Mamby on the Beach: Chicago’s Only Beachside Summer Music Festival

Mamby On The Beach, Chicago’s only summer beach music festival, is an annual favorite… so I was super stoked to see their upcoming lineup for 2018!  Common, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Russ, Cold War Kids, Tune-Yards and St. Lucia are atop the bill for the June festival. Gorgon City, Oh Wonder, Duke Dumont, AJR and Roy Wood$ are among the other acts confirmed.   The festival… More »


Annie sent me these beautiful gifts for my Birthday. I love the card with the Squirrels of course, and the thing in the front is a bookmark that has the planets that look 3D. It was hard to get a photo of that because I kept getting a reflection from the light. On the left… More »

Happy Record Store Day: A Playlist

Enthusiastic music consumers, take note–Saturday, April 17th is National Record Store day! What does that mean? Well, it means you stop being a mouse potato and take a day to physically experience (and celebrate) record

The Heart is a Drum Machine out on DVD tomorrow, March 9th

The film features the likes of Wayne Coyne, Jason Schwartzman, Elijah Wood, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Juliette Lewis, John Frusciante, Maynard James Keenan, and more, all answering the question “What is Music?” It’s an insightful, entertaining film for all kinds of music lovers.

The Ghost of You Lingers

We blinked and missed Spoon’s semi-private free show here last week, but we did mysteriously acquire the first single off their fourth Merge full-length, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. “The Ghost of You Lingers” (mp3) is pure Spoon, but different, of course. All Casio-mash 80’s vibe and reverb vox, first… from www.pitchforkmedia.com

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