5 Best Double Door Performances

19th August 2016 No comments

Chicago’s Double Door has been involved in ongoing saga over how long it can keep its doors open. At present, the venue is allowed to stay open through year’s end and there’s no word on whether, or perhaps more accurately where, they’ll relocate. We’ll keep you posted as the story continues to develop. In the […]

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'Take Me To the River' Hits Netflix Today!

15th August 2016 No comments

If you didn’t get the opportunity to see Take Me To the River, clear your calendar. Martin Shore’s 2014 award-winning documentary celebrating the music and musicians of the Mississippi Delta is debuting on Netflix today. Featuring legendary artists such as Bobby Rush, Otis Clay, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musslewhite, and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland as well as […]

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The Best Exercises for Musicians

11th August 2016 4 comments

There’s no doubt about it: the life of a musician is often jam-packed. With all the practicing, networking, marketing, creating, and gigging, how do you find time for yourself? As tough as it may be, making that time is essential. Your mental and physical health can end up affecting your technique, and can even make […]

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Coldplay Give Viola Beach Posthumous Glasto Headliner Spot

31st July 2016 No comments

You may recall earlier in the year up and coming band Viola Beach eagerly embarked on their first ever global tour and were subsequently killed in a car accident in Sweden on February 14. All band members; Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin, and the band’s manager Craig Tarry were killed when their […]

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You Need Amazon's 'Gortimer Gibbon's' Playlist in Your Life

15th July 2016 No comments

Amazon has recently added a playlist to their SoundCloud and you must stop what you’re doing and listen to it. The playlist features cover versions of tracks from Amazon original series  Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. I must admit, when I first glanced at this I scoffed. These are among the most beloved songs in the history of […]

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What You Can Learn From Other Artists (Even if You Dislike Their Music)

10th July 2016 No comments

Popular music is filled with examples of divisive artists. You know, those artists whose mere existence results in passion in extremes – you love them or you hate them. A critical mistake many musicians make is dismissing those acts rather than paying attention to what they can learn from their careers, regardless of their genre or persona. Let’s […]

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Police Search for Sinead O'Connor After She Threatens to Jump Off Chicago Bridge

23rd June 2016 No comments

Chicago police remain on the hunt for singer Sinead O’Connor. After receiving a phone call from Irish police warning that O’Connor had threatened to jump from a bridge, Chicago police issued an all-points bulletin out of what the department calls “an abundance of caution”. Police did find a man in his 50s threatening to jump off of a […]

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Remembering Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, a nostalgist who heard the future 

22nd June 2016 No comments

Until last week, P.M. Dawn’s biggest hit seemed fixed in a distant era — in two distant eras, actually. Source: Remembering Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, a nostalgist who heard the future – LA Times

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Artists Respond to Orlando Attack With Music

18th June 2016 No comments

In the wake of last week’s hate-fueled rampage in Orlando, the music community is responding the only way it knows how: Songwriters are writing songs and singers are singing them. Christina Aguilera has released a new single, “Change”, which she’s dedicated to victims of the Orlando attack. She’s also donating all proceeds from the single […]

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