CHIRP Playlist: Friday, March 30, 2012

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Last night’s show had a bit of a quiet theme to it for a while, thanks to my nursing a headache for most of it. There was also a set of bluegrass songs, a tribute to the late, great Earl Scruggs.

Hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, March 30, 2012

A Tribe Called Red, “A Tribe Called Red”

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This week we lost Earl Scruggs, Adrienne Rich, and Harry Crews. I’ve been feeling pretty low.

But the best thing to happen to me this week was seeing this post over at Native Appropriations about A Tribe Called Red, a DJ collective out of Ottawa. Here’s how they describe themselves:

In 2008, DJ’s NDN . . . → Read More: A Tribe Called Red, “A Tribe Called Red”

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny, “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose”

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There’s something uniquely British-sounding about Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose. It’s unsurprising, then, that she’s opened for many top Brit acts lately, as her music fits in with the rest of the folk revivalists, though there’s more of an edge to her music than you’d expect. There’s whimsy in Beth Jeans Houghton’s airy . . . → Read More: Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny, “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose”

This Week in Great Music: 3/26 – 4/1

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I’m finally seeing Melissa Ferrick in concert, this Saturday night at SPACE. That’s all I need to keep me striving for the end of the week.

Monday, March 26 Meh?

Tuesday, March 27 El Ten Eleven, In Tall Buildings; SPACE. 8 pm, $10-18

Wednesday, March 28 Fanfarlo, Gardens & Villa; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 3/26 – 4/1

Concert Review: Andrew Bird; Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI, 3/24/12

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Andrew Bird hasn’t been back to Milwaukee since his stint of two shows there in 2009, so he was greeted by a very enthusiastic crowd at the Riverside Theater on Saturday night. He emerged on the stage with a new addition to his many-layered outfit, a red hat, another . . . → Read More: Concert Review: Andrew Bird; Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI, 3/24/12

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, March 23, 2012

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Did you miss me? I sure missed being in the studio. I had to remember what all the buttons do.

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

9:53 PM The Dresden Dolls Delilah from Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner) 9:50 PM Erin Passmore . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, March 23, 2012