Archive for April 2013

A Few Things I Learned about Brown Bag from Guitarist Dave Waterman

A Few Things I Learned about Brown Bag from Guitarist Dave Waterman
This Saturday, Chicago’s own Brown Bag Music will open up for Ween Tribute Band, The Pod, at Tonic Room.   As a defunkt touring outfit, Ween still holds a very brown place in so many people’s  hearts and weird, weird brains, that an approaching cover show is more than appealing.  Chances are, if you are... Read more »

Four Quarters of Shred & An Hour With Joel Cummins: An UMBowl IV Preview

Four Quarters of Shred & An Hour With Joel Cummins: An UMBowl IV Preview
              Ahhh…UMBowl Week is upon us, Chicago.  While it’s fair to say we get Buffalo Bill amounts of insanely good music through our fair city, there’s just something even more special about a homecoming, you know?  Even though Umphrey’s McGee got their start at Notre Dame, they gained the... Read more »

Phosphorescent Phutureprimitive Bass Bliss

Phosphorescent Phutureprimitive Bass Bliss
Phutureprimitive has some new stuff coming our way.   I asked his press-camp about his upcoming new music and this is what I received: “With a new collection of songs scheduled for released in two parts this year (Spring and Fall of 2013) titled Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places he takes ideas from... Read more »
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Pardoned By Funk: The Greyboy Allstars' Inland Emperor Tour

Pardoned By Funk: The Greyboy Allstars' Inland Emperor Tour
Holy crap.  The Greyboy Allstars are BACK.  They just finished up their first album in six years, Inland Emperor, and have been touring in its support since the first Thursday of April, where they kicked off in Boston.  Known for their potent individual abilities on each of their instruments, the five band members come together as... Read more »

Killerbuster Krew: 15 Congressman Rap About Their Gun Filibuster

Killerbuster Krew: 15 Congressman Rap About Their Gun Filibuster
As a stall tactic during their proposed gun debate filibuster, the 15 Republican Congressman will sing a rap song that they have (poorly) written. The exclusive copy of the lyrics can be read below.   Mitch McConnell (R-KY): During my senate tenure in 2008/ there was a mass murder right under my nose and in... Read more »

Why is Marco Benevento Just so Cool?

Why is Marco Benevento Just so Cool?
Seriously.  He is the musical personification of Jordan Catalano.  He’s definitely cool, and he makes you feel cool, and it’s all just…cool.  Marco Benevento, Berklee schooled jazz pianist, keyboardist, experimental silence-filler, party-sound creationist, and general believer in having fun, has set his sails on another tour in support of his most recent release, Tigerface (Sept 2012).... Read more »
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Some Armadillos are More Equal Than Others

Some Armadillos are More Equal Than Others
A group of Miami University biologists recently discovered a previously unknown species of armadillo, which they are calling the Crested Armadillo for now. The discovery was met with jubilation among the team of scientists who feel the new species will help us broaden our definition and idea of what an armadillo is. “This new species... Read more »