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On TV | Robert Plant Performs Zeppelin’s “In The Light” For First Time In 15 Years

While beginning his tour with the Sensational Shape Shifters to promote his recent record, Carry Fire, Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant stopped by BBCs studios for a short session.Though the hour-long session itself featured an incredible performance that blended his solo work with Zeppelin classics, one song from his proved to be especially notable....

Friday Album Reviews | Six New Records You Need To Know

Words: Alex WoodAs every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks for the week. Here are our favorite records from January 12. Anderson East Encore [1/12]We arent shy about our love for Anderson East around Tomorrows Verse, and albums like Encore are the reason why. Easts neo-soul sound is undeniably authentic,...

Late Night Roundup | Margo Price, Erykah Badu, Anderson East & More

Watch some of Tomorrow's Verse's favorite artists hit the promotional late-night television circuit. 1. Margo Price on The Late Show With Stephen ColbertMargo Price continues to promote her excellent new album, All American Made, finding her performing a blistering take of A Little Pain on Colberts show. Backed by a string section in addition to...

Alex's Top 200 Albums Of 2017

For the last decade or so, Ive rounded up my favorite albums at the years end. Outside of satisfying some nerdy, personal desire of mine, it gives me a reason to revisit each album, spending November and December doing so, inevitably rediscovering some musical gems along the way. As the author of many album...

Setlist / Video | 30db @ Martyrs' 12/20/17

[instagram id="Bc8v_CyHV3R"]A partnership born in a period of turmoil for former YMSB mandolinist Jeff Austin and Umphrey's McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss, seems to have settled into a nice holiday tradition.The pair performed at Martyr's on Wednesday (their third area appearance in the last three Decembers), offering a rundown of...

Photos / Recap | The Slackers @ Reggie's

By: Philamonjaro StudioNew York City's third-wave ska ensemble The Slackers had the house skankin' for three full-house performances the weekend of December 1-3 at Reggie's Rock Club in the South Loop.The special occasion was to perform their 1997 Hellcat records release Red Light in its entirety. Also, they released a 180...

Is Paul McCartney’s Lost Christmas Tape Real?

By: Alex WoodIts no secret in Beatles lore that Paul McCartney recorded an album for his three fellow band mates in 1965 titled Unforgettable, a gift that contained homemade recordings, favorite songs of his at the time and, supposedly, much more.The acetate recording supposedly surfaced recently on YouTube, thanks to DangerousMinds, but is it...

Looking (and Listening) Back At Wilco's Incredible Shrinking Tour

Six years ago today, Wilco wrapped up one of the more creative endeavors of their career.While always having a special relationship with the fans in -- and city of -- Chicago, Wilco took this relationship to the extreme in 2011.The band first announced their intention to play the city's ornate Civic Opera House for...

Late Night Roundup | Ty Segall, Beck, The National & More

Watch some of Tomorrow's Verse's favorite artists hit the promotional late-night television circuit. 1. Ty Segall on ConanProlific garage-rocker Ty Segall is returning with a new album, Freedoms Goblin, out in January, and stopped by Conans show to debut a new song, Fanny Dog. This songs about my dog, Fanny, he awkwardly says before breaking...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Andrew Bird @ 4th Presbyterian Church 12/11/17

Words: Alex Wood | Photos (from 12/12): Zach StoneFor a number of reasons, Andrew Birds Gezelligheid performances at 4th Presbyterian Church have become a holiday tradition for me.From the gorgeous, decorated church setting on Michigan Avenue to the intimate, warm performances from the native-to-Chicago violinist, the unpredictable setlists, guest musicians and natural sound quality form an...