Concert Reviews

There is nothing quite like a concert to really show you how powerful music can be. It’s a long standing tradition for humans to gather to one place to hear music, long before any form of amplification was ever invented, and the tradition will always carry on through the musicians, venues, bookers, managers, bartenders, and roadies who keep this business running and get fans in the door.

Lollapalooza 2006 | Day One, Review, Photos

Whoever the hell this red blazer guy was -- I don't care -- he was awesome! He danced along with a few of the...

10,000 Lakes Festival | Mini-Review

Enjoy a mini-review of 10KLF from reader David S and make sure you check out all of our 10KLF coverage so far by clicking...

10,000 Lakes Festival | Day Two

Continuing on with our in-depth coverage of the 10,000 Lakes Festival this year, enjoy Kane's review of Day Two and keep checking back for...

2006 10KLF Review | Day One

Thanks for Dave Weissman, Live Music Blog was able to send two lucky dudes to see the 2006 10,000 Lakes Music Festival and report...

2006 10KLF Review | Day One

Thanks for Dave Weissman, Live Music Blog was able to send two lucky dudes to see the 2006 10,000 Lakes Music Festival and report...

Trey, Mike & the Duo in Chicago | Eh?

Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon w/ the Benevento/Russo Duo Charter One Pavillion July 20, 2006 Chicago, IL I'll be honest -- I really tried to silence and suppress all...

Peaches Poetry

Photo © The Crimson Cat A buddy I work with went and saw Peaches on Monday at the Vic. He said that she started...

Benevento/Russo Duo – ‘Play Pause Stop’

Benevento/Russo Duo Play Pause Stop © 2006, Reincarnate Music I've been samplin' the latest album from the Benevento/Russo Duo over the past couple days and I've been...

I’m Down with the Slip, too…

Jim James on The Slip (from Rolling Stone)... I usually don't like bands when I see them live for the first time. But this trio...

My Morning Jacket @ Summerfest, Taste of Chicago

Yesterday (on our nation's day of independence), I went down to the Taste of Chicago to sample some free My Morning Jacket and soak...

Seu Jorge and Amadou & Mariam @ Millennium Park

LMB Reader Rob went to see Seu Jorge the other night at Pritzger Pavillion at Millennium Park and had this to share... I went to...

My Morning Jacket and the Boston Pops | Reviews

When I first reported back on My Morning Jacket joining the Boston Pops for two days in June, these are the reviews that I...

Thoughts from the Radiohead show in Chicago

It's days like this that I love the fact that I started this blog. From reader Vdub... Radioheads 2nd night performance in Chicago was life changing....

Arctic Monkeys @ Roseland Ballroom | Links

Photo © Fred Wilson Fred Wilson went to the Arctic Monkeys the other night at the Roseland Ballroom and had this to say... There was no...

Bonnaroo 2006 | Roundup

Bonnaroo 2006 is underway, the webcast is starting today at 12:30pm CST, and people are already writing in on the festivities. I'm hoping to have...

Brain Damanged Eggmen | Lollapalooza After-Show Preview

At Jam Cruise 4 this past January, members of Umphrey's McGee and the Disco Biscuits got together for the beginning of a very fruitful...

CONCERT RECAP: Tea Leaf Green @ Park West, Chicago 6.3.06

Tea Leaf Green June 3, 2006 Park West Chicago, IL Man…Tea Leaf Green can really kill it. They came into Chicago and simply delivered their A+ game—for the...

Sasquatch 2006 | Mini Review

Samantha went to Sasquatch 2006 and had some thoughts to share with us... Just a quick blurb re: Sasquatch 2006. Just came back to work,...

Tea Leaf Green @ Park West | Roll Call

Tonight, Tea Leaf Green is playing at Park West in Chicago and I'll be in attendance (thank you for the press passes, Madison House)....

Secret Machines at the Metro

Secret Machines May 13, 2006 Midnight Metro Chicago, IL It was darker-than-all-get-out! at the Secret Machines midnight show at the Metro this past Saturday night. The show was...

Lotus – ‘Strength of Weak Ties’

Lotus Strength of Weak Ties © 2006; Harmonized I wrote the beginning of the review a couple days back while commuting home. I find that if...

Monday Linkers

Stereogum rounds up the Rolling Stones in China concert from the other day. The comments on the thread are pretty funny... I've updated the...

Jam in the ‘Dam 2006

Enjoy my thoughts on the Jam in the 'Dam festival, easily a good excuse to get yourself to Amsterdam to visit that magical city....

Stuff

Here is some stuff I'm catching up on reading... The Beatles are on MySpace. The world comes full circle. Blogcritics reviews Belle & Sebastian and...

