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blog posted 9.12.14

Introspective insight: A Chicagoan's take on Grand Point North Festival

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guest article by Jen Emmert, Examiner

In a music community as diverse and rich as Chicago’s, there’s an intuitive expectation to remain enmeshed in its endless euphoria, youthful vigor and visionary conception. However, when one of the city’s most iconic music connoisseurs has stepped out of it, albeit momentarily, that’s a sure sign to follow suit (and yes, this is one safe bandwagon to jump board and not feel guilty and/or inauthentic about).

Val Haller, founder and creator of Valslist, a music concierge service to keep busy adults in the loop of the industry’s latest cutting edge music (while also featuring classics) by way of handcrafted playlists, is an avid supporter of the Chicago and surrounding Northshore music scenes; however, she’s also taken a leap across the lilting lily pad and fervently planted herself in Burlington, VT’s sound-o-sphere, particularly Grace Potter’s Grand Point North. Her insight on why this festival matters and should vividly be on Chicagoans’ radar is just as entrancing as the festival truly is. Continue reading …

Valslist MUSIC CLUB

Who’s On Tour

Sept 18 POMPLAMOOSE at Lincoln Hall

Sept 20 ARK LIFE in The Studio at SPACE

Sept 25 & 26 LAKE STREET DIVE at Thalia Hall

Sep 25 CRYSTAL BOWERSOX at City Winery

Sept 27 THE BLACK KEYS at United Center

Sept 27 KACEY MUSGRAVES at Riviera

Sept 27 BENJAMIN BOOKER at Schubas

Sept 28 ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND at SPACE

Sept 30 SOUND OPINIONS with Greg Kot & Jim DeRogatis at SPACE

FEATURED PLAYLIST: Grand Point North - Burlington VT

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

WEEKEND GETAWAY. a taste of the fest

Val's monthly TV Spot on WCIU "You and Me This Morning" (Chicago):

FEATURED ARTIST: (who Val's listening to)

FEATURED ALBUM: (pick of the week)

lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

by ROBERT PLANT
Genre:
Rock
Release Date:
9.5.14
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Hail Mary

by Stevie B. Wolf

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