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Stream / Download / Video | Widespread Panic @ Chicago Theatre, May 6 & 7, 2016

It's been a week, and I'm still going to try to put some thoughts together on the Widespread Panic Chicago Theatre run. But until then, how about a little media to keep you going.We posted audio from Thursday's show already, and here's two more great pulls via Z-Man: FRIDAY and SATURDAY.There's also a...

Rejoice! A Full Show Sturgill Simpson Video Playlist From Houston

What I love about music: I've probably cycled through about fiveor six Album Of The Year choices since January. But Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth just might end up sticking.After a few late night talk show and other promotional appearances where he brought a horn section (featured prominently on the album) to...

Widespread Panic Subtly Sells Jeff Wood's Chicago Posters Via Stage [Setlist, Stream, Download]

Widespread Panic's lighting rig has been at a consistent level of awesome for the last several years now. But they just may have stumbled on a new use for it lately.They'd been utilizing three suspended LCD screens to flash some incredible poster images all night (some with trippy animation). Deep in the second set,...

Stream / Download / Photos | David Gilmour @ United Center 4/8/16

Hey! Gilmour introduced a new song to distinguish the final Chicago appearance from his previous two.  The title track from his 2006 solo album, On An Island, found it's way into Friday's second set.  Otherwise, he stayed close to the script, while pleasing a whole new crowd on the Chicago closer.Have a listen...

VIDEO | Six Camera Full Show Greensky Bluegrass From Portland 11/5/15

There are fan shot videos and then there are FAN SHOT VIDEOS.Mark Burgin and Dan Vasen put together this six camera edit of the Greensky Bluegrass at Portland's Wonder Ballroom from November 5th, 2015.The editing actually makes it worth a look on a big screen and the audio sounds fantastic.  Do stick around...

Stream / Download / Photos / Video | David Gilmour @ Auditorium Theater 4/6/16

It was the same setlist, but different feel -- from hockey stadium to old school theater -- for the second of three David Gilmour appearances in Chicago.It seems like the Floyd police are heavily policing YouTube for videos and, our post on Monday's show feel victim to it. For this summary of Wednesday's show,...

Review / Video / Audio | Phil & Friends Do 1985 @ Terrapin Crossroads 3/25/16

Intimacy is a word that gets tossed around a lot in music writing.Sometimes it describes a feeling of connection with the artists, or their particular openness to the crowd. Sometimes it's the relative size of the venue (I've heard8000 seat amphitheaters described as intimate).But since the last time I saw Phil Lesh it...

Review / Stream / Download / Video: Anders Osborne + Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers @ Thalia Hall 3/4/16

What if -- suddenly --Neil Young exploded onthe scene at age 40, complete with his very sameprolific master songwriting stroke, an unstoppable propensity to rock the fuck out, and the ability (and willingness) transform himself and his band from tour to tour and gig to gig?Then, my friends, you'd be pretty close to how I...

LISTEN: Greensky Bluegrass Covers Ween, Grateful Dead; Collaborates w/DJ Logic @ Winter Wondergrass

The weekend after Ween brought their reunion party to the Centennial State, Greensky Bluegrass kept the Brown flowing in Colorado.The band debuted their version of Ween's "Your Party" as the encore to their second of two shows at Avon's Winter Wondergrass festival. They must have liked how it came out, as they referenced it...

Review / Video / Stream / Download | Greensky Bluegrass Opens 2016 @ The Vic

By: @WeirScrewed| Video:izeoftheworldphotos"Who hustles harder: Chicago or Detroit?" was the question asked by Greensky Bluegrass over their four show run, spanning the extended New Year's weekend with two shows eachat Michigan's Royal Oak Theater and Chicago's Vic Theater.Not sure about the city's hustle, or even those of the fans in each, but...