Saturday, November 28, 2009

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros w/ Fool's Gold and Local Natives @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago 11/27/09 (Videos & Review)

It was a night for bearded glee club indie rock at Lincoln Hall last night as there seemed to be at least eight bearded or mustachioed people on stage at all times. The bands did not disappoint what was a sold out LH crowd though as there were plenty of dance along tunes and band members seemingly in the crowd quite often. Fun night. Watch the videos and read some more about it below.

Sadly, we missed Local Natives as we had some ticketing issues that had us waiting for a friend who found himself dependent on the arrival of a very drunk underage stranger. Eventually we all got inside and had a chance to catch the tail end of Fool's Gold's set. Watch some video from their set. Keep an eye out for Riley in there cheering on the band's procession through the crowd.

At about 12:15 AM Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took the stage and opened with 'Janglin' (I think). From there the band took us through a little over an hour of much of their debut album. There were a couple moments when frontman Alex Ebert seemed seriously frustrated with different sound elements but every time things seemed to be getting just a little too tense, his female counterpart Jade Castrinos would bring things back with her giant smile and vocals to match. "Home" was awesome. As was "40 Day Dream"...F, the whole show was a good time.

Go see these guys if and when you get a chance and if you haven't been to a show at Lincoln Hall (this was my first), do so. It's a solid little venue; a welcome addition to the CHI music scene.

Enjoy a little video montage thingy from the night.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Video Montage from Jim Longstreet on Vimeo.

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL 11/29/09

Just digesting what was a very fun show at Lincoln Hall by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

More to follow...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Old Crow Medicine Show @ The Vic 11/19/09 Chicago Video Medley

O.C.M.S. Live at The Vic Chicago 11/19/09 Video Medley from Jim Longstreet on Vimeo.

So we had the earlier bra throwing video, the setlist and Riley's makeshift ticket scan, and a couple vids from Gus posted earlier, but I'd been playing with combining some of the other videos and this is what I came up with. You're got clips of "Big Time In The Jungle", "Alabama High Test", "Wagon Wheel", and a cover of The Beatles' "Get Back", along with Riley getting weird post show. Enjoy. And I promise I stop posting about this show.


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Rocker Hottie Of The Week: Katty Besnard of The Plastiscines

This week the RHOTW nod goes to Katty Besnard of French female outfit, The Platiscines. The band's sophomore album, About Love, was released June 21, 2009 by NYLON Records. Catchy tunes and a cute frontwoman. Have a look. Have a listen. More pics under the fold.

The Plastiscines - Barcelona (Lifelike Remix)

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Monday, November 23, 2009

GIVING THANKS: "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"

For Thanksgiving this week I thought I'd give a shout out to a song or an artist I was thankful for. After hours of debating, I settled on the song Knocking on Heaven's Door. It was originally written by Bob Dylan for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (song begins about 1:30)

A favorite of mine and so many, its no wonder this jam is covered by basically every artist on the globe. Theres a version of this song for everyone and you could literally spend days on youtube listening to renditions. Personally, aside from the original, I have to pick Guns N Roses as my favorite but they all bring something new to the table. Check out some of these others below. What's your favorite?

Mungo Jerry

Eric Clapton


Guns N Roses

Bon Jovi

Bruce Springsteen

Ladysmith Black Mambazo w/ Dolly Parton

Christopher Denny w/ Graham Wilkinson

Bob Dylan w/ Roger McGuin


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Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest

I just snagged tickets to this. Can't really beat 25 bands for 35 bucks, Its worth it in my mind just to see Béla Fleck and Dr. Dog. Everything else is bonus. Check out the lineup:

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones Dr. Dog Emmitt-Nershi Band Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Van Ghost The Giving Tree Band Josh Phillips Folk Festival Majors Junction Chicago Farmer Jaik Willis Mike Mangione & The Band Holy Ghost Tent Revival Tangleweed Environmental Encroachment Squeeze-bot How Far to Austin Liberty Bluegrass Band The Right Now Cobalt & the Hired Guns The Shams Band Goodbyehome The Junior League Band GreenSugar Last Banjo Standing Winners Sexfist Great Divide


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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ghostland Observatory @ Congress Theatre 11/20/09 Chicago (Videos)

I have to admit I wasn't sure what to expect before this one. I mean...I have seen Ghostland Observatory before and have had a great time, but I'd heard horror stories of the crowd at Congress Theatre being young and well...young. and I guess they were, but the crowd was fun and enthusiastic. I didn't stick around for Deadmau5, but the Ghostland set was everything I'd hoped for. They played about an hour and with a sold out Congress I danced it up with the 17 and over crowd.
Very cool venue and after seeing these guys at All Points West this past summer play to a pretty sparse gathering (they were up against Coldplay and MGMT) it was cool to see them play a packed house. Enjoy a couple vids from the night. The laser and light show continue to impress. Go see these guys when you get a chance.

"Stranger Lover"

"Sad Sad City"


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More Old Crow....Videos from 10/19 @ the Vic

A couple videos to get you through the weekend. Great show last Thursday.

"wagon wheel"


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Old Crow Medicine Show @ The Vic 11/19/09 Chicago, IL SETLIST

Took all day but got it. Still missing the encore, someone somewhere help us out.

Old Crow Medicine Show @ The Vic 11/19/09 Chicago, IL SETLIST

set 1
Hard to Love
Down Home Girl
Hear Them All
Over The Waterfall ---> Wheeling Breakdown
Raise a Ruckus
Next Go Round
Corrina Corrina
Hard to Tell
Big Time In The Jungle
Minglewood Blues

set 2
Fall On My Knees
Tear It Down
Crazy Eyes
Alabama High Test
Benton's Dream
Highway Halo
Mary's Kitchen
Rueben's Train
CC Rider
Wagon Wheel
Tell It To Me

it was 2 songs though

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Another FRIDAY, some more JAMS, stay safe and enjoy!

Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground

Jack Johnson - We're Gonna Be Friends (White Stripes cover)

Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston cover)

Loch Lomond - Wax and Wire

Little Fish - Darling Dear


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Old Crow Medicine Show @ The Vic 11/19/09 Chicago, IL

More to come, but wanted to get a taste of last night's show up here as soon as possible. Watch for the bra flying up on stage. Good times.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Old Crow Medicine Show TONIGHT @ the VIC

To say I'm excited is an understatement. Should be a Rompin Stompin good time, Tix are still available so come on out. WOO WOO WOO


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pearl Jam On Austin City Limits (11/21/09 Premiere)

Set the DVRs. Pearl Jam's Oct. 4th Austin City Limits performance will be aired on PBS this Saturday Nov. 21st. Check your local listings for air times of the full performance. You can watch a clip of the PJ's of "Just Breathe" from ACL over at their website.

Also check out a very cool time lapse video of the set-up and performance from Jonathan H. Jackson.

Pearl Jam / Austin City Limits TV Taping / Time Lapse from Jonathan Jackson on Vimeo.

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Rocker Hottie Of The Week: Anya Marina

We featured her last week in TGIF JAMS with her rendition of T.I.'s 'Whatever You Like'. Then we looked up pictures of her and knew right away RHOTW. Here she is folks, check out more pics and a music video below...


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