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Setlist / Video / Recap: Belle & Sebastian @ The Riviera 4/3/2015

Belle & Sebastian returned this year with Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, debuting a new sound featuring longer songs and the influence of electronic dance music.Yet for their show at The Riviera, the band largely stuck to their back-catalogue, performing only a handful of tracks from the new album.Sandwiching Im A Cuckoo...

Album Reviews- March 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodOf Montreal- Aureate Gloom [3/3]Of Montreals 13th studio album is perhaps amongst Kevin Barnes most sincere songwriting. His extensive vocabulary expresses the emotional strains of divorcing his wife, Nina, an overarching subject of the album. Musically, the album finds Barnes and his band straying from the electronic, Prince-esque style of past releases and...

Watch Led Zeppelin’s Interactive Video For An Alternative Version Of “Trampled Under Foot”

Led Zeppelin recently released an expanded and remastered version of 1975s Physical Graffiti, including an alternative version of Trampled Under Foot re-titled Brandy & Coke.To promote the single, the band released an elaborate interactive video featuring a play on the original albums infamous cover. While the original record featured interchangeable sleeves to change the...

Trailer: Straight Outta Compton - NWA Biopic

Musician biopics almost universally disappoint. But I have to say, that this NWA biopic actually looks *gulp* good.Produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, this "red-band" trailer features an extended introduction featuring the original band members returning to Compton. The sequence is especially poignant given the mind-blowing success that each of these men have...

Video: Los Lobos Welcome Ronnie Baker Brooks For Hendrix Medley 3/29/15

Sometimes the booking agents and talent buyers just get it right.Los Lobos at Fitzgeralds is slam dunk artist / venue pairing, that had me wondering... what took so long? I wasn't alone. The show sold out in minutes.Not to let a good thing go to waste. Los Lobos welcomed Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks...

Video: Greensky Bluegrass Performs 'Black Muddy River' Underground

Greensky Bluegrass must have been floating on air after performing a Dead fueled-set with Phil Lesh in California. But after a cross-country road trip post-show, the band found themselves literally underground... but it didn't stop the GD hits from coming.The band performed at McMinnville, Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns on March 29th as part of the...

Review / Setlist / Video | The Decemberists @ Chicago Theater 3/27/15

By: Alex WoodTheDecemberistsmade a triumphant return to Chicago on Friday, their Chicago Theatre performance marking their first tour in four years.Despite the prolonged hiatus, the band returned with a feverous energy in a set that flaunted their stylistically diverse discography.Opening, appropriately, with The SingerAddresses His Audience, frontman ColinMeloystepped on stage alone, addressing the...

Music & Lyrics | Widespread Panic Debuts Spring 2015

Update 3/30: Added fifth tour debut... "Steven's Cat"A personal favorite reward of being a jamband fan: when a band is working on material in the studio and they head out on the road... the new material starts trickling into setlists.That's exactly what Widespread Panic has been doing on this spring tour. First, they dropped...

Summer Camp 'On The Road' Rolls Into Town For Two Nights at Cubby Bear

At least in the Midwest, no festival has a better "ground game" than Chillicothe, IL's Summer Camp. They wrap community building or awareness campaigns into local Chicago show by affiliated artists all year round, energize their base via social media, and keep acts at all levels involved in the process.Each spring, they sponsor a...

Setlist / Recap / Video: TV On The Radio @ Reckless Records And The Metro

TV On The Radio performed an intimate acoustic set at Reckless Records in Lakeview prior to their show at The Metro on Monday,Though the acoustic set list hasnt surfaced, a video of the band performing Happy Idiot in front of roughly thirty people exists.As for the show at The Metro, the band played...