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This Week’s Shows | October 2 – October 9

The music scene in Chicago never slows down, and were here to keep you on track. Here is a list of Tomorrows Verses favorite shows in town this week.Fleet Foxes @ Chicago Theatre 10/3 & 10/4Progressive folk-rock pioneers Fleet Foxes return to Chicago for their first shows in the city since 2011. With an excellent new album,...

Video | Ken Kesey & The Pranksters Meet Phish in 1997

It was an inter-generational psychedelic meeting of the minds when Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters hooked up with Phish at the peak of their powers at an amusement park in the summer of 1997.On the final show before their summer closing single band festival at the very tip of Maine, The Great Went,...

Five Big Thoughts On Three Big Phish Shows | Northerly Island 2017

[instagram id="BWkc_g5A4QV"]When Phish kicks off an unusual summer of touring in your town with three shows -- and then delivers -- there are no small thoughts.  So, here are five big ideas taken away from the Northerly Island 2017 run.1. Can one song make an entire run?Let's talk...

Mike Gordon Announces New Album And Tour, Shares Single

As fans await the beginning of Phishs summer tour, bassist Mike Gordon announced big news of his own.Gordon will release a new studio album, OGOGO, on September 15, an will hit the road soon after.Backed by guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock and percussionist Craig Myers, the record and tour share...

Roll Tape! Should “Record Everything” Replace “Keep Your Publishing” As A Band’s Golden Rule?

By: Steven Jurgensmeyer, Founder/Editor at AllMusicBooks.comIt was a trend started forever ago, in jazz dens, bluegrass festivals and folk haunts. Fans would recordsecretly and not so secretlytheir favorite musicians of the day, who plied their trade set after set, night after night. The Grateful Dead famously took that notion to the Nth...

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...

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...

Trey's Solo Run By The Numbers (And The Video)

Photo: Patrick Jordan @treyanstasioThe three solo and acoustic shows that Trey Anastasio performed last week were indeed a rarity.  Thanks to a handy spreadsheet put together by @bizarchive, let's break down exactly how these fit in with the rest of his solo ouvre.52: number of complete or partial solo and acoustic sets publicly...

Photos / Setlists | Pink Talking Fish & Crosseyed & Phishless @ Park West 3/11/17

By: Tara Gracer PhotographyPink Talking Fish are exactly as advertised. and sometimes a little more.As implied by their name, the band delivered a roller coaster mix of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish covers over two big sets in Chicago on Saturday night.Tara Gracer was on hand to capture all the action from...

FULL SHOW AUDIO & VIDEO | Trey Anastasio Performs 8 Songs Acoustic For First Time In Northampton

Trey Anastasio kicked off a short run of solo and acoustic shows (the first time the format has been used exclusively by the guitarist) last night in Northampton, MA.Wanting to take advantage of the arrangement, Anastasio debuted 8 songs in the acoustic arrangement, including a pair from 2016's Big Boat, and "Tree" from Blue...