Weekly Roundup

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It was a slow week for me on the site as I’ve been preparing for a lot of changes in my personal life lately, but there should be some big stuff coming this week in the live music world. I still owe you guys photos from my final days at SXSW, which at this point are past the point of normal anticipation and therefore should not be anything to get your hopes up about. Still, I’ve been slow to catchup on my blogging duties and we’ll hope to get some more stuff up this week.

In the meantime, catch up on anything you may have missed from last week…

  • Drive-By Truckers @ Terminal 5, New York 3/26/08
    The last Drive-by Truckers show I saw was their stellar Dirt Underneath performance at Bowery Ballroom (photos here). I was stationed front and center for one of the best concerts I saw all year. They were more powerful, unplugged,…
  • Heady Links | Festival Additions Edition
    A few key festivals made some recent additions, so we thought we’d provide some linkage. Alright? Alright… All Good Music Festival has added Mike Gordon, The Avett Brothers, Perpetual Groove and Dark Star Orchestra to its lineup. Uber heady as…
  • Explosions in the Sky | Live in St. Louis 3.29.08
    I am always hesitant to venture out to those medium-size concert venues with a bar in the back — like Metro, Aragon, Riv, Vic, etc. — while in Chicago, if only because it seems like a production to me….
  • Team Band | Beat Kitchen, Chicago 3.27.08
    Team Band – Team Band Anthem (Live) [mp3] Seeing a Team Band show is a participatory experience that is both a pep rally and a book club discussion. It’s as if Team Band is the new Mystery Science Theater…
  • STS9 and Umphrey’s | Dual Summer Bill
    Known to throw together a festival and/or tour with the Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee is joining another heavy hitter this summer on a dual bill. STS9 will be teaming up with Chicago’s prog-rock jamband for 16 dates in the…
  • Lollapalooza 2008 | Headliners Confirmed
    Looks like those previous Lolla 2008 rumors will prove to be correct. Once again, our fav Chicago Sun-Times insider — Jim DeRogatis — has been working his “industry sources.” He’s now confirming that the headliners for Lollapalooza 2008 will…
  • Phish Friday | Clifford Ball Redux with Video
    Editor’s Note: Stay tuned to Live Music Blog this weekend, as we plan to bring you a bonus Phish Friday post to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Phish’s 1998 Island Tour. It will be a serious bonus for all you…
  • Print Tease | The Black Keys – 1982
    This is a preview of the new Print Tease feature on Live Music Blog. Beginning Monday, each week I’ll be looking at a new poster that’s caught my eye, usually for a recent or upcoming gig. Tons of great…
  • Island Tour 10 Year Anniversary | Roundup and CD Giveaway
    Editor’s Note: As we mentioned yesterday, we’re honoring the ten-year anniversary of a legendary set of Phish shows that have become known as the Island Tour. To celebrate the anniversary, we’re featuring a special four-way “group-post” and also offering up…

That last post is of significant importance; we’ve got a giveaway baked into the comments on what you dig most about the famous Phish “Island Tour” run back in 1998. Pass that around to your other Phish buddies to help spread the word. Have a killer week.