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Last Conservative reviewed

Last Conservative reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 1 Comment

Last Conservative Pretty New Things (Good Charamel) Maybe this isn’t the forum to call into question open, unsigned music competitions, but one of Last Conservative’s claims to quarter-fame is an XM Radio “On The Brink: Best Unsigned Artist” win.

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Tobias Froberg reviewed

Tobias Froberg reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 2 Comments

Tobias Froberg Somewhere In The City (Cheap Lullaby) Swede singer-songwriter Tobias Froberg channels Paul Simon and Sondre Lerche on his cheery debut.

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Lullaby Baxter returns

Lullaby Baxter returns

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Lullaby Baxter Garden Cities Of To-Morrow (Boompa) The Atlantic Records deal apparently ended, six-years later Lullaby Baxter release their second album.

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Vaeda reviewed

Vaeda reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Vaeda State Of Nature (Playtyme) New York-based Vaeda were voted “best unsigned band” on Myspace in 2005; this is their power rock debut.

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Natalie Walker Reviewed

Natalie Walker Reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Natalie Walker Urban Angel (Dorado) Sheltered Indiana schoolgirl releases shadowy, hidden solo debut.

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Day Action Band reviewed

Day Action Band reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Day Action Band Right On Dairyland (Captain Cape) Lo-fi Americana specialists begin crafting auspicious debut then run out of gas.

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Morcheeba’s Skye Goes Solo

Morcheeba’s Skye Goes Solo

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Skye Mind How You Go (Cordless) Morcheeba vocalist Skye disappoints at first by not detouring from her usual gig, but eventually carves her own roads.

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Rose Hill Drive reviewed

Rose Hill Drive reviewed

| August 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Rose Hill Drive Rose Hill Drive (Sci Fidelity) Every 10 minutes a new fad comes along and there’s a another band within two minutes to stamp it out and proclaim “Return to rock!”

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Dixie Chicks Live!

Dixie Chicks Live!

| August 16, 2006 | 5 Comments

Dixie Chicks United Center, Chicago Tuesday, August 15, 2006 When the Dixie Chicks last rolled through town in 2003, tickets sold out within seconds of being put on sale. But between that day and the actual concert, the group struck up its share of controversy when frontwoman Natalie Maines made negative remarks about President Bush […]

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Urge Overkill Live!

Urge Overkill Live!

| August 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

Urge Overkill West Fest, Chicago Saturday, August 12, 2006 If you gloss over the lineup for the 10th Annual Hideout Block Party, a fest organized around Touch And Go’s 25th Anniversary celebration, you’ll notice there are a number of bands from the label’s past and present. One notable exception, still banging around, would be Urge […]

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The Stock Market Crash Preview

The Stock Market Crash Preview

| August 16, 2006 | 1 Comment

The Stock Market Crash Beat Kitchen, Chicago Friday, August 18, 2006 These fine chaps are apparently from the dank, nonexistant Greenwich Village of Oklahoma City.

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1986/The 101 Preview

1986/The 101 Preview

| August 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

1986 Subterranean, Chicago Saturday, August 19, 2006 The 101 The Note, Chicago Sunday, August 20, 2006 What’s the deal with number names? Maybe naming your band using numbers is replacing the wolf epidemic (Wolf Eyes, Wolfmother, (Lone) Wolf & Cub, Wolf Parade, etc.) that has swept music in the last few years. Let’s hope, because […]

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Kentucky Prophet Preview

Kentucky Prophet Preview

| August 16, 2006 | 5 Comments

Kentucky Prophet Bad Dog, Chicago Sunday, August 20, 2006 Kentucky Prophet, aka Mike Farmer, raps how he isn’t a Crip or a Blood, but “a crippled white man who bleeds sometimes.”

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Eat Books For Cutie

Eat Books For Cutie

| August 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

826Chicago is hosting a reading fundraiser featuring Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and NPR superstar Ira Glass.

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88 Keys, 100 names

88 Keys, 100 names

| August 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

Buddy Guy and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will be at a special ceremony on August 23rd where they will lend their signatures to a traveling piano.

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