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Just Teasin': Greensky Bluegrass & Fruition Join Forces @ The Vic [Setlists / Audio]

 A photo posted by Keith Griner (@phierce_photo_by_keith_g) on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:50am PSTGreensky Bluegrass completed the first let of their 2017 touring plans, and the last show with openers Fruition, on Saturday night in Chicago.There were sit-ins on both sides, with Dave Bruzza joining Fruition for a cover of Ray Charles' "...

Setlist / Audio | Greensky Bluegrass @ Vic Theatre 2/10/17

Photo: @greenskybluegrassMuch more from this run in the coming days, but wanted to get up a setlist and some Mixlr audio (thanks, ChrispyCritters) to document the first of two nights in Chicago.As a nod to the city, Dave Bruzza saluted the Cubs a mere blocks away from Wrigley, and "Fer Sure, Uh Huh" contained...

VIDEO | Holly Bowling "Unbroken Chain" & More @ City Winery 2/9/17

Photo: Philamonjaro Studio | Video: madpickenHolly Bowling nails a beautiful, solo piano rendition of Phil Lesh's "Unbroken Chain" from her show at City Winery Chicago on February 9th.There's some "hand-cam" action in this two camera edit from madpicken.UPDATE:  Here's "Wingsuit" by Phish...and "Althea"..."Scents & Subtle Sounds"...and the...

PREVIEW | Tedeschi Trucks Band Will Release 'Live From The Fox'

A new live album and video release from Tedeschi Trucks Band is great news no matter how you slice it.  But the document of the September 9 show at The Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, Live From The Fox, isn't just a front to back filmed concert.While 12 cameras did capture the action...

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...