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A New Song From American Football - What Does The Future Hold?

I'm pretty confident this is news, maybe even big news, but it feels a little weird publishing it here.American Football -- the 90's emo band currently at rest between a handful of domestic reunion dates and touring to Europe, Asia and Australia -- is working on some new music.Their four night run spanning...

Michigan Musician, Greensky Collaborator Joshua Davis Featured On The Voice

Let's get this straight. I'm no fan of NBC's The Voice, nor of televised music talent contests in general... but this one hits a little close to home.The band Steppin' In It has been a staple of the Lansing, Michigan music scene for 15 years. I had the pleasure, last year, to see the band...

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues 2015 In Review

With the closing notes of their set at the sold out House Of Blues, Greensky Bluegrass put an exclamation point on another edition of Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival.Starting way back in January, the series of shows under the CBB banner spanned some of our favorite city venues and showcased local and national acts...

Review / Setlist / Video | Greensky Bluegrass @ House Of Blues 2/21/15

By Matt Fricksw/ additional reporting by @WeirScrewedGreensky Bluegrass returned to the Chicago for the first time since the two-headlining-gigs-in-one-night of last summer's Boulevard Festival. The bluegrass quintet graced the House of Blues with two sets that spanned the duration of their career while also highlighting nearly the entirety of their most recent release, If Sorrows...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Luke Winslow-King @ The Hideout 2/19/15

Words / Photos: Alex WoodLuke Winslow-King brought some of his New Orleans warmth to The Hideout on Thursday, despite the below-zero temperatures outside.With the help of wife Esther Rose on harmonies and washboard as well as a fiddle player, Winslow-King ran through a boisterous acoustic set full of the blues and New Orleans swing.The...

50 Years Of Pink Floyd: How The Band's Early Years Paved The Way For Their Peak

Reflecting on 50 Years of Pink Floyd (Part 1 of 3): The Progressive EraBy: Matt FricksThis is the first in a three part series in which Matt explores Pink Floyd's unique career over three distinct eras and fifty years of constant change. It chronicles the internal and external forces that established them as one of the most singular...

Blur Announce First New Album In 12 Years, The Magic Whip

Blur announced The Magic Whip, their first album since 2003s Think Tank, to be released in the US on April 28.The announcement, made from a press conference at a Chinese restaurant in London, marked the first definite sign of life for the band since the news that recording sessions were taking place in Hong Kong...

Watch Jack White's Interactive Music Video For That Black Bat Licorice

 Between the intricate deluxe vinyl pressing of Lazaretto and the intense sets from the albums tour, Jack Whites past year has been steeped in excess. In a continuation of this trend, the blues rocker recently released a three-part interactive music video for That Black Bat Licorice.The video allows viewers to toggle through three...

Setlist / Video: Sleater-Kinney @ Riviera Theater 2/17/15

Sleater-Kinney returned to Chicago for a set at the Riviera on an icy cold night in February.Read Greg Kot's full review in the Tribune here, but for a slice of what really went down, check out these three videos by YouTuber seijinlee.Edit this setlist | More SleaterKinney setlistsAhh @Sleater_Kinney!! What an incredible show....

Setlist / Video: John Mellencamp @ Chicago Theater 2/17/15

John Mellencamp has been a summer shed staple in the Chicago area for as long as I can remember, so it's good to see him bring the show to a theater in the wintertime. The fact that it was at Chicago's flagship venue is icing on the cake.And while the beginning of his set...