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  • JC Brooks on covering Wilco and loving theater

    JC Brooks on covering Wilco and loving theater
    As JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound took the stage for WTMD's First Thursday concert in Mount Vernon this past June, the rain came. But instead of allowing the dark clouds to damper the mood, lead singer Jayson Brooks saw an opportunity to make an...
  • Day Trip: Philadelphia Folk Festival

    Where Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, Pa., 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia When Aug. 20-22. Camping festival attendees also have access to a Thursday concert. What Now in its 49th year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival is an annual blend of music,...
  • Kids These Days pull songs from the static

    Kids These Days pull songs from the static
    Kids These Days open their self-released debut album, “Traphouse Rock,” with the sound of several radio stations cutting in and out between static. It comes off as a brief tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Chicago septet’s style-...
  • Album review: Kids These Days, 'Traphouse Rock'

    Album review: Kids These Days, 'Traphouse Rock'
    *** (out of 4) Kids these days. They spend so much time on that Internet, digesting overwhelming amounts of information, destroying their attention spans. It’s a wonder they can ever synthesize it into anything useful, am I right? Chicago’...
  • City-sponsored Chicago Music Summit to debut

    City-sponsored Chicago Music Summit to debut
    The City of Chicago has for the first time in its history an office charged with serving the needs of the local music community. Now begins director Dylan Rice’s first major hurdle: alerting people that it exists. “We’re not calling...
  • Album review: Low, 'The Invisible Way'

    Album review: Low, 'The Invisible Way'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) Over two decades, Low has maintained a singular path marked by disquieting serenity, deceptive fragility, occasional outbursts of noise, and songs that ponder the unanswerable. "The Invisible Way" (Sub Pop) tweaks the approach....
  • Q&A: Retribution Gospel Choir

    Q&A: Retribution Gospel Choir
    While singer/guitarist Alan Sparhawk generally has gravitated towards a slower, quieter sound in Low--the Duluth, Minn., trio he's fronted for nearly two decades alongside his wife Mimi Parker--he lets it all hang out in Retribution Gospel Choir. The...
  • New Chicago concerts on sale: Beyonce, Fall Out Boy, Jeff Tweedy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

    New Chicago concerts on sale: Beyonce, Fall Out Boy, Jeff Tweedy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
     *** = Recommended shows   On sale noon Friday   Sammy Adams, T. Mills, Sunday, April 28 ($25-$27, all ages) at Metro.   Umphrey's McGee, Friday, April 26 ($102, 18+) at Park West.   On sale 10 a.m. Saturday   ***Fall Out Boy,...
  • Jeff Garlin sets stand-up dates at Steppenwolf Theatre

    Jeff Garlin sets stand-up dates at Steppenwolf Theatre
    'Curb Your Enthusiasm" fans in Chicago, get ready for more Jeff Greene. Everyone else, get ready for more of native son Jeff Garlin. The Second City alum is returning to Chicago Dec. 4-16 to do his new stand-up show, "Closer Than I Appear," at...
  • Charlie Louvin dies at 83; country singer

    Charlie Louvin dies at 83; country singer
    Charlie Louvin, the country singer whose scintillating harmonizing with his brother Ira created a distinctive template for duet singing that strongly influenced the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, the Byrds and successive generations of singers including...
  • Woody Guthrie's music welcomes new multitudes

    Woody Guthrie's music welcomes new multitudes
    Decades ago, Woody Guthrie wrote the sparse lyrics for a song he never got around to recording, “New Multitudes,” a plea to future generations to stay the course: “Give me my new multitudes/Gonna build my world over/Gotta have new...
  • Old Town School rolls out historic song archive

    Old Town School rolls out historic song archive
    The Old Town School of Folk Music has had a lot of legendary and influential artists pass through its doors during its 55 years, and many of them have been documented on recordings that up until now have been available only to the school’s music...