am

Glad to find others in the greater Chicago area with similar musical taste. I went to FitzGerald's last Friday to see Zoe Muth. She was impressive in her simple direct approach to well-written songs. I also enjoyed Rosie Flores very much. While I was there I noticed a poster saying that The Black Lillies  will be playing there soon. They are a recent discovery of mine & I hope to make that show too. There is a place in Bloomington by the name of "The Castle Theater". I have never been there, buy Jason Boland will be there on Oct. 3rd. I hope to make that show as well.  I'm located way west in LaSalle Co. - anybody else out here in the wildweness?

Comment by Will James on October 6, 2012 at 4:56pm

If you stayed home and watched the "debate," you missed out on the most glorious alt night of the season. Gram InterNational Chicago raised the bar. Ernie Hendrickson opened as the only solo performer, and I knew his songs and guitar style would fill the room and they did (and to me emphasized Gram's folk period and songwriting). The Lawless Brothers proved to be one of the best country rock bands I've seen anywhere, period. Rivals of the Peacemaker and Majors Junction, wow; the former, jaw-dropping composition and execution, the latter one of the best times I've ever heard and seen. Trevor and Steve of the Hoyle Bros put a period on the night by covering a host of Gram material; probably the best thoroughly engaging duo I'd ever seen accomplishing so much with just vox/guitar and dobro. And of course Donna Frost and her "Chi-band," what can I say about this great road warrior that I haven't said; I'll be seeing my "partner in crime" and MC again soon in Nashville on Friday, Nov 2. Martyrs' may be our new home in Chicagoland.

Comment by Artists Talking Shop on September 17, 2012 at 5:00pm

hello Chicago musical brethren, thought you might dig CRAIG ELKINS video for the tune "Gravel"  off 'I Love You' which features members of  The Counting Crows and Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas holding down the fort.

Comment by Will James on September 9, 2012 at 10:49am

Gram InterNational is coming to Chicago. Join us at Martyrs' on Oct 3: Featuring Majors Junction, Hoyle Brothers Duo, Rivals of the Peacemaker, Ernie Hendrickson, Donna Frost, and The Lawless Brothers. See you there!

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Comment by Jason Ware on May 29, 2012 at 4:02pm

Hey there fellow Chicago folk, just wanted to introduce myself as a new member to the group.  Check out my page and listen to some tracks off my debut album "Love Sorrow & Cigarettes" which is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and

Comment by June Star on March 27, 2012 at 3:40am

Hey there... June Star from Baltimore will be touring through Chicago on Wednesday April 4th @ Uncommon Ground (Devon) 8pm... $5  our new record, Slow Dance, can be heard here:  yay.  Hope to see you there... thanks for readin... and listenin...



Comment by Artists Talking Shop on February 17, 2012 at 5:06pm

hey Chicago friends (yeah, I moved but.... it was for love), letting you know about Chicago artist Will Phalen who is playing at Schuba's on the 27th and celebrating the release of his first solo record, Holy Ghost / Gold Coast, a really groovy digital-folk foray that is starting to see some action left-of-the-dial! Please let me know if you are interested in receiving a copy of the disc. Cheers, Dave 

Comment by victoria nowak on February 17, 2012 at 4:16pm

Jayhawks are play @ the Vic tonight, and I'm gonna miss it....really bummed :(


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