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Alex's Top 200 Albums Of 2017

For the last decade or so, Ive rounded up my favorite albums at the years end. Outside of satisfying some nerdy, personal desire of mine, it gives me a reason to revisit each album, spending November and December doing so, inevitably rediscovering some musical gems along the way. As the author of many album...

Late Night Roundup | Spoon, U2, Talib Kweli & More

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite artists hit the promotional late-night television circuit. 1. U2 on Saturday Night LiveTo promote the recently released record Songs Of Experience, U2 performed on Saturday Night Live, choosing American Soul and Get Out Of Your Own Way, the two tracks from the album that featured Kendrick Lamar. Though Kendrick wasnt...

Late-Night Roundup | The Who, Tame Impala, Spoon, Run The Jewels & Portugal. The Man

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite bands hit the promotional late-night television circuit. The Who perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonIn the midst of a Vegas residency, The Who performed a rare late-night performance, offering two songs for Fallon. Watch the classic rockers rip through You Better You Bet and I Can See...

Lollapalooza Announces Aftershows For 2017 Festival Weekend

Lollapalooza has announced a massive schedule of official aftershows for the 2017 festival.Taking place between Tuesday, August 1 and Sunday, August 6 and featuring more than 50 artists across 16 Chicago venues, the concerts offer intimate opportunities for fans to see their favorite artists outside of the festival setting.Highlights include Ryan Adams and The Shins performing separate shows...

Album Reviews | March 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodGrandaddy- Last Place [3/3]Jason Lytles Grandaddy returned for Last Place, the bands first studio album in more than a decade. The record remains within the boundaries previously established on the bands older work, with layers of keyboards, swirling effects and a keen sense of melody. Lytles lyrics are quirky throughout, but more personal...

Spoon, Erykah Badu, Weezer and More To Headline Taste Of Chicago Festival

The Taste Of Chicago has announced the musical acts for its 2015 festival taking place July 8 through July 12 at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park.Headliners will be Weezer, Erykah Badu, The Chieftains, Spoon and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.The eclectic lineup offers something for fans of any genre. With Weezer catering to the pop-rock...

Brian's Top Ten Albums of 2014

By Brian Brinkman - @sufferingjukeIts been a weird year for me with music. Between traveling through SE Asia & India, throwing myself into a complete career shift, and ultimately moving to the East Coast for the first time in my life, I havent had a ton of time to sit and reflect on music like...

Review / Setlist / Video: Spoon @ Chicago Theater 9/17/14

Subtle & Never Excessive - Spoon at Chicago TheaterBy Alex WoodSpoons music is simple, its attributes subtle and never excessive, and their live show is no exception. The Chicago Theaters extraordinary sound quality only brought such nuance to the forefront, a perfect setting to observe a band that has grown into a popularity greater than...