Tuesday Links

Wired profiles their seven best sci-fi albums of all time. Kraftwerk's The Man-Machine made the list. Nice. Cokemachineglow reviews the Secret Machines' Ten...

Monday Links

Muzzle of Bees has a Nada Surf / Rogue Wave review up from Saturday night's show. Music (for robots) makes the SXSW download page look...

The M’s Release a Record with a Party

The blog below is by Brent Kado, a new friend of the Live Music Blog. I've caught his blog FlowFeel just recently and...

Yonder Mountain String Band – Mountain Tracks: Volume 4

Yonder Mountain String Band Mountain Tracks: Volume 4 &copy: 2006, Frog Pad Records For my brief tenure as the Live Music Blog, I've never felt the need...

Free Association (kinda) with Keller & the Keels – “Grass”

Keller & the Keels Grass &copy: 2006, Sci Fidelity A couple weeks back, I was fortunate enough to get a copy of Keller Williams and the Keels'...

Del Rey at the Empty Bottle

Del Rey Feb. 13, 2006 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL I'm going to skip reviewing Mice Parade, the actual headliner at Monday night's show, for lack of words other...

STS9 / Toubab Krewe Shake the HOB

STS9 Toubab Krewe February 10, 2006 House of Blues, Chicago, IL I have to admit that my anticipation for this show was extremely high. The last time I...

Review Roundup

It's 5:00 p.m. on Monday and it's time for you to quit working... We're beginning a review-heavy week at the Live Music Blog. I'm...

Phil Lesh & Friends at the Beacon | Friday #2

Live Music Blog would like to welcome a new guest-blogger to the site, David Goldstein, a frequent contributor over at Cokemachineglow.com. He can...

Phil Lesh & Friends at the Beacon | Friday #1

Written by Brian Mundy... Phil Lesh & Friends February 10, 2006 Beacon Theater, NYC Ryan Adams is an extremely talented songwriter. One can easily understand Phil Lesh’s admiration...

My First Tea Leaf Green Show

Tea Leaf Green The Lymbyc Systym February 4, 2006 Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL For anyone that's followed this blog for the past few months, you'd know that there's...

moe. Disco Biscuits, Please…

moe. Disco Biscuits February 3, 2006 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL We all know how exciting weekend concerts can be, especially for all working-class professionals that put in 40 hours...

Reflection from the Dave Matthews Caribbean Cruise Getaway

Just this past weekend, Dave Matthews and Friends hosted their first ever cruise festival, much in the same vein as Jam Cruise. It...

Akasha at the Tonic Room, Chicago, 2/1/06

There's just something so weird to me about being able to catch great live music every single day of the week. It's actually...

Friday Links

Death Cab for Cutie and Franz Ferdinand announced their U.S. tour yesterday. EARVOLUTION has a Broken Social Scene review from their first night in NYC. In...

Tea Leaf Green Brings The Heat to Michigan

Today, we welcome yet another guest-blogger to the Live Music Blog fray: John Mellgren. His first review here is a run-through of...

Dialogue, The Felix Culpa and Hanalei at the Metro

On Saturday night, I ventured out in the Chicago wilderness to catch Dialogue, The Felix Culpa, Hanalei and Wax on Radio play at the...

Broken Social Scene Collectively Rock Webster Hall

Live Music Blog is happy to welcome Brian Mundy, a first-time guest-writer but definitely a long-time reader and friend of the site. Here's...

Monday Links

brooklynvegan has photos from the Broken Social Scene show at Webster Hall on Friday. Music snob Chris has a review. Chris K. has updated...

Heady Links

I'm going to start saying "That's my balls" this year. I mean, I need something newer than your typical "YEAH!" in my very...

Heady Links

Has anyone been to Nakava in Boca Raton, FL? This is the first Kava bar that I'm aware of in the continental U.S....

The Nebraska Project Roundup

As you can see in the picture, Bruce Springsteen jammin' on stage with a baby (Harry Chapin's grandson held by mother Jen Chapin), was...

Heady Links

Now Playing: Piney's Apples #1 (Tea Leaf Green's first podcast) Variety reviews the Lincoln Center Sufjan Stevens show from the weekend. (via) Download this...

Umphrey’s McGee and Keller Williams Take Down Chicago

Umphrey's McGee Keller Williams December 30-31, 2005 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL My immune system certainly picked a good time to quit working right; suddenly I'm blasted with a nice...

Heady Links

Yesterday (after the site redesign launch), I had to fix a bug on the individual posts regarding the "remember me" checkbox. It wasn't...

Heady Links

Follow along as i guess i'm floating previews a new artist from SXSW every week in anticipation for the upcoming 2006 SXSW Music Festival....

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