The Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead fans at Chicago's Soldier Field, July 3, 2015 (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Download the Grateful Dead’s First ‘Fare Thee Well’ Chicago Show for Free

From ‘Box of Rain’ through ‘Ripple,’ the entire show 3-hour show is available in high-quality digital form, and it’s free.

07/06/2015

(Photo: Nate Azark / WXRT)

2015 Summer Concert Preview: 12 Shows To Circle On Your Calendar

To semi-quote Lin, summer is a great time to be alive for so many reasons. You won’t get judged for multiple ice cream trips per day, the wind doesn’t hurt you, and there’s a variety of tremendous musicians headed to Chicago this summer for your enjoyment. First, we are going to look at the biggest shows of the summer that are currently chugging along the hype train. Then, I’ll highlight some key shows to try to go out and see this summer.

05/29/2015

Bob Weir of Grateful Dead (Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

Watch Grateful Dead Perform ‘Sugaree’ in Unreleased 1989 Video

The performance is a preview of the band’s ‘Meet-Up At the Movies 2015′ film to be released nationwide on May 4.

05/01/2015

Photo by Peter King/Hulton Archive

Ten of the Best Songs Released Posthumously [Playlist]

Everybody has a favorite musician they look up to, and when that artist passes away, it can feel like your best memories have vanished with them. The days you would race to the music store to grab your copy of their new album or wait in line for hours just to see them perform live; the people you were with and the places you were at when you first heard the songs that would soon become your favorites.

12/23/2014

(Photo: Ray Knoll)

Lin Brehmer’s Halloween 2014 Diary [Listen]

“Hold still,” she scolded. Mary Dixon was doing what she does second best. Face painting. The XRT Morning Show had yielded to her grand scheme to tie our Halloween to The Museum of Contemporary Art’s […]

11/05/2014

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

The Unwritten Rules of Rock, Written By Lin Brehmer

I had a request for my Lin’s Bin on the Unwritten Rules of Rock, Part One. Here’s the scripted, do it yourself version. Scott Letscher asks – Lin, I’ve heard about the unwritten rules of […]

06/23/2014

Photo by Frank E. Lee

Re:Cycle – A Lin’s Bin About Bicycles [Watch]

This is a big bicycle weekend. Bike The Drive. The weather will never be better. I mean never. And some intrepid cyclists are departing Chicago for Boston to raise money for http://www.ignitethespirit.org/rich-pinskey-hank-schueler-scholarship/ And some of […]

05/23/2014

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Interview: The National’s Matt Berninger on Closeted Indie Rock Deadheads

Indie rock’s elite are covering the Grateful Dead on an upcoming tribute album. And the Dead love it!

03/07/2014

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If It Keeps On Raining. A Playlist.

Remember. You can’t call it a hundred year flood if it happens every couple of years. If you’re anything like me, you may have been running late today because every road and viaduct we encountered […]

04/18/2013

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