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Imagine what might happen if some of Chicago's most inventive jazz musicians embarked on a multi-year collaboration with their counterparts in France. Just think of the music that might result, the insights that could be shared, the audiences that would...
Tags: Howard Reich, Arts and Culture, Culture, Music, Music Industry
Rebecca Gates found herself holding a bass guitar, an instrument that she can play in a pinch, at a 2006 recording session in New York with Willie Nelson. “I was pretty intimidated,” she says with a laugh. “I know Ryan Adams, who was...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Willie Nelson, Napster Inc., Music, Arts
Lounge Ax, the late, great Lincoln Avenue rock club that hosted countless indie-rock stalwarts during the '90s before its demise in 2000, will throw a retrospective party Aug. 10-11 that will reunite some of the regulars, personalities and bands who...
Culture MonsterJazz critic Chris Barton picks his top jazz albums of 2011....
Pop & HissThose familiar with the multitalented pack of musicians that comprised Long Beach's RX Bandits know the swarm of side projects each member has entertained over the years. Among them happens to be drummer Chris Tsagakis' solo drum venture that melds......
Lehigh Valley MusicThe surprise winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, a classic 1970s and ’80s soft rocker and one of the last voices of popular music’s iconic heyday will highlight the 15th season of Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts......
Pop & HissPitchfork begins a long and deserved retrospective on the occasion of its fifteenth birthday. Pop & Hiss dug around the site and came back with a few record-review equivalents of baby pictures from Pitchfork's awkward years....
Bucktown / Wicker ParkShoppers lined up at 6 a.m. in front of Reckless Records in Wicker Park on Saturday, despite the rainy and cold weather, hoping to scoop up some of the store’s almost 180 limited-release albums available for sale on Record Store Day....
Culture MonsterWith gas prices headed into orbit, launching a cross-country tour is more difficult than ever for an up-and-coming band. In a move that's as consistent with jazz tradition as it is a departure from 21st century practices, Portland's Blue Cranes......
Culture MonsterConjuring the days of late-90s post rock but firmly rooted in taking jazz further ahead, the new album from a trio featuring Chicago's Rob Mazurek, Jason Adasiewicz and John Herndon is taking jazz forward in 2011....
The Kansas City StarThe name of its latest record is "Fade," but as it approaches its 30th anniversary, Yo La Tengo is as vibrant as ever, a scrappy old dog open to learning new tricks and trying new techniques. "Fade" is Yo La Tengo's 13th studio album, and it's notable...
Los Angeles can be tough on newcomers, particularly among musicians. A key figure in the fertile Chicago jazz scene and member of the groundbreaking indie band Tortoise, guitarist Jeff Parker is midway through a relocation to L.A. that has found him...
Tags: Music, Music Industry, Entertainment, Fred Anderson
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