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The Papers Launch A Kickstarter That Seeks Video Footage Rather Than Money

Chicago indie-folk trio The Papers havent been around for long, but are off to a unique and creative start.The Papers recently launched a Kickstarterasking not for money, but for user-submitted videos of bike rides in towns around the world for a project dubbed The Paper Trail. Once submission is completed, the band intends to...

VIDEO | Thee Oh Sees @ Empty Bottle - Nov 2014

Though a setlist still hasnt surfaced from either of Thee Oh Sees recent dates at The Empty Bottle, four videos from the second night provide a glimpse of the set for those without tickets to the sold-out shows.Lasting six songs and over thirty minutes, the videos show the psychedelic trio blasting through songs with...

Album Reviews | November 2014 Releases

For November, weve got 13 capsule reviews from Alex Wood. A key track from each release is included in the embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.Neil Young- Storytone [11/4]Recorded live with a full orchestra, Storytone is yet another odd project by the endlessly productive Neil Young. The orchestral backing is lush, adding...

Setlist / Video: Old Shoe & Chicago Farmer Team For Loving Cup @ Schuba's 11/26/14

Old Shoe and Chicago Farmer hooked up for a number of songs together at their Black Wednesday gig at Schuba's. The collaboration included a number of Farmer tunes as well as a take on the Stones' "Loving Cup", for which a great multi-cam video has surfaced courtesy of The Fan Farm.Wednesday, November 26th -...

Is Pandora Paid To Play Certain Songs?

Years ago, Pandora revolutionized Internet radio through their Music Genome Project, introducing the idea of building personalized radio stations for users based on like or dislike buttons and musical commonalities.Pandora recently signed a deal with Merlin, a company representing the rights of independent record labels worldwide. The contract agrees to represent Merlin artists at...

Setlist / Video: Vic Mensa wsg Chance The Rapper @ Metro 11/28/14

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa has been on the rise since the release of his excellent debut mixtape Innanetape last year.His recent performance at The Metro found him joined by fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper for Suitcase. The two artists are members of hip-hop collective SAVE MONEY and are both known for collaborations.Vic Mensas...

Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass @ State Theater, Kalamazoo, MI 11/28/14

Much more from this hometown show later, but here's the song list. They appeared to be filming the show extremely professionally (multiple camera, one on a moving crane) for a forthcoming DVD release. A few songs I just couldn't place, including the second song of the encore, performed (as was "Demons") in a traditional single...

Setlist / Poster | Trey Anastasio Band @ Aragon 11/28/14

We'll have more on this gig as it becomes available. Second set opened with an unidentified new song. First TubeBurn That BridgeCayman ReviewBounceIt Makes No DifferenceValentine Flying MachineMoney Love & ChangeMagillaAlaska1977SandNew Song?Sometime After SunsetAlive AgainGreyhound RisingShineWherever You Find ItSweet and DandySimple Twist Up DaveFrostGoodbye HeadArchitectClint EastwoodPush On Til The DayGotta JibbooAt The Gazebo

Setlist: Johnny Marr @ The Vic 11/25/14

Johnny Marr played The Vic November 25 in support of his newest solo album, Playland.The Smiths guitarist first ventured into solo territory in 2013 with The Messenger and shows no signs of stopping. Playland, his second record in two years, boasts a consistent alternative rock sound while Marr proves to still have a knack for well-composed...

Map Of Businesses Named After Grateful Dead References

So Many Roads is an academic symposium held at San Jose State University that focuses on Grateful Dead phenomemon.As you might expect, there's some data driven research as well.Had to share this one that popped up on my Twitter feed via Jesse Jarnow (@bourgwick), who attended the conference and shared a picture of...