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By Sarah on February 28, 2010
While I fuss about, trying to upload photos and write reviews of the past two nights’ worth of concerts, have a little mixtape of some of my favorite songs/artists from this past month.
Posted in Monthly Mixes | Tagged amos the transparent, april smith, butch walker, elizabeth and the catapult, ellie goulding, greg laswell, joe pug, justin townes earle, mumford & sons, nneka, rilo kiley, rocky votolato, the black atlantic | 2 Responses
By Sarah on February 26, 2010
Vocalist Jonathan Chandler reminds me at times of Greg Laswell. This is a good thing. I also enjoy their track “After all that, it’s come to this”, which features Amy Millan, but I couldn’t find it on Youtube. Go look for it, you’ll like it.
By Sarah on February 22, 2010
A very solid lineup this week, including a handful of free shows! You’ll be able to find me on Friday at Schubas for Rocky Votolato, and on Saturday at Lincoln Hall for Joe Pug/Justin Townes Earle. If you’re going to either of those shows, come say hi! Monday, February 22 Jack’s Mannequin, Fun, Vedera; House […]
Posted in Upcoming Events | Tagged alec ounsworth, alkaline trio, basia bulat, bobby birdman, cataldo, catie curtis, chickenfat klezmer orchestra, cubby bear wrigleyville, cursive, daniel knox, derek nelson, duke's bar, el perro del mar, empty bottle, evanston space, ezra furman and the harpoons, fire zuave, fun, glorious vapors, hideout, house of blues, jack's mannequin, joe pug, josh caterer, justin townes earle, katie stelmanis, laura veirs and the hall of flames, madison violet, matthew kerstein, metro, mike maimone & the mutts, mike mangione and his band, mndr, museum of contemporary art, nico vega, old believers, old town school of folk music, port o'brien, portugal. the man, puerto muerto, robbie fulks, rocky votolato, schubas, suns, taken by trees, the dear and departed, the dig, the soundtrack of our lives, tinariwen, todd kessler and the new folk, vedera, yacht
By Sarah on February 18, 2010
Is the song a literal story about the effects of mental illness? Is it a metaphor for something? Is it just some damn good storytelling? I don’t know. The armchair psychologist in me is fascinated by the song, regardless of its origins. The music lover in me thinks that it’s a fantastic showcase for April Smith’s amazing voice.