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VIDEO | Widespread Panic Soundchecks 'Ramble On Rose' @ Dear Jerry

There was plenty to like, but also a few miscues at last night's Dear Jerry tribute in Maryland. As far as the actual show, it was a mixed bag of interesting song choices, sit-ins, styles and artists. Light on jamming but heavy on showcasing the wide variety of musicians that were inspired by Jerry Garcia....

Watch Tom Waits Perform New Song "Take One Last Look" On Letterman

Tom Waits appeared on last night's episode of "Late Show With David Letterman," performing a new song titled "Take One Last Look," an appropriate nod to Letterman's last week as host.The soft song primarily features accordion and upright bass accompanying Waits on acoustic guitar, with horns entering toward its end."Take one last look...

B.B. King Dead At 89

Blues guitar legend B.B. King died last night at age 89.King died in his sleep in Las Vegas, where he had been receiving hospice care for dehydration, a condition the singer had suffered from throughout the past year.King toured regularly until late October 2014, when he stopped due to dehydration and exhaustion, results of...

Setlist / Video | Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder & Friends @ Rosemont Theater 5/14/15

For the third night in a row -- this time the only one where he was actually on the bill -- Eddie Vedder joined members of The Who in the Chicago area. This show was a benefit for teens with cancer.Roger Daltrey was actually in the house, and introduced the show, but was under...

How To Live Stream The Dear Jerry Concert from Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/14/15

The 50th Anniversary of Grateful Dead unofficially kicks off tonight with a tribute to Jerry Garcia in Maryland.  All of the "core four" GD members will be there with various outfits (and let's be honest, probably be on stage together for at least one song), as well as FTW band-member Bruce Hornsby.  The...

Kung Fu Added to GD50 Post-Show Lineup At Hard Rock Cafe on July 3rd

For the first week, we had "Otter Presents Post Dead Jam" on our GD50 Events Gridfor July 3rd at Hard Rock Cafe. Today, we have learned what exactly Otter Presents, one of Chicago's most ambitious independent promoters, has in store for this gig.Kung Fu, the aggressive fusion "super group" (who recently made an appearance...

Setlist / Video | The Who with Eddie Vedder @ Allstate Arena 5/13/15

We'll have a review of this show up soon, but wanted to share the headline right away.After sharing the stage at the tiny Martyrs' with Simon Townshend yesterday, Eddie Vedder headed out to the Allstate Arena for the full blown Who experience. Eddie and Pete play a benefit tonight at Rosemont Theater.Here's the...

Panic Officially Added to North Coast Music Festival Lineup

We hate to say we told you so but... we told ya so.Widespread Panic has been officially added as the mystery headliner to the North Coast Music Festival. That fact only adds to the five reasons that we think you should be excited about this edition of the festival.Remember, festival ticket holders will...

Video: Eddie Vedder Joins Simon Townshend @ Martyrs' 5/12/15

Busy week in Chicago for fans of The Who and Mr. Eddie Vedder.The Who play tonight at Allstate Arena, Eddie joins Pete Townshend for a benefit at Rosemont Theater on Thursday.But the sneaky pick was Who touring member, and brother of Pete, Simon who played a club gig at Martyr's last night. Well,...

RAQ Is Coming Baq To Chicago, Will Play Late Night Post #Dead50 Gig With The Werks 7/4/15

RAQ had an affectionate Midwest following in the 2000s, playing some key Chicago gigs during their reign as a buzzy next generation jamband.While Chicagoans were as disappointed as any when the band suddenly called in quits in the latter part of the decade, we haven't had the pleasure of one of their sporadic "reunion"...