PriorVerse Stories

Album Reviews: Prince - Art Official Age & Plectrumelectrum

Upon Prince announcing the release of two new studio albums, fans had good reason to be as skeptical as they were excited.Since the end of the 80s Prince struggled to win critics and fans over, often producing lackluster records that naturally couldnt live up to his classics. Fortunately, the new records show Prince in...

Setlist / Stream / Download / Videos: Fleetwood Mac @ United Center 10/2/14

The Mac returns to Chicago, this time with Christine McVie. They also brought along a ton of hits and looks like YouTuber joeypgh1 captured nearly all of them over the course of a beefy 20 song set and two encores.Stream The ShowDownload The Show (mp3 .zip)[/box]Here's the full setlist and a handful of...

Setlist / Videos: Robert Plant @ Riveria Theater 10/2/14

It's great that Mr. Plant made Chicago a stop on his North American tour. His set included a nice look back at the Zep materials while still showing why he's so resistant to reunite the legendary band.Check out the full setlist and some video evidence of the above. Expect a full review here shortly.

The Wood Brothers Find Their Groove: Oliver Wood On The Band's Evolving Sound

The Wood Brothers Find Their Groove: Oliver Wood On The Band's Evolving Sound By Alex Wood In a lot of ways, The Wood Brothers became a true band with 2013s The Muse, the most collaborative effort of their ten-year career. With Chris and Oliver Wood both moving to Nashville and the addition of...

Thom Yorke's Surprise Is Nothing New

In typical Thom Yorke fashion, the Radiohead front-man released a new full-length solo album, Tomorrows Modern Boxes, without warning or prior promotion, using a relatively new BitTorrent interface as a way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.The surprise release of Tomorrows Modern Boxes is not,...

Setlist / Stream / Download: Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Night Two @ Concord 9/20/14

Truly exceptional show for the second night.  Here's the setlist, but we'll have plenty more to come.JRAD Chicago Night 2Set 1Cold Rain And Snow>BerthaOne More Saturday NightAltheaPlayin' In The Band *>Unbroken ChainSet 2Help On The Way>Slipknot! **>Franklin's TowerWeather Report Suite - Prelude / Pt 1^>Weather Report Suite...

Beatles, Ramones Films To Screen At City Winery

City Winery will show two music documentaries in the coming weeks, Beatles documentary Good Ol Freda and End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones.The movies will be projected onto dual 90-inch screens in the performance area, utilizing the winerys sound system and seating, with food service and themed drink specials available.End...

Album Review: Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Juice

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Woods Juice is the perfect album for jam fans and jazz fans alike.Taking a more laid-back approach than 2006s Out Louder, the four master musicians work their way through jazz, fusion and rock with a deceptive ease, making difficult compositions and inventive solos sound unbelievably easy.Juice abandons the abrasive...

Setlist / Stream / Download / Video: Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Night One @ Concord 9/19/14

JRAD painted a psychedelic masterpiece in front of the crowd at Concord Music Hall last night. Quick turnaround on a bunch of media (thanks, Jeff), so dive right in.See you tonight!JRAD Chicago 9.19.14Set 1Beat It On Down The Line ^ (SM)Friend Of The Devil (TH) >Cumberland Blues (All) >Viola Lee Blues (...

Full Show Video: String Cheese Incident @ Phases Of The Moon 9/12/14

There has been a treasure trove of incredible video and audio to emerge from last weekend's Phases Of The Moon festival.  I won't be able to share all of it (though I just might try).These two sets get the first treatment though.  They were my first SCI experience in about nine years...