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blog posted 1.5.15

7 Year Itch

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Happy New Year from Valslist Music …

For those of you who have been following Valslist since its launch seven years ago, you might know me as the music blogger or the playlist maker. If you joined us a bit later in the game, you may know me as the music columnist for Make It Better magazine or author of the weekly “Music Match” column in New York Times’
Booming. You may have joined our Valslist Music Club and come out to a show with us, or downloaded our music app ValslistRadio to get our playlists on your phone. If you’re a more recent follower of Valslist, you may have caught my artist interview with Grace Potter, John Oates, or Lake Street Dive. If you’re in Chicago you may know me from my house concerts; we’ve hosted 50 of them. Some know me as the music fest concierge who took 30 adults to Lollapalooza last year – and wrote about it. Maybe you don’t really know what Valslist is, but you discovered a new band from my Music Monday TV segment on “You And Me This Morning” WCIU Chicago. All you really need to know is Valslist introduces new music to busy adults who don’t have time to find it themselves. We have a website and a mobile app to make it easy.

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Val's Concert Picks - Who's On Tour

Tragically Hip (Jan 13,14 House of Blues)

The Both (Jan 14 Athenaeum Theatre)

Generationals (Jan 14 Lincoln Hall)
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Kishi Bashi (Jan 15 Athenaeum Theatre)
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Railroad Earth (Jan 16 Vic)
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Zola Jesus (Jan 16 Athenaeum Theatre)
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Hamilton Leithauser (Jan 16 Lincoln Hall)
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PHOX (Jan 17 Athenaeum Theatre)

The Accidentals (Jan 17 City Winery)
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Terrance Simien (Jan 23 SPACE)

Gabe Dixon ((Jan 28 SPACE)
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Dustbowl Revival (Jan 29 Space)
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Bahamas (Jan 29 Lincoln Hall)
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String Cheese Incident (Jan 29,30,31 Aragon)
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Noah Gunderson (Jan 30 SPACE)
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Spandau Ballet (Jan 30 House of Blues)
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Cold War Kids (Jan 31 Riviera)
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Ben Howard (Feb 4 Riviera)
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Leo Kottke (Feb 4 SPACE)
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Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Feb 6 Park West)

John Mark Nelson (Feb 6 Schubas)
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Dark Star Orchestra (Feb 6 Vic Theatre)
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Anne Heaton (Feb 7 Space)
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Billy Idol (Feb 7 Riviera)

Bad Suns (Feb 9 Lincoln Hall)

Kaki King (Feb 11 Lincoln Hall)

Nikki Lane (Feb 12 Double Door)
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Martin Sexton (Feb 13 Park West)

Willie Nile (Feb 13 SPACE)

G. Love & Special Sauce (Feb 13 House of Blues)

FEATURED PLAYLIST: Day Off

GIVE A QUICK LISTEN BELOW: press the play arrow and songs will rotate automatically in 30 second clips. Previews courtesy of iTunes.

Sleep in, put your feet up, read the paper, have another, decide later, take a nap, go for a run… It’s your day off. Oh, and JUST LISTEN.

Val's Music Mondays on WCIU "You and Me This Morning", Chicago

FEATURED ARTIST: (who Val's listening to)

VAL'S PICK SHOW - Zach Heckendorf

Saturday, Feb 14 at Schubas, Chicago

FEATURED ALBUM: (pick of the week)

The Phosphorescent Blues

The Phosphorescent Blues

by PUNCH BROTHERS
Genre:
Singer/Songwriter
Release Date:
1.23.15
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