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Video Recap: The Grateful Dead Tunes of Summer Camp Music Festival

Posted on May 28th, 2015 by steve

To honor the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, Summer Camp promised a series of four scheduled sets (one for each day of the festival) which honored the legacy of the band.  Of course, you can’t keep a good concept down, and attendees actually got a few more. We’ve assembled a post spotlighting video and audio [...]

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Video / Stream / Download: Gene Ween fronts Umphrey’s at Summer Camp 5/22/15

Posted on May 24th, 2015 by steve

In one of most anticipated attractions of this year’s festival, Aaron Freeman, aka Gene Ween, slipped into front man role for one of Umphrey’s McGee’s three sets at Summer Camp.  And yes, it was called *gulp* GODBONER. I might get some shit for this, but for those like me who enjoy UM’s playing but are [...]

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VIDEO | Widespread Panic Soundchecks ‘Ramble On Rose’ @ Dear Jerry

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by steve

There was plenty to like, but also a few miscues at last night’s Dear Jerry tribute in Maryland.  As far as the actual show, it was a mixed bag of interesting song choices, sit-ins, styles and artists.  Light on jamming but heavy on showcasing the wide variety of musicians that were inspired by Jerry Garcia. [...]

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Setlist / Video | The Who with Eddie Vedder @ Allstate Arena 5/13/15

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by steve

We’ll have a review of this show up soon, but wanted to share the headline right away. After sharing the stage at the tiny Martyrs’ with Simon Townshend yesterday, Eddie Vedder headed out to the Allstate Arena for the full blown Who experience.  Eddie and Pete play a benefit tonight at Rosemont Theater. Here’s the [...]

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Video: Eddie Vedder Joins Simon Townshend @ Martyrs’ 5/12/15

Posted on May 13th, 2015 by steve

Busy week in Chicago for fans of The Who and Mr. Eddie Vedder. The Who play tonight at Allstate Arena, Eddie joins Pete Townshend for a benefit at Rosemont Theater on Thursday. But the sneaky pick was Who touring member, and brother of Pete, Simon who played a club gig at Martyr’s last night.  Well, [...]

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Setlist / Full Show Video | Brendan Bayliss @ Tonic Room 5/11/15

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by steve

Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss treated hometown fans to a rare Monday night solo and acoustic gig at Tonic Room.  The two sets featured highlights from the Umphrey’s catalog, a sit-in from an old friend (Michelle Hallman), some classic and modern rock covers and even an new song that is still unnamed.  Bayliss read the lyrics [...]

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Local Roundup: Horsehoes & Hand Grenades, JC Brooks & Dastardly

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by steve

A couple of newish tunes from some local artists (H&H is from Wisconsin but I’ll give em a proximity credit), that I thought I’d share. In my alternate universe “Short But Sweet” is a bona fide smash hit from a bluegrass group that features some sweet harmonica and great hooks. Here’s some Uptown Funk that [...]

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Video | Derek Trucks Joins Eric Clapton For “Let It Rain” At MSG 5/1/15

Posted on May 2nd, 2015 by steve

Last decade, Derek Trucks toured the world in Eric Clapton’s band — a poetic match of the best of two generations of blues rock guitarists. Clapton returned to the stage at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, a celebration of his 70th birthday, and perhaps among his last big performances. So it was a nice [...]

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Audio / Video / Setlists | Vulfpeck @ Tonic Room April 2015

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by steve

Vulfpeck is exploding like a supernova right now and for good reason.  You’re not likely to find a young band, especially a four piece, with such a distinctive, raw funk sound. So what does it look like when a band blows up like this?  Well, first they touch down for a sold-out midweek run like [...]

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Review / Setlist / Video | Sufjan Stevens @ Chicago Theatre 4/25/15

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by steve

By Alex Wood | Videos: seijinlee Much like his albums, every Sufjan Stevens tour changes dramatically, showcasing a different side of the complex and endlessly evolving songwriter. Though known best for the intricate, dense layering of instruments and melodies on albums like Illinois, his Chicago Theatre performance boasted a more stripped-down, minimal sound, tomatch the tone of [...]

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