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Yep, It's a Joe Russo's Almost Dead Chicago Poster By Jim Pollock

Homer: You like ice cream, don't you? Lisa: Uh huh. Homer: And don't you like ice cream better when it's covered with hot fudge? And mounds of whipped cream? And chopped nuts? And, ooh, those crumbled-up cookie things they mash up? Mmm... Crumbled-up cookie things... -- Homer Simpson, explaining hows sports gambling makes a good...

Album Review: Bifunkal - Animals

Bifunkal. The name is pretty easy to grasp and certainly is one of the most descriptive band names I've encountered.The criminally underrated duo of Jesse Cryderman and Hershyl Edwards have been dropping funk bombs around Chicago for almost a decade. Their latest release is Animals, a collection of concise funky tunes that will no...

Review / Setlist / Video: Spoon @ Chicago Theater 9/17/14

Subtle & Never Excessive - Spoon at Chicago TheaterBy Alex WoodSpoons music is simple, its attributes subtle and never excessive, and their live show is no exception. The Chicago Theaters extraordinary sound quality only brought such nuance to the forefront, a perfect setting to observe a band that has grown into a popularity greater than...

Intoxicating Music - An Interview With Monophonics

Intoxicating Music - An Interview With Monophonicsby Brian Brinkman - @sufferingjukeLast week San Franciscos Monophonics headlined a show at Martyrs. A band with ten-years of touring experience, and a workingmans funk approach, theyre an incredibly powerful and engaging live act. I sat down at spoke at length with guitarist Ian McDonald, organist/singer Kelly Finnigan,...

Setlist / Photos / Recap: Billy Bragg @ City Winery 9/12/14

Two Guitars & A Mug Of Tea - Billy Bragg @ City Winery 9/12/14Photos: Heidi Peters | Additional Reporting: Des PetersThe last time Billy Bragg played Chicago's City Winery he brought along his band. This time, he arrived with just two guitars and a mug of tea.Bragg bounded on to stage and after a brief How...

Setlist / Video: Flaming Lips Cover Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds @ Riot Fest Chicago 9/13/14

The Flaming Lips put an exclamation point on a nine song set at Riot Fest, with a confetti laden, cover of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". Wyatt was on hand to capture the festivities.The set also included a Chemical Brothers cover ("The Golden Path") alongside Lips classics like "Yoshimi" and "Do You Realize?"....

Setlist / Photos: Widespread Panic @ Phases Of The Moon Festival 9/13/14

Saw an absurd amount of good music today capped by this Widespread Panic set.One SetHenry Parsons Died, Chilly Water, Can't Get High, Let It Rock > Radio Child, Shut Up & Drive, Ride Me High > Hatfield > Space Wrangler > Walkin, Holden Oversoul > Do What You Like > Me & The Devil,...

Review: Monophonics / Bumpus @ Martyrs' 9/11/14

Apparently, Chicago Would In Fact Like Da Funk Bumpus & Monophonics At Martyrs'By: Brian R. Brinkman - @sufferingjukeOn the first chilly night of fall, Martyrs' hosted a four-hour funk/soul expose featuring Chicagos own Bumpus, and the San Francisco outfit, Monophonics. Proceeds from the event went to the tattered souls that packed venue, each clearly...

Video: Man Rushes Stage At Widespread Panic @ Phases Of The Moon Festival 9/14/14

Sure, there were some challenges getting in to the festival earlier in the week, but most folks had settled down and put any frustration behind them.Apparently not this guy, who thought that deep into Panic's Sunday night headlining set was a great time to rush the stage. Here's video via evenstev(which also includes...

Setlists / Photos: String Cheese Incident / Lunar Landing Conspiracy & More @ Phases Of The Moon 9/12/14

The weather has not been kind to the inaugural Phases Of The Moon festival, but there has been some undeniably great moments on stage to put frustrations with logistics at ease.  We'll have more on the festival in the coming days but wanted to share the first round of photos and setlists that we...