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Steward Copeland's Work Returns To The Chicago Opera Stage

Words: Philamonjaro Studio | Photos: Liz LaurenChicago Opera Theater (COT) presented Stewart Copeland's "The Invention of Morel" in a co-world premiere with Long Beach Opera for three nights: February 18th, 24th and 26th at the Studebaker Theater in The Fine Arts Building 410 South Michigan Ave.Rock fans remember Copeland as the...

Stream / Download / Video | Benevento Russo Duo @ Brooklyn Bowl 2/25/17

"We played that song this morning and the last time we played it was like 12 years ago", said Marco Benevento after he and Joe Russo finished "Powder" on Saturday night.That type of thing happens during reunions, but I'm not sure there were many complaints at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday.  Even with Marco and...

Stream / Download / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/25/17

Photo: @wilcoNight three of Wilco's Winterlude was broadcast via WXRT and we are lucky to have the broadcast captured and shared.The show's songlist leaned heavily on the tried and true material with a handful of rarites (with a focus on Being There material) tossed in -- giving it an overall feel similar to what...

Umphrey's McGee 'Wizard Burial Ground' @ Summer Camp Festival 2016 [Pro Shot Video]

Summer Camp Music Festival has just released a new Jay Blakesberg pro-shot video of Umphrey's McGee performing their prog-rock anthem "Wizard Burial Ground" > "Attachments" > "Wizard Burial Ground" on May 28th, 2016.See all of Jay Blakesberg's "Summer Camp Sessions" video on the Summer Camp Music Festival YouTube channel.Purchase&...

Setlist / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/23/17

Photo: @wilcoWhile there was plenty of overlap song-wise from night one (our full review of Winterlude's first night is HERE), the second night of Winterlude was its own animal.Starting with the opener, a take on Schmilco's "Normal American Kids", played as just a Tweedy / Cline duo.  "Company In My Back" and "The...

Setlist / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/22/17

Photo: @wrapthechancerWith dozens of shows in Chicago and the surrounding areas, last night was the the first for Wilco at Chicago Theatre (if you except an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show that was broadcast from the venue).Back in their hometown ("hello, neighbors" - Jeff Tweedy) and performing again for the first time since November,...

Setlist / Video | American Babies & Melk @ The Hideout - Dunn Dunn Fest 2/16/17

This year's Dunn Dunn Fest kicked off on Thursday with a set featuring Tom Hamilton's American Babies and one of the city's most cherished rooms, The Hideout.Hamilton led the band through a long set with several transitions and a handful of covers.  The Beatles and Dylan each got a prime cut, but Jerry...

VIDEO | George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Thalia Hall 2/19/17

"Shit.  Goddamn.  Get off your ass and jam."At least one Clinton has fared well since November.  George Clinton is brought Parliament Funkadelic to the lovely Thalia Hall for a sold out Sunday night gig.These four videos from Nunu Zomot capture the band in all of its freaky glory --...

Photos | Here Come The Mummies & The North 41 @ House Of Blues 2/18/17

Sure there are a lot of funk bands out there?  But there's probably only one that bill themselves as "the world's premier undead funk ambassadors".Here Comes The Mummies brought their mummified funk to a fairly packed House Of Blues on Saturday night.The super talented Tara Gracer was on hand with her camera...

AUDIO | Daniel Bachman & Friends @ Empty Bottle 2/3/17

Joel Berk (@pfcidb) was back at the Empty Bottle with his trusty recording device and was able to capture this set by guitarist Daniel Bachman, the typically solo performer flanked by a few friends for a pair of tunes.  The whole show is available to download via his sweetblahg and is streaming...