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Local Music Notebook: From Muddy Waters To Bloody Mary

1. Female Teen Band Rocks Chicago Suburbs.

"Ana 'Apollo' Juvan and drummer Kat "Cannons" Gannon are the oldest of the group at 17. Lead singer and guitarist Rickee 'Divine' Bell is 16 and the newest addition to the band, bassist Hollie 'Wood' Albin, is just 14."

* Already signed to Sony-associated Dark Star Records.

Come Back Again.


Cherry Bomb.



See also:
* Go Bloody Mary.

* On SoundCloud.


2. Chicago, REO Speedwagon Touring Together.

"It's ironic, that these two legendary bands, who both have roots in Illinois, were label-mates (Columbia/Epic) in the '70s, and experienced waves of immense success in the '80s and '90s, and have somehow continued to consistently make compelling music, both in studio and on tour . . . have never before performed together," said Chicago's Robert Lamm told the Washington State Auburn Reporter.

* Not really; totally different styles.

Chicago on MTV, 1986.


See also:
* Chicago (The Band's) Big Week.


3. Scott Brown Rocks Out On Stage With Cheap Trick.

In Massachusetts last month, and in New Hampshire last August:


* Brown is considering another run for Senate.


4. Muddy Waters Museum In Doubt After South Side Home Sale Falls Through.

"The vacant two-unit apartment building at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave. was re-listed on Feb. 24 for $100,000, according to multiple listing service Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. Listing agent Jeffrey Nobleza of Baird & Warner Inc. confirmed that the listing is active, declining to comment further.

"Crain's reported last month that an undisclosed buyer had signed a contract to buy the property and convert it to a museum honoring Mr. Waters, a former Mississippi sharecropper turned electric guitar player who lived and played in the home for 20 years. Chicago lawyer Erik Miles, who represented the owner of the property in the aborted deal, told Crain's that the sale was scheduled to close Jan. 30.

"The failed sale presents an uncertain future for the property, which is subject to a foreclosure suit and was hit with a demolition order by the city last year. County records show Chandra Cooper, a Milwaukee resident and great-granddaughter of Muddy Waters, acquired the home in 2002."


Muddy Waters Home Renewal Project.


5. Upright Music Box From 1884.

"This is a beautiful Polyphon Music Box that was found in an estate just outside Chicago. It is beautiful and appears to have remained untouched and working for 120 years! Currently for sale on eBay: Item #141210208250."


"Polyphon is the trade name of a disc playing music box, a mechanical device first manufactured by the Polyphon Musikwerke, located in Leipzig, Germany. Invented in 1870, full scale production started around 1897 and continued into the early 1900s. Polyphons were exported all over world and music was supplied for the English, French & German markets, as well as further afield, with music cataloged for the Russian, Polish and Balkan regions."


Comments welcome.


Posted on March 4, 2014

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