Weekly Roundup & Open Thread

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Trash @ SXSW 2007

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
  • 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. performance, check. Show up at 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
  • Phish Friday | Paradiso ’97
    Happy 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. 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…
  • http://freshbread.blogs.com ryan freshbread

    Beirut last night at the Bowery. 4 members (not winn) of the arcade fire came out for the encore. it was sick. rumor has it beirut is recording all 3 shows for a future “Bowery sessions” ep to come out soon.

  • http://freshbread.blogs.com ryan freshbread

    Beirut last night at the Bowery. 4 members (not winn) of the arcade fire came out for the encore. it was sick. rumor has it beirut is recording all 3 shows for a future “Bowery sessions” ep to come out soon.

  • Mark

    Memphis in May/Beale Street Music Festival was hands-down amazing, once I have some free time on my hands in the next few days, I’ll try to submit a review with pictures.

  • Mark

    Memphis in May/Beale Street Music Festival was hands-down amazing, once I have some free time on my hands in the next few days, I’ll try to submit a review with pictures.