Weekly Roundup | Festival Hangover Edition

Umphrey's McGee @ the Vic

There was quite a bunch going on last week that all culminated nicely with the Green Apple Music Festival. I myself got to hit some good music on both Friday and Saturday night, and it looks like Whit made it out to the Lincoln Park Zoo show yesterday while I competed in my bowling league. We’ll be posting photos and whatnot soon enough, but in the meantime, catch up on the last week’s worth of great posts from the site. Have a killer week, dudes.

  • Rites of Spring 2007 Schedule
    For the live music fans that won’t be attending some variation of Green Apple Music Festival this upcoming weekend, there’s always the Rites of Spring music festival down in Nashville, TN, undoubtedly a sure-fire alternative. Look at their schedule this…
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 | Lineup Update, Round II
    The 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival has released a second round of artists additions, including Klaxons, Menomena, Deerhunter and more…
  • Wilco Road Tests Stuff
    Reuters has a lengthy column up on Wilco and their new album, Sky Blue Sky. Here’s a little snippet I enjoyed… The bulk of ‘Sky Blue Sky’ was tested on the road, where Wilco has thrived since the start of…
  • Rush | 2007 Tour Dates
    When I was in high school, I probably listened to the Rush live album, Exit…Stage Left, more than any of piece of music. Seriously. I never really got a good chance to catch them live at the time and I…
  • LCD Soundsystem | Live on Letterman
    I really haven’t written enough about LCD Soundsystem. Their latest release, Sounds of Silver, not only nabbed a coveted 9.2 on the Pitchfork scale, but it’s been gaining more and more attention on my iPod. They also got a nice write-up in the New York Times, were a key part of that big Lollapalooza lineup announcement last week, and just made their second appearance on David Letterman.
  • New Band to Me: Battles
    Battles – “Atlas” — my new favorite song. What does the crowd think?
  • Hype Machine Radio Is Live | Will it Be Hurt By Internet Radio Royalty Hikes?
    Yesterday, Fred Wilson pointed out that everyone’s favorite mp3 blog aggregator, the Hype Machine, has created a legal streaming service powerred by LoudCity, allowing Hype Machiners the ability to stream tunes that are featured on the site.
  • STS9 Live Concert Broadcast This Week
    STS9 will be broadcasting live over the web from two shows this week. They’re playing Thursday, 4/19 in Alabama and Friday, 4/20 in St. Louis, and both shows will be broadcast through StreamerNet. We are pleased to announce this…
  • Heady Links | Hump Day Edition
    It’s mid-April and we’re already starting to see a slow-down in terms of music festival announcements, so I imagine that most everyone is beginning to plan their Summer fun. That’s always good. As for myself, I’m throwing my hands completely…
  • !!! (Chk Chk Chk) Set to Rock Rock Rock the Free World | Expanded 2007 Tour Dates
    Disco-punk groovers, !!! (aka Chk Chk Chk), have expanded their 2007 touring schedule, charting a massive worldwide tour playing big cities and summer festivals across multiple continents. !!! was part of last week’s big Lollapalooza lineup announcement, and is another disco-punk style band I’ve been getting into lately.
  • Good Hodgkins is Back
    Ryan from Wolf-Notes seemingly awoke from the dead yesterday with some new posts back on Good Hodgkins, his personal music blog before his newer team projects. I tried to do something else for a while—a group blog under a different…
  • Trey Anastasio Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail, Rehab
    Some thoughts on the news that Trey pleaded guilty to drug possession charges…
  • Ticketmaster Sues StubHub | Ticket Industry In-fighting Continues
    Billboard is reporting that Ticketmaster has filed suit against secondary ticket market site, StubHub, over its supposed sale of primary-market tickets.
  • Green Apple Festival Begins Tonight | Dave Matthews, Ozomatli, and Willie Nelson Shows Added
    The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival kicks off tonight, starting a long weekend of concerts and events in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Some additional shows were recently announced, including performances by the following artists: Aqualung, Ozomatli, Zero, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Willie Nelson.
  • eMusic Reaches 300,000 Subscribers | Great, Now How About Improving eMusic Live?
    As CD sales continue to plunge, it’s nice to hear more good news about digital music stores. Congrats to eMusic for reaching 300,000 subscribers, which they announced earlier this week. I really like my eMusic subscription. it provides me with…
  • Phish Friday | Lemonwheel Highlights, Part I
    A few years back, Live Music Blog friend and occasional Phish Friday poster, Stanley T. Roper, made me a CD compilation of the “Best of Lemonwheel.” I always loved those discs, and although I can’t remember the exact tracklisting on those discs, I distinctly remember re-discovering a certain segment on a beautiful Sunday morning back when we lived in Boston: Gumbo > Sanity.
  • Andrew Bird and Apostle of Hustle | 4/20/07 at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre
    We kicked off a pretty packed weekend of music last night with something on the mellower side: Andrew Bird with Apostle of Hustle at the Riviera Theatre.
  • Bjork – “Earth Intruders” from Saturday Night Live
    Bjork – Earth Intruders (Live on SNL) [YouTube] I’m really kicking myself right now after watching my TiVo’d copy of last night’s Saturday Night Live. Bjork was the musical performer and I spaced on getting the Chicago tickets for…
  • Caribbean Holidaze | Jamaica Jammy Jam ’07
    I’m just finishing my photo upload from last night’s Umphrey’s McGee show at the Vic, which was incredible in case you’re curious. It had been way too long since I saw the band, and they really brought some power to…