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Jason Isbell Teases New Album & Tour

With just a few weeks of dates currently on the books and nearly two years since the release of Something More Than Free, fans of Jason Isbell have been clamoring for some news about what's next.  One of music's most literate and socially concious songwriters, we know he's had more than enough fuel for...

RIP Double Door 1994-2017

It's been a long, protracted battle, but it appears the Double Door has finally lost its battle with its landlords.DNAInfo.com is reporting that police have slapped a "No Trespassing" sign on the door of the iconic Wicker Park club, while moments later a locksmith was seen changing the locks.While a judge...

Phish's Tweezer Reprise Used To Introduce Atlanta Falcons During Super Bowl LI Broadcast

Phish fans have long known that "Tweezer Reprise" is the best three mintues in rock.After tonight, many more millions got a taste.  It doesn't get much bigger than the Super Bowl for eyes (and ears), and Fox used the tune as a part of the hype video for the Atlanta Falcons just prior...

The Benevento Russo Duo Return To Freaks Ball XVII, Two Uncirculated Recordings Emerge

Lots of show announcements elicit a "wow", but few actually send me to the web to check flight prices.Ladies and gentlemen, we have one of the latter.The Benevento Russo Duo have sorta kinda eased back into a state of un-retirement, jumping from impromptu or "secret" shows, adding Oteil for a...

Milwaukee '91 Show To Be Released As GarciaLive Vol 8

On March 10th, the first in a series of releases commemorating Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday (August 1, 2017) will be released to the public with an impressive array of options.  Packages available include T-shirts and posters as well as the show from November 23, 1991 in MIlwaukee in both physical and digital media.The show itself, featuring...

Krasno & King Help Each Other Out On Allmans Covers

Tributes continue to pour in, honoring the great Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, who passed away last Tuesday.  While I don't think anything can surpass the Tedeschi Trucks Band performance of "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" in terms of beauty and emotion, a pair of guitar slingers just now embarking on...

Purple Billboards & Public Space Ads Signify Prince Coming To Spotify

Rumors are circulating that the Prince catalog will appear on Spotify in coordination with the 2017 Grammy Awards.Fueling the speculation are a series of largely wordless outdoor ads in Prince's favorite color, dotting buidlings and Subway platforms in New York and London.Some of the purple @Spotify ads that were spotted in 4 instance #NewYork...

The Last Jedi Now Has A Theme Song (wink) And It's An Indie-Rock Gem

News spread quickly last week that Star Wars: Episode VIII had a fresh new title: The Last Jedi.And while filmgoers will have to wait until December to see what the exactly that title refers to (though there is no shortage of speculation), Mountain Goats' John Darnielle has took his own swipe at it --...

Garaj Mahal Reunion In The Works

In the 90s, guitarist Fareed Haque was Chicago jam fan's little secret.But something happened at the the dawn of the new Millenium that put jam fans on notice from coast to coast.The virtuoso jazz & fusion guitarist co-founded, a Midwest / West Coast collective that allowed Fareed to add "jam" to the already...

AUDIO | Ryley Walker / Bill MacKay / Michael Zerang @ The Hideout 1/28/17

Guitarist Ryley Walker hits Evanston's SPACE this coming Wednesday with his trio, but a trio of a different sort stopped by the The Hideout on Saturday night.  Joel Berk (@pfcidb) was on hand and captured audio of the appearance.  He has offered a stream of the show to accompany the download hosted at...