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Ween Concludes Chicago Run With Rarities, Acoustic Mini-set, Cubs Jerseys [Setlist / Video]

You can't say that Ween isn't aware of their surroundings.St. Patrick's Day?  Open the show with "The Blarney Stone".video via Brian J. LeonardPlaying in Chicago?  Don the Cubs 17 ("hey.." - Kris Bryant) jerseys for the encore.Second of two nights?  Change things up a bit.  Ween dropped...

VIDEO | Robert Randolph Offers Old & New At Lincoln Hall 3/17/17

Sacred steel genius Robert Randolph, along with The Family Band dropped into Chicago's lovely Lincoln Hall on a St. Patrick's Day Friday.Eschewing the green for a sharp black shirt and red bowtie, he treated the crowd to some material from across his catalog.Nunu Zomot was on hand to capture these ...

Revivalists Cover Chuck Berry, AC/DC (With Bagpipes) At Concord [Setlist / Video]

 A post shared by The Revivalists (@therevivalists) on Mar 19, 2017 at 11:51am PDTThe Revivalists, riding high off a wave of radio support, stormed Chicago and made the absolute most of their St. Patrick's Day weekend appearance.The band paid tribute to the late Chuck Berry with his classic "Johnny B. Goode".But they also went...

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

Stream Or Download | The Dead Play Chuck Berry

Creative archive.org user Eyesoftheworld94 has uploaded another notable collection to the site with the recent news..While the Dead themselves only performed four different Berry songs publicly, he's included a soundcheck take on "Thirty Days" from 12/12/73 and selections from various solo and special projects -- Jerry Garcia Band, Kingfish, Mother...

Oteil Burbridge Joins JRAD At Brooklyn Bowl 3/16/17 [Setlist / Videos]

Oteil Burbridge filled in for Dave Dreiwitz on bass for the first of three JRAD shows while Dave is in Chicago with Ween.It's a nice fit.Longtime collaborator Stuart Bogie also joined on tenor and baritone sax, flute and percussion for various parts of the show.  Almost Dead continues to move beyond...

SETLIST / VIDEO | Ween @ Aragon Ballroom 3/16/17

Photo: @RiotFestWeen's Live In Chicago has been one of the finest documents of their live sound.  They were back on Thursday for their firsrt non-festival gig in the city since 2010 -- the first of two nights at Aragon Ballroom.They delivered 25 songs (26 if you count an aborted "Your Party"), heavy on...

Setlist / Video | Greensky Bluegrass @ Canopy Club 3/15/17

Photo: @peacefulhemp InstagramThings got pretty casual downstate as Greensky Bluegrass dropped in for a mid-week show at Canopy Club in Champaign.After opening with "Feelin Alright", they dropped the hump day classic "Causal Wednesday" midway through the first set, sung to the tune of the Dave Mason via Joe Cocker nugget.  That was...

Ravinia's 2017 Lineup, Ranked

Ravinia Festival released its schedule of shows for 2017 yesterday.  Along with its perennial classical programming, there's once again some more popular forms to supplement the symphony.  True, they tend to book acts that are past their sell-by date, but there's still some fun-in-the-park experience for a BYOB venue with a flat...

Photos / Recap / Video | Los Lobos & Ryley Walker @ Tivoli Theatre 3/14/17

By: Heidi Peters PhotographyLos Lobos had already re-scheduled a pair of show in Downers Grove once (these were originally set for mid-February), so when guitarist David Hidalgo injured himself prior to their March dates... the show must go on.Luckily Dave Alvin of The Blasters has had enough history with the band to fill in...