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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Tributosaurus Becomes The Police

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60613


$20 Age limit: 21+

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Tributosaurus Becomes The Police

Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Illinois, US


$20 Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

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Tributosaurus Signature Series: One Hit Wonders of the 80s

Copernicus Center, 5416 W Lawrence, Chicago, Il 60630



$35/$40/$45 Age limit: All ages

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The Police -- This Week 

Uncomfortable tension can be really good for a band.  Musicians who push each other to be better through antagonism and vitriol can sometime produce magic.
No, not us…we get along fine.

But, The Police HATED each other.  It gave their sophisticated new wave pop a genuine punk vibe, and enriched those great songs with all sorts of added emotion.  Come delve into the works of one of the very best, as Tributosaurus becomes The Police, Wednesday 10/1 at Martyrs, and Friday 10/3 at Wire (1 year anniversary of the club!).

A tight little power trio infused with reggae and jazz, you could hear Stewart Copeland and Sting fighting over tempo and groove within the songs themselves.  That conflict produced an intensity that blasted through the speakers.  Add Andy Summers’ inventive, often chaotic guitar, and you get something forever unique.

We became The Police very early in Tributosaurus history, and we’re way overdue to re-visit them and truly do it right.  It’ll be a brand new set, carefully chosen to showcase the very best they had to offer.  Any overdubs and additional tracks used in studio for their five albums will, as always, be replicated with joyous precision.

See you then.

Tributosaurus Becomes THE POLICE

Wednesday, October 1st at Martyrs' - 7pm show
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613

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Friday, October 3rd at Wire - 9pm show
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402

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Tickets available 10AM, Friday 9/19/14

 Show is at The Copernicus Center Theater Friday, October 17th, 8 PM

It's not often that Tributosaurus breaks from our standard, trusted formula.  Since August of 2002 we have become one band, once each month.  When we do stray, it's for something truly unique and special. 

It’s time to bask in the greatest One Hit Wonders of the 1980’s.

On October 17th at the Copernicus Center Theater, we put on our musical leg warmers and headbands.  Bring yours along, for a full night of songs you know you’ll know.
There have been thousands of top 40 hits by bands and artists that never again approached the apex of the charts.  The 1980’s offers a tremendously diverse and eclectic batch of memorable flashes in the pan.

Quirky new wave one offs, iconic electronic dance pop, 45’s with German B sides, bands you’re convinced had more than just that one hit; all will be represented in the epic set list.  We’ll take you right back to the family couch, waiting for your favorite video to play on MTV in its heyday. 

This will be a long show: a healthy 2 sets yielding over 3 hours of music.  As always, we’ll have every musician necessary to pay proper homage, including horns, strings, percussion, extra guitars, keyboards, and backing vocalists aplenty.  The star of the night is, as always, the music itself.

at The Copernicus Center Theater 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. - Chicago, IL 60630
Friday, October 17th, 8 PM
Tickets available 10AM, 9/19/14
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