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Local Music Notebook: Jeff Tweedy, Chief Keef And A Pocketful Of Soul

A loose collection of whatnot.

1. From the newsletter of yipster/huppie Ald. Joe Moreno:

Wilco front man, Jeff Tweedy, is a parent at Near North Montessori School, in the 1st Ward and is holding two shows at The Vic to benefit the school.

I am an enormous fan of Wilco and have seen them and Jeff over 20 times. For this show, I will have the unique and incredibly exciting honor of introducing Jeff.

You should buy tickets soon, because the first show is already sold out and the second one will sell out soon too.

Tickets went on sale on February 1 and can be purchased here. The two shows are Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14, and proceeds will specifically benefit NNM's financial aid program.

* Jeff Tweedy Oughta Be Ashamed
* Jeff Tweedy (D-Rahm) Has Broken Our Hearts

2. From Don Budzinski:

Last year I uploaded videos of the child prodigy jazz singer EMILY HADDAD to my YouTube channel. On your B.R. web site you asked if anybody knows what happened to her. I just uploaded another great clip of Emily (at the Green Mill as a 10-year-old) and alongside it a video of her dad's jazz paintings. (Habib is a great artist with an MFA from the Art Institute which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. Plus he's a guitarist who taught Em everything she knows in terms of jazz.)

Emily is 30 years old now and is finishing up her certification as a high school Science teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.

Thanks, Don!

3. We not only just lost Magic Slim, but Cleotha Staples.

If there's a rock 'n' roll heaven . . .


4. Chief Keef: Crybaby of the Year?


See also: Rooftop Reverend To Baptize Chief Keef.


5. Uploaded to YouTube by Steve Cushing:

This was recorded at WBEZ radio in Chicago. The session was organized by Steve Cushing and Illinois Slim to record the enigmatic Good Rocking Charles and his version of "La Cucaracha." Charles got drunk and passed out and Smokey asked to do a couple of tunes we'd never heard or played before. These tunes turned out so good that the Rooster Label in Chicago issued them. Mad Dog Lester Davenport is heard on harp, Big John Trice on bass, Illinois Slim second guitar, and Steve Cushing on drums - and, of course, Smokey Smothers guitar and vocals.


6. From Outside the Loop Radio:

The harmonica gets some love in Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary. It's playing at the AMC Showplace Village Crossing at 7000 Carpenter Rd. in Skokie on February 28th at 7:30 p.m.

OTL talks to director Marc Lempert here.


Comments welcome.


Posted on February 26, 2013

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