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DOWNLOAD - The Black Keys - 2012-03-19 - United Center - Chicago, IL

The Black Keys Chicago United CenterPhoto by JE

Always a fantastic night in Chicago when The Black Keys are in town. They really played pretty much all of their songs at a greater tempo than usual, still fantastic, enjoy.

The Black Keys Official - Facebook - Twitter - The Treasury - Insound - The Black Keys

01 Howlin' for You
02 Next Girl
03 Run Right Back
04 Same Old Thing
05 Dead and Gone
06 Gold on the Ceiling
07 Thickfreakness
08 Girl is on my Mind
09 I'll be Your Man
10 Your Touch
11 Little Black Submarines
12 Money Maker
13 Strange Times
14 Chop and Change
15 Nova Baby
16 Ten Cent Pistol
17 Tighten Up
18 Lonely Boy
19 Everlasting Light
20 She's Long Gone
21 I Got Mine

DOWNLOAD - The Black Keys - 2012-03-19 - United Center - Chicago, IL - pt. 1

DOWNLOAD - The Black Keys - 2012-03-19 - United Center - Chicago, IL - pt. 2

DOWNLOAD - The Black Keys - 2012-03-19 - United Center - Chicago, IL - pt. 3

LISTEN + DOWNLOAD - Model Stranger "The Last Time"

One of my nearest and dearest to the heart Chicago groups, Model Stranger, have released an incredible new track today called "The Last Time." If you're into a psychedelic/electronic rock then check it out. The track reminds me of a cross between the Pink Floyd tracks "Welcome to the Machine" off of Wish You Were Here and "Pigs (Three Different Ones) off of Animals. It's dark, dramatic and sounds like lasers are invading your brain.

The boys of Model Stranger also have a good number of dates on the calendar, check them out, they'll leave you in awe.

Model Stranger Official - Facebook - Twitter - Band Camp - Reverb Nation - Model Stranger

DOWNLOAD - Model Stranger "The Last Time"

DOWNLOAD - Radiohead - 2012-06-10 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL

The deep South Chicago suburbs experienced some excitement last Sunday evening when Radiohead rolled into town to play the biggest outdoor venue in the area, First Midwest Bank Amphitheater. I was lucky to be in the pit, about 20 feet back from the stage, dead center. Before I talk anymore about the show I've got to thank the incredibly generous, we'll call him AC, for giving me a ticket

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DOWNLOAD - Alabama Shakes - 2012-03-10 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL

This was a WXRT event at Reggie's Rock Club that I was embarrassingly not at. I've been supporting these guys for a while now, if you haven't picked up on them they come HIGHLY recommended.

Alabama Shakes Official - Facebook - Twitter - The Treasury - Insound - Alabama Shakes

01 Introduction
02 Hold On
03 I Found You
04 Hang Loose
05 Rise To The Sun
06 You Ain't Alone
07 Goin' To The Party
08 Boys & Girls
09 I Ain't The Same
10 On Your Way

DOWNLOAD - Alabama Shakes - 2012-03-10 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL

NEWS - 2012 Lollapalooza Lineup Revealed...Sigh

Lollapalooza has revealed their 2012 lineup this morning. Let me say a few of things - 1) I love/hate living in a town with an annual summer festival. Why? SO many of the acts I'd like to see that summer hop onto the festival ticket and then that's the only place to see them that tour. Guess what? I want to see Jack White in a theater of 1,500 people, not outside with 100,000 people. Keep in mind I really only feel this way about Lollapalooza, since it's held in my hometown. 2) This years lineup is pretty solid despite me not really caring for Lolla. 3) It's outrageously expensive. The $200 3-day pass is sold out, it's now at $230 for a 3-day pass BEFORE taxes. I'm not sure how they've devised to rape us on ticket fees but I'm sure it's not pretty. Not to mention they have increased the number of tickets sold pretty much every year, they've increased the base price of tickets pretty much every year and everything inside the fest is a bit more expensive than comparable festivals.

So yeah, those are my thoughts on Lollapalooza. I want to go and check out all the great bands I won't get to see otherwise but a part of me doesn't want to go just as an act of defiance.  I've bolded the bands I'd really like to see this year, check it out below.

Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Black Keys
Black Sabbath
Jack White
Florence + the Machine
At the Drive-In
The Shins
Passion Pit
Sigur Ros
The Weeknd
Miike Snow
The Afghan Whigs
Bloc Party
Franz Ferdinand
Frank Ocean
J. Cole
Childish Gambino
Delta Spirit
The Temper Trap
Die Antwoord
The Head & the Heart
The Big Pink
Twin Shadow
The Tallest Man on Earth
Toro Y Moi
Dr. Dog
Of Monsters and Men
Gary Clark Jr.
Alabama Shakes
The Gaslight Anthem
Amadou & Mariam
Band of Skulls
Tame Impala
The Walkmen
JJ Grey & Mofro
Neon Indian
Dum Dum Girls
Washed Out
Aloe Blacc
Trampled by Turtles
Bear in Heaven
Blind Pilot
The Black Angels
Yellow Ostrich
Bombay Bicycle Club
Sharon Van Etten
White Rabbits
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Devil Makes Three
The War on Drugs
Michael Kiwanuka
O Rappa
Orchard Lounge
The Growlers
Hey Rosetta!
Jeff the Brotherhood
First Aid Kit
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Milo Greene
Los Jaivas
Kopecky Family Band
The Jezebels
Walk Off the Earth
Animal Kingdom
The Sheepdogs
The Dunwells
DJ Mel
Kevin Devine
Dry the River
Haley Reinhart
Imaginary Cities
DJ Zebo
Chancellor Warhol
Laura Warshauer
Red Oblivion

PERRY's Stage:
Calvin Harris
Knife Party
Zeds Dead
Big Gigantic
Skream & Benga
Little Dragon
Porter Robinson
Sub Focus
Paper Diamond
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Star Slinger
DJ Nihal
The White Panda
Kid Color

NEWS - "One Big Holiday" My Morning Jacket Documentary Screening In Chicago 4/14

One Big Holiday Documentary

Exciting news Chicagoans! The killer My Morning Jacket documentary (that came with deluxe versions of Circuital) One Big Holiday will be screening at CIMM Fest this April! Director Michael Feld and Executive Producer (and original My Morning Jacket drummer) Christopher Guetig put together an amazing documentary that  “provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the symbiotic love affair that exists between one of America’s hottest bands, My Morning Jacket, and their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky."

The doc is filled with a ton of amazing behind the scenes footage, my favorite part are the rehearsals between My Morning Jacket and the Louisville Youth Orchestra. If you don't want to move to Louisville after watching you were not paying attention!

And if that weren't enough, the film will be screening with two other documentaries - Approximately Nels Cline, which "...traces the avant-jazz icon’s unusual path from improvisational trailblazer to Wilco guitarist." and Revenge of the Mekons, "...about the pioneering and genre-bending rock band."

Check out the details and a preview below!

Who: Director Michael Feld and Executive Producer (and original My Morning Jacket drummer) Christopher Guetig

What: One Big Holiday My Morning Jacket documentary

Where: Logan Theater - 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave.

When: April 14th, 2012 at 3pm

How: $7 - Tickets Here

DOWNLOAD - Wilco - 2011-12-16 - The Metro - Chicago, IL

Photo by Jimmy Coulas of Scents & Subtle Sounds


Finally! All five nights of Wilco's "Incredible Shrinking Tour" of Chicago are ready for download. To complete the pentagram...err...circle (less evil sounding) we've got show from the Metro right here. Enjoy folks, combined with the other 4 nights we're talking over 11.5 hours of music.

Thanks to all the tapers out there!

2011-12-12 - The Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL

2011-12-13 - The Riviera Theater - Chicago, IL

2011-12-15 - The Vic - Chicago, IL

2011-12-18 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL

Wilco Official - Facebook - Twitter - Insound - The Treasury - Wilco

01 Sunken Treasure
02 Wishful Thinking
03 Art of Almost
04 I Might
05 I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
06 One Wing
07 Company In My Back
08 Ashes Of American Flags
09 Shouldn't Be Ashamed
10 Either Way
11 Born Alone
12 Capitol City
13 War On War
14 How To Fight Loneliness
15 Too Far Apart
16 Red-Eyed And Blue
17 I Got You (At The End Of The Century)
18 Dawned On Me
19 I'm Always In Love
20 Hummingbird
21 Whole Love
22 Heavy Metal Drummer
23 Box Full Of Letters
24 ELT
25 Standing O
26 Kingpin
27 A Shot In The Arm
28 Dreamer In My Dreams

DOWNLOAD - Wilco - 2011-12-16 - The Metro - Chicago, IL

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