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Setlist / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/23/17

Photo: @wilcoWhile there was plenty of overlap song-wise from night one (our full review of Winterlude's first night is HERE), the second night of Winterlude was its own animal.Starting with the opener, a take on Schmilco's "Normal American Kids", played as just a Tweedy / Cline duo.  "Company In My Back" and "The...

Album Review | The Right Now - "Starlight"

By: Alex WoodFive years since their last record, Chicago soul revivalists The Right Now return with a new album and a new sound.Starlight, the bands third full-length release, doesnt simply build off of the nostalgic soul sound of their past work, but transcends the blueprint entirely, melding genres to create something truly their own.2012...

Setlist / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/22/17

Photo: @wrapthechancerWith dozens of shows in Chicago and the surrounding areas, last night was the the first for Wilco at Chicago Theatre (if you except an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show that was broadcast from the venue).Back in their hometown ("hello, neighbors" - Jeff Tweedy) and performing again for the first time since November,...

Summer Camp Music Festival Reveals Round 2 Artist Additions

Summer Camp Music Festival has officially released the 2nd round of artists performing at the 2017 festival.  Gov't Mule, Pretty Lights Live, The Disco Biscuits, Everyone Orchestra, Railroad Earth, Younder Mountain String Band, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and a number of other great acts will be joining moe., Umphrey's McGee, Trey...

Eric Church Cancels Scalper Tickets, Will Your Favorite Band Do The Same?

Most people reading these words might shrug and ask "who?" if they hear the name Eric Church.  But it's not who he is but what he's doing that should make you care.First, let's level set.  He's a popular country artist -- with even a little crossover rock appeal (his biggest tune is "...

Review / Video / Setlist | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/22/17

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @chicagotheatreOpening with Ashes Of American Flags, Wilco instantly foreshadowed the dynamic of their first performance of 2017s four-night Winterlude run at Chicago Theatre, its spacious, acoustic ambiance and pointed political theme to remain for the majority of their set.An unusual but enticing beginning, the song got the ball slowly rolling,...

Setlist / Video | American Babies & Melk @ The Hideout - Dunn Dunn Fest 2/16/17

This year's Dunn Dunn Fest kicked off on Thursday with a set featuring Tom Hamilton's American Babies and one of the city's most cherished rooms, The Hideout.Hamilton led the band through a long set with several transitions and a handful of covers.  The Beatles and Dylan each got a prime cut, but Jerry...

Musicians Unite To Offer 100 Days Of Tunes

Any new administrations first 100 days in office are heavily scrutinized, but the reckless policies of our latest adminstration have left many people feeling as nervous as ever.A new project, Our First 100 Days, is attempting to counteract this uncertainty and alienation by raising funds to support progress and...

Kyle Hollingsworth Leaks Summer Camp 2017 Line Up

Kyle Hollingsworth surprised fans by going live from the Summer Camp Music Festival facebook page with a sneak peak at the second round of artist announcements.In true Kyle fashion, he let's us know that Gov't Mule, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Everyone Orchestra, Turkuaz, Larry Keel, Family...

VIDEO | George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Thalia Hall 2/19/17

"Shit.  Goddamn.  Get off your ass and jam."At least one Clinton has fared well since November.  George Clinton is brought Parliament Funkadelic to the lovely Thalia Hall for a sold out Sunday night gig.These four videos from Nunu Zomot capture the band in all of its freaky glory --...