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Brandon Flowers Sings With Huey Lewis and the News in Atlantic City

20th June 2015 2 comments

Brandon Flowers seems to be having the most fun in the history of touring. In his trek for current solo record The Desired Effect, Flowers has covered an INXS classic, performed ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ with Bernard Sumner, sang ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ with Chrissie Hynde, and has now performed with Huey Lewis and the News. […]

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Chicago's DJ Slugo Fired From Spike Lee Film For Pay to Play Scheme, Draws Attention to Industry-wide Problem

31st May 2015 11 comments

Last week Chicago’s own DJ Slugo was relieved of his duties as music supervisor for Spike Lee’s latest film, Chiraq. The DJ had been put in charge of finding music for the film when Mr. Lee chose to feature all Chicago artists on the upcoming soundtrack. Unbeknownst to Lee and his team, Slugo was charging […]

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Happy Weekend!

2nd May 2015 No comments

Hello, hello to our lovely readers! Apologies for no HW last weekend. I’m usually the one who posts the Happy Weekends and I was in Portland last week. What a lovely place! Music Millennium and Second Avenue Records are both places I could easily spend gajillions of dollars, and Reading Frenzy and Powell’s are among […]

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Happy Weekend!

10th January 2015 1 comment

Happy, happy Saturday! I don’t know about any of you, but there are few things I find more fascinating than the effects of music on the brain. Not only is music education beneficial for numerous reasons, but the simple act of listening to music affects the brain. It has also been recently discovered that the […]

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Artists We Love: Greg Spero

13th October 2014 No comments

We have another great musician to tell you about with our latest AWL feature! Chicago area native Greg Spero is a pianist, composer, and highly accomplished jazz musician. For those of us who write about music rather than perform it, he also seems to be a little bit magical. Spero is highly respected in jazz […]

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Winds of Samsara

1st October 2014 No comments

One of the records we’ve been listening to non-stop is Winds of Samsara, the highly acclaimed album from Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman. The album has gotten stellar reviews from seemingly every news outlet imaginable and has spent nine weeks on the Billboard New Age chart. Kej and Kellerman spent two years working with over […]

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