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Nightmares On Wax Live Session on KCRW, Los Angeles

Nightmares On Wax (DJ EASE with an awesome crew – the percussionist absolutely kills it!) performs several tracks from his new album Feelin’ Good.

Yuna live @ Flavorpill HQ in NYC

Haven’t done this in a while and isn’t this the best occasion to return to posting live performances – Yuna doing a live set + interview at Flavorpill HQ in SoHo. Isn’t she freakin’ adorable? I somehow missed her show here in Chicago (she’ll be back for Lollapalooza, but I don’t really do outdoor events),...
Scarlet Monk, The Atomica Project @ Darkroom (Chicago) 01.13.2012

Scarlet Monk, The Atomica Project @ Darkroom (Chicago) 01.13.2012

Well, what can I say. Things like this make me fall in love with trip-hop all over again. Just a couple of hours and a dozen songs in the middle of Chicago winter, and just like that – no more “whys” , no more “who even cares” and no more “I getting tired of this...

Thievery Corporation Live Session on KCRW, Los Angeles

Check out Thievery Corporation‘s Rob Garza accompanied by what the host Jason Bentley called “a gypsy carnival” of musicians and vocalists performing tracks from the new album Culture Of Fear as well as a couple of old fan favorites. Setlist: Web Of Deception Lebanese Blonde Take My Soul [interview] Amerimacka Culture Of Fear Vampires Overstand...

Natalie Walker live Session on KCRW, Los Angeles

I (for whatever reason) neglected to review the new Natalie Walker album Spark, but I couldn’t miss this opportunity. KCRW keeps delivering ear-candy and I’m happy to share some of it with you. Some truly great stuff on this edition of Morning Becomes Eclectic – new material and old favorites in an intimate acoustic setting....

Bonobo & Andreya Triana Live Session on KCRW, Los Angeles

A very interesting performance of a talented duo. Bonobo and Andreya Triana play songs from his album Black Sands and her debut Lost Where I Belong. Everything is acoustic for the most part, which really showcases Andreya’s vocal skills. Includes cover to Donovan - “Get Thy Bearings”. Setlist: The Keeper Stay the Same A Town...

RJD2 @ Metro (Chicago) 12.03.2010

Between getting a ticket from a cop on my way to work, slicing my thumb open at work and my photographer not being able to make it the show I didn’t expect that day to end in any better way. I was childishly naive thinking that I would be able to find parking in Wrigleyville...

DJ Shadow @ Park West (Chicago) 11.19.2010

Yep, he was inside of a giant fuckin’ sphere! Park West was packed out. I’m not a big fan of the place with its yuppie booths, but if DJ Shadow is playing, I’m there, booths or not. The sphere was already on stage, evoking whispers along the lines of “is he gonna be in that...

DJ Shadow Live from the Shadowsphere – North American tour 2010

Usually, when I say that I like trip-hop or my blog is about trip-hop, the reaction is “What? What -hop? What is it?” Then I drop a couple of names and people go “Oh, yeah! I like him/her/them/it!” One of those names is always DJ Shadow. A list of epithets should follow, including “influential” and “legendary”, but...

Andreya Triana – Far Closer (live)

Watch Andreya Triana (beautifully) perform “Far Closer” from her (Bonobo produced) solo album Lost Where I Belong for Spine TV series Stolen Moments. Andreya Triana – “Far Closer” (live)

Massive Attack @ Riviera Theatre (Chicago) 10.15.2010

And this is why they call themselves Massive Attack. Because they do attack. And they sure as hell are massive. By the end of this two-and-a-half-plus-hours-long show there wasn’t a single soul in the old building of the Riviera Theatre (or “the Riv”, how locals call it) that wasn’t captured and disarmed. As intense as...

Anomie Belle – Bumbershoot 9.7.09

Bumbershoot Music Festival, Seattle, september, 2009. Anomie Belle’s set with special guest – rapper Mr. Lif