Rogue Barrister News

February 7, 2014  /  7:43 PM
Communist Daughter duo to perform intimate acoustic set with special guest Rachel Hanson

Johnny and Molly Solomon of Communist Daughter make a return appearance to Yorkville after Summer Solstice 2013. This is just one of several stops that the two are making across the country as the two will be performing an intimate acoustic set of their emotionally charged songs. Shortly after this show they’ll be embarking for a highly anticipated appearance at SXSW music and arts festival in Austin, TX.

Rachel Hanson from Stevens Point, WI and leader of the Back Alley Blossoms will be opening the evening with a steady dose of her original material highlighted by her amazing voice and acoustic guitar work. Rachel has been part of all of our events dating back to our first festival the LumberJam Music Festival in Hayward, WI.

Our good friends at Three Angels Brewing will be serving their super duper tasty craft beer to any thirsty attendees

This will be an intimate listening show and tickets are limited to the first 80 purchasers so get yours early.

July 1, 2013  /  10:09 PM
Wild Rovers Tour Coming to Yorkville

The Candles have announced dates for their upcoming ‘Wild Rovers’ tour featuring folk rocker Cory Chisel, The Candles, SpaceWoman, and Adriel Denae. All four acts on the traveling road show will share members while other special guests are expected along the way.

The Candles have an impressive touring history both in the US and internationally. Currently on a European tour with Alberta Cross, the band has also opened for and played with songstress Norah Jones on her recent yearlong world tour.

Today, American Songwriter premiered track ‘Blind Light‘ off The Candles upcoming album ‘La Candelaria‘ slated for release July 9th on The End Records. Written on a hungover Sunday morning in the dead of winter, songwriter Josh Lattanzi was surprised by the way the track turned out stating “Ironically, it came out sounding warm and summery. Go figure!

Hot off a successful tour with legendary songstress Norah Jones,  and named Best Breakout set at SXSW by SPIN, The Candles are proud to present their 2nd full length album La Candelaria slated for release July 9th on The End Records.

While Josh Lattanzi (guitarist and frontman) labored over their debut album Between the Sounds obsessively in his apartment, he took a different approach with La Candelaria (titled after a historic neighborhood in Bogota, Colombia that he visited on tour).

I wanted it to sound as live as possible,” he says. He recorded in five different studios between New York and Massachusetts with the band, with several tracks produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Phish) and Mike Denneen (Aimee Mann). The band attacked Lattanzi’s air-tight hooks with razor-sharp execution; listen carefully to Roberts’ other-worldly psych-prog escapade in “What Happens Next,” Pynn’s twangy steel-guitar bite in “Blind Light”, Remm’s haunting organ flourishes in “One Way Ticket” and Wieczorek’s tight minimalist grooves throughout.

The Candles are looking to spend the next year on the road, and Lattanzi adds they’ll back up some of their best friends too. “At this point, we’ve spent so much time making music together, we’re a tested unit,” he says.

March 25, 2013  /  4:24 PM
PHOX confirmed for Summer Solstice!

Phox was recently featured by Paste Magazine as one of 100 great bands to see at SXSW 2013. Here’s their intriguing take on this amazing band:

“Here’s a group of newcomers to keep an eye on. Just weeks ago, PHOX released a stellar group of tracks titled Confetti, which takes tired song arrangements and turns them upside down. The proof is in opener “Slow Motion,” a headphone-enhanced track that swaps instruments like the average SXSW attendee does business cards, spiraling through electronic blips and fingerpicked notes. It’s an expansive aural treat taking cues from Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz.”—Tyler Kane


March 16, 2013  /  4:29 PM
Colin Lake to appear at Summer Solstice

Colin Lake is making the long journey from New Orleans to bring his own special brand of soul to the Summer Solstice music festival. Colin performed solo at the LumberJam Music Festival but now plans on bringing his whole band to rock the riverfront.  Here Colin is captured live during his opening set for Kenny Wayne Shepard. Colin is one of the hottest new acts to grace the stages in music rich NOLA. This is one act you are not going to want to miss. for more information.

March 11, 2013  /  10:11 PM
Ark Life in Downtown Yorkville

In December 2012, Jesse Elliott (bandleader of touring stalwarts These United States) was stopping over in Denver for a month on his way to a new life in New York City. But as the members of Ark Life met each other, journeyed into the mountains, and started playing music together, it became clear he was going to have to stick around a bit longer. The 3-part harmonies of pianist Lindsay McWilliams, bassist Anna Morsett (also of TUS), and guitarist Natalie Tate just blended too perfectly with the velvet grooves of drummer Ben Desoto. Elliott was smitten, and the result is a mile high ocean of uplift, equal parts mischief and heartthrob, that pulls as much from contemporaries like Cotton Jones, Bahamas, and Fruit Bats as from the band’s enduring loves for Astral Weeks, Motown, Leonard Cohen, and the classic campfire singalong.

Rogue Barrister Records along with River’s Edge Theatre is excited to bring Jesse Elliot and his new band to downtown Yorkville. Jesse and These United States last performed at the Harvest Moon Festival along the Fox River. As an added bonus Brent Brown ( will be performing a solo set at this intimate spot to open the night. As always expect some fine Three Angels beer to be available as a limited release on the night of the show.

Very limited amount of tickets available so make sure you get yours early before they’re gone. See www.riversedgetheatre for all ticket information.

February 18, 2013  /  7:31 PM
Summer Solstice 2013

Just announced that Rogue Barrister Records along with Three Angels Brewing will be partnering with the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce to bring you the Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival on June 21 & 22 along the scenic Yorkville Riverfront. Once again Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons will be headlining the event on Saturday night. Local heroes The Giving Tree Band will be headlining a free concert on Friday night. Other confirmed acts include the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Brent Brown, Calvin Conway, and The Back Alley Blossoms. Stay tuned for more information!

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