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The hardest working man in music, Warren Haynes, is back with the 20th year of his annual Christmas Jam. Though I'd pay a lot of money to go back in time and see all of the canadian tuxedos that people wore in 1988, this year looks like it could be a great event. This year's X-Mas Jam will span...
A few Sundays back, I was among the lucky few to attend the Fleet Foxes show here in Chicago. It was a perfect a show for a Sunday  -- tangible energy from the crowd and melodic music from the band. Yet, I caught Fleet Foxes back in July at Pritzker Pavilion and was a little underwhelmed with the direction...
Earlier this week we let you know about some great things we'll be doing at Metro here in Chicago to help get more and more readers to see great live music. For this Saturday's show featuring two pairs of musicians, Crystal Castles & Lymbyc Systym, we're offering two pairs of tickets. For the first two comments that appear on...
Over the last month or two, My Old Kentucky Blog has been putting together a series of posts that I've been all about, waiting with baited breath for the next. The entire piece of work is called The Ten Commandments Guidelines of Concert Behavior -- I guess they opted out of the overt religious reference but not the colonel...
The last few weeks have been really exciting for LMB especially here in Chicago where both Mitch and I call home. Not only did the blog get its wish -- it has to do with a certain band -- but we've been ironing out a relationship with Metro Chicago to get more and more great music to this city....
Blue-eyed soul has been around forever, white dudes have been trying -- sometimes very successfully -- to replicate the music that poured out of Detroit and Memphis during the 50's and 60's throughout almost every other decade to date. Jamie Lidell may have the most uncommon path to blue-eyed stardom, starting his career as one half of the electronic...
The live music universe is a world filled with ebbs and flows of energy; when things get busy, they really get busy and then there will be a down period. Suffice to say that in Chicago, right when that 90 day limit Lollapalooza puts on its performers finishes, October is busy. Everyone is touring. In addition, there have been...
After hearing of Jim James' unfortunate fall in Iowa City, its a little tough to write about the great time I had catching My Morning Jacket at the Greek Theater a few weeks back. Jim James has such energy and is totally in command when on stage, it is awful to think that he hurt himself doing what he so seemingly...
A happy Monday to everyone! Just spent a full weekend in Chicago for the first time in some time and I am smitten with this city all over again. I saw a great show Saturday, ate some amazing food and though the Cubbies lost, there is a lot of excitement and energy in my surrogate home. In honor of...
Sunday at Monolith was not really a full day. After watching my beloved Redskins -- they won -- and picking my buddy up at the airport it was nearly 6pm and our arrival to Red Rocks was marked by the setting sun. It was a sunny but chilly day for early September, but you can experience all four seasons...

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