Wow, That’s A Good Song: Mbira DzeNhaira, “Toputika Neshungu”

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Here’s your gorgeous for the day. The professor in the music class I’m taking this semester started off this morning with this video, and I’m considering skipping the rest of the day to watch it over and over.

Mbira DzeNhaira is a mbira orchestra from Zimbabwe, and they have an album available on . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s A Good Song: Mbira DzeNhaira, “Toputika Neshungu”

This Week in Great Music: 1/30 – 2/5

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A bit of a late start today due to some hosting issues, but never mind. Concert landscape this week is a little thin, but I’m sure you all will find ways to enjoy yourselves. Let me know what I missed!

Monday, January 30 Robbie Fulks, The Pussycat Trio; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 1/30 – 2/5

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 27, 2012

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Hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm Central time. It’s awesome.

9:55 PM Jakob Olausson Keep the Sky from Falling from Morning & Sunrise (De Stijl) 9:51 PM The Dresden Dolls Ultima Esperanza from No, Virginia (Roadrunner) 9:47 PM Danger Mouse & . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 27, 2012

First Aid Kit, “The Lion’s Roar”

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Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna S√∂derberg return with their second full-length album, a collection of simple indie-folk songs which feature their well-matched vocals above all else. Beyond the lyrics and the songwriting — none of the lyrics are particularly groundbreaking — their voices are the real draw on this album. They’ve been . . . → Read More: First Aid Kit, “The Lion’s Roar”

This Week in Great Music: 1/23 – 1/29

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I’ll be at Schubas on Wednesday for Cheyenne Marie Mize, and Lincoln Hall the next day for Kathleen Edwards. I’ll be the lady with a camera, looking very tired and surly. Say hi if you see me.

Monday, January 23 Meh.

Tuesday, January 24 Kevin Hearn & Thinbuckle; Schubas. 8 pm, $10-12 Kevin O’Donnell . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 1/23 – 1/29

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 20, 2012

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9:53 PM Retribution Gospel Choir Poor Man’s Daughter from 2 (Sub Pop) 9:49 PM The Black Keys Little Black Submarines from El Camino (Nonesuch) 9:45 PM La Oreja de Van Gogh Cometas Por El Cielo from Cometas Por El Cielo (Sony) 9:41 PM The xx Crystalised from xx (Young Turks) 9:37 PM Chris . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 20, 2012