JD McPherson Stories

Riot Fest Announces Initial 2018 Lineup

Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park September 14-16, and, as always, boasts an impressively eclectic lineup.Though this is only the initial lineup, it contains most of the bands that will appear at the event.Headliners include Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Father John Misty, Interpol, Jerry Lee Lewis, Incubus, Blink-182, Young The Giant...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Green Music Fest Announces Headliners

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber Of Commerce has announced the headliners for its annual Green Music Fest, which takes place June 10 and 11 on Damen Ave between North and Schiller.Headliners To WatchThe headliner for Saturday, June 10...

FitzGerald’s American Music Festival To Celebrate 34th Year With Massive Americana Lineup (Grids)

FitzGeralds American Music Festival will celebrate its 34th year July 1-4. Taking place inside and outside of the venue in Berwyn, the festival boasts a lineup of Americana, folk, blues and roots bands that fit the venues reputation perfectly.Amongst the bigger names on the roster are Pokey LaFarge, Eric Lindell, Joe Ely Band, JD...

Setlist / Review | JD McPherson @ Lincoln Hall 3/12/15

Words / Photos: Alex WoodJD McPherson offered a high-energy set during his first night at Lincoln Hall, offering the majority of the songs from his studio albums and a handful of covers.His retro sound is derivative of an era more than any specific artist, pulling inspiration primarily from the late 50s and early 60s. The...

Album Reviews - February 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodMurder By Death- Big Dark Love [2/3]Murder By Death have developed their strange brand of alternative-country throughout the years, combining gothic and western imagery with the gruff, snarling vocals of Adam Turla, all atop a romping, crashing, energetic musical backdrop. Big Dark Love continues to develop the bands sound, but with a bit...

Album Reviews | October 2014 Releases

For October, we've got 14 capsule reviews from Alex and four "Editor's Choice" summaries from me below. A key track from each release is included in the embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.Flying Lotus- Youre Dead! [10/7]Flying Lotuss music has never been simple, and Youre Dead! is no exception. Busting through 19 songs...