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Derek Trucks Explains Mysterious Post Cubs World Series Appearance

When Derek Trucks took to the Chicago Theatre stage last night, it was TTB's first show in the area since last summer's Blues On The Fox.  However, it wasn't his last time in Chicago.Back in October, this video of he and Eddie Vedder performing at a post World Series...

Setlist / Video / Full Show Audio | Tedeschi Trucks Band and North Mississippi All Stars @ Chicago Theatre 1/19/17

Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their first three night run in Chicago last night with a little help from the North Missisisipi All Stars.I'll be there with a full report from Friday and Saturday's shows, but our friends Wyatt Brake (zepcowboy) and Jeff Frank (@JeffFrank) were there to capture some of the highlights. [Update 1/24:...

Your Inauguration Day Playlist

Happy (?) Inauguration Day.  Everybody's dealing with it their own way but music, and comedy, seem to be fine ways to face our impending reality.Musician Jeff Kravitz (@jeffkravitz) put out a social media call for songs for his band to play at the Inauguration. From over 225 entries, he culled this playlist of 90 songs...

Chris Thile Shares New Cubs Song, Other Highlights From Chicago Prairie Home Companion Stop

Chris Thile brought a traveling version of his A Prairie Home Companion radio show to Chicago's Symphony Center on Friday Night.As is typically the case, he introduced a new song -- the topic of this song was appropos for the location (and his lifelong Cubs fandom).It's called "We, Joe Maddon" and it explores...

Setlist / Full Show Video | Tortoise Kicks Off Tomorrow Never Knows Festival '17 at Lincoln Hall 1/11/17

TV favorite Tortoise kicked off this year's Tomorrow Never Knows Festival Wednesday night at Lincoln Hall.  Audiotree is livestreaming all Lincoln Hall shows from this festival and already has an archived version of the Tortoise show up on their YouTube channel (see below for their remaining broadcasts).Unlike a few of last year's...

Alex's Top 100 Albums Of 2016

Even before becoming a contributor to Tomorrows Verse, Ive held a tradition of creating a (potentially excessive) list of my favorite albums of the year, spending November and December re-listening to everything I enjoyed throughout the previous 12 months. Though we began celebrating the new year by posting a Staff Poll of our favorite records...

Ticket Giveaway | Andrew Bird & Ryley Walker at The Canopy Club 1/30/17

Two of our favorite artists, Andrew Bird and Ryley Walker, get together for a special double bill at The Canopy Club in Champaign, IL on Monday, January 30th, 2017.Tickets are $31 in advance, but we are happy to offer some of our readers a crack at a free pair.Enter to win by...

Setlist / Recap / Photos | Umphrey's McGee @ The Aragon 12/31/16

After putting out two nights of incredible music, Umphreys came out swinging with an epic new year's party that had a little something for everyone.The new-ish rocker Attachments kicked off the festivities, but The Fussy Dutchman that followed felt like the true set opener.  The complex, yet melodic tune explored some beautiful textures...

Album Reviews | December 2016 Releases

By: Alex WoodChildish Gambino- Awaken, My Love [12/2]Actor, screenwriter and musician Donald Glover returns with his third full-length release as Childish Gambino, reinventing his sound entirely in the process. Known initially for his fresh and intelligent take on hip-hop, Awaken, My Love finds Glover channeling musical influences like Prince and Funkadelic, leading to an album...

Setlist / Recap / Photos / Video | Umphrey's McGee @ The Aragon 12/30/16

Words: Ryan Mannix | Photos: Tara Gracer PhotographyAfter a change of venue from Thursday, night two of the UM NYE run got underway with hard rocking Mulches Odyssey, somewhat of a staple opener. Some reggae-inspired jamming followed that included some Dopeman by N.W.A. lyrics spouted off by Brendan.  The song, and the...