Last week I was up in Milwaukee with my family for a cpouple days to visit some family and a friend met us up there on Monday night to see Jack White. The sound at the venue was crappy but the show was good - loud, energetic, and the sold out crowd was fired up. A couple nights later Jack played Chicago and local station WXRT livestreamed the show over the air and on the internet. Sounded incredible and the setlist was awesome. Afterward my friend sent me a text saying that we should have gone to the Chicago show instead. I feel like you should always go to the Chicago show instead. Artists will always be psyched and ready to play Chicago. Shows here should be better than any other Midwest shows [unless maybe its a hometown like Detroit for Jack. I'm sure he blows the roof off when he plays Detroit]. What do you think - are Chicago shows always better?
Every weekend I highlight one of my favorite artists on my Tumblr. I saw jack White play a long, high-energy set to a sold out Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee last week. He followed that up with an awesome set in Chicago on Wednesday that was live-streamed over the airwaves at WXRT and the web. His new record is fantastic. Nobody does it like Jack White. Jack is my artist of the weekend.
I recently received my first installment from Vinyl Me, Please - a monthly record subscription service. I had signed up a while back and waited as I came through the waiting list. I was really excited to receive my first installment but I have to say my expectations were modest - I figured a record would arrive with a cocktail recipe and a a piece of art. I was really blown away by the quality of it all. The record sounds great and all of the printing and packaging is really well done. Thanks to everyone at VMP - can't wait to get next month's installment.
Here's what the unpacking looked like..
Greeted by the LP-sized art print and some information on the record and a personalized signature of the packer:
Flip that tab over to reveal this month's print [from Van Holmgren] and cocktail recipe:
Removing the print reveals this month's LP - Sylvan Esso:
Removing the LP reveals more information from the visual artist on the print: