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Amazon Echo Adds "Sunshine Daydream" Skill To Stream Live Dead Shows

Grateful Dead fans that own an Amazon Echo were given a pleasant surprise this week.The Echo, which allows users to access information such as news or weather, play music, and control home devices by audio commands, is now offering hundreds of live Grateful Dead recordings using a Sunshine Daydream skill.Users can ask Alexa...

Friday Album Reviews | Five New Albums You Need To Know

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Sketches of Brunswick East [8/17]Insanely prolific Australian psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released their third new record of 2017 this week, with two more set for release by the years end. The band collaborated with Mild High Club for a smoother, trippy lounge sound that underlies the...

Grateful Dead Night To Return To White Sox Park In 2017

It's back!Well, the ballpark has a different name and the White Sox have a different look than last year, but the promotional team knows a good thing when they see it and are prepping for the second annual Grateful Dead Night at Guaranteed Rate field, a 7:10 game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday,...

Photos / Video / Setlist | Billy Joel @ Wrigley Field 8/11/17

Photos: John 'Nunu' ZomotI'm not gonna lie, we haven't been kind to Billy Joel around these parts.  But I'm also gonna hand it to him, pretty sure Wrigley Field can be considered "his room" at this point, having played the venerable stadium more than any other act.So 2017, a year in which the ballpark...

Tower Of Power Celebrates 49, One Special Fan

By: John 'Nunu" ZomotBelieve it or not, August 13th marked the 49th anniversary of Oakland, CA's Tower of Power.  That's an institution no matter how you look at it, but we're talking about a band who has made a name for itself and a horn section that has augmented some of the biggest names...

PHOTOS | Summer Stomp Music & Camping Festival 2017

By: Zach Stone PhotographyThere's something about what Summer Stomp Music & Camping Festival is curating that just feels right.They are bringing people together for the right reasons, and celebrating a tight knit family of music and musicians, not to mention fans, up in McHenry County.It was my first time attending the festival,...

String Cheese Incident Celebrates Colorado at Red Rocks [Review / Video]

By: Carmel O'Farrell (@carmelocorn)[instagram id="BW7yRYoBHpX"]The String Cheese Incident continues to trek their own path in what seems to be a fractioned music industry. With more focus on quality over quantity, Cheese has cut back their touring schedule in exchange for multi-night runs at destinations like Red Rocks.The touring lifestyle...

Wilco Releases New Benefit Song, “All Lives, You Say?”

In the wake of political turmoil, Wilco released a timely new single, with proceeds benefitting the Southern Poverty Law Center.All Lives, You Say?, a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, is a somber acoustic number, not far in style from the songs from Schmilco. The lyrics are predictably politically pointed.     ...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Goose Island 312 Block Party

September 22-23 Goose Island 312 Block PartyHeadliners To WatchThe Record Company Indiana based The Record Company have a deep love for Chicago, and their energetic, roots-based sound fits perfectly into any summer festival. Infectious melodies and intense solos make the trio a show not to be missed.Animal Collective A longtime favorite and pioneer in the...

Video | Ken Kesey & The Pranksters Meet Phish in 1997

It was an inter-generational psychedelic meeting of the minds when Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters hooked up with Phish at the peak of their powers at an amusement park in the summer of 1997.On the final show before their summer closing single band festival at the very tip of Maine, The Great Went,...