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Foo Fighters Announce Wrigley Concert (Stream or Download Their Show From Across The Street)

Wrigley Field will look a lot different next year, but there will still be concerts. The first major announcement is Foo Fighters.Exciting news! @foofighters will rock #WrigleyField 8/29/15. Tickets on sale next Monday: http://t.co/nEYoaTiCUV pic.twitter.com/mhpagaMey7 Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 20, 2014Foo Fighters Sat 8/29@ Wrigley Field @Cubs Pre-sale Friday 10/24 On-sale Monday 10/27 ...

Full Show Video: Freeman @ Lincoln Hall 9/24/14

Aaron Freeman, better known as Gene Ween, has been touring with a young, four-piece backing band to promote his latest full-length, his first under the name Freeman.For his performance at Lincoln Hall, Freeman leaned heavily on Weens discography as well as his solo work, offering fans an intimate glimpse into the writers extensive catalog...

Stream or Download: Pearl Jam Performs No Code in Moline 10/17/14

No Chicago date for Pearl Jam on this fall tour, but they made a stop at the Western Illinois river town of Moline and delivered a typically huge performance. Included was a front-to-back reading of 1996's No Code and nods to Van Halen ("Eruption") and Neil Young ("Fuckin' Up"). They even debuted a tune in...

Photos / Setlist / Recap: Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery 10/19/14

Sinead O'Connor's set at City Winery on Sunday -- the first of a three night run at the venue -- provided a mix of the material that have edified her career for over 27 years: from Celtic-inspired melodies to driving rock-and-roll to her own alt-pop songwriting.The Barn's Heidi Peters was on hand to capture some...

Review / Setlist / Stream / Download / Video: Ryan Adams @ Chicago Theater 10/16/14

Ryan Adams is trying to make the stage his happy place.At center stage on Thursday in Chicago, the noted pinball enthusiast was flanked by vintage Asteroids and Berzerk machines. A phalanx of his beloved guitars sit at the ready. He addresses his bandmates with the casual jocularity of their friend, not their boss --...

Do I See A Resemblance? Bob Weir or Episode VII Luke Skywalker?

One of the remarkable things about Bob Weir's long career has been his physical transformation. Once, he could be the only member of the Grateful Dead that could be considered the "cute" one. The one-time short-shorts wearing, pink-polo sporting, whisper-thin spitting machine has slowly morphed to affected a style resembling the frazzled, unkempt Garcia look...

Wilco Announces Chicago 2014 Residency At Riviera

Wilco returns to Chicago this December for a six-night residency at the Riviera.Announced via XRT this morning, the Wilco Winterlude dates will conclude the bands 20th Anniversary tour in their hometown. The band will change their set list nightly, performing songs from every era of their discography throughout.Wilcos last Chicago residency took place...

LISTEN: Bill Frisell & James McNew - Dark Star > Comes A Time 10/5/14

As a unique voice in jazz, it can sometime be hard to pin down exactly what Bill Frisell is up to at any given time. Always prolific, the guitarist's many projects and releasse can often go unappreciated or slide under the radar.One way (perhaps my favorite way) for artists like Frisell to get a...

Video: Wood Brothers Cover Michael Jackson, Tom Petty at Chicago's Thalia Hall

We recently got a great peak into the artistry and creative process of Oliver Wood for our Barn interview. This weekend, Chicago got to see it first hand as The Wood Brothers delivered a set of their original music along with a couple of covers on October 4th.The band brought opening act Chris Kasper...

Review / Setlist / Photos: Lucius wsg Tweedy @ Metro 10/8/14

Words & Photos: Alex WoodLucius built a fan base by making music as unpredictable as their live show, with each song and performance full of surprises. Their show at the Metro was no exception, notably featuring guests Jeff and Spencer Tweedy.For those unfamiliar, Luciuss set-up isnt that of your typical indie band.Two female...