Musikanto gives us a healthy dose of Chicago Americana. Chicagocana. Chicana. [Album Review]

January 21, 2009

Musikanto is the latest alt-country, folk, Americana singer-songwriter to emerge from Chicago in recent years, joining the likes of Joe Pug, Tom Schraeder and His Ego and the now defunct Cracklin Moth. I had to name drop since they’ve all been through the studio to record live sessions.‚  Musikanto was in the studio last week […]

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Best of Chicago List – What Did We Miss?

November 20, 2008

I’m making my long anticipated journey back to Chicago first thing in the morning and can’t wait to hang out with the rest of HearYa, watch the OSU-Michigan game and take in the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival (the show schedule was released). As I began reminiscing about my years living in Chicago, I started […]

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The Metro Chicago – Silver Jews, Fleet Foxes, Okkervil River [5 Days, 3 Shows]

November 1, 2008

I had originally dubbed October “Rocktober” as I was fixing to see a host of shows this month. Due to some personal issues, I missed my first show, Heartless Bastards & Langhorne Slim, and then Jim James was injured and the My Morning Jacket Show at the Chicago Theatre was canceled. Rocktober was falling apart […]

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