This Week in Great Music: 2/28 – 3/6

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There are lots of great shows going on this week, and I probably won’t make it to any of them! Awesome.

Monday, February 28 Robbie Fulks, Nora O’Connor; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation Lady Gaga, Scissor Sisters; United Center. 8 pm, sold out The Low Anthem, Bobby, Daniel Lefkowitz; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 2/28 – 3/6

Concert Review: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Ogden Theatre, 2/25/11

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It’s Ryan Bingham, right? He’s got that nice low raspy busted-down voice, he writes killer lyrics, and he regularly deploys a bottle slide. All of these things are keys to my heart. I don’t know much of his catalog, so when we showed up at the Ogden, we found a . . . → Read More: Concert Review: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Ogden Theatre, 2/25/11

Jeff Tweedy, Rahm Emanuel, Live Nation, Etc.

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So Chicago’s got a new mayor — something that doesn’t exactly have a huge effect on my day to day, but I kept an eye on @MayorEmanuel (NSFW for mountains of profanity) like several thousand other people. I noted it with mild interest when I saw that Jeff Tweedy was doing a benefit for . . . → Read More: Jeff Tweedy, Rahm Emanuel, Live Nation, Etc.

Hooray for Covers: Ashley Arrison’s Britney Spears Medley

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It’s been kind of a ridiculous day over here. Let’s lighten things up with some a folky cover medley of pop songs, one of my favorite types of covers. Yes, I know I’m predictable.

Yep, that’ll do it.

Now back to work.

(Tip of the hat to The Round Table.)

Ashley Arrison: Official . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers: Ashley Arrison’s Britney Spears Medley

Recommended Reading: The Worst Gig

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We’ve already been over the part where Tuesdays are terrible. Some gossip might help!

Music journalist Jon Niccum has started up The Worst Gig, where he posts stories from interviews he’s done about the worst shows bands or musicians have ever played. Artists already up include Gillian Welch, Wilco (interview with John Stirratt), Rufus . . . → Read More: Recommended Reading: The Worst Gig

This Week in Great Music: 2/21 – 2/27

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I’m probably staying in this week and hibernating. There are plenty of great shows to go to, though, for those of you who are in to doing things like leaving the house.

Monday, February 21 Robbie Fulks; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation Buckwheat Zydeco; SPACE. 8 pm, $28-40 Alexi Murdoch, Haley Bonar; Lincoln . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 2/21 – 2/27