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.

The Duo Does Wicker Park

Benevento/Russo Duo Saturday, July 30, 2005 Wicker Park Music Festival Chicago, IL The Duo came out and tuned up right at 6:15 p.m. Most street festivals like...

Chicago Brings the Heat to Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza looks to have gone off without a hitch. The heat was probably an issue for everyone there, but I'm not really seeing...

Big Summer Classic Brings the Sumo-Chop to Schaumburg

After a debate over whether or not I'd drive or take the train there, Katie and I agreed that travel to Schaumburg from our...

JusTin Goes BIG in Schaumburg

There's nothing better than opening up the envelopes containing your latest round of ticket orders. Ooooh! Ahhhhh! I'm psyched for...

Keller Williams – Sight Club

Keller Williams Sight © 2005 -- Red Distribution, InWhen I received my copy of Sight, the new DVD release by one-man virtuoso Keller Williams, I was...

Bonnaroo Roundup v2

Update: Check out this great Bonnaroo photo gallery posted over at Glide Magazine. Huzzah Adam Foley! Billboard.com has posted their reviews of Bonnaroo...

One Step Closer Reviews Itself

String Cheese Incident One Step Closer © 2005 SCI Fidelity RecordsThe first thing I thought of when I started listening to the new String Cheese Incident...

Bad Timing for Blue Merle

Blue Merle Burning in the Sun © 2005 Island RecordsI came across a copy of Blue Merle's Burning in the Sun recently, and I have to...

News Flash: Kraftwerk Likes Machines, Robots

Kraftwerk Saturday, June 4, 2005 Riveria Theater Chicago, IL For me, this was a life-altering experience. It was probably the most visually-stunning show/performance that I've ever seen...

Best Show of My Life

I just got back from Kraftwerk at the Riveria. It was beyond unbelievable. I think I want to rename this blog to...

Gumbo Blues at its Finest

Mofro Lochloosa © 2004 Fog City Records I was so happy when I actually learned more about Mofro, all by default once I got this album. ...

Dark Star Orchestra: A True Memorial Day

What a strange and eerie coincidence... On the same weekend that I saw the Phish cover band Phix for the first time ever, the greatest...

2005 Jammys Funniness

Update: Download the torrent here. Also, Jambands.com has posted one very great photo gallery on the event, check it out here. ...

Heeeee’s Back

People took the break-up of the Popular Rock Band Phish in many different ways. Most fans -- well, fanatics, really -- inevitably went through...

Langerado Roundup

Here's a small guide to all the great Langerado stuff that's been posted already. This definitely looked like a good time; it looks...

controlling the famous: cd release show

I may as well have been in a beehive. There is so much area buzz about up-and-comers, Controlling the Famous, it was crazy....

SHOW RECAP: Keller Williams @ Riveria Theater, Chicago, IL 3.5.05

Unfortunately, this was one of the only shows I've been to in the past year or so that has actually started on time. ...

REVIEW: Vida Blue at the Fillmore DVD

Last night, I cracked open my new Netflix arrivals and popped Vida Blue with the Spam Allstars: Live at the Fillmore DVD. Somewhat relying...

STS9 Sells Out

STS9 :: February 12, 2005 House of Blues :: Chicago, IL I just got back from one packed House of Blues tonight. The problem was,...

CONCERT REVIEW: Sam Bush & Ekoostik Hookah @ Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH 1.22.05

Yes it is true, we do have guest bloggers!! And I guess I'll be the first one to speak up. Last weekend I had...

lip-syncing midgets! wild acrobatics!

Umphrey's McGee :: December 31, 2004 Riveria Theater :: Chicago, IL Previously: Sister Christian! Panama! This show was so exciting to get to, even more...

sister christian! panama!

Umphrey's McGee :: December 30, 2004 Riveria Theater :: Chicago, IL My jaw is still dropped, even after sleeping nine hours. You've got to love...

umphrey’s mcgee side show 12.17.04 schuba’s, chicago, il

With Chicago becoming bitterly cold, I was unbelievably happy when Umphrey's McGee announced that Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinniger would be putting on an...

backyard tire fire at griffin’s

For those of you that have not caught Backyard Tire Fire, either because you've never heard of Brother Jed or don't live in Chicago/Midwest,...

perpetual groove all this everything

All This Everything starts with the sound of the album, a beautiful little ditty called Life. The theme continues on, as All This...

CONCERT REVIEW: Beastie Boys @ United Center Chicago, IL 11.4.04

Sorry for not posting this sooner, for those that might have been looking for my experience at a recent Beastie Boys concert. I've got...

jimmy eat world in hollywood (more than just “the middle”)

I hadn't been to the Henry Fonda Musicbox Theatre before, and I was excited. While it doesn't have the history of The Troubadour...

string cheese incident: waiting for the snow to fall

When I rented the String Cheese Incident DVD, Waiting for the Snow to Fall, I was definitely hoping for a video insight into the...

recent live concert reviews

maybe at some point, i'll have enough clout where i can actually go to MANY chicago shows and write my own reviews. that...

sts9 : vic theater : september 3, 2004

update: the archive now has a copy of this show posted. you can stream it, download the flac, or share it p2p style. last night's...

free space thread

free space move - glide magazine chicago locals free space get some coverage in this week's glide magazine cd reviews. i guess any publicity...

umphrey’s mcgee to take over for phish

umphrey's mcgee reaches the shore | jambase not that i really believe the title of that post. i'm actually just wondering if a cheap...

coventry fallout

as i've posted so many articles relating to the phish coventry festival this weekend, i think it's time we all move on. one major...

coventry reflections

as i sit here on a sunday evening, listening to a broken internet radio stream (thank you anyways, the point - wonderfully nice of...

umphrey’s mcgee – skyline stage – 8.7.04

now playing: umphrey's mcgee - bridgless - 8.6.04 umphrey's mcgee at the skyline stage. how sweet it was. i haven't even put together the words...

umphrey’s mcgee – skyline stage – 8.6.04

not only was i extremely excited to see umphrey's mcgee this weekend, i knew that the two shows on friday and saturday night would...

online community of phish

the burlington free press has posted an interesting article on the online community and how it helped phish grow. -- burlington free press article on...

recent chicago show reviews

here are some links that i found from my normal, web-surfing routine. although i wish i had gone to both of these shows,...

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