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Analyzing Radiohead’s Upcoming OKNOTOK Boxset

Radiohead recently announced a reissue of their seminal 1997 record OK Computer, which will include the original album along with three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides from the record, almost all of which were featured on the Airbag / How Am I Driving? EP already.Though the boxset will come with additional, never-before-seen memorabilia like a copy...

"Chicago Plays The Stones" Compilation To Feature Local Blues Legends

A new compilation album titled Chicago Plays The Stones aims to honor The Rolling Stones catalog utilizing the style and performers of the Chicago blues.Created by Chicago Blues Experience and released in correlation with the Navy Pier exhibit dedicated to the Stones, Exhibitionism, the 12-song compilation features multiple of generations of Chicago blues artists,...

Hear Two New Songs From LCD Soundsystem

As promised, LCD Soundsystem released two new songs at midnight last night, giving fans their first glimpse into the bands highly anticipated upcoming album, and their first new studio release since 2015s Christmas Will Break Your Heart.Titled Call The Police and American Dream, the songs find LCD in top form while exploring new directions...

Watch Punch Brothers' Noam Pikelny Demonstrate Three Banjo Styles

Banjo mastermind and Punch Brothers member Noam Pikelny recently sat down with Reverb for a fascinating discussion of the instruments history.Pikelny breaks banjo performance into three distinct styles, moving through the history of bluegrass and the instruments influence as he goes.Beginning the discussion with Earl Scruggs, he describes Scruggs rolling, three-finger style before...

Sgt. Pepper’s Was Recreated In Its Entirety As A Star Wars Parody

An artist known as Palette-Swap Ninja has re-recorded the entirety of the Beatles classic Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Clubs Band as a Star Wars parody.Titled Princess Leias Stolen Death Star Plans, the project follows the story of A New Hope with extremely creative lyrics that will have both Beatles fans and Star Wars...

Photos / Video / Recap | Hurray For The Riff Raff @ Thalia Hall 4/28/17

Photos: Phillip Solomonson | Videos: Dan Bejarano | Words: Alex WoodHurray For The Riff Raffs Alynda Segarra has a back story that has become a vital part of the music she creates.The singer-songwriter and guitarist was raised in the Bronx, notably of Puerto Rican decent, but left home at 17 to travel the country, riding greyhounds,...

Metallica Replaces Metallica Cover Band's Stolen Gear

Washington-based Metallica cover band Blistered Earth had their instruments stolen after a show last Saturday, and help came from unexpected sources.The band listed the stolen gear online, which included five guitars, multiple amplifiers, seven pedals and a drum set, a loss of nearly $20,000.Local media soon picked up on the story, which led...

Obama’s “Hometown” Playlist Includes JC Brooks, Chance The Rapper, Tom Waits and More

Throughout his presidency, Obama was known for assembling playlists that showed a keen taste of music, both old and new.The Obama Foundation has continued this tradition by posting a new playlist to Spotify featuring songs inspired by his hometown of Chicago.Guest-curated by Chance, Mavis Staples, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Offerman, Dan Ackroyd and more,...

RIP Col Bruce Hampton, 1947-2017

Col Bruce Hampton has passed away suddenly, one day after his 70th birthday.Friends from across the music world were gathered in Atlanta to celebrate his life and musical legacy in honor of the milestone.  While joining them on stage to cap a nearly four hour tribute concert, Hampton fell to the floor.  ...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Taste Of Chicago

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Taste Of Chicago, taking place July 5-9, has announced its full music lineup at Petrillo Music Shell and a separate Bud Light Stage. Headliners To WatchBen Harper & The Innocent Criminals Eclectic singer-songwriter Ben...