Articles tagged bob dylan, mountain goats, wilco, spoon, people under the stairs, blu & exile, elliott smith, phish, atmosphere, better than ezra, orchestra baobab

21 Mar 2010 // 9:58 PM

MiC K!ng and Chum: Flavor Ade

Together, Cool-Aide exude the party-starting vibe and excited exuberance that encourages even the most rhythmically-challenged chump to get funky fresh and dance.

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24 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Phoenix: Live & Unplugged

Still riding the wave of their 2009 success, Phoenix return with acoustic versions of their greatest hits. A must for fans only.

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“I Shall Be Released” is an iconic, universal anthem. It’s been covered by everyone under the sun, from Nina Simone to the Deftones. Below

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8 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Azrael #1-3

Scorsese-inspired and Petraeus-infused, Fabian Nicieza and Ramon Bachs' new Azrael is an incendiary powder keg, commenting one everything from the War on Terror to its title character's relevance to the very purpose of faith.

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Various Artists: Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa

Thirteen songs, 55 minutes, and a time frame stretching from 1960 to the end of the '70s were never going to leave us with anything more than a sketch.

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17 Jan 2010 // 10:00 PM

Spoon: Transference

When you break it down, Transference is really just another Spoon album... and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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Mason Jennings: Blood of Man

Mason Jennings shows his maturity with Blood of Man, but also shows that he still has room to grow. The exciting part is that the best has yet to come.

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That crazed devil-on-a-rollercoaster look that John Darnielle gets on his face when his songs get going is more than enough to calm (or amplify, I

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Bob Dylan Revisited: Wallpaper Art

Cultural historians have given Bob Dylan his fair share of credit for significant contributions to popular music. Dylan’s reinventions of American folk, blues, and

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The Big Nowhere: Rudy Wurlitzer’s Rediscovered Trilogy and Bob Dylan Revisited

The myths of unspoiled frontiers and the freedom of the open road, lives played out on the margins of society, attachment and detachment, wrestling matches with the ghosts of Samuel Beckett and Louis L’Amour…

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Old Crow Medicine Show: 19.Nov.09 -  Chicago

Old Crow Medicine Show: 19 November 2009 - Vic Theatre, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Allison Taich

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Phish: 2.Dec.09 - Madison Square Garden, New York

Phish: 2 December 2009 - Madison Square Garden, New York / Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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Spoon Transference (Merge) Releasing: 19 January Spoon follows last year’s beloved Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga with Transference. Check out a video teaser and two

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Bob Dylan: 31 October 2009 - Chicago

On Halloween night when Bob Dylan and his band took the stage at the Aragon in Chicago, the audience members, some of whom were clad in costume, erupted in wild applause.

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Gem Found: An Interview with Luke Franks

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats... this time, right in his own backyard.

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Get Holy: An Interview With John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

Upon the release of the Mountain Goats' latest album, the band's founder and songwriter talks about the literary influences on his prolific output and the biblical theme of his latest opus.

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Wilco: 19 October 2009 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago

Words and Pictures by Allison Taich

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Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart

Bob Dylan goes awassailing.

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11 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Messengers

K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.

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John Darnielle and crew stopped by the Colbert Report last night, where he handled Colbert’s grilling with aplomb and performed “Psalms 40:2” (bafflingly pronounced “40 and 2”

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