Hooray for Covers! Kye Kye, “With or Without You”

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Here, have a fun indie-tronica (I just made that up) take on U2′s “With or Without You”.

Kye Kye is a Washington-state based quartet of siblings (and one in-law) who make some pretty fun indie/electronic rock music. Singer Olga has a beautiful, breezy voice which works perfectly in this particular arrangement . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers! Kye Kye, “With or Without You”

This Week in Great Music: 5/28 – 6/3

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It’s summer street festival season! Do-Division is going on this weekend, with a pretty stellar lineup of artists all weekend. Head on down to check it out.

Monday, May 28 Kelly Hogan, Scott Lucas and the Married Men; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free Robbie Fulks, Kathleen Keane; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation Netherfriends, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/28 – 6/3

CHIRP Playlist: May 25, 2012

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Here are some songs I played on the radio on Friday night.

As always, you can hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm Central time.

9:54 PM Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things The Lady Has a Bomb from Clean on the Corner . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: May 25, 2012

Hooray for Covers! Folks, “Volcano”

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Here’s another Tumblr find. A very minimal, yet faithful, cover of Damien Rice’s “Volcano”.

I don’t know much about Folks other than that they are named Mandi and Paul and are adorable and both have very beautiful voices.

Their cover of “Volcano” is available as a free download on Bandcamp. Go check it . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers! Folks, “Volcano”

This Week in Great Music: 5/21 – 5/27

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Monday, May 21 Robbie Fulks, the Pussycat Trio; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation Lee “Scratch” Perry, SubAtomic Soundsystem, Illuminati Congo, Impala Sound Champions; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20-25

Tuesday, May 22 M. Ward, Lee Ranaldo Band; the Vic. 7:30 pm, $24 Ane Brun, Gemma Ray, Elin Ruth Sigvardsson; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $14 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/21 – 5/27

CHIRP Playlist: May 18, 2012

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Here are some songs I played on the radio on Friday night.

As always, you can hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm Central time.

9:55 PM Tinariwen Chatma from Amassakoul (Wrasse) 9:50 PM Rob Make It Fast, Make It Slow from Make . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: May 18, 2012