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Review / Photos / Setlist | Of Monteral @ Thalia Hall 4/22/17

Words: Alex Wood | Photos: Zach StoneAn unpredictable band with a definite attention to detail, Of Montreal has remained a relevant and exciting live act for more than a decade, carving out a much needed niche freak scene in the world of live music.The bands performance at Thalia Hall showcased their glam-rock and electro-pop sensibilities,...

Chicago Blues Museum Coming To The Loop In 2019

By: Alex WoodA new museum dedicated to Chicago blues music is being developed downtown. Titled The Chicago Blues Experience, the privately run, multiple-story 50,000-square-foot facility is slated to open in spring 2019 near Millennium Park.The building, located at 25 E. Washington St., will feature three subterranean levels with an entrance at street level, and a 150...

Jack White's "American Epic" Documentary Coming In May

Jack Whites ambitious documentary series American Epic will finally see a release in May.The series, produced by White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford, was initially supposed to air in 2015, but was held back for unknown reasons.The final product will feature three documentary episodes, an additional feature film, and a number of recording...

Listen To The War On Drugs' New Song, "Thinking Of A Place"

The War On Drugs shared a new song today via Vimeo, prior to its exclusive vinyl release for Record Store Day.The track is a sprawling, 11-minute psychedelic epic, with a spacey breakdown in the middle, Adam Granduciel's vocals relaxed but dominant throughout. It's everything fans could want from the band, trippy, atmospheric and guitar-focused.&...

Chance’s Birthday Party Raises $100,000 For Chicago Kids, Features Best Cake Ever

By: Alex Wood | Photos: @batterbear91 & @chancetherapperAfter donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools last month, Chance The Rapper continued his charitable streak by raising $100,000 for charity at a birthday event.The birthday party took place on April 16 at the trendy Studio Paris Nightclub, with performances from T-Pain, Ludacris and Chance throughout the night, where the...

Full Show Audio | Bob Weir Welcomes George Porter Jr. In New Orleans 4/18/17

 A post shared by Matt Busch (@mattbusch28) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:14pm PDT  It's hard to top Bob Weir when it comes to inspring the next few generations of jammers, but Meters bassist George Porter Jr. likely gives him a good challenge.That's why it was so satisifying to hear when Bobby hooked...

Chicago's Newest Music Venue Is Over 100 Years Old

 A post shared by Heidi Zeiger (@heidizeigerphotography) on Apr 10, 2017 at 11:54am PDTI had the pleasure of attending a game during the World Champion Chicago Cubs first homestand of the year, and like the past few years, things are looking a little different around the old ballpark.And it's not just the championship banners hanging...

Listen To Father John Misty and Foxygen's Jonathan Rado Cover The Velvet Underground

By: Alex WoodComposer and production duo Mondo Boys scored Eddie OKeefes film Shangri-La Suite last year, which featured contributions from Father John Misty and Foxygens Jonathan Rado, amongst others.Yesterday, the duo shared a 30-minute mixtape to Soundcloud containing selections used in the movie, including a number of 50s rock n roll tracks, trippy instrumentals,...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Riot Fest

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know. Riot Fest September 15-17 Douglas ParkHeadliners To Watch:Nine Inch Nails After releasing the excellent EP Not The Actual Events at the end of 2016, fans await Trent Reznors next record. For now, a tour is...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Live On Lincoln

By: Alex WoodFestival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know. Live On Lincoln  July 1 & 2 3200 N Lincoln AveHeadliners To Watch: The Motet Seven-piece funk band The Motet specializes in a smooth, jazz-influenced style that can be as rowdy as it can be...