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Video: Los Lobos Welcome Ronnie Baker Brooks For Hendrix Medley 3/29/15

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by steve

Sometimes the booking agents and talent buyers just get it right. Los Lobos at Fitzgeralds is  slam dunk artist / venue pairing, that had me wondering… what took so long?  I wasn’t alone.  The show sold out in minutes. Not to let a good thing go to waste.  Los Lobos welcomed Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker [...]

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Video: Greensky Bluegrass Performs ‘Black Muddy River’ Underground

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by steve

Greensky Bluegrass must have been floating on air after performing a Dead fueled-set with Phil Lesh in California.  But after a cross-country road trip post-show, the band found themselves literally underground… but it didn’t stop the GD hits from coming. The band performed at McMinnville, Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns on March 29th as part of the [...]

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Video: Merry Prankster Ken Babbs Drops By Two Chicago Shows

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by steve

A front line psychedelic warrior.  A Merry Prankster who was not only on the bus, but repaired it, too.  He hosted the first Acid Test, At 76 years old, Ken Babbs is still doing weird shit.  While you might him expect him to show up in Chicago this summer for #Dead50, he was in town [...]

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Setlists / Videos / Photos | Gregg Allman @ House Of Blues 3/19 & 3/20/2015

Posted on March 21st, 2015 by steve

With Allman Brothers of the road and even sidelined from their annual March residency at the Beacon, Gregg’s taken advantage and is taking his own band out, complete with horn section and a cabinet full of ABB tunes. While his summer jaunt will see some bigger venues with the Doobie Brothers, the spring tour found [...]

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Setlist / Recap / Video | Alabama Shakes @ Chicago Theater 3/14/15

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by steve

Alabama Shakes’ newest single, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” previews a dramatic change to the young band’s sound, their second record, Sound & Color, coming in April amongst much hype. Those in attendance at their recent Chicago Theatre show got a preview of the new album in full. The band performed all twelve songs from Sound & [...]

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New Mastersounds Cover Cars Trucks Buses

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by steve

By @312mrg The number and prominence of Phish cover bands is growing by the day. From the Lawn Boys, Seven Below, Helping Phriendly Orchestra, the Phix or Pink Talking Fish, there are bands reproducing the Vermont band’s material with a variety of tweaks to the approach. But what I find more intriguing is the concept [...]

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Video: Bluegrass Sessions @ Skyline Stage 9/15/1999

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by steve

How do you top one of the greatest acoustic albums of all time (Bela Fleck’s Tales From The Acoustic Planet)?  Bela kept the all-star lineup, but went straight bluegrass for the follow up to his 1995 acoustic jazz masterpiece. First, Fleck grabbed Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Vassar Clements and more to [...]

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Brown Bag | Interview & Overview

Posted on March 4th, 2015 by steve

Words / Photos / Video: Kelley Lauginiger – @peapodmcgee America was founded on forging ahead, taking chances, and maneuvering to the forefront of change.  America has survived, however, on babes, laughs, good beer (or at least lots of it), and good ole fashion rock n’ roll. There is probably no better intersection in Chicago music [...]

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A New Song From American Football – What Does The Future Hold?

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by steve

I’m pretty confident this is news, maybe even big news, but it feels a little weird publishing it here. American Football — the 90′s emo band currently at rest between a handful of domestic reunion dates and touring to Europe, Asia and Australia — is working on some new music. Their four night run spanning [...]

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Setlist / Video: Sleater-Kinney @ Riviera Theater 2/17/15

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by steve

Sleater-Kinney returned to Chicago for a set at the Riviera on an icy cold night in February. Read Greg Kot’s full review in the Tribune here, but for a slice of what really went down, check out these three videos by YouTuber seijinlee. Edit this setlist | More Sleater‐Kinney setlists Ahh @Sleater_Kinney!! What an incredible [...]

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