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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December is the Dead! 

It’s time once again to let the beast’s hippie side out, as we bring sunshine daydreams to your December.    

Join us for 2 shows of musical strangers stopping strangers, just to shake their hands, as Tributosaurus becomes The Grateful Dead.  It happens on Wednesday December 4th at Martyrs, and Friday December 6th at Wire.   

If you missed it in 2014 or 2012, these Dead shows are a unique Tributosaurus experience.  We’ll be leaning in to long, loose, jam-filled sets on both nights. Consider it a chance for your inner deadhead to dance, as we playfully emulate the legendary live experience Bob and Jerry et al invented. 

We’ll re-create a couple studio versions that merit our standard meticulous treatment, but the nights will also freely stray into the improvisational territory the music demands.  You’ll hear and see 2 drum kits, world beat percussion, many guitars, pedal steel, banjo, mandolin, saxophone, and more. 

Both shows will be filled with The Dead’s unique brand of street party psychedelia; with disparate jams, twists, turns, and special guests.  

Come get spacey with us doing The Grateful Dead.  There won’t be much need for the chemical enhancements that were such a part of the scene; this music is a drug in and of itself. 

Wednesday, Dec 4th at Martyrs - 7PM Show
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613 
Tix Available at: Martyrslive.com

Friday, Dec 6th at Wire - 9PM Show
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

 

The New Year's Shows are in place - it's The Eagles! 

Happy New Year!

Come ring in 2020 with us as we visit one of the strongest and most memorable catalogs of all time...

You know these songs.  Everyone does.  Their greatest hits record still holds as one of the best selling records of all time with over 42 million sold, and still going.  You know the one - blue cover, bird skull, tribal font?  Look through your records - it's in there.  Hotel California was ranked by Rolling Stone as #37 on the best records of all time, and they have sold more than 150 million records overall.  That's some music that speaks to people. 

They were put together as Linda Ronstadt's backup band, but soon decided they would go out on their own, and later added Joe Walsh to the mix to add some more rock to their sound.  We will travel through the catalog, from the early county influenced jams like Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, and Desperado, all the way through the late rockers like Hotel California, Life's Been Good, and The Long Run, with lots of stops along the way. 

We know how popular these shows are, and a big chunk of the tickets sold as soon as we announced it at our previous show, so we added a third late show at Wire so you can be sure to get in and celebrate this seminal American band, if you get your tickets soon. Great songwriting, backed up by fantastic playing and huge tight harmonies are the hallmarks of this band, and we will endeavor to bring all of it to you live.  4 guitar multi instrumentalists, a string section, and some great singing talent join the Tributosaurus Core to Take It To the Limit, one more time. Come and join us! 

Tributosaurus Becomes THE EAGLES

Monday, December 30th at Wire at 8PM (7pm Doors)
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

***NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW***
Tuesday, December 31st at 10PM (8PM Doors)
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

Springsteen Show On Sale Now! 

***It's that time again - Springsteen show tix ON SALE NOW*** 

The night before Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year, and Tributosaurus has established a tradition too.  We love this show more than any other, and we’re going to keep bringing it to you as long as you want it - The Boss. 

Springsteen is famous for his live shows, and we will strive to deliver that energy and joy to the crowd at Wire on Wednesday, November 27th. We will be visiting the raw early E Street jams, and the more thoughtful introspective Bruce of later years, and everything in between. This is a show for the dyed-in-the-wool Springsteen acolyte, as well as the casual fan - all of what makes him an American Icon is here, and it all rocks.  Horns, strings, multiple guitars and keys, and a few special guests to boot - all in a state of the art room designed for your comfort and fun - what could be better? 

This show sells out every year, so don't wait too long.... 

Tributosaurus Becomes Bruce Springsteen 
Wednesday, November 27, 9PM  (Black Wednesday) - $25 
at Wire - 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
Tix Available at: WireIsMusic.com

The Beatles Project Returns at Theater on the Lake 

**This show is SOLD OUT.  We are working on finding another date to do it again for all who did not get tickets, so stay tuned - and thanks to all who bought tickets for this one!***

It has been a long time since we revisited one of our greatest achievements, The Tributosaurus Beatles Project, and this November seems like a good time to dip our toes back in that pool. 

On November 22, we will appear in a new venue for us, the beautiful Theater on the Lake, to bring you the greatest hits of the early Beatles :  The Red Album. 

The Red Album (1962-1966) brings together 28 A side singles from the early years, only Beatles originals, beginning with 1963’s “Love Me Do.” 

This Tributosaurus show will start with the boys at their most sparse, for innumerable iconic early hits like “She Loves You,” “All My Loving,” and “Eight Days A Week.”  Then you’ll see and hear The Beatles’ musical evolution with the use of strings on “Yesterday,” the folk influence of flute and maraca on “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” and the debut of a sitar on “Norwegian Wood.” 

You’ll notice the maturation of their songwriting through John Lennon’s personal lyrics on “Help,” Paul McCartney’s exquisite “Michelle,” and their perfect collaboration with George Martin on “In My Life.” 

The Red Album show will re-connect you with the band’s raw beginnings, and remind you exactly how they grew towards the complexities of their late period.  You’ll know every melody, and will hear them lovingly re-created with the instrumental exactitude of the highest Tributosaurus standards. 

This show is already selling fast, and will deinfitely sell out quickly, so if you are interested, get your tickets now! 

*The Tributosaurus Beatles Project Returns* 
The Greatest Hits of the Beatles 1962-1966: The Red Album 

Friday, November 22nd - 8PM 
at Theater on the Lake 
2401 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614 
Tickets SOLD OUT