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Eaux Claires Music Festival Unveils Wilco-Heavy Lineup

The Wisconsin festival with an indie-rock tilt and French-sounding name as revealed its 2017 lineup, and Wilco fans should start packing.Wilco, along with related acts like Tweedy, The Autumn Defense and Glenn Kotchke (appearing in a duo with S. Carey) take a prominent role.  Wilco collaborator Feist will also perform.Other big name sets...

Album Reviews | January 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodBrian Eno- Reflection [1/1]Brian Enos newest ambient offering, Reflections, is a single, 54-minute piece of droning, swirling and relaxed electronic textures. Though inarguably not for everyone, fans of Enos ambient records in the past will find much to love here. The piece rarely varies, remaining a steady, reverb-heavy and spacious composition both relaxing...

Interview | Catching Up With Kyle Hollingsworth

Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist of the String Cheese Incident, has been dedicating himself to his craft for over 30 years, which is made apparent by his refined taste, musical palette, and urge to constantly create under any circumstances, including a broken wrist.Aside from SCI, Kyle has been performing with his own group, Kyle Hollingsworth...

Get A Glimpse Of The Long Shuttered Uptown Theatre In Regina Spektor Video

At the corner of Lawrence and Broadway in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood are venues that have become rites of passage for the city's music lovers.The Aragon Ballroom, Riviera Theatre and Green Mill have all seen top talent on the stages for decades, to the delight of thousands and thousands of fans.But there is...

Causa Sui Offers 'Ju Blues' & More From Forthcoming Live Album

Our favorite Danish band is at it again, blending classic rock, stoned out, fuzz-drenced psychedelia and free-wheeling improv brilliantly on the new LP Live in Copenhagen.They dropped the first track on SoundCloud, and if you've got the 11 minutes and a few synapses to spare, this is one hell of a ride.Culled from...

House Of Vans, A Skateboard Themed Music Venue, Opened In The West Loop

By: Philamonjaro StudioThis past weekend, the Chicago outpost of House of Vans opened with a splash.  Marking the third venue worldwide under this brand name, it combines a focus on music with a one-of-kind event space featuring the the only existing indoor skatepark in the Chicago metropolitan area.  Brooklyn and...

Jason Isbell Teases New Album & Tour

With just a few weeks of dates currently on the books and nearly two years since the release of Something More Than Free, fans of Jason Isbell have been clamoring for some news about what's next.  One of music's most literate and socially concious songwriters, we know he's had more than enough fuel for...

RIP Double Door 1994-2017

It's been a long, protracted battle, but it appears the Double Door has finally lost its battle with its landlords.DNAInfo.com is reporting that police have slapped a "No Trespassing" sign on the door of the iconic Wicker Park club, while moments later a locksmith was seen changing the locks.While a judge...

Phish's Tweezer Reprise Used To Introduce Atlanta Falcons During Super Bowl LI Broadcast

Phish fans have long known that "Tweezer Reprise" is the best three mintues in rock.After tonight, many more millions got a taste.  It doesn't get much bigger than the Super Bowl for eyes (and ears), and Fox used the tune as a part of the hype video for the Atlanta Falcons just prior...

The Benevento Russo Duo Return To Freaks Ball XVII, Two Uncirculated Recordings Emerge

Lots of show announcements elicit a "wow", but few actually send me to the web to check flight prices.Ladies and gentlemen, we have one of the latter.The Benevento Russo Duo have sorta kinda eased back into a state of un-retirement, jumping from impromptu or "secret" shows, adding Oteil for a...