Weekly Roundup & Open Thread
Hopefully you weren’t partying too hard and producing too much trash this weekend; I imagine you’d be fairly slow to wake up if you were down at Jazzfest. What else was going on? Feel free to drop some comments and let us know.
Catch up on the last week on Live Music Blog while we all gear up for a long week at work. Let the summer planning begin…
- Podcast #057 | Brothers Past’s Chicago Dance Party
Last weekend I caught Brothers Past at the Beat Kitchen here in Chicago as part of the Green Apple Music Festival. Although I already posted a cursory review of the show, I thought I’d throw together a few highlights to offer a little taste of BP in the process of re-discovering their mojo.
- STS9 | Re:Generation Music Festival
STS9 just announced a small, mini-festival bearing their name and set for July 6-7, 2007 outside of Asheville, NC at Deerfields. The band will be playing two sets each night, and they’ll be welcoming a slew of openers that…
- Taste of Chicago 2007 | Music Lineup Announced
The City of Chicago has announced the music lineup for the ‘Taste of Chicago’ Although it’s no Lollapalooza, this year’s lineup includes a surprising number of interesting acts. A few of the bands that caught my eye include: The Black Crowes, Cracker, Cheap Trick, John Mayer, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Soul Asylum, and Umphrey’s McGee.
- Spinal Tap Reuniting for Live Earth
Reuniting to save the planet, indeed! Spinal Tap, the mock rock group with a penchant for turning things up to 11 and writing beautiful piano ballads called, “Lick My Love Pump,” have announced that they’re returning to the stage…
- NYC’s ‘Rocks Off’ Boat Cruise | 2007 Summer Lineup
photo by muckster Yesterday, I posted the Taste of Chicago’s 2007 concert lineup, and one of our readers commented that he didn’t know of anything similar that happens in NYC. True. I don’t know of any big-time New York…
- Beastie Boys Go Instrumental | More Album Talk From Mike D.
Just a few days ago, I wrote about my love for Beastie Boys instrumentals. I also wrote that I’ve long felt that they should go all-instrumental and tour as some sort of wierd jamband. Well, this is pretty darn close!
- 2007 Austin City Limits Music Festival | Partial Lineup Announced, Rumors
There were 15 artists revealed for the 2007 Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup (through a fan scavenger hunt in the form of a crossword puzzle). So far, simply put — sweet. The annual festival is set for September 14-16…
- Bjork Live from NYC on NPR, May 5
Bjork has made a largely triumphant comeback look easy. Saturday Night Live performance, check. Show up at Coachella and wow everyone, check. Go straight to NYC and wow everyone again, check. Sell out the Chicago date before Justin was able…
- Jam in the ‘Dam 2008
The first three artists (of five) have been announced for Jam in the ‘Dam 2008. Or Jamsterdam as robotic and I like to call it. The three-day music festival at the Melkweg (Milky Way) in the heart of Amsterdam’s…
- Jazzfest 2007 Webcast Schedule
The lineup for the AT&T Blueroom webcast of Jazzfest’s second weekend just got posted. Tune into your PC’s and enjoy… May 5th Lineup* 01:00 PM Theresa Andersson 01:20 PM Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. 01:30 PM Marcia Ball 02:00 PM Buckwheat…
- Phish Friday | Paradiso ’97
Happy Phish Friday, dudes. I’m using today’s Jam in the ‘Dam announcement to return to a widely traded show towards the beginning of 1997 (the year of the funk) — February 17, 1997. Phish was in Europe beginning a full…
- Got Your Saturday MP3 (Right Here)
I recently caught Umphrey’s McGee at the Vic and a recording got posted on the Archive. I figured it fit to share at least one song from it and I can’t promise it’ll be the last; the sound quality…
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