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Classic Album Covers: Animated

There seems to be no end to creative use of GIFs, but this Tumblr page takes it to a new level -- animating classic album covers.Clearly he is a fan of metal and hard rock, but JB also nails some of the classics, bringing motion and life to album artwork in incredibly creative ways....

Review / Photos / Stream / Download: David Grisman & Del McCoury @ City Winery 11/16/14

Words & Photos: Alex WoodFor a short tour, David Grisman and Del McCoury are celebrating a friendship and musical partnership lasting more than 50 years. The City Winery performance felt informal, as though two friends were looking back at the wild ride their bluegrass careers had taken them on, sharing stories and jokes while running through...

Setlist: Del & Dawg @ City Winery 11/16/14

We'll have a bit more from this show featuring the combined talents of Del McCoury and David Grisman soon, but wanted to publish the setlist and a nice video of "New River Train" from a show the duo performed earlier this week.City Winery - November 16, 20141.) Rabbit In The Log2.) Shackles And Chains3.) East Virginia...

Setlist / Recap / Photos / Video | Peter Hook & The Light @ Metro 11/14/14

Photos & Reporting: Heidi PetersAn excited Friday night crowd was met by Metro owner Joe Shanahan, who came onstage to introduce the band -- celebrating the fact the Peter Hook first appeared with New Order at The Metro (then Cabaret Metro) in 1983, within the first year of Metro opening its doors.Metro is a venue...

David Byrne: As Thoughtful As You'd Think About Manilow's Dead Musician Duets

David Byrne is a man who knows how to use words in a creative and thought-provoking way, a point made obvious by both his lyrics and his imaginative, reflective journal posts.It should come as no surprise, then, that Byrnes review of the new Barry Manilow record for The Talkhouse reads nothing like your typical...

Stream or Download: Ryan Adams Covers Sonic Youth, Grateful Dead @ Lollapalooza 2006

2006 was a key year for Ryan Adams. The productive songwriter released three albums the year before, Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, and 29, and toured with the Cardinals in support of the new material. The tour found the band in great form and included a stop at Lollapalooza.For their festival set, the band started strong,...

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...