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REVIEW / PHOTOS / VIDEO | The Last Waltz 40 @ Chicago Theatre 4/9/17

Words: Tim Kelly | Photos: Howard Greenblatt | Video Nunu ZomotThe Last Waltz was The Bands swan song.  The legendary final concert for a band so elemental that they simply called themselves The Band took place on Thanksgiving Day 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.  The show included guest appearances by...

VIDEO: Dr. John Reimagines What A Wonderful World

Dr. John plays a pair of shows this week at Chicago's City Winery. Here are a pair of vids (courtesy ofNunu Zomot) that showcase what he's up to from last nights show. He finishes the run on Friday night.A swinging rendition of the Louis Armstrong staple "What A Wonderful World" that truly recasts the...

Baker's Dozen - 13 Favorite Albums Of 2012

The 2012 Bakers Dozen by @WeirScrewedAll in all, 2012 was a pretty decent year in music. Some new acts burst onto the scene and some veteran artists returned with new offerings. This list of thirteen albums represents some of what I have been listening to and enjoying this year. By no means is this list all-inclusive, it...

These Are My Jams, Volume One

This Is My Jam is a simple social music service that has really grabbed my attention and added a new dimension to the music that I share via The Barn Presents. The premise is that there is one song -- your jam -- that you choose to share with the world for (up to) six...

Rock Fan's Guide To The Ravinia 2012 Season: Dr. John, Jimmy Cliff, Tedeschi Trucks, CSN & More

Thursday, April 26th, tickets go on sale for the Summer 2012 season of Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Programmers there are usually pretty good about sprinkling in a handful of pop and rock shows to the classical heavy lineup and this year is no exception. No, it's not the best place for sitelines (unless you have...