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Pearl Jam Honors Prince and Jake Arrieta at South Carolina Show

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by steve

While musicians — and truly everyone — worldwide were honoring Prince and his career after he passed away tragically yesterday, there was another news story that had grabbed the attention of us Chicagoans, and baseball fans everywhere. Jake Arrieta, of the Chicago Cubs tossed his second no-hitter in 11 regular season starts as a part of a […]

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Setlist / Video | Avett Brothers @ Chicago Theater 4/21/16

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by steve

We’ll have much more on tonight’s show when we’ll have a reporter in attendance, but news from The Avett’s Chicago run opener was too good not to share. The band ran through a 25 song set, paying tribute to Merle Haggard early in the set, and tipping their hat to Prince during an emotional “Pretty Girl […]

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Setlist / Video | Smashing Pumpkins / Liz Phair @ Civic Opera House 4/14/16

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by steve

Smashing Pumpkins welcomed original guitarist James Iha to the stage for a mini Siamese Dream set and an encore take on The Rolling Stones’ Angie.  It was Iha’s third appearance with the band after a pair of LA shows in late March. His appearance was just one highlight inside a super-sized show that featured David […]

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VIDEO | White Denim Covers Steely Dan’s “Peg” With Sam Cohen In Seattle

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by steve

One thing that was notably left out of the routinely mind-blowing, pre-2016 live sets by White Denim: covers. Suspiciously, in the run up to the recently released Stiff (see our review here), the newly configured band started dropping cover songs via Soundcloud — and meaty stuff, too: Zeppelin, Traffic and Mickey Newbury (via Kenny Rogers). And […]

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Setlist / Video | David Gilmour @ United Center 4/4/16

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by steve

David Gilmour set up for the first of three Chicago shows on Monday night.  While his upcoming Auditorium show has the small venue flair, and Friday’s United Center gig will be the weekend blowout, tickets for this appearance appeared to be plentiful and inexpensive on the secondary market, despite the instant sellout. It was a […]

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Photo Gallery / Video / Recap | TAUK & The Heard @ Lincoln Hall 4/2/16

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by steve

Photos: Kristine Condon Photography Remember the Quentin Tarantino films Kill Bill Vols 1 & 2? A slice of shocking, pulpy, ultraviolent art, the movies featured an incredible instrumental cut on the soundtrack entitled “Battle Without Honor Or Humanity” by a little known band called Tomoyasu Hotei. It is an epic, sweeping instrumental with a hard edge and […]

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Review / Video / Audio | Phil & Friends Do 1985 @ Terrapin Crossroads 3/25/16

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by steve

Intimacy is a word that gets tossed around a lot in music writing. Sometimes it describes a feeling of connection with the artists, or their particular openness to the crowd.  Sometimes it’s the relative size of the venue (I’ve heard 8000 seat amphitheaters described as intimate). But since the last time I saw Phil Lesh it […]

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Video / Setlist | Zakk Wylde Jams ‘Little Wing’ In Crowd At Experience Hendrix @ Chicago Theater

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by steve

While classic rock continues to live on through tribute bands and reunion tours, the music of Jimi Hendrix can’t be contained by a single band or artist. The Experience Hendrix Tour seeks to rectify this, allowing multiple guitarists to celebrate Jimi’s life by fronting a crack house band.  As you might guess, with a ton of talent […]

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Watch Infamous Stringdusters & Nicki Bluhm Cover “Deal” @ Park West

Posted on March 13th, 2016 by steve

Infamous Stringdusters brought the Ladies & Gentlemen tour to Park West on Friday night, with special guest Nicki Bluhm.  She’s making a habit of bluegrass sit-ins in Chicago, we last saw her with Greensky Bluegrass around New Years. Nicki guests on “Still The One” on the tour’s eponymous album, but on this night she also […]

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LISTEN: Greensky Bluegrass Covers Ween, Grateful Dead; Collaborates w/DJ Logic @ Winter Wondergrass

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by steve

The weekend after Ween brought their reunion party to the Centennial State, Greensky Bluegrass kept the Brown flowing in Colorado. The band debuted their version of Ween’s “Your Party” as the encore to their second of two shows at Avon’s Winter Wondergrass festival.  They must have liked how it came out, as they referenced it […]

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