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VIDEOS | Car Seat Headrest In Chicago

Words: Alex Wood | Video: seijinlee + PitchforkCar Seat Headrest brought their energetic brand of indie rock to Chicago in July for two separate performances, one at Pitchfork Music Festival and one at Empty Bottle.Begun as a solo recording project for songwriter Will Toledo, now 24 years old, the band has taken critics and...

Grateful Dead Hotline Message 8/9/95

There is something joyous and affirming that takes place as Deadheads celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday and the "Days Between" each year -- sharing memories and music that has enriched in so many ways. But the mood can't help but turn slightly melancholy as the impact of August 9th sets in towards the end of...

Review / Setlist / Videos | LCD Soundsystem @ The Metro 7/29/16

By: Alex WoodPhotos: @mattdean, @slacker_sully, @wyusa, @broadcastjunkie, @creativespacecadetLCD Soundsystem reunited and announced a headlining spot closing out the fourth and final night of Lollapaloozas 25th anniversary.Obviously, expectations were high.As a huge fan of LCD Soundsystem, and one of many whom didnt catch the band live prior to their recent reunion, Id...

Jeff Dale, Jeff Stone & Tomiko Dixon Bring The Blues To Penny Lane Pub

Penny Road Pub Is On The Money With Friday Night Blues ShowWords: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard GreenblattWho knew that the well-heeled suburb of Barrington was such a hot bed for great Chicago blues? On Friday, July 29th, Barringtons own Penny Road Pub was the place to be. Thats when this landmark local bar played host...

Photos / Recap | Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy @ Ravinia 7/31/16

By: Philamonjaro StudioSunday, July 31st, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy co-headlined at Ravinia for a full house. A perfect Chicago summer night set the mood for an audience of all ages.Jeff Beck played a seventy five minute set mixing in cuts from his new release Loud Hailer and plenty of...

Jerry Garcia Catalog To Be Made Available To Stream & Download

It's always great to celebrate Jerry's birthday.  But today, things just got a little sweeter.The greatest gap left on streaming services has just been filled.  According to the Jerry Garcia family, his studio and live legacy will now be available on streaming services.Today, August 1, 2016, marks what would have been...

Album Reviews | July 2016 Releases

By: Alex WoodGGGS- GGGS [7/1]The always-prolific garage-rocker Ty Segall returned this month with a mysterious new project, GOGGS. Working with Ex-Cults singer Chris Shaw and Fuzz bandmate Charles Moothart, the band is billed as Segalls first true punk band. And for those that havent heard the music, punk is perhaps an understatement. GOGGS features 10 songs...

Setlist / Video | Radiohead @ Lollapalooza Chicago 7/29/16

Photo via @lollapalooza InstgramRadiohead has a limited number of U.S. dates this summer, so when they played to the large festival crowd at Chicago's Lollapalooza, they had to make it count.Twenty four songs over a huge set and two encores, ending with the anthemic "Karma Police" .  They hit six songs of...

Review / Setlist / Video | Jane's Addiction @ Metro 7/28/16

By: Alex Wood Photo via @metrochicago instagramStanding in line outside of the Metro for Janes Addictions Lollapalooza aftershow, it quickly became clear that I was one of the few people there who had never seen the band before.My expectations were already high for the intimate performance, but the sense of excitement around me drove...

VIDEO | Kamasi Washington @ Pitchfork 7/15/16

We've already told you about the amazing aftershow that Kamasi and his crew played post-Pitchfork.Now a beautiful, pro-shot video has been offered of "The Rythmn Changes" from his festival set via the Pitchfork YouTube channel.Check it out and see exactly why we think Washington is one of the most exciting...