Liz Phair: Return to Guyville

Liz Phair strutted across the floor of the Metro and on to a small raised platform in the back of the room where I was standing. “Hey, what’s up?” she asked me. “How’re you?” “‘Hey! I’m doing alright,” I told her. I wish I would have said something a little cooler or sophisticated, but my job as a VIP Rep requires that I conduct myself … Continue reading Liz Phair: Return to Guyville

Behind the Music: Purple Llama Records

Locals Only is excited to launch yet another new segment, Behind the Music! These short photo feature pieces aim to showcase the people and places that work “behind the scenes” to bring music into our lives, whether that be employees at a music venue, owners of record stores or organizers who book shows. Purple Llama, a joint coffee and record shop in Wicker Park, celebrated its … Continue reading Behind the Music: Purple Llama Records

Not All That Glitters Is Gold: Led Zeppelin’s Questionable Songwriting Ethics

Many plagiarism allegations, settled both in and out of courtrooms, lurk within Led Zeppelin’s discography. Allegations ranging from incorrect songwriting attribution to explicit plagiarism have followed the legendary rock group throughout their entire career. However, considering the clouded circumstances surrounding accusations of plagiarism against the band, especially those that were settled outside of court, it is strange that these claims have not impacted the band’s … Continue reading Not All That Glitters Is Gold: Led Zeppelin’s Questionable Songwriting Ethics