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VIDEO / SETLIST | JRAD Debuts Original Song "Keeping It Simple" at 100th Show

When Joe Russo's Almost Dead kicked off a six night Brooklyn Bowl residency with their 100th show, did you expect them to phone it in?Ha! As if that's even possible with this group.  After starting things off with a 100 beat "Beat It On Down The Line", their execellent first set ended with the...

Stream / Download / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/25/17

Photo: @wilcoNight three of Wilco's Winterlude was broadcast via WXRT and we are lucky to have the broadcast captured and shared.The show's songlist leaned heavily on the tried and true material with a handful of rarites (with a focus on Being There material) tossed in -- giving it an overall feel similar to what...

Setlist / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/23/17

Photo: @wilcoWhile there was plenty of overlap song-wise from night one (our full review of Winterlude's first night is HERE), the second night of Winterlude was its own animal.Starting with the opener, a take on Schmilco's "Normal American Kids", played as just a Tweedy / Cline duo.  "Company In My Back" and "The...

Setlist / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/22/17

Photo: @wrapthechancerWith dozens of shows in Chicago and the surrounding areas, last night was the the first for Wilco at Chicago Theatre (if you except an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show that was broadcast from the venue).Back in their hometown ("hello, neighbors" - Jeff Tweedy) and performing again for the first time since November,...

Setlist / Video | American Babies & Melk @ The Hideout - Dunn Dunn Fest 2/16/17

This year's Dunn Dunn Fest kicked off on Thursday with a set featuring Tom Hamilton's American Babies and one of the city's most cherished rooms, The Hideout.Hamilton led the band through a long set with several transitions and a handful of covers.  The Beatles and Dylan each got a prime cut, but Jerry...

VIDEO | George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Thalia Hall 2/19/17

"Shit.  Goddamn.  Get off your ass and jam."At least one Clinton has fared well since November.  George Clinton is brought Parliament Funkadelic to the lovely Thalia Hall for a sold out Sunday night gig.These four videos from Nunu Zomot capture the band in all of its freaky glory --...

VIDEO | Chris Thile & Esperanza Spalding Join Snarky Puppy @ Ground Up Music Festival

Photo: @groundupfestIt's safe to say that Snarky Puppy's GroundUp Music Festival had one of the most ambtious forward looking jazz lineups that I've ever seen.  I anxiously await until they bring something like this closer to home than Miami Beach.  But for now, we've got several great captures of last weekend's action...

Review / Video | Leftover Salmon Takes Chicago

By: Nick LaMantia | Photos: Philamonjaro StudioIn the hours before Tom Brady and company completed their comeback, Leftover Salmon followed up a raucous Saturday evening concert with a Sunday brunch show at City Winery. Goat cheese flatbreads and chardonnay are unusual fare for Salmons bouncy brand of "slamgrass", but the band found a fitting groove for...

PHOTOS / VIDEO / RECAP | Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Park West 2/3/17

By: Michael Lepek | Video Nunu ZomotHow do you make the perfect gumbo? You need a calculated balance of ingredients, stirred in the pot in the precise order.That is exactly what Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue created at The Park West on Friday February 2nd. On a night off from their current tour with...

PHOTOS / VIDEO / SETLISTS | STS9 @ Aragon Feb 3&4, 2017

By: Kevin Hiller Photography | Videos: Hut Nons, Heady FlairSTS9 always seems to amp things up on their winter swing through Chicago and the 2017 run was no different.The two nights brought out some big jams, some rarities and a ton of solid segues.  Kevin Hiller was on hand from Tomorrow's Verse...