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Bold Music Predictions For 2015

2015 is going to be a different year than the last few years. If the current music landscape was a beach, the waves would be so small it would send even Spicoli back to class. […]


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Belle & Sebastian’s ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ Out Tuesday, See ‘Nobody’s Empire’ Video

In the opinion of this DJ, you’d be hard-pressed to find a band more consistently brilliant than Scotland’s Belle & Sebastian.  Clever lyrics, catchy hooks, beautiful ballads, uptempo indie-pop…  Stuart Murdoch and the gang never […]


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Make Every Second Count

Apparently our clocks need to to be reset due to the imprecise and variable nature of our planet’s motion. This wobbly world has gained an extra second and we are now living in the very […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Telly Savalas “I Walk the Line”

In college, I had a friend named Gary. He set up a bar in his apartment because, why not? He called his bar “Telly’s.” It was a tribute to the bald, lollipop-sucking television detective Kojack, […]


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Matt & Kim Announce New Album, Share Video [Watch]

The smile-y-est duo on the planet, Matt & Kim, have announced a new album, shared a new song and announced tour dates which includes a stop here in Chicago.  Nobody gets the party started like […]


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5 Guitarists Influenced by Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy is in the midst of his annual January residency of XRT shows at his namesake club Legends. Blessed with blazing speed and flawless fretwork, he can also load up a single note and […]


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Toto Share ‘XIV’ Album Teaser, Announce Release Date [Watch]

If you have a soft spot in your heart for Toto, you’ll be happy to know that they’ve announced the release date for their first album in nine years, TOTO XIV.  Maybe you grew up […]


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The End of the World As CNN Rolls It [Watch]

This morning, Mary Dixon reported on a leaked video tape that was the vision of Turner Broadcasting Systems founder, Ted Turner. When he launched CNN, he proclaimed that it’d be broadcasting non-stop until the end […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Martin Mull “Dueling Tubas”

We could justifiably offer an entire year of Hump Day Unusual Moments from the Renaissance man, Martin Mull. Known to most people as a comedic actor, Martin’s musical career began in the early 70’s and […]



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