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By Sarah on May 31, 2010
This Week in Great Music: 5/31 – 6/6
Posted in Upcoming Events | Tagged amanda palmer, antibalas, brighton ma, broken bells, c.a.r.m.a., carl hauck, chicago theatre, corey chisel and the wandering sons, d. rider, erykah badu, evanston space, evelyn evelyn, goose island wrigleyville, green sugar, house of blues, how far to austin, hum, iris dement, janelle monae, jason isbell and the 400 unit, jason webley, jewel, joe firstman, josh hoge, julia nunes, kip moore, lincoln hall, marianne keith, mathien, millennium park, musikanto, n.e.r.d., park west, quieting syrup, schubas, subterranean, sxip shirey, the good life, the morning benders, the very best, the vic, tortoise, tricia scully, venna, volcano!, zach pietrini and the broken bones
By Sarah on May 30, 2010
The Low Anthem’s album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, came out in 2009 (2008, if you count the album’s self-release), but I’ve only recently discovered it, and now I’m wondering how I managed to miss out on this album for almost a year. This is “Charlie Darwin”, the track which kicks off the whole album, which is sad and gorgeous and haunting.
By Sarah on May 27, 2010
Marcus Mumford has one of the more interesting voices in music right now. It’s rough and creaky and weary beyond his years, but it fits the band’s brand of folk music. From the very first song, all the way through their encore of “Whispers in the Dark”, the band wowed the crowd with their intensity, sheer joy of playing, and, yes, even their dry British wit.
By Sarah on May 26, 2010
While I’m finishing my show writeup (spoiler alert: AWESOME), have this clip of Mumford & Sons performing “The Cave” at Chicago’s WXRT.
By Sarah on May 25, 2010
From the opening strains of â€œCrutch & Caneâ€, itâ€™s easy to see that Peter Wolf Crier, the Minneapolis-based group consisting of Peter Pisano (vocals, guitar) and Brian Moen (percussion, vocals), is on to something special.
By Sarah on May 24, 2010
This week might as well be known as the Week of Great Shows that I Can’t Go to Because I Have to Prepare for People to Come Install New Carpet. Home ownership is not always worth it, let me tell you.
Posted in Upcoming Events | Tagged allstate arena, am, april smith and the great picture show, besnard lakes, bully in the hallway, carole king, cullen's, depaul men's a cappella, derek nelson, donnie biggins, double door, eluvium, extreme measures, hideout, holy ghost!, how far to austin, james taylor, jill scott, josh rouse, judson claiborne, julianna barwick, lcd soundsystem, lincoln hall, maxwell, men in drag, metro, millennium park, mumford & sons, nathaniel rateliff, nora o'connor, ornery little darlings, pieta brown, robbie fulks, rosemont theatre, sadhu sadhu, schubas, shapers, shot baker, smoking popes, the middle east, the ponys, the tallest man on earth, thee silver mt. zion memorial orchestra, uncommon ground, united center, waco brothers, yellowhammers