So a couple days ago I posted an interview with Chicago Farmer about his show tonight at the Cowboy Monkey with Acoustics Anonymous and Bones Jugs N Harmony. These three together will make for an excellent evening. In that spirit, I decided why stop at one interview?
Spring time is coming, folks, and with it more music to fill the air. This Saturday night (the 4th), one of the Midwest's finest will take the stage at Cowboy Monkey: the traveling storyteller Chicago Farmer (he will be joined by Acoustic Anonymous and Urbana's own Bones Jugs N Harmony).
Fans of heavy music, rejoice! For many reasons; the glory of the shredding solo, the thunder of the drums, the mosh pits. But right now, rejoice for the coming of Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders to the Castle Theatre in Bloomington this August, with The Contortionist opening.
Summer Camp released the third and final round of artists playing the festival this afternoon, and I have to say it looks to be the best year in a while. After the initial excitement of the big name acts, I was hoping there would be a solid base of smaller groups, particularly bands that are new to Summer Camp; the lineup does not disappoint.
It's Friday everybody, and that means we're all talking about what we're doing this weekend. I don't know about you, but I know what I'm doing tomorrow: seeing one of Chicago's premier musical groups at the Canopy Club: the illustrious Old Shoe.
This time of year can be a bit bleak and dreary, with darkness falling far too early and the cold sticking around far too long. Music tends to be the one thing to break the icy grip of winter on middle America, and I recently discovered an album on my computer that is the perfect cure for frozen woes: The Snow Goose by the prog-rock group Camel.