This Week in Great Music: 3/28 – 4/3

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Monday, March 28 Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, March 29 City and Colour, Gord Downie; Park West. 7:30 pm, sold out Geronimo!, Kid You’ll Move Mountains, The Soil and the Sun, Brontosaurus; Double Door. 8 pm, $8 Laura Jansen, Umma; Beat Kitchen. 8 pm, $10 Destroyer, The War . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 3/28 – 4/3

Wow, That’s a Good Song: Spirits of the Red City, “As Animal”

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I recently discovered this orchestral folk collective’s 2009 full-length album, Hunter Moon, lurking in one of the many piles of “things to listen to eventually”, and I am sad that it’s taken me so long to find them. They swung through Chicago a few weeks ago, although I was probably sick, or . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Spirits of the Red City, “As Animal”

Recommended Reading: Darren Hanlon on Billy Bragg, and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

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As y’all have probably noticed by now, I like reading about music nearly as much as I like listening to music. In the last couple of days I’ve come across two pieces that are worthy of your attention.

First comes Darren Hanlon, on growing up with Billy Bragg’s Back To Basics:

The words unraveled . . . → Read More: Recommended Reading: Darren Hanlon on Billy Bragg, and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

This Week in Great Music: 3/21 – 3/27

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In my haze of being back to work after a couple of sick days and the weekend, I forgot to put this up earlier. Here it is now. I’m not sure what I’m doing with my music time this week, although I feel like I should try to make it out to . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 3/21 – 3/27

Wow, That’s a Good Song: Dessa, “Into the Spin”

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I’ve written about Minneapolis-based artist Dessa before, who although part of a hip-hop collective continually defies being placed neatly in any one genre. Her newest video for “Into the Spin” highlights that, with Dessa’s fine voice taking the spotlight over sparse instrumentation and layers of backing vocals.

Dessa “Into The Spin” Music Video . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Dessa, “Into the Spin”

Songs For Vision: A Benefit for CHM Research Foundation – March 16 at Schubas

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Still in Chicago while it seems like the rest of the music universe is in Austin? Head to Schubas on Wednesday at 7 pm for a show featuring some stellar local artists and in support of a good cause.

Wednesday’s show, featuring singer-songwriters Jeff Breakey, Donnie Biggins, Jessica Robbins, and . . . → Read More: Songs For Vision: A Benefit for CHM Research Foundation – March 16 at Schubas