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Review / Setlist | M. Ward @ City Winery 3/27/17

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @mrsjjcreamOne of the most talented and powerful songwriters in the modern folk scene, M. Ward often feels like a musicians musician, popping up in the liner notes of your favorite records without you realizing.Despite his prolific and collaborative tendencies, the guitarist has only gained a small but dedicated following, diehards...

LISTEN | Greensky Bluegrass Performs Latest Album, Covers Set In Aspen

 A post shared by Belly Up Aspen (@bellyupaspen) on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:26am PDTWednesdays are always casual in the land of Greensky, but yesterday was -- as they say --  casual af.  After all, they were at the notoriously casual Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado.After a happy birthday to Monica Bruzza,...

The Great JRAD Brooklyn Bowl Media Roundup

Photo: Silver SandormanOne beautiful and reliable thing about JRAD is their steady stream of free, high quality video and audio recordings of their recent shows.  While we're so grateful for them, sometimes it hurts just a little to wait, especially after runs like the Brookfyn Bowl March extravaganza that  graced two mid-March weekends....

On TV | Greenksy Bluegrass & Friends "After Midnight" @ Strings & Sol '16

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music we're playing at Tomorrow's Verse Headquarters.Who: Greensky Bluegrass with special guests The Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki BluhmWhat: Pickin' party on J.J. Cale's "After Midnight"When: December 12th, 2016You Need To Know: Strings & Sol is a jamgrass fans paradise --...

Ween Concludes Chicago Run With Rarities, Acoustic Mini-set, Cubs Jerseys [Setlist / Video]

You can't say that Ween isn't aware of their surroundings.St. Patrick's Day?  Open the show with "The Blarney Stone".video via Brian J. LeonardPlaying in Chicago?  Don the Cubs 17 ("hey.." - Kris Bryant) jerseys for the encore.Second of two nights?  Change things up a bit.  Ween dropped...

VIDEO | Robert Randolph Offers Old & New At Lincoln Hall 3/17/17

Sacred steel genius Robert Randolph, along with The Family Band dropped into Chicago's lovely Lincoln Hall on a St. Patrick's Day Friday.Eschewing the green for a sharp black shirt and red bowtie, he treated the crowd to some material from across his catalog.Nunu Zomot was on hand to capture these ...

Revivalists Cover Chuck Berry, AC/DC (With Bagpipes) At Concord [Setlist / Video]

 A post shared by The Revivalists (@therevivalists) on Mar 19, 2017 at 11:51am PDTThe Revivalists, riding high off a wave of radio support, stormed Chicago and made the absolute most of their St. Patrick's Day weekend appearance.The band paid tribute to the late Chuck Berry with his classic "Johnny B. Goode".But they also went...

Oteil Burbridge Joins JRAD At Brooklyn Bowl 3/16/17 [Setlist / Videos]

Oteil Burbridge filled in for Dave Dreiwitz on bass for the first of three JRAD shows while Dave is in Chicago with Ween.It's a nice fit.Longtime collaborator Stuart Bogie also joined on tenor and baritone sax, flute and percussion for various parts of the show.  Almost Dead continues to move beyond...

SETLIST / VIDEO | Ween @ Aragon Ballroom 3/16/17

Photo: @RiotFestWeen's Live In Chicago has been one of the finest documents of their live sound.  They were back on Thursday for their firsrt non-festival gig in the city since 2010 -- the first of two nights at Aragon Ballroom.They delivered 25 songs (26 if you count an aborted "Your Party"), heavy on...

Setlist / Video | Greensky Bluegrass @ Canopy Club 3/15/17

Photo: @peacefulhemp InstagramThings got pretty casual downstate as Greensky Bluegrass dropped in for a mid-week show at Canopy Club in Champaign.After opening with "Feelin Alright", they dropped the hump day classic "Causal Wednesday" midway through the first set, sung to the tune of the Dave Mason via Joe Cocker nugget.  That was...