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Counting Crows Cover The Dead at Chicago Show 12/3/14 (Setlist / Audio)

The Counting Crows recently played at the Chicago Theater in support of their new album Somewhere Under Wonderland, their first collection of new material since 2008.Surprisingly, a hefty portion of the setlist consisted of covers, with only six songs from the new album performed.Covers included Grateful Deads Friend Of The Devil and Bob Dylans...

Pokey LaFarge Performs "Far Away", Discusses Chicago Roots Music

Prior to his recent performance at SPACE, Pokey LaFarge sat down for an acoustic performance and interview.Watch the singer perform new song Far Away and discuss his music, childhood and the Chicago roots music scene below.Pokey LaFarges newest album was recorded in Chicago and will be out in early 2015.

Video: Prince Jams Beatles At Impromptu Hollywood Sit-In

Prince made a surprise appearance at W Hollywood Hotels jazz night. Initially merely a spectator, Prince reportedly made his way to the stage for a lengthy guitar solo in the middle of the Beatles With A Little Help From My Friends" during the set by Ryan Edgar and Nikki Leonti-Edgar.Watch video of the performance (...

Setlist / Video: St. Vincent @ Chicago Theater 12/2/14

St. Vincent performed at Chicago Theater as WXRTs Big Holiday Concert Tuesday night.With an extremely theatric stage presence, Annie Clark and her band have easily become amongst the biggest live acts around, not to mention the release of St. Vincents impeccable self-titled album released earlier this year.The bands set featured every song from...

Playlist: The Many Projects Of Jim James

My Morning Jacket is currently working on two new studio albums, according to Rolling Stone. Their follow up to 2011s Circuital will be released in April 2015, with another full-length out in 2016.I just had tons of songs this time, Jim James told the magazine. We didnt even get to all of them.The interview with...

Setlist, Recap, Video, Full Show Audio | Wilco @ The Riv 12/6/14

Wilcos second night of their Chicago Winterlude Riviera residency found the band continuing to change their setlist up, with almost no songs repeated from the previous night.The show included tour debuts of two songs and a handful of covers. It also included the first performance of Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2s Secret Of The Sea...

Setlist | Wilco @ The Riv 12/5/14

More on this show later, but first here's the song list for night one on the Winterlude Riviera residency. Via Chicago Whole LoveI Must Be High ("the first song we ever recorded")Handshake Drugs >Wishful Thinking Hotel ArizonaEither WayChildlike & Evergreen (Jeff solo)Country Disappeared Forget The FlowersNothing'severgonnastandinmyway(again)Hummingbird $On and On and On$One...

The Papers Launch A Kickstarter That Seeks Video Footage Rather Than Money

Chicago indie-folk trio The Papers havent been around for long, but are off to a unique and creative start.The Papers recently launched a Kickstarterasking not for money, but for user-submitted videos of bike rides in towns around the world for a project dubbed The Paper Trail. Once submission is completed, the band intends to...

VIDEO | Thee Oh Sees @ Empty Bottle - Nov 2014

Though a setlist still hasnt surfaced from either of Thee Oh Sees recent dates at The Empty Bottle, four videos from the second night provide a glimpse of the set for those without tickets to the sold-out shows.Lasting six songs and over thirty minutes, the videos show the psychedelic trio blasting through songs with...

Album Reviews | November 2014 Releases

For November, weve got 13 capsule reviews from Alex Wood. A key track from each release is included in the embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.Neil Young- Storytone [11/4]Recorded live with a full orchestra, Storytone is yet another odd project by the endlessly productive Neil Young. The orchestral backing is lush, adding...