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Masters Of Sound - Review & Photos of New Mastersounds @ City Winery 6/16/13

Words: @312MRGPhotos: Adam McCall PhotographyOne of the joys of getting to write about live music for this blog is the preparation. Getting myself acclimated to an artist that I only have topical knowledge and appreciation for, requires more than casual listening. While writing, I hope to project grounded and respectful confidence in the subject knowing...

Photos / Recap: Greensky Bluegrass @ City Winery 6/15/13

Let's hand it to City Winery for putting an exclamation point on a wonderful festival. Moving into this venue for an aftershow just reinforced the class, elegance, and accessibility that makes Greensky's music so welcoming.Stream or download the complete sets here: Friday - SaturdayWe were lucky to have Adam McCall on hand to document...

Review / Photos / Setlist: Bustle In Your Hedgerow @ Bottom Lounge 6/14/13

The music of Led Zeppelin occupies a rarified air. With a songbook asbeloved as any seminal rock band, and an outsized mythology that seems to revereits members to the point of forgiving their generalaloofness, they find themselves in a comfortable zone -- able to maintain mystique and prestige aming their diehard fanslong after the initialdiscovery...

Greyboy Allstars & Funky Meters Overcome Congress Theater - 4/19/13 [Photos]

Amidst a pall of uncertainty about the venue -- ticket sales were ordered capped by local authorities -- the show went on Friday night. The heavy funk of the headliners didn't do much to bolster the Congress Theater's crumbling infrastructure, which was cited for a shocking 26 violations the week prior.The Congress has played a...

Toots Hibbert Stumps For Live Reggae Music In Chicago at House Of Blues Appearance [Photos / Video]

When Toots & The Maytals took the stage at House Of Blues in Chicago on April 4th, the packed house let the band's powerful reggae grooves wash over them. But many in the crowd, as well as Toots, realize that reggae legends at huge clubs like HoB are disappointingly one of the only options for...

Brown Bag Headlines Martyrs: Recap, Audio & Photos 3/28/13

It's always nice to see a local band on the rise. Brown Bag recently made their headlining debut at one of our favorite venues in the city: Martyrs.The night opened with the psychedelic folk song titled "Shaky Memory" featuring keyboardist Michael Ellis as well as some "special guest" backup singers, who were featured to...

Photos: moe. @ Capitol Theater, Madison, WI 2/8/13

We're always thrilled to feature the photography of Adam Miszewski, whenever moe. makes their period swings through the Midwest.  He is an unabashed fan of the band and his passion comes through in every snap.  Check out more of his work at his website.The Setlist (via phantasytour.com)February 8th, 2013Capitol Theater...

Photos: Henhouse Prowlers & Family Groove Company @ Martyrs 11/24/12

We've got one more update from the action packed Chicago Thanksgiving Weekend 2012. Saturday night at Martyrs featured sets from two of Chicago's very own: Henhouse Prowlers and Family Groove Company.Each band delivered their own set before coming together at the end of the night for an extended post-encore jam that touched on...

Photo Set: Umphrey's McGee @ Riverside Theater "Milwaukee's Beast" 10/27/12

It pleases me to no end to feature the photography of Adjomi Photography on the site. This time, with the Jefferson Waful palette of colors and Halloween mashup costumes and antics to provide some extra juice, Adam has really outdone himself.Check the complete setlist and videos here or download a the entire show from...

Photo Gallery: moe. @ Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI 10/25/12

We are grateful to have this incredible photo set and a few thoughts contributed by Adam Miszewski Photography, expanding our reach just slightly north to Wisconsin. Here's what Adam had to say about the show...Moe at the Pabst Theater was great. It was the first time they have played the Pabst and the sound...