CHIRP Playlist: Friday, February 17, 2012

Tweet 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…

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CHIRP Playlist: Friday, December 16, 2011

Tweet Friday was a long, weird day. I retaliated by taking it easy on ye olde internet radio. Lots of banjo and alt-country and songs that I love. Oh yeah, and the Muppets. Thanks to everyone who tuned in. It’s always fun for me to get requests from people who…

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This Week in Great Music: 7/18 – 7/24

Tweet I’ll be at Lincoln Hall to catch the Old 97’s tonight.  They’re one of those bands who I always seem to miss when they come into town.  No more! And while I probably won’t be able to make it, everyone else should go to the Timber Timbre/Marissa Nadler show…

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Album Review: Dave Rawlings Machine, “A Friend of A Friend”

The first show after the release of A Friend of A Friend was at the Melting Point in Athens, Georgia, and I was there. They went on an hour late — because, Rawlings said, he was trying to make a set list and eventually just threw up his hands and figured it’d all work out somehow. The result then, and in every tape I’ve heard and show I’ve seen since, was something only slightly more formal than a jam session — which is important.

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This Week in Great Music: 11/30 – 12/6

Tweet How is it December already? I find this incredibly unfair. I’m not okay with this at all. If you’ve missed out on tickets to The xx on Tuesday, don’t go and pay double face value just to get in to the sold out show.  Tickets are still available for…

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