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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...

Goose Island 312 Block Party Announces Music Lineup

The Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party announced its music lineup for 2016.  For us at Tomorrow's Verse, Saturday looks to be a real doozy.The festival, which takes place September 23 and 24 at the Goose Islands Fulton Street Brewery in West Town, costs $10, with tickets only available the day of the show.That ten bucks is...

Setlist / Video Playlist | Alabama Shakes Takes The Aragon 7/20/16

When Alabama Shakes last touched down in Chicago as a part of their Sound & Color tour, it was at the respectable Chicago Theatre, a location known to host both erudite fare and all-out barn-burners.This time through, they split the difference -- with one show at the tony Civic Opera house and one...

Watch Spotify's Documentary On The National's Day Of The Dead Compilation

Spotify has released a documentary on Day Of The Dead, the massive, all-star Grateful Dead compilation spearheaded by the National and released in May.Recording more than six hours of material over six years, the project benefitted the Red Hot Organization, and was certainly one of the most ambitious compilations in recent times.Following the...

Review / Setlist | Kamasi Washington @ Bottom Lounge 7/17/16

By: Alex WoodAfter touring tirelessly since last years release of The Epic, Kamasi Washington finished a Midwest run with a Pitchfork Music Festival aftershow at Bottom Lounge on Sunday night.In the last year, the saxophonist popped up seemingly out of nowhere, his name in the liner notes of countless records and his praises sung...

Review / Setlist / Videos | Brian Wilson Performs "Pet Sounds" At Pitchfork Music Festival 7/16/16

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @exhasutedwriter InstagramThough I wasnt sure what to expect, I had to see Brian Wilsons final tour performing Pet Sounds in full.By the age of 10 I could probably tell my teachers that Pet Sounds was the greatest album of all time, my dads opinion engrained into my impressionable mind like fact....

WATCH: Bob Weir, Rob Gronkowski Join Paul McCartney For Fenway Encore

Bob Weir's been a huge Beatles fan since forever, but as far as I know has never performed on stage with one.So of course, when he got his chance to stand side-by-side with Paul McCartney during a Boston gig on Sunday, he took it Dead & Company had played the same venue, Fenway...

Taste Of Chicago Wraps Up With Retro Feel

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Howard Greenblatt (imaginepictures.net)The 36th Annual Taste of Chicago closed out with a bang as iconic percussionist Sheila E brought the huge crowd to its collective feet on Sunday, July 10th. This multi-faceted performer pulled out all stops for the audience.Opening with a spirited salsa, Sheila...