CHIRP Playlist: July 20, 2012

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Well, friends, I took a week off for my great southbound journey, but I’m back. This week’s show featured many of the artists who I saw and enjoyed at the Forecastle Festival.

As always, you can hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: July 20, 2012

Forecastle Festival, Day One

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Abigail Washburn

I’d sworn off outdoor festivals for a little while, once they stopped being fun, but the lineup for Louisville, Kentucky’s tenth annual Forecastle Fest swayed me. The lure of a good road trip was also a bit too good to resist, and so here I am, in a hotel . . . → Read More: Forecastle Festival, Day One

This Week in Great Music: 3/5 – 3/11

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At first, I thought this was going to be the start of the mass exodus of good shows in Chicago, as everyone heads down to Austin for SXSW. And then I looked at the listings and was like, oh, there’s a lot of good stuff going on, most of which I can’t make it . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 3/5 – 3/11

CHIRP Playlist: Saturday, November 26, 2011

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I filled in for my friend Bobby on the radio yesterday afternoon. It was fun. These are the songs I played.

3:55 PM Neil Young Hitchhiker from Le Noise (Reprise) 3:51 PM Monument Monument Full of Life from Call Off the Roses EP (self-released) 3:48 PM Deer Tick Main Street from Divine Providence . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Week in Great Music: 10/3 – 10/9

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Busy week of shows! Don’t forget, you can win tickets to see Those Darlins on Wednesday or Thursday! See this post for information on how to win.

Monday, October 3 Jens Lekman, Geoffrey O’Connor; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $20

Tuesday, October 4 Zee Avi; Schubas. 8 pm, $12 The Mekons; SPACE. 8 pm, $18-30 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 10/3 – 10/9

This Week in Great Music: 8/1 – 8/7

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There’s this little thing called Lollapalooza that’s going on this weekend. I won’t be there this year (unless I happen to find someone selling a very cheap ticket), but I’ll admit that I’m looking forward to not being outside in the heat all day.

Monday, August 1 Robbie Fulks, Robbie Gjersoe; Hideout. 7 pm, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 8/1 – 8/7