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Review & Media: Phase Of The Moon Festival

You can point to the first Bonnaroo as a potential Ground Zero for the music festival explosion that has gripped America in the dozen or so years since its inception. While many festivals that have emerged in its wake -- both big and small -- have chosen to replicate its key elements, very few, not...

Photos: The New Deal @ Concord Music Hall 8/30/14

Rickie Kostiner pulled double duty on late night sets the weekend of North Coast Music Festival. She turned in a nice set of shots from Lettuce and also filed this set from the next night with The New Deal. She tells us:The crowd ranged from young festival kids just getting into the scene to...

Album Reviews: September 2014 Releases

By: Alex WoodRobert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters - Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar [9/9]As proven recently at his Riviera performance, Robert Plant is as capable a blues singer as anyone, despite his being 66 years old. Lullaby is certainly blues based, but stretches out to incorporate British and Celtic folk, electronics, and classic rock....

Review / Stream / Download: Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters @ The Riv 10/2/14

By: Alex WoodThough Robert Plants Riviera performance proved that Zeppelins singer still has the golden vocal cords that made him famous, the show was unmistakably removed from the era the singer was best known for.Plant and his six-piece band, The Sensational Space Shifters, performed songs from his recent release, Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar,...

Setlist / Videos: Fleetwood Mac @ United Center 10/3/14

Ahem. Exactly the same setlist as Thursday's for Fleetwood Mac Chicago night two.I guess when you've got the hits, you play 'em. Here's another round of videos from YouTuber joeypgh1 that covers another bunch of the smashes.Here's the full setlist and a three songs not included in yesterday's post. Also, sweet Lincoln hat,...

Album Reviews: Prince - Art Official Age & Plectrumelectrum

Upon Prince announcing the release of two new studio albums, fans had good reason to be as skeptical as they were excited.Since the end of the 80s Prince struggled to win critics and fans over, often producing lackluster records that naturally couldnt live up to his classics. Fortunately, the new records show Prince in...

Setlist / Stream / Download / Videos: Fleetwood Mac @ United Center 10/2/14

The Mac returns to Chicago, this time with Christine McVie. They also brought along a ton of hits and looks like YouTuber joeypgh1 captured nearly all of them over the course of a beefy 20 song set and two encores.Stream The ShowDownload The Show (mp3 .zip)[/box]Here's the full setlist and a handful of...

Setlist / Videos: Robert Plant @ Riveria Theater 10/2/14

It's great that Mr. Plant made Chicago a stop on his North American tour. His set included a nice look back at the Zep materials while still showing why he's so resistant to reunite the legendary band.Check out the full setlist and some video evidence of the above. Expect a full review here shortly.

The Wood Brothers Find Their Groove: Oliver Wood On The Band's Evolving Sound

The Wood Brothers Find Their Groove: Oliver Wood On The Band's Evolving Sound By Alex Wood In a lot of ways, The Wood Brothers became a true band with 2013s The Muse, the most collaborative effort of their ten-year career. With Chris and Oliver Wood both moving to Nashville and the addition of...

Thom Yorke's Surprise Is Nothing New

In typical Thom Yorke fashion, the Radiohead front-man released a new full-length solo album, Tomorrows Modern Boxes, without warning or prior promotion, using a relatively new BitTorrent interface as a way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.The surprise release of Tomorrows Modern Boxes is not,...