Great Moments in Vinyl plays tribute to Led Zeppelin

April 14, 2018 • Martyrs' • Chicago, IL

When Led Zeppelin went to work on a new album at the beginning of 1974, they expected it would be another single record like their previous release, Houses of the Holy.  But the recording sessions turned out to be especially productive, and the band came up with over 50 minutes of music.  In fact, they felt so strongly about the tracks they’d laid down (“real belters” Robert Plant called them later), they couldn’t imagine which ones to leave out in order to create a typical 20-minutes-a-side LP.  

Their solution?  Make their next release a two-record set.  And with that in mind, they began culling through the songs that didn’t make the cut on their previous four releases.  The end result was the impressive double album Physical Graffiti:  eight new songs, freshly recorded, plus another seven tracks that had been rescued from the Zeppelin archives. 

Great Moments in Vinyl plays tribute to Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, Saturday, April 14th at Martyrs’.  Featuring all the songs from that legendary album plus stories about the music and the musicians who created it.  Performed by Judith Weirauch, Alton Smith, Scott Tipping, Phil Roach, Benji Shefler, and William Lindsey Cochran.

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Great Moments in Vinyl plays a FREE tribute to The Grateful Dead

April 26, 2018 • Lake Forest College • Lake Forest, IL

They were born in the psychedelic Sixties, but as the decade came to an end, The Grateful Dead took a step back from their sonic experimentation and dug deep into the Americana flavors of folk music.  The results were two albums that were both accessible and successful.  As lyricist Robert Hunter explained,

"It was a surprise to us – as it was to everybody else: this machine-eating, monster-psychedelic band is suddenly putting out sweet, listenable material."

Like the title says, this one is a free concert!


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