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Videos | Phil & Bob In Many Forms @ Lockn '17

[instagram id="BYV6yEnh5ic"]Lockn' is a Pete Shapiro production, so you can reliably expect some Grateful Dead in the mix every year.This year, both Phil Lesh and Bob Weir had both scheduled and unscheduled appearances -- on the main stage and elsewhere.  Let's take a review through video...The first big...

Avett Brothers Documentary Coming To Chicago Theaters For Single Night

The Avett Brothers documentary May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers is set to debut in theaters nationwide for a single night, and Chicagoans will have a chance to see it.The film, which debuted at SXSW earlier this year, will hit more than 250 theaters on Tuesday, September 12, including a showing at Chicagos...

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers - May 2017

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers is a monthly Tomorrow's Verse feature which takes a look at the diverse set of artists -- in the GD family and beyond -- who are diving into the catalog.1.Let's start with Bobby, but here he's not with any of his established bands.  ...

Jack White's "American Epic" Documentary Coming In May

Jack Whites ambitious documentary series American Epic will finally see a release in May.The series, produced by White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford, was initially supposed to air in 2015, but was held back for unknown reasons.The final product will feature three documentary episodes, an additional feature film, and a number of recording...

Final Wrap-up | Avett Brothers Chicago Run 2016

While we posted up our full show review of Friday's show, and a recap spotlighting the surprise Prince cover for Thursday's, Saturday's show closer ended up revealing quite a bit more about the The Avett Brothers than I had previously thought.Not unlike many of the other bands we follow around here, it appears they...

Review / Photos | The Avett Brothers @ Chicago Theater 4/22/16

By: Heidi PetersCount The Avett Brothers among the artists capable of selling out Madison Square Garden in New York City.  So when they hit town for three nights at the relatively cozy Chicago Theater, you can excuse the fans for being a little giddy.So they ended up with a marriage proposal from...

Setlist / Video | Avett Brothers @ Chicago Theater 4/21/16

We'll have much more on tonight's show when we'll have a reporter in attendance, but newsfrom The Avett's Chicago run opener was too good not to share.The band ran through a 25 song set, paying tribute to Merle Haggard early in the set, and tipping their hat to Prince during an emotional "Pretty Girl From...

Setlist, Video: Avett Brothers @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island 9/28/12

The Avetts brought the tour in support of their fine new album The Carpenter to Chicago last night. Here is the song list from a beautiful fall evening and a video from the encore.Avett BrothersCharter One Pavilion at Northerly Island - Chicago, ILFriday, September 28, 2012Live and Die , Paranoia in Bb Major, Shame, The Fall,...

Americana The Beautiful: Nine Bands Taking Acoustic Music To The Places You Want To Go

This feature has been updated (February 2012) since its original publication in April of 2010. I swapped out the ninth band and added some honorable mentions. The remainder of the text remains largely untouched.We can crank up the amplifiers and layer on the production, but the acoustic guitar -- natural and authentic -- just isn't going...

Summer Camp Sunday: A Review In Chart Form

It took a little while, but I'm ready comment on my experience at Summer Camp Music Festival this year. I'll withhold detailed comment on the weather or conditions, but there is enough to say about the music, even with my Sunday only pass, to get on the page. So, in keeping with The Barn's sub-theme...