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Big news from the boys of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound—they've been plucked to play this year's Lollapalooza at Grant Park! They'll represent Chicago on the Saturday of the festival. Three day passes are sold-out, but you can buy single-day passes (for Saturday, natch).
Meanwhile, over at GooglePlay, the Magnifier blog premiered the new video for "Sister Ray Charles,'' off the still pretty-new JCBUS album, Want More. Check it out now! (Spoiler Alert: there are hookers and muppets in the vid. Hookers AND muppets, folks).
Justin Townes Earle is currently wowing audiences while touring Down Under, but that isn't stopping him from entertaining us in the US while half a world away—JTE was recently named NPR's Song of the Day for "Look The Other Way," off his new album, Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now. Earlier last week, Justin's recently recorded World Cafe Live performance was broadcast via NPR stations across the country—if you missed it, the archive is available online.
Read their freewheeling conversation about Nashville, discovering country, and how playing with the Wacos is like riding a jet engine. The whole rambling affair is HERE
The Chicago Tribune calls Great Chicago Fire "Wickedly smart!" And "If the Rolling Stones were still making great records, this would be it."
AOL Spinner has the new album streaming in its entirety—listen to it now!