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Sizing Up The Hotel Market (And Options) For Dead50 Chicago Weekend

Grateful Deads Fare Thee Well shows are having a massive impact on Chicago. While weve already analyzed the ticket resale market, the virtual cottage industry of other activities surrounding the "main event", the sold-out concerts seem to be driving Chicagos hotel rates up as well.While the weekend of July 4 is naturally a busy tourism...

Review: Chance The Rapper/ Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's "Surf"

By: Alex WoodAs previously reported, Chance The Rapper has been working with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment on a new full-length record, abandoning his solo career in favor of a collaborative full-band sound.Today, The Social Experiment released Surf on iTunes for free.The record not only lives up to the hype, but surpasses...

Stream Damaged Bug's "Cold Hot Plumbs," New Album From Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer

John Dwyer, the always-productive frontman of Thee Oh Sees, seems to never stop creating music.Thee Oh Sees released the excellent Mutilator Defeated At Last earlier this month, and now Dwyers psychedelic side-project Damaged Bug is releasing Cold Hot Plumbs on June 1.The album is packed with strange psychedelic tunes, prominently featuring synthesizers and ethereal...

Chance The Rapper And The Social Experiment's "Surf" Is Completed, To Be Released Soon

Chicagos Chance The Rapper has officially completed Surf, his full-length debut with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment.Chance has been backed by the Social Experiment for nearly two years now, and hasnt released more than an occasional single since 2013s highly acclaimed Acid Rap. His full-band record is amongst the most anticipated albums of...

Video Recap: The Grateful Dead Tunes of Summer Camp Music Festival

To honor the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, Summer Camp promised a series of four scheduled sets (one for each day of the festival) which honored the legacy of the band. Of course, you can't keep a good concept down, and attendees actually got a few more.We've assembled a post spotlighting video and audio...

Riot Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

Riot Fest has announced the lineup for its Chicago festival, taking place September 11-13 in Douglas Park.Headliners include No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop, and Snoop Dogg. Other artists include Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Motorhead, Rancid, Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Rodriogo Y Gabriela, Echo & The...

Watch Paul McCartney Play Live Debut Of "Temporary Secretary" and "I Saw Her Standing There" With Dave Grohl

It should come as no surprise that Paul McCartneys London shows would be particularly eventful sets, but the singers first of two shows at Londons The O2 proved to be packed with unforeseeable surprises.First, McCartney opened with a live debut of Temporary Secretary, the goofy electronic single from McCartney II that has since taken...

Fatal Accident Occurs At Aragon Ballroom On Friday

Stay smart and stay safe when enjoying music, people. The band Chevelle was asked to cut Friday night's set short by authorities due to an undisclosed injury to a fan. It wasn't until this morning that we learned the extent of this tragedy via a report from WGN News and Chicago Tribune. Apparently,...

Video / Stream / Download: Gene Ween fronts Umphrey's at Summer Camp 5/22/15

In one of most anticipated attractions of this year's festival, Aaron Freeman, aka Gene Ween, slipped into front man role for one of Umphrey's McGee's three sets at Summer Camp. And yes, it was called *gulp* GODBONER.I might get some shit for this, but for those like me who enjoy UM's playing but are...

Jack White Defends Tidal, Shares Poem Titled "Music Is Sacred"

Jack White has made headlines this week defending Tidal, the streaming service created by Jay Z of which White is a partial owner. Now, White has shared a supposedly unrelated poem titled Music Is Sacred.White posted an online Q&A regarding Tidal to Third Man Records website earlier this week, defending the streaming...