Chicago is a special place to see a show. I lived in Peoria for six years, and even though they had a solid venue that brought great acts in The Madison at the time (I saw Bela Fleck and 311, summer of 2002), it didn’t have the same vibe. It was a party, for sure,... Read more »
Grouplove. That’s the band in the most recent iPod commercial (“Take me to your best friend’s house!..”). This is a band I’ve been selling my friends, cats, countryfolk and anything else within a few hundred feet of my stereo on for months. “Never Trust a Happy Song” is the collection of beautiful, masterful tunes that... Read more »
Check out one of Grouplove’s best songs stripped-down. (You know the songwriting is good when they hold up like this.) This is a pretty solid example of their music: lots of story, good harmonies and a groovy, mellow rhythm. I could listen to this over and over (and have).