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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Chris Neville & Friends Concert Series Every Thursday in Evanston 

Chris Neville & Friends 
Thursday Night Concert Series 
in Evanston Starts May 6 

This year has brought a lot of changes, and while many were hard, some were pretty good.  One of the better ones has been the Thursday night streams I have been doing.  They have allowed for some musical joy to be shared, and a chance to play with many different musical friends, in many styles.  Well, now that things are starting to get back to normal, I think we should keep it going, but in a live context, don't you?  So starting on Thursday May 6, and running all the way through the summer, I will be hosting the Chris Neville & Friends Concert Series at the Post42 Patio on the Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston, IL.  Every Thursday, I will play from 7-10pm with one of 4 groups, some new, some old, that each offer something different and you can come and join us on their spacious outdoor patio (and there is an indoor space in case of rain, with seating is more limited and will be pre-sold for each show).  Consider it an appetizer as Tributosaurus starts to get underway a little later in the season. 

So who is a part of it?  Feast your eyes:

These shows are going to be really fun, from the classic rock of Axes to the deep blend of styles of Chris(2); from the quirky and unpredictable Courtesy Patrol to the funk jamming of Meadowlark, there's something every Thursday to satisfy your musical cravings, so get your tickets today! 

Chris Neville & Friends Thursday Night Concert Series 
at the Post 42 Patio in Evanston - 7PM EVERY Thursday 
***Starting MAY 6*** 

For details, and to buy tickets, visit:

C-Nev LIVE every week with special guests! 

C-Nev Live with Loren Middleton! 

As the Thursday night run comes to an end (we’re not going away - just moving to Tuesdays through the spring/summer), I thought it would be great to have one of my good friends and compatriots join us - Loren Middleton. Most of you know him as “LoJazz”, and he is not only a regular fixture on the music scene as a player, he is a sophisticated music entrepreneur. Over the years he has been a part of such projects as The Velvet Jimis, Frank Guiness, Bitters, Erfbeats, and many more - but beyond that, LoJazz has established a radio station, a record label, a promotion company, and is responsible for naming the entertainment district now known as The Veltway.  I have been fortunate enough to play, hang, and do business with him often, and I look forward to some more fun this Thursday  - Don’t Miss It!

While we cannot currently all get together and enjoy the music in our usual communal setting, we can get together online and have a little musical fun.  Come and join Chris Neville for some songs and chat this Thursday, and each Thursday while we are waiting for the clubs to re-open, on Facebook Live OR YouTube Live.  You can stream this from your mobile device, your computer, or even your Smart TV should you be so inclined.  There will be special guests every week, so tune in and find out who!  Chris will play a variety of songs - classics, originals, and outliers - something for everyone.  Please take a second to Like and Subscribe on the YouTube channel - it helps a lot. 

Please come and interact - it helps us all to be together, even online.  We hope you can join. 

Chris Neville Live - Weekly

THIS WEEK: Loren Middleton!

NEXT STREAM : Thursday April 29th at 7:30PM

You can access the streams here:

YouTube Live

Facebook Live


Matt Spiegel Misses You! 

All of Tributosaurus misses you! If you’re looking for Matt, he misses you like crazy. 

Matt has new ventures, all of which can be found on his website,  On Twitter, he’s @mattspiegel670 ( 

·He’s got a new Chicago baseball Podcast, “Our Game,” found on Apple Podcasts here ( and on Spotify here (   

·He’s writing on The Point After; this article (  connects young pitchers like Kerry Wood and musical prodigies like Stevie Wonder.   

·On the latest GOOD COMP, BAD COMP, a really fun project with White Sox broadcaster Jason Benetti, Jose Abreu is compared to a great, late soul singer. 

·And check out “Pills,” the new single from Sonic45 ( right here. ( Sonic45 is Matt, Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper on bass, and features Tributosaurus veterans you know and love: Dag Juhlin on guitar, Gerald Dowd on drums, and Liam Davis as producer and guitar. These are Len’s songs and vision, joyously brought to life by Chicago rock veterans.  New single and full album on the way soon!

Our COVID-19 Parody Song 

Sing along as we share our feelings about the COVID-19 virus!

We could not stay silent forever about the crisis gripping humanity, and so we make our feelings known, in the best way we know how.

We'll see you soon....

Online Instruction from Tributosaurus 

While we are all sheltering in place, why not take the opportunity to learn to play some music?  And if you are already a player, you can hone your skills, up your sound design game, or even just learn that one song you have been dying to play.  You can start on something you've always dreamed of doing, or if you're not looking to commit to a long course of lessons, but still want to learn a few things, that works too.  Tributosaurus is ready to help, and many of our musicians are set up for online teaching. 

Dan Leali - Drums, Percussion, Electronic percussion 

Dan is ready to take on beginners through advanced students, and can help you up your game on the drums.  Whether you're starting out, or just need to add some new tricks to your arsenal, Dan can get you where you want to be.   
You can reach him through his website at, or you can PM through his Facebook Page ( or Instagram (@dleali) 

Curt Morrison - Guitars, Bass, Stringed Instruments, Music Theory 

Curt also can take on beginners through advanced students for all types of stringed instruments, and also teaches theory.  So whether you are looking to start out, beef up your skills, or even just nail the guitar tone on your favorite tune, Curt is ready to help.  He can be reached through email at

The other Tributosaurus Core members (Matt, Chris, Jon Paul) also offer online instruction on a limited basis tailored to specific students' needs and based on availability, and as you know, there are many other great musicians who have become a part of Tributosaurus through the years, and many of them also offer online instruction.  If you are interested in learning from another Tributosaurus Core member, or any of our guest players, please email us at and we will connect you.