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ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 04/17/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The Secret History of Chicago Music: The Cave Dwellers The Cave Dwellers never opened for the Beatles—but they did release a ripping single that still sounds great today. by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Kick It! Take this pro-tip from Read more [...]

April 17th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 04/10/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Music Video Of The Day: The Both ‘Milwaukee’ Catch The Both next month when they roll into town at the Metro on May 9. Grab tickets here. [ more › ] The 9 Best Places To Enjoy The Outdoors In Chicago Winter in Chicago is rough but this season has been a special kind of hell, so we can’t wait to fully relish every moment of Read more [...]

April 10th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 04/03/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Foxy Shazam Quietly Releases New Album Recorded With Steve Albini For Free Foxy Shazam banged out an entire album recorded by Steve Albini in just one day last fall. And now they want you to have it for free. [ more › ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: A Song For Sushi Cat This pretty much sums up perfectly what mindset we are Read more [...]

April 3rd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 03/27/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Pencil This In: ‘Back To The Future’ Trilogy At Patio Theater The Patio Theater is getting into the swing of spring with a screening of the entire Back to the Future trilogy starting 5 p.m. March 29. [ more › ] Around Town: Put Into Focus  Today we look at reflections and glass. [ more › ] QUICK SPINS: Death Vessel, Read more [...]

March 27th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 03/20/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The Secret History of Chicago Music: Ernest "Little Son Joe" Lawlers Bluesman Ernest “Little Son Joe” Lawlers was overshadowed by his wife, the great Memphis Minnie, but you might remember his “Black Rat Swing.” by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] Music Video Read more [...]

March 20th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 03/13/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. SXSW 2014, Dispatch #2: Panels, Preatures, Hungarians & Wytches, oh my! A TRAGIC UPDATE: This dispatch was posted just minutes before the Austin Police Department reported that a vehicle ran into the crowd waiting outside the Mohawk at 9th and Red River shortly before the 1 a.m. set by Tyler the Creator was scheduled to start. Read more [...]

March 13th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 03/06/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Rimshots: Powerful stuff from two alt-country hell-raisers Lydia Loveless, Somewhere Else (Bloodshot Records)What a better world we’d live in if America’s teenage girls admired this fearless Ohio cow punk instead of Taylor Swift. As impressive as Indestructible Machine was when she made her Bloodshot debut in 2011, Read more [...]

March 6th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 02/27/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Music Video Of The Day: TLC ‘Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg’ TLC was a vocal part of the 90s female empowered slice of hip hop that ended up influencing many strong minded confident women. [ more › ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Be My Friend, Bill Murray If you get wasted in front of a webcam and post it on YouTube, will Bill Murray Read more [...]

February 27th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 02/20/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Wrangling with the Web, Part Four: How one smart band does it The tools now available to any musician via the digital revolution are both mind-blowing and soul-crushing, and few are the resources to help sort the good from the bad.Canasta is one of the smartest and hardest-working bands on the local music scene, and violinist-vocalist Read more [...]

February 20th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 02/13/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Such Great Heights What happens when you drop a video camera from your skydiving plane and it lands in a pig pen? [ more › ] The Night Vale Glow Cloud Makes Its Way To Chicago Cecil Baldwin and the Welcome To Night Vale crew are bringing their incredibly popular, super creep and darkly hilarious Read more [...]

February 13th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 02/06/2014

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Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Bass Drum of Death Search and Destroy the Empty Bottle Photography credit – Rory O’Connor Bass Drum of Death make swampy garage rock and they do it incredibly well. It makes sense then that they’re from the depths of Mississippi where bluesmen such as RL Burnside call home. Started as solo project by former Fat Possum employee Read more [...]

February 6th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 01/30/2014

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Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Preview: Patty Griffin at Metro, 1/31 On many occasions, my friends have suffered my unrelenting droning on about whatever musical obsession I’d most recently happened upon. I don’t really feel like my yammering was evangelical in intent; I was merely trying to summon the words that could explain the new feelings that had been Read more [...]

January 30th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 01/23/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The Secret History of Chicago Music: Dottie Bee Indomitable big-band singer Dorothy Brady, aka Dottie Bee, retired from a four-decade career 20 years ago–and she turns 90 next week! by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] Music Video Of The Day: Cate Le Bon ‘Puts Me To Work’ Welsh Read more [...]

January 23rd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 01/16/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Preview: Rockin’ Record Bazaar and Beer Blowout @ GMan Tavern 1/26 The Gingerman Tavern, a local favorite for those seeking asylum from the endless sea sports bars in Wrigleyville at 3740 N. Clark, will play host to Uncle Jasper’s Rockin’ Record Bazaar and Beer Blowout on Sunday, January 26. The event brings together a wealth Read more [...]

January 16th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 01/09/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The Secret History of Chicago Music: Arbee Stidham Despite a big hit in 1948 and a career renaissance in the 60s, bluesman Arbee Stidham is all but forgotten today. by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] So Much Bull: Pro Bull Rider Tour Preview At Union Station Thursday The Read more [...]

January 9th, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 01/02/2014

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Gossip Wolf: Ensemble dal Niente cellist Chris Wild drops a solo record Ensemble dal Niente cellist Chris Wild drops a solo record, Chuck Wren celebrates 20 years of American Ska-thic, and more by J.R. Nelson and Leor Galil Gossip Wolf readers might know cellist Chris Wild from Chicago contemporary-­classical Read more [...]

January 2nd, 2014 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 12/26/2013

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Our favorite music of 2013 Six Reader writers, 12 months, 30 picks—and not one list that just rearranges the same records you’ll see everywhere else by Peter Margasak, Miles Raymer, Philip Montoro, Leor Galil, Kevin Warwick and Luca Cimarusti Chicago contemporary classical | Peter Margasak Chicago Read more [...]

December 26th, 2013 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 12/19/2013

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. Musikanto Becomes Crow Moses, Returns From Tour Local folk artist Musikanto has been touring the States as Crow Moses, and he returns Friday for a show at the Cobra Lounge. [ more › ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Such Millionaire With the news today that China is cracking down on the cryptocurrency bitcoin, now might be Read more [...]

December 19th, 2013 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 12/12/2013

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The Secret History of Chicago Music: Georgia Tom Dorsey He his biggest hit as raunchy bluesman Georgia Tom Dorsey, but today he’s known as “the father of gospel music.” by Plastic Crimewave [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Happy Birthday, Buddy When it’s Read more [...]

December 12th, 2013 General Tags: Comments Off

ChiBlog Roundup:Music & Arts 12/05/2013

Our (fairly) regular roundup of Music & Arts related news from Chicago-based web media, featuring thoughts and insight from some of the city’s most dedicated writers. The Best Albums of 2013: 20 to 11 As Greg Kot and I gear up for this weekend’s airing of our favorite episode of Sound Opinions all year—the annual Best-Of Recap—here is part two of my look at my Top 30, starting from the bottom and working toward No. 1.Today: numbers 20 to 11.20. Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows Read more [...]

December 5th, 2013 General Tags: Comments Off