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Brooklyn Bowl Makes Inroads For A Chicago West Loop Location

We've been hearing about the a potential Brooklyn Bowl location in Chicago for almost 2 years now, but chicagoarchitecture.org is reporting some developments that make it look more and more likely.It may be time for Chicago area music fans to get excited. If you've been to Peter Shapiro's outposts in Brooklyn, London, Vegas, or...

Music Streaming with YouTube Key: Is 7.99 the new 9.99?

YouTube has announced a paid subscription service, YouTube Key, which will allow users to stream videos and music. Along with the release, YouTube will also offer non-video, full-album streaming for free on the website.YouTube is teaming with Google Play to secure artists discographies, which subscribers to YouTube Key have access to free of advertisements....

Get To Know... Chicago Funk Mafia

Words: Ashley Marie Downing | Photos: Chris MonaghanThe Chicago Funk Mafia is a force to be reckoned with. In 2014, the band emerged from the Windy City like a hurricane, taking Chicago by storm while making big waves across the Midwestern music scene. Anytime this 8 piece funk company performs live, it is easy to get swept away...

Setlists / Video / Audio / News | Bob Dylan @ Cadillac Palace Theater - November 2014

Bob Dylan decamped for three shows in Chicago just as things are exploding in his corner of the universe.The Bootleg Series Volume 11, a six CD complete recording of all the music made with The Band during the historic sixties sessions. Here's a track-by-track breakdownA Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app is now availableLost On...

Review / Setlist | David Bazan @ Lincoln Hall 11/7/14

Words & Photos: Alex WoodDespite his tendency to play small venues and living rooms, David Bazan appears to be at a comfortable point in his career. With a diehard fan base and a gigantic arsenal of well-crafted songs, his decision to record and tour with the Passenger String Quartet feels natural and almost inevitable.Choosing...

CrossPhire: Two Fans Discuss The State Of Phish in November 2014

By: Steve Siegel (@thebarnpresents) & Brian Brinkman (@sufferingjuke)Photos: Phish From The Road (@Phish_FTR) Brian and I come from different perspectives in our respective Phish fandoms that roughly equate to when we saw our first shows. But we can both agree on one thing: we both want Phish to be the best possible version...

Wilco: Seriously Acoustic

Wilco recently performed onThe Tonight Show, playing Cars Cant Escape and A Magazine Called Sunset in promotion of their upcoming b-sides and rarities compilationAlpha Mike Foxtrot. Of particular note is an acoustic performance of Im The Man Who Loves You, played casually from a crowded backstage room and released as a web exclusive.This is...

Album Reviews | October 2014 Releases

For October, we've got 14 capsule reviews from Alex and four "Editor's Choice" summaries from me below. A key track from each release is included in the embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.Flying Lotus- Youre Dead! [10/7]Flying Lotuss music has never been simple, and Youre Dead! is no exception. Busting through 19 songs...

Video: Prince Offers 8 Minute Jam On SNL

If anybody still doubts Princes ability to rock, watch his eight-minute Saturday Night Live performance.With 3rdEyeGirl as his backing band, Prince runs through one song from each of his new albums as well as an Alice Smith cover. Prince plays keyboards for Clouds, fromArt Offical Age, plays guitar for a hard rocking Marz, fromPlectrumElecctrum,...

Review / Setlist | Bonnie 'Prince' Billy @ Thalia Hall 10/31/14

By: Alex WoodWill Oldham, AKA Bonnie Prince Billy, is as enigmatic a songwriter as there is, his dedicated fan base hanging on to every release of his prolific, twenty-year discography.The stage at Thalia Hall was completely empty with the exception of a floor lamp, a small table and a single microphone. Oldham walked out...