What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub. I tend to be a nostalgic person, and hitting my forties didn't lessen that any. I asked David Francis to help me document all of the great musicians and songwriters that we hang with at The Pub. I like to call it the Chi'er. It think it makes most of our friends gag HAHA! After starting the social media pages to have a makeshift website in order to have the podcast more easily available, we started posting about all of the city's concerts. That snowballed into posting about any event happening in and around Joliet. That's why that little line in the theme song exists. Downwtown J-Town 'n' all around!! So that's was when we started interviewing more than just musicians. That's why there's that monologue in the intro.

In Episode 43, we interview a longtime friend of mine. He was introduced to Sue Regis at the first Art Movement meeting pre-Inc. He's now displayed his art three times in Downtown Joliet, and that definitely won't be the last. Tony Uzzardo is going to be creating art from the findings within the walls of The Old Joliet Prison. Hear all about it!

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David Francis and Tom Maslowski

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What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub, the home for Joliet's original music. We try to hit thses shows live in one take. We've had to edit a few of these most recent episodes, but we won't make a habit of it. I actually hate that we had to....

We were happy to have The Secret Lives in the studio for episode 42. These folks started a new project this year that is gaining some popularity and success realitively quick. They have a great sound with some wonderful vocal harmonies.

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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Our show features all of the great new things that have been growing in Joliet for a long time. There has been a revolution of art and music in this city. We formed a community around it, and now we're seeing new businesses pop up all the time in the downtown area to give something more to this community. Restaurants have gotten more cerative with their menus. Farm to table is becoming less of a fad and more of a standard. Breweries can't seem to open fast enough for folks that want a place to go to enjoy anything and everything that's hand crafted. It's time once again for togetherness and longevity to become the norm. Everyone against eveyone will only end in tragedy. Let's discover more ways to take the stress out of each other's lives. All people deserve to have  the necessities within reach, and damn it, some good quality entertainment is one of those things.

What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub, the home of original Joliet music. The Triznas gave musicians that played thier own music a place to go. They stayed in business during one of the worst times to be a business in Downtown Joliet.

We normally like to boast that our shows are never edited. There has been a slight bit of editing in a few recent episodes. Just little things. We won't make a habit of it....nothing however is scripted.

We were glad to have finally gotten Pete Aimaro in the studio for a couple songs and an interview. Pete plays guitar for Modern Planets, A heavy sounding joliet instrumental band. And stayin in the heavy hitter category, he lends his drumming skills to Sunwise.

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David Francis recorded The Steel City Stories while running sound for this show at Downtown Joliet's Elder Brewing Company. We had such a geat time listening to these fine songwriters give us a few words before each song. Jross Green, Brian Motyll, John Condron, Allison Moroni Flood, Colleen Wild, and Alex Hoffer took turns throughout four rounds songs. Dave cut em up into four episodes. We hope get as much of the feels from these performances as we all did. Enjoy.

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Elder Brewing Company held a show in May, 2018 where six Joliet songwriters took turns telling stories and playing a few of their songs. JrossGreen, Brian Motyll, John Condron, Allison Flood, Colleen Wild, and Alex Hoffer keep the attention of the room through four rounds. David Francis captured it all to give you this four part episode. We hope you'll enjoy these as much as we did!!

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This is a special series of episodes. There was a show at The Elder Brewing Company called the Steel City Stories. A bunch of our favorite songwriters took turns playing songs for four rounds. A few of our friends really wanted a copy of the night's recordings. We'll be releasing one a week. We hope that you can get a feel for why we all loved this night so much. The artists in order of appearance are: JrossGreen, Brian Motyll of Riverhorse, John Condron, Allison Flood, Colleen Wild, and Alex Hoffer. Please enjoy this series!

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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This is a special series of episodes. There was a show at The Elder Brewing Company called the Steel City Stories. A bunch of our favorite songwriters took turns playing songs for four rounds. A few of our friends really wanted a copy of the night's recordings. It was a really great night. We'll be releasing one a week. We hope that you can get a feel for why we all loved this night so much. The artists in order of appearance are: JrossGreen, Brian Motyll of Riverhorse, John Condron, Allison Flood, Colleen Wild, and Alex Hoffer. Please enjoy this series!

Your hosts,

David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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   Our show has gone from featuring musicians to being about anyone contributing to the growth of Joliet. There is an excitement in the air about all of the good things to come. It's driving all of the artists, brewers, restaurants, and business to get on top of their game.

   What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. That bar stayed open through the sleeping city's healing period. Everybody is waking up now, and they're more than ready to get things started. Stay in the loop through our podcast and social media pages that we use as an event blog.

  In Episode 39: Quinn Adamowski, we get a little insight to what's goin' down in The Old Joliet Prison on Collins St. Yep, the one from The Blues Brothers...we also get a bit of the history about the prison itself. We'll get more of the details on the prison's history soon. You can too because there is going to be tours given to the public as soon as they get things cleaned up! Contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram if you have any interest in volunteering to get that joint in order as quickly as possible. Enjoy this episode!!!

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The city of Joliet is waking up. There's new businesses opening up. There's new festivals being organized. Art and music is being created at break-neck speed. There's food and beer that you'll dream about after ya try it. We can provide all of the proof that you need. Our podcast is recorded live from Third City Sound in Downtown Joliet on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub. The Chi'er stayed open when nobody else could so that a new community could take shape. There are so many new things happening...try to keep up with it.

In episode 38, we have Sue Regis and Kayla Zigrossi fill us in on all of the exciting things happening within and along side The Art Movement. You're gonna wanna hear about everything they have planned for us this summer.

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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What's Goin Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound located on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. We want to bring to light all of the great things taking place in Joliet. There's so many genuine people making an effort to give their neighbors something valuable. We want to tell you all about it.

In episode 37 we were able to interview the owner of one of the newest Joliet businesses, Andrew Polykandriotis of Elder Brewing Company. He and his wife Mellisa have been absolutely killing it since they opened in November of 2017. They've expanded from a small tap room to now having a music room. It's been exciting to see all that they've accomplished while making a concious effort to be community oriented. Take listen to find out What's Goin Down In Downtown J-Town.

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