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Video: Two New Tweedy Songs – “Low Key” & “World Away”

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by steve

Jeff Tweedy continued touring with his new band TWEEDY over the weekend, performing mostly new songs off his forthcoming solo debut Sukierae. Videos of the first several songs have begun to emerge on YouTube, including these two from Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburgh on Friday. First was “Low Key”, a standard issue rocker that [...]

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Setlists / Full Show Video: Conor Oberst / Dawes Midwest Swing 5/29-30-31/14

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by steve

Conor Oberst is leaning in a folk-rock direction for his latest release, Upside Down Mountain under the guidance of producer/musician Jonathan Wilson. To recreate the laid-back Laurel Canyon sound on the road, Southern Califnornia’s finest, and Barn favorites, Dawes have been backing him on tour.  The musicians found themselves in the Upper Midwest during the final [...]

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Setlist / Video: Jackie Greene @ Lincoln Hall 5/31/14

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by steve

Jackie Greene and his band of stormed Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on Saturday night (but not before celebrating their drummer’s birthday at nearby Fiesta Americana). Highlights included Greene’s originals “So Hard To Find My Way” and “Prayer For Spanish Harlem”.  But the true show stopper was the set closing sequence of covers, segueing from the Beatles [...]

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Setlist / Video / Stream / Download: Jack Johnson / Edward Sharpe @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion 5/31/14

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by steve

The notorious FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island opened its season under clear skies last weekend with a pairing of Jack Johnson and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes. The acts shared the stage for a pair of covers of The Beatles and The Band and Johnson and his band reeled off additional takes on [...]

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Review / Setlist / Photos / Video: Kishi Bashi @ Metro 5/31/14

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by steve

Words: Alex Wood Photos: Eujin Kwak Kishi Bashi’s set at the Metro balanced expressive violin performance with a creative use of effects. Though only three band members backed the violinist, their sound was massive, achieved through looping techniques and well-composed songs. Kaoru Ishibashi has released only two records under the Kishi Bashi moniker, but the set [...]

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Setlist / Review / Video / Stream / Download: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes @ Chicago Theater 5/20/14

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by steve

Given the format and its inherit lack of spontaneity, I was in “no spoilers” mode and had shut myself off from the flow of information about the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes prior to the Chicago stop on the short spring tour. So it was a bit strange that the only bit of [...]

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Video Playlist: The Both @ Metro 5/9/14

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by steve

The unlikely pairing of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo — now collectively known as The Both — brought their tour to Chicago’s Metro on Saturday night.  The set included tunes from the duo’s debut album, as well as a tender take on Mann’s Academy Award nominated “Save Me”. YouTuber Sojahsey1 was on hand to document [...]

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Video: Southern Soul Assembly “I Got A Woman” @ SPACE 3/18/14

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by steve

The intriguing Southern Soul Assembly made it’s debut at Evanston’s SPACE.  Featuring SPACE veterans Marc Broussard, JJ Grey, and Anders Osborne as well as newcomer to the Evanston club, Luther Dickinson, this considerable star power led to a pretty quick sell out for the two shows on March 18th.  Luckily, there’s at least some document [...]

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List: Fiddling Around With Widespread Panic, 6 Great Guest Fiddlers

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by steve

It seems unlikely, but the sound of the fiddle just seems to fit right with Widespread Panic’s improv-heavy southern rock sound. Inspired by a few recent sit-ins, I put together this list of notable jams featuring the violin throughout their history. 1.  There is no other fiddler that this list could possibly have started with [...]

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Video: Trey, Derek & Warren Play Jerry – Franklin’s Tower From Wanee

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by steve

So two of my favorite guitarists are already in the same band (for the time being).  But when a third joins them for a jam on a song by Jerry Garcia, it’s worth a post up in here. Here’s Trey Anastasio joining Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks and the rest of the Allman Brothers Band [...]

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