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Setlist / Full Show Video | Brendan Bayliss @ Tonic Room 5/11/15

Umphrey's McGee's Brendan Bayliss treated hometown fans to a rare Monday night solo and acoustic gig at Tonic Room. The two sets featured highlights from the Umphrey's catalog, a sit-in from an old friend (Michelle Hallman), some classic and modern rock covers and even an new song that is still unnamed. Bayliss read the lyrics...

More Details Emerge, Tickets Available For Chicago Prankster Event (AT50)

I have a feeling details are being finalized and then announced in real time regarding the Prankster event that I first reported on last week.Today we have some more details, including -- if you're willing to roll the dice until things are firmed up -- information on how to purchase tickets for both the...

Local Roundup: Horsehoes & Hand Grenades, JC Brooks & Dastardly

A couple of newish tunes from some local artists (H&H is from Wisconsin but I'll give em a proximity credit), that I thought I'd share.In my alternate universe "Short But Sweet" is a bona fide smash hit from a bluegrass group that features some sweet harmonica and great hooks.Here's some Uptown...

Where To "Group Watch" the GD50 Chicago Webcasts

Many people are going to Soldier Field for the Dead50 shows in July. Given the demand for tickets and the insane amount of activity going on in the city that weekend, many more people will in Chicago and not inside the shows.Sure, anybody with an Internet connection and a few bucks will be able...

Prince To Stream “Rally 4 Peace” Baltimore Concert For Free On Tidal

Prince is set to perform a benefit concert in Baltimore called Rally 4 Peace on Sunday to honor Freddie Gray. Now, Prince announced that the show will be available to stream for free through Tidal.The elusive songwriter will perform with his band 3RDEYEGIRL. In a press release, Prince said the concert is meant to be...

New Music From Dawes, Jason Isbell, Who Headline Two Brothers Summer Festival 6/26 & 27

Two Brothers Brewery is raising the stakes once again for its annual summer music festival with a pair of A+ headliners and some rock solid support on Saturday.Top-lining this year's event will be Jason Isbell (Saturday, June 27), one of the finest songwriters presently working, who will bring his band and it's Southern Rock / Country...

Riot Fest Responds To Ald. Maldonado’s Complaints, Joins Forces With Puerto Rican Festival & Parade Committee

Ald. Roberto Maldonado, responsible for the 26th Ward and Humboldt Park, recently claimed that he wouldnt support Riot Fests return to Humboldt Park after the damages the park sustained last September.Maldonado cites repeated damages to the park as his primary reason for opposing Riot Fests return, along with the festivals layout not properly promoting...

Watch The Trailer For A New Bob Weir Documentary

Netflix is releasing The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir on May 22, a documentary following the story of Bob Weir and his unlikely career with the Grateful Dead.Based on the trailer, the film appears to be a promising investigation of Weirs California roots and the bands exploratory nature, the guitarist joining...

What Is The Acoustic Acid Test? Never Trust A Prankster

One of the more intriguing -- and mysterious -- storylines of the Fare Thee Well Chicago Weekend involves an event known as the Acoustic Acid Test. Sometimes referred to as 50th Anniversary of the Acid Test or AT50, it certainly appears that something big is in the works, but what exactly it is takes a...

Who Listens To Internet Radio? [Graph]

No surprise here... young people.This is a graph put together from a study conducted via a partnership between musicbiz.org andAudiencenet and their Audiomonitor research platform.We've always advocated on-demand streaming (e.g. Spotify) over "radio platforms" that are being measured here (Pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio), but it's clear that teens either see "curated"...