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Emanation Podcast: Episode 2

Emanation Podcast: Episode 2


Episode 2 Part 1 notes:

Welcome to Episode 2 part 1.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with Quinlan Kirchner, Colin Campbell, and Alex Sokol and listen to them talk about their favorite Chicago venues, the rise and role of the DIY scene and the eclectic nature of making music in this city.  At the end of the episode, Quin and Alex, give a brief insight of what you can expect from Quin’s band, Metal Tongues and from Alex’s solo project for the next Emanation show, which is Saturday, April 22nd @ Century Mallet – show starts @9:30 pm  Also in that show is Danny Van Duerm’s solo project, Von Drum and live score painting from Zach Bartz.

Quinlan Kirchner (Wild Belle, NOMO, Quin Kirchner Group)

Colin Campbell (Third Coast Percussion Studio Manager, Harp Technician, Century Mallet)

Alex Sokol (Sound for Blue Man Group Chicago, Audiovisual Technician for Art Institue of Chicago, Common Knowledge, Solo Artist)

Audio Engineer: Alex Sokol

Host and Editor: Tom Benko

Website: Matt Potts

If you would like to support this podcast or the artists performing at the live events, you can donate here:

Emanation Podcast: Episode 1

Emanation Podcast: Episode 1


Emanation Podcast: Episode 1 – Rob Andre (Chicago Drum Exchange Manager) and Makaya McCraven (Jeff Parker, Marquis Hill, producer).


Next live Emanation event is 2.26 @ Century Mallet.  Details here:Emanation XI


Chicago Drum Exchange


Engineer: Alex Sokol

Editor: Colin Campbell

Website: Matt Potts

Host and Curator: Tom Benko


If you would like to support this podcast or the artists performing at the live events, you can donate here:


BST = Briar Street Theater


8.16 – w/ Kevin Presbrey – Edison Park Fest – Edison Park, IL – 10pm

8.17 – Solo set at Rhythm! Discover Center – Indianapolis, IN – 11am and 3pm

8.17 –  Solo set at Uncommon Ground – Lakeview, Chicago – 8pm  TICKETS: HERE

8.24 – w/ Blue Man Group @BST – 5pm, 8pm

8.26 – Blue Man Group’s Spill Over Saloon – TICKETS: HERE

8.31 – w/ Kevin Presbrey @September Fest – Schaumberg, IL – 5pm

9.1 – w/ Greg Hyde – Naperville’s Last Fling – Naperville, IL – 4pm

9.6 – w/ Greh Hyde – Aurelio’s – Geneva, IL – 7pm

9.7 – w/ Chicago Bulls Stampede – private event

9.7 – w/ Blue Man Group @BST – 8pm

9.13 – w/ Greg Hyde – Fiora’s – Geneva, IL – 6pm

9.14 – w/ Taylor Rodgers – Subterranean – Chicago, IL – 8pm RELEASE SHOW

9.21 – w/ Blue Man Group @BST – 5pm, 8pm





Tom is at Uncommon Ground Lakeview TONIGHT.  Reserve seats: HERE



Tom’s first solo album ‘Rodina’ is out and can be found everywhere streaming happens!  Look for it on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Bandcamp!

Rodina on BANDCAMP

Tom will be jumping on Sam Rae’s summer tour later in July.  Sam’s new album out in September:


Steve Bateman interviewed Tom about his love of sports and music.  Check out the podcast episode here:

On The Rise Podcast Featuring Tom Benko

Tom is now a proud endorser of Sabian cymbals!

Find updates about here:  Musical Therapy