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3.5 stars (out of 4) Over two decades, Low has maintained a singular path marked by disquieting serenity, deceptive fragility, occasional outbursts of noise, and songs that ponder the unanswerable. "The Invisible Way" (Sub Pop) tweaks the approach....
Tags: Entertainment, Wilco (music group), Music
The City of Chicago has for the first time in its history an office charged with serving the needs of the local music community. Now begins director Dylan Rice’s first major hurdle: alerting people that it exists. “We’re not calling...
While singer/guitarist Alan Sparhawk generally has gravitated towards a slower, quieter sound in Low--the Duluth, Minn., trio he's fronted for nearly two decades alongside his wife Mimi Parker--he lets it all hang out in Retribution Gospel Choir. The...
Tags: Entertainment, Wilco (music group), Punishment, Animals, Music
RedEye Sound Board*** = Recommended shows On sale noon Friday Sammy Adams, T. Mills, Sunday, April 28 ($25-$27, all ages) at Metro. Umphrey's McGee, Friday, April 26 ($102, 18+) at Park West. On sale 10 a.m. Saturday ***Fall Out Boy,...
Kids These Days open their self-released debut album, “Traphouse Rock,” with the sound of several radio stations cutting in and out between static. It comes off as a brief tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Chicago septet’s style-...
RedEye intern*** (out of 4) Kids these days. They spend so much time on that Internet, digesting overwhelming amounts of information, destroying their attention spans. It’s a wonder they can ever synthesize it into anything useful, am I right? Chicago’...
RedEye'Curb Your Enthusiasm" fans in Chicago, get ready for more Jeff Greene. Everyone else, get ready for more of native son Jeff Garlin. The Second City alum is returning to Chicago Dec. 4-16 to do his new stand-up show, "Closer Than I Appear," at...
As JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound took the stage for WTMD's First Thursday concert in Mount Vernon this past June, the rain came. But instead of allowing the dark clouds to damper the mood, lead singer Jayson Brooks saw an opportunity to make an...
Ten minutes to showtime. And there was no showman. "Where is he?" asked Ben Taylor, bassist of the Chicago soul revue JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, pacing beside a golf cart ready to whisk him and his band mates to the stage. JC Brooks, their magnetic...
Wilco shades both high-concept and American; we take pride in their successes, belt their choruses and patiently abide their experiments. It's almost patriotic. They'll return to the Bushnell on Wednesday, and most likely so will everyone who saw them...
Decades ago, Woody Guthrie wrote the sparse lyrics for a song he never got around to recording, “New Multitudes,” a plea to future generations to stay the course: “Give me my new multitudes/Gonna build my world over/Gotta have new...
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