Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A few Chicago music news bites

  • Archie Powell & the Exports are celebrating March Madness in their own way with "March Cover Madness," releasing a cover song each week through this month. The first is their take on Barbara Lewis's "Baby I'm Yours." Listen to it while watching the Exports up to their usual hijinks in this video.
  • Chicago Mixtape did an interview with Bailiff and has the audio up here.
  • The latest in the infinite wisdom (or whatever you want to call it) from Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan: "I was part of a generation that changed the world -- and it was taken over by poseurs." Read the interview here.
  • Ready for music festival season yet? Some initial details were released for a handful of summer street fests: Do-Division will take place June 1-3, Green Music Fest from June 23-24 (with headliners Dinosaur Jr. and the Raveonettes), West Fest from July 7-8, Wicker Park Fest from July 28-29. 
  • It's not often you read negative thoughts on Andrew Bird, but Jim DeRogatis didn't hold back in his review of the singer-songwriter-whistler's new album Break It Yourself. You can form your own opinion about a piece of the album by playing "Eyeoneye" below.
Eyeoneye by Andrew Bird

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