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Snow Patrol: DJ set @ The underground in CHicago 9/11

Snow Patrol -DJ Set @ The Underground this Friday (9/11) This Friday sees the return of one of the UK’s biggest bands, Snow Patrol, performing a special DJ set at The Underground in Chicago. They are in Chicago supporting U2 on the start of their US 360? tour and wanted to rock one night at […]

Frank Turner: Poetry Of The Deed [Album]

Release Date: Sept 08, 2009 (USA) Label: Epitaph Rating: 4/5 Frank Turner’s third solo full length was released here in the USA this week. If you aren’t familiar with Frank Turner, I predict you will be soon. A once punk rocker who took a new direction as a singer/songwriter, he now has 3 solid records […]

Built To Spill [Live]

Built To Spill headline first night of Pitchfork Music Festival 2009 Photo: Leigh Ann Hines Built T Spill took stage in Chicago to an excited crowd. They headlined the first night at Pitchfork 2009. As the the sun set over the park Built To Spill took to the Aluminum Stage and finished out the first […]

Live: The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips Close out Pitchfork Music Festival 2009 Photo: Leigh Ann Hines The Flaming Lips headlined the closing night of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2009. And oh what a closing it was. Each year Pitchfork gets better and better, and this year was no exception. The Flaming Lips was the icing…and cherry… on the […]

Live: Frank Turner

Frank Turner opened up for The Offspring at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville New jersey. Actually, he’s supporting them for the east coast portion of their tour and from the sounds of his tour diary, it’s been a great time. First, Starland Ballroom is situated in the middle of nowhere. Really, it’s sort of all by it’s lonesome with no neighboring businesses. I had high hopes that this would be a fantastic show, but, well, it wasn’t. Let me rephrase that, the actual performance by Frank Turner was fantastic, but the NJ Offspring crowd wanted nothing to do with him and made it pretty rough.

Langerado Music Festival cancelled

The most recent victim of a poor economy, Langerado Music Fest has cancelled the event. It was scheduled to take place March 6-8 at Florida’s Bicentennial Park. Ryan Adams headlining along with Broken Social Scene, Thievery Corporation, The Faint, Cold War Kids, Black Kids, Death Cab for Cutie, and even Snoop Dogg. A strong lineup, […]

Bonnaroo Announces 2009 Lineup

Bonnaroo, one of the USA’s largest music and arts festival announced their lineup for the 2009 festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The lineup is awesome and featuring something for everyone. The festival is scheduled for June 11-14. Tickets will be available for purchase on Bonnaroo’s official website, starting this Saturday, February 7th. Bonnaroo Confirmed Performers: Bruce […]

Live: Ghostface Killah & Raekwon

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon rocked the Balance Stage at Pitchfork Music Festival. They hd been scheduled for the Aluminum Stage, which is the main stage, but due to scheduling issues, they had to be rescheduled to later in the day, which meant switching stages.

The Old Ceremony

The Old Ceremony out of Chapel Hill NC, is one of the more unique bands I’ve run across in some time. It’s fronted by songwriter Django Haskins and this band of troubadours use guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, violin, cello, and vibraphones to pound out polished lush music. They mix elements of jazz and rock, a little blues seem thrown in there at times, as well as a hint of folk.

Live: British Sea Power

British Sea Power graced Cats Cradle Tuesday night (May 6) to an eager crowd of fans. The first hint that this would be different than every other show at the Cradle is the shrubbery. Greenery surrounding mic stands, amps, drums. It’s the closest the Cradle has ever been to a park. This band, on this night, was…well…fun. They have a noisy and brash rock sound combined with a bit of pop.