One Band’s Experience with Streaming and Spotify

I’m feeling compelled to write about streaming and Spotify since it’s been in the news so much lately. Ever since Taylor Swift pulled her catalogue from the popular streaming service, musicians, fans, and critics have been trashing Spotify for paying “unfair” royalties and “ripping off” musicians. I categorically disagree with these opinions. TRN’s experience withMORE

Benefit Concert for Public Education Tonight!

We’re very excited to be a part of Nettelpalooza: A Benefit Concert for Public Education. Brendan’s kids both attend The Nettelhorst School, an excellent elementary school in Chicago’s East Lakeview neighborhood. Chicago schools suffered drastic budget cuts in 2013 and are struggling. This isn’t about iPads for every kid or some fancy new facility–it’s aboutMORE

He Used To Be In Watch Dogs

We got some exciting news last week that our song “He Used To Be” was placed in Watch Dogs, an extremely popular video game that was just released. It’s the most heavily pre-ordered game of 2014 and Ubisoft (the company that produced it) expects to sell around 6 million copies. It’s an honor to beMORE

A little magic in the air

How quickly the time flies by. We released our last record in April 2012 – two years ago. The band has played a ton of gigs since then, and we’ve even set foot in a studio or two, and certainly a lot of songs have been written and demo’d. But recently, we’ve had some greatMORE

Show Preview: Off Broadway (STL) w/ Caroline Smith on 2/20

We’re very excited to get back to Saint Louis on February 20th–and even more pumped to play a show with the amazing Caroline Smith. Her new record Half About Being A Woman has been on repeat at my house for the past few months. It’s a tasteful blend of eloquent songwriting and 90s R&B jams.MORE

Get This Record Now: DeRobert & The Half-Truths “I’m Tryin'”

Damn. I’ve known the fellas in the Nashville based DeRobert & The Half-Truths for a few years now. Lead singer Dee Adams has one of those “shut the hell up” voices that stops you dead in your tracks, smacks you in the face, and puts a big ole smile on it. The live shows areMORE

New Year’s Eve 2013 w/ Bernie Worrell!

I’ll spare us all the year-end wrap-up blog post that seems to want to come out, and skip to the big deal: not only is The Right Now playing its first-ever New Year’s Eve show (that seems crazy!); not only is it a free show in our hometown; but we’ll be the opening act forMORE


We’re very excited to be on board for a mid-week Chicago show on Tuesday October 29th at the Burlington. The other acts–Clip Art and The Hudson Branch–are damn good and are going to make for an awesome night of music. Here’s a taste of what you can expect from The Hudson Branch. “You Don’t KnowMORE

Cover Up #6: “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore” by Prince

Stefanie Berecz. We in the band call her Breezy sometimes, and here’s one reason why. She and I knocked out this burning Prince tune in the middle of our set at The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, OH.  And uh….Tiffin U had some singers in the audience that night! Best spontaneous backups…maybe ever. This song comesMORE

Warm Up Wednesdays continue in March

We’ve had so much fun during our February residency at The Back Room that we decided to extend it through March! To celebrate another month at The Back Room we’re doing 1/2 off the cover charge the first week. Just reply “yes” to our Facebook invite here. We’d like to thank DJRC for holding it downMORE