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Archive Live: moe.

Everyone’s favorite 45-minute-song-playing jam band is swinging through Chambana for a two-night run starting tonight, so I thought I’d post the show from when the band was last in town. I wasn’t extremely impressed with the show at the time, as it was my first, but in retrospect with a greater feel for the band’s [...]

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Local Music: Hotel Ahead

I’ve been rather useless in the posting department as of late, but after a somewhat inspirational email from Jennifer F. (she basically just flattered me into posting) I decided to share a band I’ve been listening to quite a bit lately. Hotel Ahead is a four-piece out of Villa Park, IL, in the Chicago suburbs. [...]

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Cover That I Like Better Than The Originals

Family Groove Company doing Otis Redding‘s “(Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay” Original: Otis Redding – “(Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay” Cover: Family Groove Company – “(Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay” I was sitting around the room cleaning up a little, and Family Groove Company’s cover of the song came [...]

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Covers That I Like Better Than The Originals

Guster doing Talking Heads‘ “(Nothing But) Flowers” Original:Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers Cover: Guster – (Nothing But) Flowers I fell in love with the Guster version from Guster Live On Ice before I ever learned it was a Talking Heads song. That’s probably the only reason I like the cover better than the original. [...]

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Archive Live: Tenacious D

I’m always posting live shows that are hosted by Archive.org, so I figured I’d make it a standard title for future posts. So here it is, the first Archive Live, featuring everyone’s favorite, Tenacious D. If you thought yesterday’s banter from that live Ryan Adams show was good, check this out. Two comedians with guitars [...]

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Ryan Adams Live

Picture of Adams at Austin City Limits. Photographer Unknown. It’s been quite a bit of time since I’ve posted anything by Ryan Adams, especially considering he’s been one of my favorite artists over the last couple years. I ran across this recording while pokin’ around on Archive.org. It features an exceptionally chatty Adams on electric [...]

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RIP Steve Irwin

So Steve Irwin, known to most as the Crocodile Hunter, finally met his match today off the coast of Australia. Irwin was fatally stung by a stingray after swimming too close. From a Yahoo! News article: “Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series [...]

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Local Music: Treologic

I should probably point out at some point that while I’m operating out of Champaign-Urbana, I’m presenting anything between here and Chicago as local music. It’s not a big jump, and they’re both home for me, and I’ll usually specify between the Chambana scene acts and the others. That said, Treologic is a Chicago act, [...]

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Local Music: The Interiors

I recently got a little something in the mail from Brian of The Interiors, a Chicago act set to be releasing their full-length debut soon.  I got a chance to listen to a couple of the tracks which I’ll share below, the band sounds like they’re ready to make some waves, and the recording is [...]

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Local Acts: Saturday Morning

I’ve been meaning to post more often on local acts and bands who I know personally, so fitting with that I snagged a live copy of a friend’s band, Saturday Morning, playing live at The Double Door in Chicago. I’m fairly sure the picture above is from that show, actually, but I could be mistaken. [...]

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