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Setlist / Photos / Video | Tinariwen @ Old Town School 4/11/17

Photos / Video: Wyatt Brake (zepcowboy)In any given month, there are hundreds of bands that take to Chicago's stages.  But there are far fewer that look and sound like Tinawiren -- which makes their show at Old Town Folk Music that much more of a treat.The Saharan ensemble dived into some guitar-driven jams&...

Full Show Video / Setlist | Paul Hoffman / Anders Beck Quartet (PHAB4) In Frisco 4/7/17

 A post shared by Filippelli Photos (@filippelliphotos) on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:32am PDTThankfully, Greensky Bluegrass still plays a lot of shows.  But with a growing fanbase and national profile, they can actually get by playing a few less shows.Which means more time for other stuff.Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck are recontextualizing...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Shoe Fest 2017

Festival Watch is a Tomorrow's Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Shoe Fest - September 1-3 - Camp Shaw Waw Nas See, Manteno, ILHeadliners To Watch: Leftover Salmon!  Drew and Vince have both been at previous Shoe Fests, but the whole band...

LISTEN | Jeff Tweedy Meets Chikamorachi - An All Improv Set From Big Ears

Jeff Tweedy contains multitudes.  Even within a single Wilco show, he can jump between art-rock provocatuer, emotional songwriter, and stand-up comedian.  But untether him completely from the band, or his side projects, or his solo gigs, and even more is revealed.At March's Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, Joel Berk (@pfcidb) ...

Stream / Download / Video | Joe Russo's Hooteroll+ @ Capitol Theatre 4/7/17

 A post shared by Ron Cohen ???? (@ronthedrummer1) on Apr 8, 2017 at 6:54am PDTWho better to lead to recreate a landmark collaborative album between a guitar and keyboard player than a drummer?When that drummer is Joe Russo -- mastermind bandleader behind Joe Russo's Almost Dead, an ensemble that recontextualizes not only Grateful Dead music, but...

Recap / Audio | Mute Duo with Ryley Walker, Bill Mackay & Matt Lux @ The Burlington 3/21/17

Sam Wagster (pedal steel) and Skyler Rowe (drums / percussion) are the Mute Duo.  This spring, they have a Tuesday night residency at Chicago's Burlington Bar, where they welcome guest musicians into their experimental jazz realm.Since they kicked off the series in March with Ryley Walker, Bill Mackay and Matt Lux -- basically musicians...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Taste Of Randolph Street 2017

Festival Watch is a Tomorrow's Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Taste Of Randolph Street - June 16, 17 & 18 - Randolph @ Halsted StreetHeadliners To Watch: Dawes! They've transitioned from a perennial opener to a band that can headline "Evening With" and festival slots.  Get...

Review / Setlist | M. Ward @ City Winery 3/27/17

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @mrsjjcreamOne of the most talented and powerful songwriters in the modern folk scene, M. Ward often feels like a musicians musician, popping up in the liner notes of your favorite records without you realizing.Despite his prolific and collaborative tendencies, the guitarist has only gained a small but dedicated following, diehards...

Fifteen Chicago Area Theaters To Host Special Grateful Dead Movie Screening 4/20/17

You may have seen the The Grateful Dead Movie before, but in honor of it's 40th anniversary, it's being packaged like never before.Fifteen Chicago area theaters and about 500 nation wide will particpate in the annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies on April, 20th.The Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast-directed film, was filmed...

Tedeschi Trucks Band Members To Release All-Improv Album

Tedeschi Trucks Band just released an incredible live album and is touring Europe, while some of its individual members (who are not named Tedeschi or Trucks), are getting out there and releasing music and gigging on their own.Whose Hat Is This? was recorded live in Berlin in 2015, a totally improvised set led by...