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New Orleans Super Jam "Busted On Bourbon St" Added To GD50 Chicago Pre-Parties

We love us a little NOLA around here, so this lineup of Crescent City Superstars descending on Chicago definitely raises an eyebrow.The only issue is how we'd be able to squeeze it all in because -- just like every other eye-popping lineup heading through town these days -- it's going down on July Fourth (...

Riot Fest Moving To Douglas Park

After ongoing arguments between 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado and Riot Fest organizers, the music festival has settled on a new location far from its Humboldt Park origins.Riot Fest announced today that the festival will take place at Douglas Park in the North Lawndale neighborhood this September.The park bares many similarities to Humboldt...

The Lyrics Of Recent No. 1 Singles Average A Third Grade Reading Level According To Study

Though nobody considers hit radio singles to be the most intelligent form of music, a recent study by Andrew Powell-Morse aims to show exactly how dumbed down the last decades chart-toppers can be.Powell-Morse formulaically analyzed the reading levels for 225 songs that spent at least three weeks atop Billboards Pop, Country, Rock and Hip-Hop song...

View Lollapalooza's Schedule, Conflicting Set Times

Lollapalloza released its daily schedule, and, as always, plenty of good bands sets overlap, creating a dilemma for music fans.Here are the most obvious conflicts by day. Friday:The War On Drugs vs. Alabama ShakesAlt-J vs. First Aid Kit vs. Gary Clark Jr.Paul McCartney vs. Sylvan Esso vs. Flying Lotus Saturday:...

Grateful Dead 50 Chicago Ticket Price Analysis, Volume One

It was the most catastrophic and frustrating ticket on sale event that I can recall -- probably in history. Between the GDTS Too Mail Order fiasco, cancelled pre-sales, overloaded TicketMaster servers and thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of fans shut out, the sales for the final three Fare Thee Well shows at Chicago's Soldier Field were...

Joshua Davis On The Cusp Of Voice Glory - Give Him A Hand

I'm not gonna pretend I know exactly how the elimination rounds of NBC's The Voice works. All I know is that since we first reported that Greensky Bluegrass friend and collaborator, Michigan's Josh Davis would be a contestant, he has made it through round after round and is now actually on the cusp of winning...

Spoon, Erykah Badu, Weezer and More To Headline Taste Of Chicago Festival

The Taste Of Chicago has announced the musical acts for its 2015 festival taking place July 8 through July 12 at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park.Headliners will be Weezer, Erykah Badu, The Chieftains, Spoon and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.The eclectic lineup offers something for fans of any genre. With Weezer catering to the pop-rock...

The Hideout Won't Host Block Party/A.V. Fest This Year

The Hideout will not host its annual Block Party/Onion A.V. Fest this year, according to the Chicago Tribune.Owners Katie and Tim Tuten are taking the summer off to read books and prep for the 20th anniversary of the block party, which will be next year, according to the Tribune.The West Town...

Setlist / Video | Tame Impala @ The Riv 5/15/15

Tame Impala's Friday night set at The Riv sold out almost immediately after it went on sale, demonstrating that the Australian psychedelic band has not missed a step with fans while not touring the states. They are out now in support of their forthcoming album Currents, and dropped a number of the songs from the...

Setlist | Jeff Tweedy Solo @ Vic Theatre 5/15/15

Jeff Tweedy Solo & AcousticFriday, May 15thVic Theatre - Chicago, ILLost LoveRemember The Mountain BedI'll FightBlasting FondaDon't You Honey MeChildlike And EvergreenRadio KingPlease Tell My BrotherBe Not So Fearful [Bill Fay]No More PoetryPecan PieYou Are Not AloneSecret of the SeaEverlasting EverythingCamera (aborted)>KameraPanthersFar, Far AwayPot Kettle BlackNobody Dies AnymoreWait For LoveHummingbirdForget The FlowersFloweringFake...