Lots of Chicago related links this week:
A Chicago musician writes and records his way around all 50 states and returns home
Chicago based The AV Club covers the use of Chicago landmark Marina Towers for Chicago band Wilco's cover art for the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album
Friends of The Barn and Chicago blues-rock staples have a new album coming out and you can stream it from their website
Sir Paul arrives in Chicago next week -- here are some excerpts of interviews he's given over the years with Trib
I love the little touches that The Onion provides in its stories to add to the reality... big points for name dropping Chicago club The Empty Bottle
And elsewhere in the country...
Beavis and Butthead return
NPR lists five jazz artists on class pop and rock songs
This one made the rounds on the interwebs this week, but is too good not to put in our weekly roundup. Chuck Klosterman once again lays down some truth in explicating a nine minute television performance of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein"
And these videos clearly didn't take place in Chicago, since the Chicago doesn't seem to be in the Allmans' plans much anymore. But, I'm a sucker for these guest filled performances...