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FESTIVAL WATCH | Ellnora Guitar Festival

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Ellnora Guitar Festival September 14-16, Champaign, ILHeadliners To WatchJeff Tweedy Holding down the folk side of the festival, Wilcos Jeff Tweedy will bring his massive catalog of music to the festival for an intimate, ticketed...

FESTIVAL WATCH | The Great Lawn

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.UPDATE 7/19  -- It's not uncommon for first-year festivals to hit a snag, even with top talent and reliable promoters.  It appears that The Great Lawn will not proceed as planned.Disappointing for...

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

PHOTOS | Shovels & Rope @ Thalia Hall 10/6/16

By: Heidi Peters PhotographyShovels & Rope dropped their latest LP Little Seeds and are celebrating with two shows at Chicago's Thalia Hall.  This photo set is from Thursday's gig.Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst pound out wonderful, darkish flavored songs -- steeped in the South and dripping with ...