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Prince's Fuzzed Out, Grunge Version Of Let's Go Crazy (Audio)

For a guy who doesn't think the Internet is going to last, and remains a massive engima in person, Prince has sure been good to us with dropping recordings on line. First there was the funky single Screwdriver, which I honestly thought could make a legit chart topper (there's still time). Now, everything old is...

Better Than DVD: Outstanding Greensky Bluegrass Video Playlists

It always takes something a little extra special to feature media of an event that didn't take place in Chicago. How's this? When one of our favorite Midwest bands made it out to Portlandia, archivist Mark Burgin recorded the entire show with multiple high quality cameras and edited the footage to create what has to...

Video Playlist: Punch Brothers @ The Vic 12/13/12

Here are twelve fine looking and sounding videos from an exceptional night of music with Punch Brothers at The Vic in December. Seeing is believing -- and if you have any appetite for acoustic music and are not completely won over by this quintet... just quit music now. Kicking off with a Cars cover that...

Video Playlist: Janis Wallin & Friends' Stevie Wonder Set - 10/27/12 @ Abbey Pub

Watch this ensemble take on "Living For The City", "I Wish", "Tell Me Something Good", and "Signed Sealed Delivered, I'm Yours" at their blowout set Saturday night at the Abbey Pub. Some nice work all around. That's The Right Now's Stefanie Berecz and Jaik Willis nailing the vocals and the Genome horns for extra funk....

Review, Setlist, Full Show Video: White Denim @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL 10/28/12

White Denim returned to Chicago's Lincoln Hall for the second time in 2012, attempting to impress as they did in April. This time, they were backed by the corporate sponsored Bonnaroo 365 Tour, with openers Team Spirit and Maps and Atlases along with comedian Sasheer Zamata acting as emcee between sets. As they did in April, they...

Video: Phish @ Palace Of Auburn Hills 12/6/97

I'll start with the standard plea for you to purchase this very reasonably priced download so that we can enjoy archival releases of "all time best" shows like this going forward.With that out of the way, you can click below to see what happens when pristine audio gets synced with the type of grainy,...

Setlist & Video Playlist: Aaron Freeman @ Lincoln Hall 9/15/12

What a busy weekend we had in Chicago: Saturday night alone had Wilco, Rush, Riot Fest and I nearly forgot about this gem, Ween's Aaron Freeman at Lincoln Hall. Thanks to youtuber madpicken, we've got a nice seven song the full video playlist. Very cool to see these songs in this setting.SetlistAaron FreemanSeptember 15, 2012As...

Chicago Video Spotlight: Animation From Furious Frank and Akasha

I love to see Chicago bands dive deep into the creative well to help get the word out. These two bands have created some impressive visuals that spotlight what makes them unique contributors to the city's varied musical landscape.Furious Frank harnesses some crazy-energy gypsy punk, the seven-piece features a bevy of strings augmented by...

Video: Budos Band - "Chicago Falcon"

Chicago very much approves of "Chicago Falcon", the crazy funky lead-off track from the Budos Band's second LP. Here's a great video from an August 21, 2010 performance in Austin.

Chicago Rock, Jazz and Acoustic Musicians Collaborate On 45 Minute Dark Star

Doug Hagman combines the Bobby guitar role with Jerry-like vocals in his Terrapin Flyer project, but lately he's been taking on some Leshian tendencies, inviting unlikely groups of friends to come together to see what kind of musical magic they can make.This was the case last Friday at The Alley in Highwood when he...