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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 111: Mogwai, The Blasters, Local H/Split Single

Lots going on this weekend in the live music department.  We have an atmospheric post-rock band from the mean streets of Glasgow in town on Friday night, a great, American rock ‘n’ roll band makes […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 110: The Both, American Beer Classic, TEEN

A weekend on the horizon with highs in the 70s?  Get outta town!  Well, inland highs in the 70s is what the forecast says as of right now.  Hey, at least we’re not looking at […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 109: CIMM Fest (Booker T. Jones, Bloodshot Records Showcase & Much More)

Every selection this weekend is part of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, an annual event that, well…  Let’s just copy and paste straight from their website since they can explain the event and […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 108: Stephen Marley, I Break Horses, Baby Loves Disco

What do we have on the menu for you this weekend?  A member of the Marley clan takes the stage in Lincoln Park, an indie rock/shoegaze/dream-pop band from Sweden entertains at The Bottle, and if […]


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The National Triumphant In Third Night At Chicago Theatre

Brooklyn’s The National have made Chicago their temporary home, if only for a four night run at the Chicago Theatre brought to you by XRT. The brooding indie rockers took the stage Thursday night after […]


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The National’s Second Night In Second City

After the DJ pointed out that, according to the traditional lore of the theater, the second performance of a four night stand was the magic show, the National proved that was indeed the case. Perhaps […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 107: G. Love & Special Sauce, Record Store Day, Say Hi

This Saturday is a national holiday for music geeks, especially music geeks with turntables, and honestly, to be taken seriously as a music dork you need at least one turntable in your home.  Saturday is […]


Photo: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Watch Outkast’s Full Coachella Set

Week one of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival just concluded and they’ve been kind enough to share full sets with us in high-quality video (see Arcade Fire’s set here).  Yeah, you may have […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 106: Dean Wareham, Toadies, Eleventh Dream Day

Another Wednesday, another round of weekend selections from me to you.  We have a New Zealander making a stop at one of the best listening rooms in all of Chicago, a famous ’90s band on […]