Ramble in Lieu of Real Content

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Know what’s difficult? Being a music blogger who has a computer with a malfunctioning sound card. In what was perhaps not the brightest of ideas, I decided to pick a week where I knew that free time was at a premium (note to self: never make your own Halloween costume again) to fiddle with . . . → Read More: Ramble in Lieu of Real Content

This Week in Great Music – 10/26 – 11/1

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A little bit of everything in Chicago this week. Rock, electronica, folk, rap, and my guilty pleasure, cheesy pop music. I kind of can’t handle all of the different choices for shows on Thursday, and I have never been so disappointed to have to go to a Halloween party rather than a show on . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music – 10/26 – 11/1

Upcoming Release: Martha Wainwright’s Edith Piaf Record

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In 2007, Rufus Wainwright released his homage to Judy Garland, so now it’s only fair that sister Martha releases her own tribute album to another iconic figure in music history, Edith Piaf. Just as Rufus’ penchant for flair and flamboyance made him a natural to recreate Garland’s Carnegie Hall concert, Martha’s emotive . . . → Read More: Upcoming Release: Martha Wainwright’s Edith Piaf Record

Upcoming Events: Jay Ryan and Andrew Bird (not together, though)

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Animals and Objects In and Out of Water

Gig poster maker extraordinaire Jay Ryan is set to release “Animals and Objects in and Out of Water,” a book showing off some of his favorite work from 2005-2008. The book collects over 100 images of posters and includes information on each print. . . . → Read More: Upcoming Events: Jay Ryan and Andrew Bird (not together, though)

Concert Review: Andrew Bird (Solo Show), Pabst Theatre, 10/17

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After Friday’s wildly successful show at the Pabst, Andrew Bird had little to prove to Saturday’s audience. He admitted that he felt much less pressure, given how well things had gone the night before. For other artists, this might mean that the show gets sloppier, less tight, but not for Andrew Bird. . . . → Read More: Concert Review: Andrew Bird (Solo Show), Pabst Theatre, 10/17

This Week in Great Music – 10/19 – 10/25

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Good morning, internet! I may still be recovering from my Andrew Bird-filled weekend (a review and photos of his second show will be up later), but there is, of course, no rest for the weary. There are several great shows going on this week, including a whole bunch at the newly opened Lincoln Hall; . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music – 10/19 – 10/25