This Week in Great Music: 2/27 – 3/4

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Lots of great music this week, including plenty of local artists for your enjoyment. I’ll be at Whitehorse at Schubas on Saturday, and may make time after my radio show on Friday to head to the Empty Bottle for The Twilight Sad. Their new album is really fantastic.

Monday, February 27 Robbie . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 2/27 – 3/4

Dr. Ralph Stanley Gets A Birthday Post

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Today is the 85th birthday of Dr. Ralph Stanley, who loomed large and mythological over my childhood. In honor of his birthday, here’s something I wrote when I went to go see him in Boulder last July — about three months after I knew I was leaving Colorado to return to the South, and . . . → Read More: Dr. Ralph Stanley Gets A Birthday Post

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, February 24, 2012

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I played for an extra hour, got a ton of requests, and worked in a showtune. Friday night’s show was a real winner.

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

9:54 PM Isidore Oh My Sky from Life Somewhere Else (Communicating . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, February 24, 2012

This Week in Great Music: 2/20 – 2/26

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Teenage me is super excited about that Promise Ring show on Saturday. Grown-up me is super sad about not being able to go to shows every night. Story of my life, y’all.

Monday, February 20 Robbie Fulks, Kelly Hogan; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation Royal Baths, The People’s Temple, Absolutely Not; Empty Bottle. . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 2/20 – 2/26

Wow, That’s a Good Song: Alexis Gabriel, “Foolish”

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This is my friend Alexis, doing her own one-woman-band-looping-station-awesomeness thing. I’ve known Alexis for a while now, thanks to waiting in line for Andrew Bird concerts and going on wacky roadtrips, and I was super thrilled to find out that she is also a very awesome musician. Check out her new song, “Foolish”, and . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Alexis Gabriel, “Foolish”

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, February 17, 2012

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I got a request from my parents this week. Bet you can guess which one it is.

Next Friday, I’m on for an extra hour. You can hear me on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 7 – 10 pm Central time next week.

9:55 PM Damien Jurado Nothing is the News from Maraqopa (Secretly . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, February 17, 2012