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The Bakerton Group preview

The Bakerton Group preview

| February 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Bakerton Group Double Door, Chicago Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Haven’t heard of The Bakerton Group? Perhaps you’re familiar with Clutch? If so, you also know Bakerton, because it is, literally, Clutch with a different name and an additional member.

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Sinatra reviewed . . . again

Sinatra reviewed . . . again

| February 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Frank Sinatra Seduction: Sinatra Sings Of Love/From The Heart (Reprise/Legacy) Whaddya know? Frank Sinatra sang some love songs. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, competing factions of his catalog have compilations ready.

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Miles Davis reviewed

Miles Davis reviewed

| February 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Miles Davis Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Set (Columbia/Legacy) It’s not difficult to understand why Legacy is re-releasing Kind Of Blue for its golden anniversary, though, knowing this occasion was imminent, it could have held off on the ones that preceded it. In fact, the label jumped the gun on the birthday last September, […]

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Blogging the Grammys

Blogging the Grammys

| February 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

The 2009 Grammy Awards In an unprecedented scene (especially because he hadn’t been nominated for anything), The Rock took home four Grammys.

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Twilight Revival preview

Twilight Revival preview

| February 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

Twilight Revival FitzGerald’s, Berwyn Saturday, February 7, 2009 The fact the Chicago music scene should deliver yet another Wilco-influenced act is hardly surprising. The fact it’s as good as Twilight Revival is.

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Mi Ami preview

Mi Ami preview

| February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mi Ami Hideout, Chicago Saturday, February 7, 2009 Cover your ears – the Black Eyes have reformed! Well, this time the noisy Dischord alums have added a drummer to keep the songs somewhat in line.

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Eddie Holstein reviewed

Eddie Holstein reviewed

| February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Eddie Holstein Eddie Holstein (self-released) The Holsteins are, if not the first family of Chicago folk music, on the short list of clans in consideration, which makes the happenstance of Eddie’s newest offering all the more charming. Appearing: Saturday, February 28th at Morgan Park Academy.

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Middle States reviewed

Middle States reviewed

| February 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

Middle States Happy Fun Party (Effen) If I’m in Middle States, I’m not happy with The Hold Steady. It’s not enough that they actually expounded upon the purposefully retrograde Guided By Voices thing, but they’re also from the upper Midwest.

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The Bad Plus reviewed

The Bad Plus reviewed

| February 4, 2009

The Bad Plus For All I Care (Heads Up) The latest set of jazzed-out alt-rock hits from The Bad Plus suggests it’s time for the band to shit or get off the pot. Appearing: Friday, April 17th at Old Town School Of Folk Music.

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Blue Ash revisited

Blue Ash revisited

| February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Blue Ash No More, No Less (Collectors’ Choice) An overlooked, ’70s gem. A key to power pop along the lines of Big Star and The Raspberries. Selected by The Guardian as one of the “1,000 Albums To Hear Before You Die.” Is it really any good?

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Around Hear Pg. 2

Around Hear Pg. 2

| February 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Poppy, melodic, and, at times, ragged, The Blissters creates modern-day pop rock for the masses on its latest EP. The band has a bit of a new wave sensibility that couples nicely with its garage rock guitars. “Right Of Reason” is an interesting track, but most of its stuff is pretty appealing. The band is […]

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