Weekly Roundup

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Yeasayer @ Schubas, Chicago

Plenty of action of LMB this week thanks to our new crew of writers. In case you missed something, read on to get a list of what we put up this week. And stay tuned for some good stuff this week…

  • Drymount! | How Sweet it is
    The biggest rock poster show to hit the East Coast in a long while kicks off next Wednesday, February 6th. Sweet: The Graphic Beauty of the Contemporary Rock Poster opens at the University of Maryland Art Gallery with a number…
  • The Dead Reunite for Barack Obama Today
    In case you missed this news announced late last week… The Grateful Dead, the San Francisco cult rock band that has played at political events since the 1960s, will reunite on Monday for the first time in four years to…
  • Ahnald! | Dan Deacon’s Ultimate Reality
    Last Friday night I took a short walk down the street from my apartment to the cozy Lakeshore Theater so as to pay homage to one of the most amazing figures of my generation. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger raised me up…
  • Mountain Jam 2008 Lineup Announced
    The first sign of spring rolled in last week, as Mountain Jam (May 30 – June 1) announced their initial lineup. Each year, Warren Haynes programs a great slate of bands, and this year he hit a number of my…
  • Green Apple Music Festival Expands Even More This Year
    One event that didn’t get nearly enough play last year on Live Music Blog is the annual upcoming late-April celebration of Earth Day and the Green Apple Music Festival. The first year in NYC started it off, then it…
  • Chandeliers @ Subterranean, Chicago 1.31.08
    When I spoke with Dianogah a couple of weeks ago, they mentioned they had little to do with the Chicago music scene. Although they recorded in Chicago, it was more of a necessity due to where they lay their…
  • Bonnaroo 2008 Lineup Announced
    The Bonnaroo 2008 lineup just got announced late last night. The headliners of the festival are surprises to me — I purposely avoided any rumor mill this year — and I’m sure they’ll be surprises to the mainstream contingent that…
  • STS9 at Congress Theater, Chicago 2.1.08
    STS9 blew into Chicago last Friday night on the tail of the city’s biggest storm of the winter and at the end of their own tour that crossed northwestern two thirds of the country. Chicago was definitely the biggest…
  • I, Too, Am Now A Yeasayer
    Yeasayer – 10.20.2007 at the Fader Sideshow [Baeblemusic.com] Regardless of how close you can be to the world of emerging artists and 20 press releases in your inbox every day, there are still bands that will continue to evade…
  • One Final Thursday: Marco Benevento, Reed Mathis Andrew and Brad Barr at Sullivan Hall
    Photo © Nicholas Tolson I haven’t read the book but thanks to Oprah Winfrey I’ve been led to believe that sportswriter Mitch Albom used to spend Tuesdays with his ailing mentor Morrie. This past January in New York, Sullivan…
  • SXSW 2008 | Showcase List Posted
    The 2008 SXSW Music Festival showcase list was officially posted and we’ve updated our original lineup post. Get yourself a big ass cup of coffee and get your read on….
  • Focus Hocus Pocus Docus Mocus Badocus…
    Focus – Hocus Pocus (live ’73) [YouTube] I’m posting this for no other good reason except the fact that Fake Steve Jobs posted it the other day and gave a hilarious intro for the video……
  • Phish Friday | Who the hell is Guy Forget?
    For today’s Phish Friday, I thought we’d drop a little jam or two that definitely gets categorized in the Epic Jam Vehicle section of the band’s history, with that jam vehicle in question being the always-evident-in-the-later-setlists-jam: Piper. This “Piper” is…
  • Lotus Live in C-Ville | Sweaty SatelliteThrowdown
    Lotus charged through Charlottesville last night and threw down a hot and sweaty dance party at the Satellite Ballroom…a perfect show for getting a little silly for my birthday. As a result of that b-day silliness, I’m not feeling…