Weekly Roundup

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It was too nice of a weekend here in Chicago so I didn’t spend much time on the computer or the blog this weekend. I’ve got a bunch of stuff to catch up on, though. I saw that fantastic Yeasayer / Man Man show last Wednesday and then caught Rogue Wave on Friday night; both shows were fantastic. We’ve also got a new podcast coming this week, so that’s cool, too.

In the meantime, check out our posts from last week after the jump.

  • Print Tease | Spoon – strawberryluna
    By all accounts Spoon are a pretty good band to work with. That’s probably why they’ve had a number of posters done for them — a lot of really good posters. Everyone from Aesthetic Apparatus to Todd Slater to…
  • My Morning Jacket | 2008 Tour Dates and News
    We’ve recently seen a slew of new announcements from My Morning Jacket — the big rock band we love to love. Gearing up for the release of their much-anticipated Evil Urges, the band will perform on Saturday Night Live…
  • Heady Links | Spring and Summer Tour Dates Edition
    Lots of Spring and Summer tour dates are getting announced, so that means it’s time for some heady linkage: The Black Crowes have lined up a 90-city tour bonanza Death Cab for Cutie tour dates — I dig the new…
  • A Call to Action | HeadCount Documentary
    In a piece we posted last week about the live music community’s activism and charity, we mentioned the non-partisan not-for-profit, HeadCount, that works to register new voters and educate live music fans about the importance of voting. The organization, in…
  • Austin City Limits | 2008 Lineup Announced
    Perhaps you’ve had enough festival lineups to last you for the next few years, but here’s yet another one worth checking out… The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival has revealed its massive 2008 lineup, and it’s really quite…
  • White Denim, Tapes ‘n Tapes | Metro, Chicago 4.11.08
    White Denim One thing I love about SXSW is the inevitable “discovery,” that one band that you’ll stumble across almost by accident and end up falling in love with. White Denim was one of those bands for me this…
  • Widespread Panic Closing Bonnaroo 2008
    We’ve gotten a bunch of festival updates lately as the summer vacation planning starts to heat up, and we’ll probably do a post on that random stuff sometime in the next day or so. I didn’t want to wait on…
  • The Union Forever | The Online Cinema
    Last week saw the announcement that the National would be releasing a DVD chronicling the making of their most recent album, Boxer. Directed by Vincent Moon, the documentary should bring some of his visual aesthetic to a larger audience…
  • Umphrey’s McGee Benefit Concert SBD on the Archive
    A week or so ago, Umphrey’s McGee played a benefit concert in Dekalb, IL to raise money for the memorial fund setup for the tragedy that occurred back on Feb. 14. Just the other day following up the show, they…
  • Grace Potter, Backyard Tire Fire Do Sun Studio
    Backyard Tire Fire – “Honey to a Bee” [Blip.tv] If you haven’t caught wind of the Sun Studio Sessions news yet, let me fill you in a bit. I chat from time to time with Jeff Davidson and David…
  • Green Apple Music Festival Webcasts
    Nice. iClips is going to be webcasting the free Green Apple Music Festival shows taking place this weekend. Tonight marks the unofficial start of the third annual Green Apple Music Festival, and there are eight cities participating in free shows…
  • Phish Friday | Scotty B’s First Show
    For today’s Phish Friday, I wanted to feature and highlight a fantastic post I read the other day over at Hidden Track, the Glide Magazine blog. We don’t link to those guys nearly enough, especially lately. The content that these…