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FESTIVAL WATCH | Taste Of Randolph Street 2017

Festival Watch is a Tomorrow's Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Taste Of Randolph Street - June 16, 17 & 18 - Randolph @ Halsted StreetHeadliners To Watch: Dawes! They've transitioned from a perennial opener to a band that can headline "Evening With" and festival slots.  Get...

Setlist + Video | Dawes @ Riviera Theatre 3/1/17

We've watched Dawes grow from perpetual opening band to not only headliners, but playing a two set theater show at the Riv.With albums packed full of great songs (the played at least three songs from five LPs), we couldn't be happier that they've gone this route.Here's the setlist from last week's show and...

Album Reviews | February 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodMoon Duo- Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 [2/3]A concept album of sorts, Occult Architecture is intended to represent the dark parts of the cyclical nature of the seasons. Though this may be the inspiration, the record comes off as another set of skuzzy, droning psychedelic songs consisting of simplistic, chugging rhythms and effects-drenched guitars. The...

Weir Excited For Beyondify

Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotify.  As usual, we mine Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and YouTube for the goods. While our last edition was of super high quality but didn't feature may big names, this one has so much star power you might want to...

Album Reviews | June 2015 Releases

Damaged Bug-Cold Hot Plumbs[6/2]Thee Oh Sees John Dwyer is the brains behind Damaged Bug, the side-project focusing on synthesizers and keyboards but drenched in the psychedelic style that fans would expect of the prolific songwriter. The tracks are strangely catchy, packed with an endless variety of sounds and noises over loose, live drumbeats and...

New Music From Dawes, Jason Isbell, Who Headline Two Brothers Summer Festival 6/26 & 27

Two Brothers Brewery is raising the stakes once again for its annual summer music festival with a pair of A+ headliners and some rock solid support on Saturday.Top-lining this year's event will be Jason Isbell (Saturday, June 27), one of the finest songwriters presently working, who will bring his band and it's Southern Rock / Country...

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...

Setlists / Full Show Video: Conor Oberst / Dawes Midwest Swing 5/29-30-31/14

Conor Oberst is leaning in a folk-rock direction for his latest release,Upside Down Mountain under the guidance of producer/musician Jonathan Wilson.To recreate the laid-back Laurel Canyon sound on the road, Southern Califnornia's finest, and Barn favorites, Dawes have been backing him on tour. The musicians found themselves in the Upper Midwest during...

Dawes' "Most People" Inspires Cool Fan Made Lyrics Illustration

Dawes dropped by Conan last night and performed "Most People".Not having heard the tune in a while, I was instantly reminded of this tweet that I had seen back in October that I had always meant to feature on the site.@StrangeSally23 this is really great. Thank you— Dawes (@dawestheband) October 16, 2013Someone in...

Setlist / Review: Dawes @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park 7/8/13

When they do break through, audiences will find themselves with something amazing: an impeccable studio band that can back up the goods live. Even this show clocked in at about 80 minutes while only scratching the surface of their fine three album catalog. Where the gig I caught in April felt more like a showcase of...