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Setlist | Joe Russo's Almost Dead @ Concord Music Hall 4/24/15

More on this show to come.  But just WOW. "Throwing Stones" had to be close to 20 minutes. Jams within jams all night.   Could this be my present favorite band?Friday, April 24, 2015Music Never Stopped > Here Comes Sunshine > THROWING STONES, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Ophelia Alligator > Crazy...

Setlist / Recap: DeadPhish Orchestra @ Wire 4/17/15

Five things I learned attending DeadPhish Orchestra at Wire on Friday, April 17th.1. Intellecutally, I cant help feeling a small sense of betrayal in choosing a cover band over the many original music options available. But, my heart very much belongs to Grateful Dead and Phish, and in creating a band that specializes in those...

Hear Kurt Cobain Cover The Beatles' "And I Love Her"

Shortly before the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck is to be released, a slew of new videos and audio clips have arisen. Amongst the newly discovered material from the late singer is this somber cover of the Beatles And I Love Her.The raw home recording finds Cobain fitting the McCartney-penned pop song to...

A Look Ahead & Behind | Mountain Goats From Empty Bottle to The Vic [Audio]

It has been a remarkable run for Mountain Goats, who headline a show Saturday, April 18th at The Vic. Here's a look at an older recording from Empty Bottle that helps to put this achievement in perspective.Back in 2002, the Mountain Goats released two albums, All Hail West Texas and Tallahassee. Though both are widely...

Review | Ben Gibbard Live From Studio X 4/14/15

By: Alex WoodDeath Cab For Cuties Ben Gibbard performed an intimate WXRT Studio X session at the Empty Bottle on Tuesday, offering a handful of acoustic songs and multiple live interviews.Two weeks away from Death Cab For Cuties Chicago Theatre dates, Gibbard flew to Chicago specifically for the short sessions, a fact that WXRTs...

The Low Spark Interview | Jazz Funk & Fusion In Residence @ AliveOne

Want to have your finger on the pulse of the bands who are likely to be breakout stars in the Chicago scene? Look for the artists-in-residence at some of the city's top clubs.AliveOne, in particular, has seemed to carve out a platform for bands embracing boundary-pushing jazz, funk and fusion. They've recently spawned Spare...

Setlist / Video / Recap: Damien Rice @ Auditorium Theater 4/14/15

Damien Rice returned to Auditorium Theatre on Tuesday touring in support of last years My Favourite Faded Fantasy.The solo show took fans through the singers discography, the set list spreading songs evenly amongst Rices studio albums.Though opening with new songs My Favourite Faded Fantasy and The Box, Rice followed with Elephant and Delicate...

Chicago Area Theaters For 2015 Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies [May 4th]

This is the fifth spring in a row that Deadheads will gather in movie theaters across the country... but this year's event may be a little extra special for those of us in the Chicago area.First, the featured show is an Alpine Valley show of relatively recent vintage (July 19, 1989). I bet there are quite...

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder Announce Concert At Rosemont

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder have announced a collaborative benefit concert billed as Celebrating The Who at Rosemont Theater on May 14.The Whos guitarist and Pearl Jam frontman will be joined by Simon Townshend and Friends, which includes the bassist, drummer and guitarist of The Who's most recent lineup, as well as keyboardists.Tickets to...

Jack White Won't Perform Live "For A Long Time" After Short Acoustic Tour

After an extensive tour following the release of last year'sLazaretto, Jack White has announced a "break from performing live for a long period of time" via his website.In typical fashion, White will go into hiatus in a unique way, performing five entirely acoustic sets in the five states he has yet to perform. While...