music clip of the day


Category: guitar

Monday, October 23rd

sounds of New York

Blue Turf (Nels Cline, guitar; Jim Campilongo, guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Jim Black, drums), live, New York, 2016

Tuesday, October 17th

sounds of Seattle

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, live, Seattle, 2017




art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Pine and Henry Streets, New York, 1936

Friday, October 6th


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, live, Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl), 9/25/17 (last show)


Monday, October 2nd

Skip James (1902-1969), “Devil Got My Woman,” 1931


Sometimes I think this song defines the limits of what is humanly possible. Sometimes I think it exceeds them.

—Michael Robbins, Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music (2017)

Thursday, August 17th

what’s new

Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt (music inspired by the poetry of Carl Sandburg), 8/25/17




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Portrait Head of Martinique Woman with Kerchief, 1887-1888 (Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist, through September 10th)

Wednesday, August 16th

like nobody else

Henry Threadgill (alto saxophone, composition; MCOTD Hall of Fame) & Make a Move, live, Italy (Perugia), 1996




art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Vase in the Form of Leda and the Swan, 1887-1888 (Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist, through September 10th)

Tuesday, August 15th


Glen Campbell, guitar player, singer, actor, TV host, April 22, 1936-August 8, 2017

“Wichita Lineman” (J. Webb), live (TV show), London, 2008



Alice Cooper, talking about his friend


Saturday, August 12th

sounds of Chicago

Pipe, “Play That Johnny Cash Song,” 2014


Saturday, August 5th

sounds of Chicago

Solstice Drum Quartet (l-r: Michael Zerang, Mike Reed, Hamid Drake [MCOTD Hall of Fame], Avreeayl Ra) & Guests (Mars Williams, Nick Mazzarella, saxophones; Dan Phillips, guitar; Tatsu Aoki, bass), live, Chicago, 2016


Friday, July 28th

tonight in Chicago

He’s playing at Constellation.

George Freeman (guitar), “Birth Sign,” 1972


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