Tributosaurus is the Jurassic beast of multiple musical faces, and every month, the beast morphs into a different rock group. The finest musicians from Chicagoland join the core group to sit in…to sing and play songs they’ve wanted to cover all their lives.

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Special Neil Young Show Sept 25th 


We do not do a lot of public benefit shows, but this is an important issue that we feel strongly about, and we thought the music of Neil Young would capture the spirit of gathering in the name of an important cause. From his early days founding Buffalo Springfield, through the Crosby, Stills , Nash and Young years and into his explosive and sometimes controversial solo career, he has added classic after classic into the rock pantheon with ease.  So get ready warble your protest to everything that's wrong in the world through tender acoustic melodies, gentle country tunes, and screaming in-yer-face rock anthems.  Neil is also an artist of conscience, and has routinely embraced his causes through his music - and whether you agree with him or not, it adds power to his songs that few can match. He provides something for everyone.

We will be joined by the great David Blamires, Chris Siebold, John Gargiulo and more as we rock out to raise awareness - and come early to see some of the other great players lending their voice to this important issue. 

We know it's a Sunday, but it's early, and it'll be a blast. 
Music Starts at 4pm - Tributosaurus will start at 7pm, and play til 9pm.  
This is an ALL AGES show.

Tributosaurus Becomes Neil Young
The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence
Sunday, September 25, 2016
at Wire - 6815 W. Roosevelt Road - Berwyn, IL
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Silver Cowbell Jubilee - Celebrating Kalyan Johnny Bongo Pathak’s 25 Years in Chicago  

What do the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, iconic folk singer Peter Yarrow from Peter Paul and Mary, world renowned jazz masters Fareed Haque, Howard Levy and Paul Wertico, and the musical phenomenon Tributosaurus have in common? KALYAN JOHNNY BONGO PATHAK....each of these artists has employed KP on percussion chair for many of their hugely successful shows. 

Kalyan has been a fixture of Tributosaurus since 2002.  In that time, he has lent his expertise, talent, and infectious joy for all things musical to us in a way that no one else could - and we are better for it.  Come out and join us in a set hand-picked by KP from our catalog featuring some of the best and most varied percussion moments from our past.  We will touch on many favorites - from Santana and the Stones to Petty and Talking Heads, and of course, The Beatles....and more.   
You won't want to miss it. 

The first set will feature Kalyan Pathak’s Jazz Mata with Special Guests including Indian Classical musicians, Bollywood Musicians, Fareed Haque, Elizabeth Basta, Vijay Tellis-Nayak, Patrick Mulcahy, Tom McCarthy, Vikas Deo, Histesh Master, Shivanand Bangar.  Tributosaurus will take the stage for the second set and keep the party going! 

Silver Cowbell Jubilee - Kalyan Johnny Bongo Pathak’s 25 Years in Chicago 
Wednesday, September 28th at 7PM

featuring Jazz Mata and Tributosaurus 
at Martyrs'  - 3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613 
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Slow Hand in October! 

Eric Clapton is a genius; an incredibly important cog in the transformation of blues guitar & the very invention of rock and roll. (   

Now, there A LOT of solo Clapton albums.  His career has gone on long enough that he has made some music you may not love. Heroin and booze didn’t do that guy any favors.  But the excellence and impact of his early output is unparalleled.  There’s a reason London buildings were often defaced with graffiti proclaiming “Clapton Is God.” 

We’ll focus on the great stuff as Tributosaurus becomes Eric Clapton Pre-1971 on Wed 10/5 at Martyrs, and Friday 10/7 at Wire. We’ve already become Cream (most recently just after Jack Bruce passed away), so we’ll skip them in this set. 

October’s gigs will pull songs from: 
Hit records with The Yardbirds as they battled the Beatles for early 60’s London supremacy. 
One incredible collaboration album with Blues scene pioneer John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers in 1966. 
The worlds 2nd supergroup, Blind Faith with he and Steve Windwood. 
The incredible Derek and The Dominoes album “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs,” which is widely hailed as Clapton’s greatest work.  It’s loose, powerful, with lots of good songwriting.  AND Duane Allman is all over it.   
Clapton’s ferocious 1970 self-titled solo album, with “After Midnight” and “Let It Rain.” 
This meticulously manicured pool of Claptonia is Curt Morrison’s birthday month selection, and the great Chicago guitarist Brian Wilkie (who you’ve seen with us for CSNY, The Grateful Dead, The Band and much more) will join the Tributosaurus Guitarmada for both shows. 

Join us.  The music is so good, and we’ll be having so much fun playing it. 

Tributosaurus Becomes Eric Clapton (Pre-1971)

Wednesday, October 5 - 7PM
at Martyrs' - 3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613 
Tix Available at:

Friday, October 7 - 9PM Show
at Wire - 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
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