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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Homespun: May Day Orchestra, May Day, or Songs for Lucy Parsons

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 1:01 PM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews the May Day Orchestra's May Day, or Songs for Lucy Parsons. He had this to say: Despite the presence of some of the local rock and folk scenes' most inventive musicians, the arrangements on the vinyl-only May Day, or Songs for Lucy Parsons...

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The 2009 RFT Music Awards Ballot is Up!

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 12:06 PM

That's right, the 2009 version of the RFT Music Awards ballot is up and running online! The link is here -- feel free to spread it around near and far, and vote for your favorite act. Facebook page coming in the next few days, fyi. And the showcase is June...

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Tonight! Murder By Death with the Hibernauts at Off Broadway

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Feeling macabre and like dancing tonight? Head to Off Broadway and check out Bloomington, Indiana's Murder By Death. Roy Kasten said this: Bloomington, Indiana's Murder By Death overcomes aesthetic absurdity -- picture the Crash Test Dummies employing cellos to transform a barn dance into a slamming mosh pit -- by dint...

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Review + Setlist: Leonard Cohen at the Chicago Theatre, Wednesday, May 6

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 2:33 AM

At 11:15 p.m., just before Leonard Cohen left the stage after performing nearly three hours of music, he locked arms with his six-piece band and trio of female singers. The packed Chicago Theatre crowd stood rapt as he started to say his farewells. After an a cappella reading of "Whither...

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