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Photos / Recap / Setlist | 10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery 2/14/15

Reporting / Photos: Heidi PetersMore than 20 years after her departure, it's still hard not to think of Natalie Merchant as fronting 10,000 Maniacs.It's been so long that her replacement, Mary Ramsey, has subsequently left and rejoined the band. Ramsey fronted the longtime Maniacs stalwarts for four straight sold out gigs at City Winery and our Heidi...

Review / Photos | Jeff Austin @ Thalia Hall 2/13/15

By: Kelley Lauginiger - @peapodmcgeeThe Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival has expanded from one night of hoopla back in 2007, to a month-long jamboree spanning some of our cities finest venues, and delivered by a host of different bands. Each act brings some dust with them for us to kick up with our salt-laden boots here...

Review / Photos / Setlist | TR3 @ SPACE 2/12/15

Words & Photos: Alex WoodTim Reynolds Trio, the long-running project featuring Dave Matthews Bands guitarist, began another tour at SPACE in Evanston on Thursday. The band put on a high-energy show of originals and covers in support of recently released full-length Like Some Kind Of Alien Invasion.The set began with a jazz-fusion instrumental, Tims guitar...

Setlist / Video: Jason Isbell @ Symphony Hall 2/12/15

Symphony Hall proved to be a lovely venue for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Although this show was performed without Amanda Shires on Violin, there was plenty of powerful and engaging music to complement the impressive performance space.Here's the full setlist followed by three outstanding videos shot by Sojahsey1.Flying Over WaterStockholmDecoration DayTour of...

How To Dance Without Spilling Your Beer

Sure this is an Australian beer commercial that's over two years old... but it's NEW TO ME.It may look weird, but perfect for those who like to boogie down and have a few suds. It's even been lab tested for those who have to defend their personal space on the dance floor.Actually seems...

Album Review | TR3 - Like Some Kind Of Alien Invasion

Like Some Kind Of Alien Invasion begins with a gurgle of electronic effects before jumping into a rowdy guitar riff, the hard-rock styling reminiscent of every arena rock band to pop up since Zeppelin.In this way, I.C.U. is the perfect introduction to TR3, best known as the project of Dave Matthews Band...

Antibalas: Unification Through Diversification | The Martin Perna Interview

Antibalas: Unification Through DiversificationBy: @312mrgI didnt realize what March 10, 2001 would hold when I bought tickets for Mike Clarks Prescription Renewal Tour.I signed up to see Skerik, Charlie Hunter, Robert Walters, and DJ Logic accompanying Headhunter drummer Mike Clark playing...well...Headhunter tunes. However, two opening acts by the name of the Sugarman 3 and Antibalas...

Setlist / Photos / Video: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Park West 2/6/15

Photos: Wyatt BrakeThe Black Crowes may be over, but Chris Robinson keeps chugging along. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood may be a bit more mellow and heady than the band that put him on the map, but they came to the Park West on Friday with two full sets of original material mixed with covers (...

Review / Photos / Stream / Download | String Cheese Incident @ Aragon Ballroom 1/30/15 & 1/31/15

Photos: Rickie Kostiner (from 1/31/15 show) This is the story of losing touch and reconnecting. About making poor choices but also being true to yourself. About nostalgia and living in the moment.And yes, it's also a review of String Cheese Incident's Friday night show at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.String Cheese Incident is a...

Setlist / Review / Photos | Steve Earle @ City Winery 2/3/15

Words & Photos: Alex WoodSteve Earles third of four nights at City Winery found the songwriter performing a well-constructed acoustic set that felt like a guided tour through the history of roots music.The show began with a preview of Earles new blues record, Terraplane Blues. Aint Nobodys Daddy Now featured country twang over a...