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Setlist / Poster: Skydeck Allstars @ Willis Tower 11/22/14

We'll have more on this show in the next couple days, but wanted to get the setlist up from this remarkable show up ASAP.Joe Marcinek Band with Steve Molitz and Freekbass provided a great start to the night including a Bowie Fame jamSkydeck All StarsMarcus Rezak (DTM) - GuitarJohn Gutwillig (Disco Biscuits) - GuitarMike...

Contest | Old Shoe & Chicago Farmer Meet-and-Greet @ Schuba's 11/26/14 [Black Wednesday]

Old Shoe made a name for themselves playing weekly in Chicago, plugging away at a weekday residency at the old Ace Bar -- gigging with their pals and cultivating a loyal following.But these days, their local shows seemed to be tied to major events, even as the places they play get higher in profile....

When Can We Expect the Uber / Spotify Partnership in Chicago?

Spotify and car service Uber have announced a partnership allowing users to choose music from their Spotify accounts through the stereo of Ubers cars.Users will see a music bar on the bottom of their Uber app after requesting a ride if matched with a music-enabled Uber. By tapping the symbol, users can immediately choose...

Like A Good Neighbor - Riot Fest Forms Charitable Foundation to Benefit 26th Ward

Improvements and repair to Humboldt Park following the combination of rain and foot traffic from Riot Fest are now completed, according to Riot Fest organizers.Ground damaged from the three-day festival this past September have been reseeded, with topsoil added and aerated, and fencing has been installed to protect the recently repaired areas within the...

Setlist / Review / Video | Kevin Barnes Covers Bowie at MCA 11/20/14

By: Alex WoodIts kind of intimidating to be inside the body of David Bowie, Kevin Barnes said before performing Queen Bitch.The song opened a short set of acoustic Bowie covers performed by Of Montreals singer at the Museum Of Contemporary Art as part of the David Bowie Is exhibit.Of Montreal has consistently drawn...

Setlist / Photos / Video / Audio | Mavis Staples Tribute Concert @ Auditorium Theater 11/19/14

A parade of stars, including many Barn favorites, took the stage with Mavis Staples last night in Chicago in tribute to the living legend for her 75th birthday. The trusty Wyatt Brake was on hand with his camera and grabbed a handful of shots.Video of Widespread Panic's two song slot courtesy of YouTuber Adam...

Internet Archive Is Now a Full Service Arcade Emulator

We are heavily indebted to The Internet Archive for hosting so much of the music we feature here on the site. It is a treasure trove of audio for acts both big and small and a great resource for discovery and, well, archiving.Sure, this feature is just one facet of the site's overall mission...

Fort Frances Condenses Sufjan Steven's Chicago To Single Instrument

Sufjan Stevens' "Chicago" earned a place of honor our our Great Chicago Mixtape. It's lush arrangement and chamber-rock sensibility makes it a distinctive choice in that playlist.But what if that was broken down, disassembled and rearranged with only a single instrument?That's what Chicago trio Fort Frances attempts to do on their cover of...

Setlist / Recap | The New Pornographers @ The Riv 11/14/14

New Pornographers have remained a mainstay in the indie-rock scene since their first release in 2000. Their sixth album, Brill Bruisers, was released this year and widely considered amongst their best, most inventive records in years.Multiple New Pornographers members have gone on to enjoy huge success outside of the band, including Neko Cases solo career...

Get Medieval: Metallica's One Performed On Instruments From Middle Ages

Six-piece Belarus-based band Stary Olsa has made a career out of performing traditional medieval music, utilizing lutes, flutes, mandolin and simplistic percussion instruments common to the medieval era (between the 5th and 15th century).Perhaps to prove their talent to an audience unfamiliar with their usual traditional style, Stary Olsa recently covered Metallicas One on...