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Buddy Guy's Legends Residency Returns In 2015 | Complete Dates & Openers

In what has become a Chicago tradition, Buddy Guy announced his annual residency at his club, Legends. The residency consists of 16 shows between January 2 and January 31. The shows feature a wide variety of opening acts from the Chicago blues scene. Tickets are on sale now, with shows currently beginning to sell out.Friday Jan. 2 Buddy...

Table For One: Bob Dylan Treats Single Fan To A Performance For Swedish TV

Swedish TV series Experiment Ensam recently convinced Bob Dylan to perform a concert for a single fan, Fredrik Wilkingsson.The show seeks to give individuals experiences usually reserved for large audiences, offering a unique social experience.Wilkingsson, a long-time Dylan fan, has seen more than 20 Dylan shows before, though certainly none like this, the fan...

How Fast Are Vinyl Album Sales Growing? A Graph

Vinyl has made an obvious comeback in recent years, and sales of vinyl LPs are up 49% this year, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal.Despite the steady increase in sales, few are investing in the industry and factories responsible for the pressing of old-fashioned vinyl records are struggling to meet demand....

Modest Mouse Enlists Fan, Radio Station To Preview "Lampshades On Fire"

Modest Mouse announced a new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2009s No Ones First And Youre Next. The bands new record is titled Strangers To Ourselves and is out March 3, with the first single, Lampshades On Fire, out Tuesday, December 16 but streaming from 89.3 The Current today.The band apparently sent a test pressing of the...

Setlist / Video | Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger Acoustic Holiday Show @ Park West 12/12/14

Another year, another Chicago holiday celebration for the Umphrey's principals. This year Brendan and Jake's charity event benefited The Mikey Fund, in honor of former UM drummer Mike Mirro. Bandmates Joel Cummins and Kris Myers joined for a few tunes, before their late night gig closing the chapter on their tenure with Digital Tape Machine....

Setlist / Stream / Download | Wilco @ The Riv 12/12/14

The exciting conclusion of Wilco Winterlude. Here's night six, which features some poignant stage banter from Mr. Tweedy and a warm acknowledgement for Mr. Stirrat from the crowd.The StreamDownload Entire Set (mp3 .zip)[/box]Setlist (as transcribed at viachicago.org) Red Eyed and Blue >I Got YouSecret of the SeaToo Far ApartVia...

Stream or Download: Damien Rice @ Athanaeum Theater 11/14/14

Damien Rices voice is one that has to be heard to be believed, and never is this more true than in the live setting.Touring in support of the excellent My Favourite Faded Fantasy, amongst the years most emotionally charged folk records, Rice played at Athenaeum Theatre. Despite the albums recent release, the set primarily...

Setlist / Recap / Full Show Stream & Download | Yusuf Islam @ Chicago Theater 12/9/14

Though remembered primarily for his tenure as Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam has continued recording music since dropping the name, creating a string of often-political records since the early 90s that still spotlight the songwriters skill and craft. The singer is currently on his first tour in 35 years, with Chicago being his fourth stop.Yusufs performance...

Setlist / Photos / Video Playlist | Bob Seger & J Geils Band @ United Center 12/11/14

So, *ahem*, apparently two major concerts in Chicago last night featured the song "California Stars". Obviously, Wilco was one, but I best most readers may not have guessed that it would also rock the United Center.Bob Seger dropped the Guthrie/Bragg/Wilco cover in addition to tributes to Steve Earle, Otis Clay and John...

Setlist / Video Playlist | Rich Robinson @ City Winery 12/9/14

Since the Black Crowes can't keep their shit together, the brothers Robinson have gone their separate ways. Chris will front his jamband-esque Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Park West in February and in the meanwhile, Rich visited Chicago on a solo acoustic tour this week.Rich's set included a few Crowes tunes (highlighted in the videos...