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A Hometown Thanksgiving: Umphrey's, Cornmeal & Chicago Mass Choir @ The Aragon

This all worked out like a game of musical chairs where in the end everybody is rolling on the floor and giggling.First, rumors swirled about Umphrey's McGee abandoning their traditional Chicago New Year's Eve gig for a Year closing Run in St Louis. Then, as the fall tour dropped, Chicagoans realized a two-nighter at...

Visual Setlist: Phish @ Hollywood Bowl, CA 8/8/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-08-08Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CAOne: Down with Disease, Cavern, Possum, Cities, Peaches En Regalia, Kill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Tube, Back on the Train, Wilson > Axilla, Split Open and Melt, Backwards Down the Number LineTwo: Carini > Crosseyed...

Jerry Garcia Band with Clarence Clemons @ Poplar Creek 9/16/89: Stream & Download

Jerry Week (aka The Eight Day Week aka The Days Between), the period between the celebration of Jerry Garcia's birthday (8/1)  and the contemplation and memorialization of the anniversary of his death (8/9), hit the blogosphere this year with a ton of activity, a flurry of sharing of music and memories.  Since the 1st of...

Visual Setlist: Phish @ Gorge Ampitheatre, George, WA 8/5/11 & 8/6/11 (Pro-shot Video)

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.Friday and Saturday Shows in one convenient post.2011-08-05Gorge Amphitheatre George, WAOne: Kill Devil Falls, The Wedge, Bathtub Gin, Nellie Kane, My Friend My Friend, Cavern, Taste, Roggae, Walk Away, Funky Bitch > Roses Are Free > David...

Friday Linkafication

NPR asks Why Do We Sit At Jazz Concerts? and challenges you to Name That Drum Fill Tribal elders suspend their marijuana laws for a night for a Willie Nelson show at casinoVia Relix Magazine, Indie rockers celebrate Jerry Garcia in honor of JG WeekSome videos for The Days Between

Six Questions For Phish: A Leg Two Preview In Words, Charts and Graphs

If you've been to the blog before, you know that I love charts and I love Phish. That's why I like to put together Visual Setlists, Song Charts and maintain the Rotation Infographic.While gearing up for my first consecutive shows since Summer '09, I thought I'd try to crystalize the six questions I have...

Spotlight Wednesday: Two Big Shows, One Big Night

And you can see them both! Barn favorites Mr. Blotto turn in a free show at La Grange Park's Memorial Park tonight, August 3rd. Show should begin at around 7:30 and go until 9:00. Fun for the entire family and likely a little something to get you through The Days Between.Still hungry for more music? Our...

Setlist, Audio Download & Video: Paul McCartney @ Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL 8/1/2011

Here's the play list for Macca's second of two shows and the Friendly confines. Lots of highlights from the first night are still here, but managed to mix it up enough for the hardcores who came two nights in a row, including Magical Mystery Tour, Got To Get You Into My Life, and Birthday.Paul...

How Does Spotify Compare To Other Streaming Music Services: An Infographic

I've really been enjoying my first earnest foray into a music subscription service. For those not familiar what the exciting new entrant Spotify brings to the market... think Netflix' streaming service but for music. The catalog is huge and I've been pleased with access to otherwise hard-to-find music by indie and jam bands that I...

Setlist, Audio Download & Video: Paul McCartney @ Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL 7/31/2011

Sir Paul delighted Beatle fans last night, at the first of two shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field -- here's the song list. Check out the videos below to see the awesome pyrotechnics on "Live and Let Die", and interesting story about his trip to Russia before "I've Got A Feeling" and some personal recollections of...