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

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @chicagotheatreOpening with Ashes Of American Flags, Wilco instantly foreshadowed the dynamic of their first performance of 2017s four-night Winterlude run at Chicago Theatre, its spacious, acoustic ambiance and pointed political theme to remain for the majority of their set.An unusual but enticing beginning, the song got the ball slowly rolling,...

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 --...

AUDIO | Daniel Bachman & Friends @ Empty Bottle 2/3/17

Joel Berk (@pfcidb) was back at the Empty Bottle with his trusty recording device and was able to capture this set by guitarist Daniel Bachman, the typically solo performer flanked by a few friends for a pair of tunes.  The whole show is available to download via his sweetblahg and is streaming...

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...

My Morning Jacket Gets Serious On Holiday | One Big Holiday in Review & Video

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @scobaumEvery year, My Morning Jacket host One Big Holiday, a festival in Riviera Maya featuring three headlining sets in four nights alongside a slew of other artists.This years festival took place February 4-7, and found the band in top form, with some of the best setlists imaginable, guest spots and,...

AUDIO | Marisa Anderson @ Beat Kitchen 12/3/16

I'm truly grateful when friends of the site are clued into amazing, ground-breaking music.  Guitarist Marsia Anderson had been on my radar at the time of the release of Into The Light, but sometimes new music gets crowded out given the pace of new releases these days.I'm glad that Joel (@pfcidb) put her...

Just Teasin': Greensky Bluegrass & Fruition Join Forces @ The Vic [Setlists / Audio]

 A photo posted by Keith Griner (@phierce_photo_by_keith_g) on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:50am PSTGreensky Bluegrass completed the first let of their 2017 touring plans, and the last show with openers Fruition, on Saturday night in Chicago.There were sit-ins on both sides, with Dave Bruzza joining Fruition for a cover of Ray Charles' "...

Setlist / Audio | Greensky Bluegrass @ Vic Theatre 2/10/17

Photo: @greenskybluegrassMuch more from this run in the coming days, but wanted to get up a setlist and some Mixlr audio (thanks, ChrispyCritters) to document the first of two nights in Chicago.As a nod to the city, Dave Bruzza saluted the Cubs a mere blocks away from Wrigley, and "Fer Sure, Uh Huh" contained...

VIDEO | Holly Bowling "Unbroken Chain" & More @ City Winery 2/9/17

Photo: Philamonjaro Studio | Video: madpickenHolly Bowling nails a beautiful, solo piano rendition of Phil Lesh's "Unbroken Chain" from her show at City Winery Chicago on February 9th.There's some "hand-cam" action in this two camera edit from madpicken.UPDATE:  Here's "Wingsuit" by Phish...and "Althea"..."Scents & Subtle Sounds"...and the...