Art Of Ill Fusion

Harmonica Dunn Presents A Tribute To Jerry Garcia With:

Art Of Ill Fusion

Alabaster, Pete Jive

Wed, August 1, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Art Of Ill Fusion
Art Of Ill Fusion
Art of ILL Fusion , founded in the Spring of 2004 , have become one of the hardest working national touring bands from Peoria, IL . In the the last year, they toured all over this fine land of ours with stops in New Mexico , Kansas , Colorado , Wisconsin , Missouri, Iowa , and all around their home state of Illinois. They have also become a staple on the Midwest festival circuit, having played at ,Festy Fest, Camp Kind, Space Stock, Whippersnap , Shoe Fest , Jammin on the Wolf , all last summer, and also hosting their own festival called Putnam County Music and Art Festival in which they had special guests Regi Wooten join them, as well as, played a Frank Zappa set with Ray White and Ike Willis , who played with Frank himself in the Mothers of Invention. Their guitarist , Mike has recently been a special guest with Terrapin Flyer, playing the music of the Grateful Dead with members of Cornmeal . James and Dee have done tours with Willie Waldman Project (Death Row) who has played with Jane's Addiction, Jodeci, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and Banyan to name a few and has featured rotating musicians including Herman Green (82, Sax ,One of the last living Memphis blues legends ) and he has a Music note on Beale St. . Terry Saffold (Marvin Gaye , Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding Drums) Vinnie from Moe , John Avila from Oingo Boingo and workd Famous Visual Artist Norton Wisdom. Art of ILL's music can be described as a mix of funk , rock and reggae all tied together with a jam blend of psychadelia and their sets are ever changing . For halloween they have played sets covering artists including Curtis Mayfield , Jimmy Cliff, Jerry Garcia Band , The Grateful Dead and this year they covered the Dr. Dre Chronic Album. One set of these guys you will quickly see why they are considered one of the most versatile bands in downstate IL.
We are a jam band at our roots. Our style is very passionate and energetic. We pour our emotions into every lick and riff we play. We play Rock, Blues, Psychedelic, Reggae, and Hard rock with a more old school take, similar to Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. We challenge ourselves to push our creativity and musicianship to a new level, and to make sure the crowd really gets down.
Pete Jive
Performing live since 2002, Pete Jive has been spreading the message of self affirmation and compassion throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Bassist, Juice Digits, and Vocalist/Guitarist, Pete Jive, provide a feel-good show every time, diffusing positivity and spreading good vibrations nightly to their rapidly growing fan base. The band's first E.P. "Live at the Kinetic Playground" was released October 2009 and was the first album to showcase Pete Jive's "old country picking style and youthful wisdom", as Josh Hisle from Neil Young's Vapor Records put it. In June 2011, the group will release "No Sign of Regret", their first studio album, 2 years in the making. This record features elements of traditional American folk music, roots reggae and rock 'n' roll, which have shaped Pete Jive's sound and direction from the start. The release coincides with the launch of and a heap of dates for late summer and fall including shows in, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Missouri and New Jersey. The energy of Pete Jive live is contagious and they have had opportunities to share the stage with national artists such as Slightly Stoopid, Josh Heinrichs, Badda Skat, Josh Hisle and DJ Redlox. Local favorite Chicago Farmer mentioned, "I've heard nothing but good things, and they were all true".

With Juice Digits' unique, reggae inspired, cruising bass lines, coupled with the soulful singing range and magnetic intensity of Pete Jive, this group is a breath of fresh air for listeners of all ages and interests.
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614