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Aussie Takeover: 10 Best Australian Music Acts

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With Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala quickly sweeping over the music scene like a non-violent version of a tornado, we thought we would give a shout out to our favorite music from the land down under. And yes, obviously Men at Work made the list. Enjoy, and give us your qualms: 10. Dirty Three Pure Aussie instrumental rock. Warren Ellis is like if the devil stole the boy’s fiddle in “Devil Went Down to Georgia”.

Erykah Badu Show Review: Taste of Chicago

Erykah Badu: Taste of Chicago

Erykah Badu and Trombone Shorty July 9th, 2015 Taste of Chicago, Petrillo Music Shell Chicago, IL Taste of Chicago is promoted as “the nation’s premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community.” That may be how they or outsiders perceive the festival, but really it’s pretty far from the truth. It’s overcrowded, overpriced, and it features nowhere near to Chicago’s finest food. I mean, there is a Wingstop truck and a Spam truck. Let me say that

The Top 10 Songs of 2015….so far

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2015 has been a solid year in music so far as we examined last week with our list of best albums up to this point.  This week, we take a look at some of the best tracks 2015 has had to offer.  I think we have a very nice diverse list, although many of the songs have some sort of electronic element, but that’s just been the trend in the music industry the past few years.  Enjoy the list, and

LxListening: Odds and Ends ’15

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Since the day of the cassette mix tape up till today with Spotify playlists, many people’s playlists follow a mood like rainy day or exercise music or draw from a nostalgic period like songs from high school or the 90’s. This playlist is none of those things. I’m not sure why, but I’ve never been much for mood or seasonal playlists. We’ve certainly lent plenty of fuel for them, and I love stringing together complementary songs for a special event