Weekend Preview: Lissie, Grape Juice Records, The Stooges, Miles Davis

I hope you’ve had a great week so far, and I hope you have a most excellent time at shows this weekend too.

To get your weekend kick-started, here’s some free downloads and concert news featuring gems from Grape Juice Records, Miles Davis, Wolfgang’s Vault and a preview of Lissie at Lincoln Hall.

Lissie at Lincoln Hall

During Perez Hilton’s One Night Stand Pre-lolla show, we got lost in the live performance of Chicago-native Lissie. And tomorrow night at Lincoln Hall fans will have the chance to take in another emotive moment of live music as she rolls back into town with plans to unfurl another gritty and gorgeous set blending rock, folk, pop, country and blues track from her debut album Catching a Tiger (iTunes link).

The pre-Lolla show and the video we took was a special one because we had the chance to see Lissie’s mom proudly enjoy the show as she stood right behind us with a massive smile of pleasure on her face.

If you’re heading out to the Lissie show tonight let us know how it goes and be sure see how you can tell your story below.

Grape Juice Records: Friends & Family

Back in December, Chicago-based Grape Juice Records released a free Friends & Family II compilation of Americana, rock, blues and power-pop tunes. It’s an exciting collection of music that reminds me of the fun we had at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival and it’ll give you a solid sonic preview of some Chicago bands to watch for in 2011.

Here’s a list of the artists on the compilation, which you can get check out right here.

Jon Drake & The Shakes
Julie Meckler
Will Phalen
Rachele Eve
Curtis Evans and Our Friends Electric
Derek Nelson and the Musicians
No Ordinary Oswald
The MPLS Henrys
The Shams Band

Wolfgang’s Vault: Miles Davis, The Stooges, Concert Poster sale

Like they do every week, Wolfgang’s Vault has a rocking list of featured artists that you can explore from the past and present in live music downloads.

And this week they’re featuring a classic Miles Davis live performance from the vaults, a Stooges tour interview and a B.B. King live show download.

Go check it all out in the the Public Playlist, Concert Vault and $4 daily deals on full concert downloads.

If you’re wondering, once you sign up for WGV the downloads can be transferred to your iPod, burned to a CD or whatever you wish. And all of the downloads are available in both high-quality 256k mp3 and lossless CD-quality FLAC format. And if you’re looking to go mobile, go check out the WGV iPhone app.

Be sure to get the details about the new personalized and Facebook friendly features on the Wolfgang’s Vault Blog and see what else they’re up this week. There’s lots of great stuff you don’t want to miss!

For more info on why I think Wolfgang’s Vault is an awesome site for concert fans, check out my review of WGV and this article about Live Fix and WGV being featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Free Downloads You Missed
In case you’ve missed them, go check out the other free downloads from NIGHTS, Girl Talk, Keys N Krates, Pixies and others that we’ve featured previously on Live Fix.

Want Your Live Download Featured on Live Fix?
We’re always looking for great new music and cool live downloads to share with the crowd, so if your band has a live mp3 that you’d like to post on Live Fix, please send it to chris@christophercatania.com.

What’s Next…?

That’s it! We hope you have a great weekend of shows. Let us know how it goes and be sure to share your favorite concert experiences in the comments below.

Stay tuned for more next week as we explore V-Moda headphones, give away a some cool prizes and embark on more exciting adventures in live music!

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