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Album Reviews | April 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodThe biggest month for music yet this year, our capsule reviews for April combine 31 excellent releases that should be on any music fan's radar. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy [4/7]With Pure Comedy, Father John Misty continues to be one of the most clever, brilliant songwriters in modern times. Its immediately less accessible...

Sufjan Stevens Shares Full "Carrie & Lowell" Concert

Sufjan Stevens has been busy recently.The artist has been releasing songs from his collaborative album with Bryce Dessner, announced a mixtape of remixes and b-sides, and released a live album using songs from his 2015 Carrie & Lowell tour.Now, in correlation with the latter, Stevens has posted a full concert film from his Carrie &...

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Springsteen, Stones And More At Boston Benefit

Last Saturday, Eddie Vedder performed at Bostons Paradise Rock Club as part of the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert, created by Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein.For the show, Vedder was backed by members of Letters To Cleo, Buffalo Tom, and Belly, as well as baseball reporter Peter Gammons.Per usual, Vedder busted...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Logan Square Arts Festival Announces Headliners

Festival Watch is a Tomorrow's Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know. Logan Square Arts Festival, set for June 23-25, has announced its headliners.The festival, which will include an expanded second stage, will feature METZ, Strand Of Oaks, Sad13 and Circuit Des Yeux.Headliners To...

Hear An Unreleased Prince Song From The “Purple Rain” Sessions

NPG/Warner Bros are reissuing Princes iconic 1984 album Purple Rain in a remastered and expanded format this summer.Due out June 23, the rerelease will come in two packages, deluxe and expanded deluxe, both of which feature the remastered album, as overseen by Prince in 2015, and a second disc of previously unreleased material from the sessions.&...

Dave Grohl Performs With Preservation Hall Jazz Band And Jon Batiste

Last night, Dave Grohl joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jon Batiste for a rowdy performance of Santiago on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.The song, an original from the bands excellent recent release So It Is, featured the Foo Fighters frontman on a second drumset, with Batiste sitting in as a second...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Green Music Fest Announces Headliners

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber Of Commerce has announced the headliners for its annual Green Music Fest, which takes place June 10 and 11 on Damen Ave between North and Schiller.Headliners To WatchThe headliner for Saturday, June 10...

Hear Two New Songs From Supergroup Featuring Sufjan Stevens, The National’s Bryce Dessner, And More

Planetarium, a new record attributed to Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (The National), classical composer Nico Muhly and James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, The Album Leaf), will be released June 9.The album will consist of 17 songs inspired by the solar system and other celestial formations and planets, based on an original composition they performed at the Brooklyn...

Father John Misty’s “Total Entertainment Forever” Video Is Totally Insane

Father John Misty made waves on the internet performing his song Total Entertainment Forever on SNL due to its opening line about bedding Taylor Swift every night inside the Oculus Rift.The songwriter has now shared a music video that takes the absurdity of the song to a whole new level.In the video, Macaulay...

On TV | Jeff Tweedy And More Guest With Big Star On New DVD

This week, a new CD and DVD release hit] stores that celebrates the musical legacy of Big Stars Third.When songwriter and guitarist Alex Chilton passed away two days before he was scheduled to perform at SXSW with Big Star in 2010, a multitude of famous friends and collaborators traveled to Texas to perform the show...