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Stream or Download | My Morning Jacket @ Taste Of Chicago 7/4/06

2006 was a big year for My Morning Jacket.Z, considered by many to be a high point of the bands studio work, was released less than a year prior, and marked a decisive change in the bands sound, abandoning much of their gritty southern-rock roots in favor of a cleaner, more experimental style.A massive...

Acid Test Casualty: Pranksters Withdraw Participation From Phantom AT50 Event

We've always been a bit skeptical about the gala 50th Anniversary of the Acid Test that was supposed to coincide with the GD50 weekend in and around Chicago.Whether it be the organizers' initial reticence about location and lineup, the logistical questions about getting folks to and from the event locations, the labyrinth set of...

Preview & Ticket Giveaway | Sam Bush @ City Winery 6/11/15

Vote Bush. Is there anybody out there within the reach of these words who isn't aware of the talents of Sam Bush?Certainly not the makers of Revival, the documentary about the man that debuted in Nashville in April. I think they'd agree with me when I toss out words like "world's greatest."For...

Setlist / Video / Stream / Download | Greensky Bluegrass @ Bell's Beer Garden, Kalamazoo, MI 6/6/15

 Full weekend coverage coming soon, but for now check out these two sweet videos from izeoftheworldphotos and the show setlist from Saturday night. Don't forget to check out recaps and audio from Thursday and Friday. [box type="download"]Download Entire Show (zip .mp3) via archive.org[/box]Set OneFor Sure Uh HuhBlood...

Review | The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir

The Bob Weir documentary debuted on Netflix in May.  In lieu of a full review, I did a review in five tweets from @thebarnpresents twitter account.  I am collecting them here for website readers, but be sure to give us a follow on social media so you don't miss anything! There is...

Setlist / Recap / Stream / Download | Greensky Bluegrass @ Bell's Beer Garden Kalamazoo, MI 6/5/15

The middle night of the Greensky Bell's run picked up right where Thursday's opener left off.With a fine mix of more recent originals, some old favorites, and well selected covers, the band played to their improvisational strength as well as their diversity.The jam in "Copper Country" topped out at over 15 minutes, paving the...

Alex Bleeker & Freaks Announce Guests For Play Dead Lineup At City Winery

We've had the Alex Bleeker & The Freaks late night gig on our GD50 Show Grid since the announcement of City Winery's Weir World series of pre, during and post-show gigs.They've promised special guests from the beginning but, oh man, did they deliver. This is a dream line up for crossover fans of Grateful...

Setlist / Recap / Stream / Download | Greensky Bluegrass @ Bell's Beer Garden Kalamazoo, MI 6/4/15

A pretty great show from the couch! The audio stream sounded crisp and strong from the outset, as the familiar and seasonally appropriate chords of Alice Cooper's "School's Out" rang out. The surprise debut as show opener set the tone and featured members of the opener Appleseed collective. From there, it was a return to...

Free Live Music & Movies in Millenium Park - The Downtown Sound

While many big cities bring bands to their free concert series, Chicago is booking musical artists, worthy of the incredible space in which they are allowed to perform: the futuristic looking and technically perfect Jay Pritzker pavilion in Millenium Park.  This years crop have a rarefied air about them and there are no...

First Ever Jim Pollock Triptypch for Greensky Bluegrass 2015 Bell's Beer Garden Opener

After experiencing my first Greensky Bluegrass Beer Garden opener last year, I was primed to make a return this year. However, life conspired against me and I had to bail.Luckily, a few of our correspondents will be on hand to cover it for the site and, the band is graciously offering a free audio...