September 17, 2007

what'd i miss?

i was up in michigan this weekend for a wedding & had a great time, but on the way home yesterday i was browsing through the reader & noticed there was a lot more going on in chicago than i thought...i knew aesop rock was playing the metro on thursday & rilo kiley were at the riv on saturday, but there were also some weekend performances that caught me by surprise...erykah badu was at crobar thursday night (crobar? really?), friday night saw bill callahan at the lakeshore theater, john mclaughlin at the house of blues, slick rick at the aragon, jon spencer's heavy trash at schubas, & jorma kaukonen out at fitzgeralds, & on saturday you had your choice of karl denson at the abbey pub, diplo at the metro, emmylou harris out at ravinia, or urge overkill at the do-division street fest (urge overkill!? where've they been?)...not a bad weekend, but considering i'm broke, it's proabably a good thing i wasn't around...still, here are some mp3s & in the future i'll try to get posts like this up beforehand, because who really cares about what they missed...besides me.

download: aesop rock - none shall pass
download: erykah badu - i want you
download: bill callahan - diamond dancer
download: the mahavishnu orchestra - meeting of the spirits
download: slick rick - children's story
download: heavy trash - you got what i need
download: jorma kaukonen - genesis
download: rilo kiley - silver lining
download: greyboy ft. karl denson - unwind your mind
download: yeah yeah yeahs - gold lion (diplo optimo remix)
download: emmylou harris - the speed of sound
download: urge overkill - positive bleeding

related: seeing how i posted a new emmylou harris track (off the hottest state soundtrack), i figured i might as well post a new one from her recent collaborator as well, mark knopfler...i'm a big fan of the former dire straits front man, his laid back sound & low key voice almost remind me of j.j. cale, but with a few more layers...his new album, kill to get crimson, is a little more folksy than i expected, but still worth a comes out tomorrow.

download: mark knopfler - true love will never fade

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