PriorVerse Stories

Under The Willow Breaks Down In Tupelo, Seeking Help From Fans

Every now and then, all of us get smacked around by a bit of bad luck. When this happens to young bands on the road, without their support system and commitments to perform far from home, it can be an even bigger challenge.Chicago area upstarts in Under The Willow make some great music, so...

Photos: Creature Carnival featuring Beats Antique, Emancipator, Shpongle & Lafa Taylor @ The Riv 10/18/14

Photo Set By: Rickie KostinerRickie K. checks in with a huge photo set from Saturday's show, the second of a two night stand at The Riv. With 36 shots, there was certainly plenty to see and capture. We'll have her explain a bit of went down:This show was everything that it was promised to be:...

Setlist / Stream / Download / Video: Pearl Jam @ BMO Harris Bradley Center 10/20/14 [Yield In Entirety!]

Leg two of the "not quite Chicago" Pearl Jam run continued last night in Milwaukee. After playing the entirety of No Code in Moline, Milwaukee got 1998's Yield with just a slight interruption.Not many of the Chicagoans who made the trek up appreciated the shout out to Aaron Rodgers, who was in attendance. But...

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...