JC Brooks To Appear On The Company You Keep; Live Taping 3/9/2017 At Uncommon Ground

A few weeks ago I went to the inaugural live episode of The Company You Keep, a Chicago music podcast hosted by Phillip-Michael Scales. He talked to my friend Donnie Biggins about life and ┬ámusic and they each played a few songs. It was a lot of fun, listening to two people that I know speak in detail about topics I’ve never asked about myself. … Continue reading JC Brooks To Appear On The Company You Keep; Live Taping 3/9/2017 At Uncommon Ground

Wilco At Chicago Theatre 2/26/2017

I’ve said this many times, to myself and among my friends and anyone who would be so kind to listen to me ramble on, but it must be stated again-Wilco is the best live band in America. I only stop short of saying the world because, like “The Late Greats,” maybe there is some band I’ve never heard of that is even better. It is … Continue reading Wilco At Chicago Theatre 2/26/2017

Wilco-Schmilco

After 20 years of existence, Wilco spent 2015 reminding everyone why they were heralded as “America’s Greatest Rock Band” in the first place. Their Star Wars album stands up against the best works they’ve done, and let Jeff Tweedy and co. show off their fun side that had been kept under wraps since 2009’s Wilco (The Album). Now the band returns with Schmilco only 13 … Continue reading Wilco-Schmilco

Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2014 Preview

Next week, instead of reveling in drunken buffoonery and watching fireworks explode over Lake Michigan, MD is heading north to Lake Ontario in Toronto to collect some Harvey’s trays and also enjoy a great music festival now in its second year. The Toronto Urban Roots Festival takes place at Fort York Garrison Common, and founder Jeff Cohen has put together another great lineup this year. … Continue reading Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2014 Preview